The laureates were chosen by a panel of art experts, including Brandy Dahrouge, Director of Visual Arts, Banff Centre; Dominique Fontaine Curator / Researcher / Cultural Advisor / Founding Director, aPOSteRIORI, Montréal; Stuart Keeler, Senior Art Curator for TD Arts, Global Corporate Citizenship; and Tania Willard, Curator, 2016 recipient of The Hnatyshyn Foundation’s Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art. The Hnatyshyn Foundation would like to thank the jurors for their generous assistance.
"It was a pleasure to join this year's art panel to help the Hnatyshyn Foundation select the 2018 award recipients," says Stuart Keeler, Senior Art Curator at TD Arts, Global Corporate Citizenship. "The work and intention of the group selected will help increase access to Canadian contemporary art through new ideas and mediums that everyone can engage with and feel connected to."
The 2017 prize was awarded in 2018.