YVR Art Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarship Award recipients

May 4, 2022

YVR Art Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 Art Scholarship recipients!

The YVR Art Foundation Scholarship Program awards $5,000 to BC and Yukon Indigenous emerging and mid-career visual artists to pursue their art practice through art mentorships and art training, and community focused art projects.

The recipients listed have each received a 2022 Emerging or Mid-Career Artist Scholarship. To learn more about their proposed projects and see an example of their previous artworks, visit their profiles by clicking their name below. 2022 Scholarship award recipients will display their completed artworks at the Vancouver International Airport in 2023.

YVR Art Foundation thanks the 2022 Scholarship Awards jury of artists Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Dean Heron and Tania Willard.

2022 Emerging Artist Scholarship recipients

Randall Bear Barnetson, Nadleh Whut’en Dakelh from Vancouver
Violet Gatensby, Tlingit from Carcross, YT
Danika Saunders, Nuxalk and Gwa’sala-Nakwaxda’xw from Bella Coola
Tlehpik Hjalmer Wenstob, Tla-o-qui-aht from Ty-Histanis
Derek White, Haida from Masset
Ella White, Gitxaala Tsimshian from Burnaby
Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, Snuneymuxw from Nanaimo

2022 Mid-Career Artist Scholarship recipients

Danielle Louise Allard, Haida from Masset
Jay Bellis, Haida and Kootenay from Masset
Levi Nelson, Lil’wat Nation from Mount Currie

Click the artist name to learn more about each of the 2022 Scholarship Award recipients!