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  • YVR Art Foundation online Auction is open for bidding!

    September 13, 2021

    The YVR Art Foundation online Auction is now live!

    The Online Auction features select artworks by artists Stan Bevan, Brenda Crabtree, Freda Diesing and Lawrence Lowe, jewelery items by artists Alvin Adkins and Walter Davidson, experience and getaway packages, wine and spirits packages and more!

    YVR Art Foundation provides grants, awards and...More

  • YVR Art Foundation announces Aaron Wilson as new Board Chair

    June 23, 2021

    YVR Art Foundation is thrilled to announce that Aaron Wilson has been elected Chair of the YVRAF Board of Directors for 2021-2022. Aaron is an Associate at Mandell Pinder LLP and a member of the Musqueam Indian Band.

    His legal practice includes research, litigation, and strategic advice related to a wide variety of Aboriginal rights, title, and governance issues....More

  • YVR Art Foundation Announces 2021 Art Scholarship Recipients

    May 19, 2021

    YVR Art Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 Art Scholarship recipients!

    This year, we awarded eight Emerging Artist Scholarships to artists age 17-29 to work with an artist mentor or attend a school of art, and two Mid-Career Artist Scholarship to artists age 30+ to work with a master artist, attend a school of art or work on a community project.

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  • Bill McLennan Masterpiece Study Program

    March 4, 2021

    The YVR Art Foundation Masterpiece Study Program has been renamed the Bill McLennan Masterpiece Study Program in memory of longtime YVRAF board member Bill McLennan. 

    Bill McLennan Masterpiece Study Program Microgrants

    Microgrants are $500 grants for BC and Yukon First Nations artists who wish to further their art practice through research/...More

  • Holiday Closure

    December 23, 2020

    YVR Art Foundation will be closed from December 23 to January 3, 2021 with regular hours resuming January 4, 2021.

    Wishing everyone a a happy holiday season and looking forward to a new year.More

  • 2021 Call for Applications – Emerging and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program

    November 18, 2020

    YVR Art Foundation is pleased to announce a Call for Applications to BC and Yukon Indigenous artists for the 2021 Emerging Artist Scholarship Program and the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program.

    Application Deadline: Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 4pm.

    Please review the Application Guidelines Document for each Program to confirm your...More

  • Ben Davidson

    September 18, 2020

    YVR Art Foundation extends our deepest condolences to the family members of Haida artist Ben Davidson, also known by his Haida name Tlajang nang kingaas (the one who is known far away), who unexpectedly passed away on August 15, 2020 at the age of 44. Ben was a gifted artist whose artwork has been exhibited around the world and is held in numerous private collections....More

  • New exhibition at MOV features YVRAF Scholarship recipients

    September 16, 2020

    YVR Art Foundation is pleased to announce c̓əc̓əwitəl̕ | helping each other | ch’áwatway, an exhibition in partnership with the Museum of Vancouver and featuring artworks created by the 2019 YVR Art Foundation Scholarship recipients.

    c̓əc̓əwitəl̕ | helping each other | ch’áwatway opens on Wednesday, September 16,...More

  • Bill McLennan

    July 8, 2020

    It is with profound sadness that YVR Art Foundation announces the passing of one of our Board members, Bill McLennan.

    Bill was on the YVR Art Foundation Board from 2010-2019 and continued to serve on Foundation committees after his Board term concluded. Before Bill joined the Foundation Board he was instrumental in setting up the permanent collection of art at the...More

  • Announcing the YVR Art Foundation online Gallery

    June 25, 2020

    YVR Art Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the YVR Art Foundation online Gallery!

    We were unable to gather for the annual YVR Art Foundation Scholarship Awards Event this year and celebrate the 2020 Emerging and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship recipients and showcase the artworks created by the 2019 Emerging and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship recipients. In...More

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