Meet the 2020 Jurors


TERRY FENTON is an established curator, museum director, writer, artist, and arts advocate. From 1972-1988 he was the Director of the Edmonton Art Gallery, where he helped to make Edmonton a centre for both the collection and creation of art. As Director of the Leighton Foundation in Calgary he developed programs for landscape painters. Terry moved on to become the Director of the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, until moving to Victoria where he now writes extensively on art and paints in his studio.

CATE RIMMER is the Director/Curator of Gallery + Exhibitions at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, where she has curated numerous exhibitions. She was the founding Director/Curator of Artspeak Gallery; Curator in Residence Galerie Liane et Danny Taran du Centre des Arts Saidye Bronfman in Montreal and Director of Truck Gallery in Calgary. Rimmer was awarded the Alvin Balkin Curator’s Prize in 2015. She has a MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

RICK LEONG is an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Victoria. He obtained his MFA in 2007 from Concordia University in Montreal. Leong’s artistic works are collected widely across Canada, and are included in the collections of the ALDO Group, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Rick has participated in many group and solo exhibitions at various Canadian and international spaces, and has been the recipient of numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts.