2013 Jurors

 

Nigel Prince has served as Executive Director of Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery since 2010. Mr. Prince came to the CAG from Birmingham, UK, where he was Curator at the internationally acclaimed Ikon Gallery, a 48-year-old venue with more than two floors of temporary exhibitions in mixed media, photography, film, sound, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. He brings a wealth of international art experience to this year’s Show, having previously collaborated with many museums and galleries world-wide.

Mary Jo Hughes is the Director of the Legacy Art Gallery, the University of Victoria’s primary gallery space, located on Yates Street in downtown Victoria. In her role as Director, Hughes also oversees the University’s Art Collections, consisting of about 27,000 works of art. Hughes also counts five years as Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, as well as Senior Curator at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. With an academic background in the arts, she has taught Canadian Art History at both the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba. Within the past year, she has professionally approached Victoria-based collectors housing Rembrandts, Mondrians and Warhols. Her enthusiasm in showcasing regional artists is truly inspiring.

Ellen Manning is the founding Director of the Victoria Emerging Art Gallery, located on Victoria’s popular Fort Street. Before her latest endeavor, Ms. Manning worked at Oak Bay’s esteemed Avenue Gallery, with a focus on contemporary Canadian fine art, where she launched the first Victoria Emerging Art Awards. Ms Manning’s interest in contemporary art has taken her around the world—from Europe to Asia, where she managed for several years one of China’s premier Chinese art galleries, Art Scene China. Her return to Victoria heralds a small sea change for the regional art scene: she says her goal is “to give talented emerging artists a voice and to create a new and exciting market for collectors by offering accessible price points on original fine art”.

Left to right: Nigel Prince, Ellen Manning and Mary Jo Hughes

Left to right: Nigel Prince, Ellen Manning and Mary Jo Hughes