2013 Winners

Erika Dueck: The Ephemeral Mind Erika Dueck: The Ephemeral Mind Erika Dueck: The Ephemeral Mind

National Winner

Erika Dueck

University of Manitoba

The Ephemeral Mind

mixed media installation, 203.2 x 203.2 cm; 80 x 80 in

Tiffany Wollman: Pipe

Alberta Winner

Tiffany Wollman

Alberta College of Art & Design


house paint, steel pipe, 180.3 x 88.9 x 81.3 cm; 71 x 35 x 32 in

Sam Knopp: Celadon Stack

British Columbia Winner

Sam Knopp

Emily Carr University of Art & Design

Celadon Stack

ceramic, 304.8 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm; 120 x 12 x 12 in

Hillary Smith: Phrenological Petrifactions

Manitoba Winner

Hillary Smith

University of Manitoba

Phrenological Petrifactions

porcelain, glaze pencil, gold lustre, mixed media, 167.6 x 152.4 x 61 cm; 66 x 60 x 24 in

Carson Isenor: Nest

New Brunswick Winner

Carson Isenor

Mount Allison University


white cedar, red cedar, birch ply, self-milled poplar wood and audio, 228 x 195 cm; 90 x 77 in

Whitney French: N°5

Newfoundland & Labrador Winner

Whitney French

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland


found handkerchiefs, embroidery thread, 63.5 x 63.5 cm; 25 x 25 in

Alexis Bulman: Mildew

Nova Scotia Winner

Alexis Bulman

Nova Scotia College of Art & Design


charcoal, pen, graphite, ink transfers, marker and thread on paper, 121.9 x 91.4 cm; 48 x 36in

Silas Qulaut: Tamanun

Nunavut Winner

Silas Qulaut

Nunavut Arctic College


14k yellow gold, sterling silver, walrus ivory, leather cord, 12.7 x 3.8 cm; 5 x 1.5 in

Eshan Rafi: Skin

Ontario Winner

Eshan Rafi

York University


digital C-prints on paper, edition 1 of 3, 71.1 x 172.7 cm; 28 x 68 in

Valerie LeClair: Taking the Plunge

Prince Edward Island Winner

Valerie LeClair

Holland College

Taking the Plunge

Lightjet chromogenic print, edition 1 of 4, 71.1 x 91.4 cm; 28 x 36 in

Laura Rokas-Bérubé: Life’s a Beach

Quebec Winner

Laura Rokas-Bérubé

Concordia University

Life’s a Beach

gouache on paper, 40.6 x 50.8 cm; 16 x 20 in

Charles Brendan Schick: Logos

Saskatchewan Winner

Charles Brendan Schick

University of Regina


graphite on archival mat board, 51 x 82 cm; 20 x 32 in

Derian Blake: Hey Dad

Yukon Winner

Derian Blake

Yukon School of Visual Arts

Hey Dad

cigarette butts and glue, 36.8 x 30.5 x 19 cm; 14.5 x 12 x 7.5 in

2013 Selection Committee

  • Nicholas Brown, Independent Curator
  • Anthony Kiendl, Executive/Artistic Director, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Mark Lanctôt, Curator, Musée dàrt contemporain de Montréal
  • Kathleen Ritter, Artist and Curator
  • Dawn Cain, Curator, BMO Financial Group