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New paintings award promotes creative well-being and therapeutic

The prize has three ranges of awards that artists can apply for by July 30.

The Ottawa Paintings Gallery (OAG) and Ottawa Hospital have launched a model new prize that focuses on the therapeutic vitality of paintings.

Catherine Sinclair, deputy director and chief curator on the OAG, knowledgeable The Sam Laprade Current on July 20 that the TRIAS paintings prize gives a platform to artists regionally and will have their paintings change into part of the Ottawa Hospital assortment.

The prize “really focuses and services on creative well-being,” Sinclair acknowledged, together with that it is valued at $40,000, and the inaugural funding was generously provided by Ottawa residents Jennifer Toby and Dr. Francois Auclair.

The prize has three ranges of awards that artists can apply for by July 30, along with the Paintings and Science Residency Award, the Indigenous Paintings as Therapeutic Award and the Paintings is Therapeutic Award.

“We invite artists of all capacities and abilities to make use of for these prizes,” she acknowledged.

Additional particulars concerning the prize will probably be found on the OAG website online.

Be all ears to the full interview with Catherine Sinclair beneath: