Government of Yukon

December 20, 2012

Call for submissions offers unique opportunity for Yukon artists

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government’s annual call for submissions to the Permanent Art Collection includes an opportunity for artists to have their artwork professionally photographed.

“The Yukon Permanent Art Collection is an important cultural legacy that reflects the diversity of our visual arts community,” Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon said. “This year’s call for submissions offers a fantastic professional development opportunity for artists.”

The Friends of the Gallery, the Department of Tourism and Culture and the Yukon Art Society are offering two free sessions to help artists prepare their submissions. A professional photographer will be on hand to photograph art work, as well as curators to assist with artist statements and resumés.

“Artists can use the images, statements and resumés to not only prepare quality submissions for the permanent art collection but also to use in future submissions, portfolios and grant applications,” Friends of the Gallery chair Scott Price said.

The free sessions will take place at Arts Underground on February 8 and 9. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2013.

The Yukon Permanent Art Collection currently consists of over 300 works by more than 190 artists.

For submission forms and information on the Yukon Permanent Art Collection visit


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Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
Heather LeDuc
Communications, Tourism & Culture



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