Quest Art Announces TD Thor Wealth Management 2019 Art Prize

Juror’s 1st Place Prize – 00
Juror’s 2nd Place Prize – 00
Juror’s 3rd Place Prize – 0

Olga Korper (Director, Olga Korper Gallery; Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Art Dealers’ Association of Canada)
Miklos Legrady (Visual Artist & Writer; Toronto Editor of Chicago’s New Art Examiner)
Carrie Shibinsky (CEO for ArtBombDaily; Corporate Curator for Air Canada)

Exhibition: August 24 – October 26th, 2019
Reception: Saturday, August 24th 2019 – 2pm to 4pm
Submission Deadline: Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 11:59 pm
Jury Results: July 10th, 2019

To acknowledge how a vibrant arts and culture community leads to personal and economic growth for all, TD Wealth – Thor Wealth Management Group is working with Quest Art to sponsor three prestigious art prizes for our 2019 annual juried exhibition. A national open call to Canadian artists, this investment in the arts helps to ensure rural or remote communities have access to high quality programming through exposure to some of Canada’s best works of art. All media/approaches are welcome.

Entry fee per submission: Members $30, Non- Members $35
Submissions are made online only.
Submission Guidelines and Registration are available


Olga Korper: Olga Korper was born in the Czech Republic and has lived in Canada since 1951. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Ontario College of Education. She was Art Director for Rexwood Publications for two years and subsequently taught art in Toronto and Montréal for four years. She took a year to travel around the world and opened Gallery O in 1973. In 1982 the gallery was renamed Olga Korper Gallery and moved to 80 Spadina Avenue with Wynick/Tuck. In 1989 the gallery moved to its current location, a renovated foundry at 17 Morrow Avenue in the west end of Toronto. Olga was President of the Art Dealers Association of Canada for four years, and served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Property Export Review Board for eight years and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from OCAD in 2001. Olga has been director of the gallery for almost 45 years, having dedicated her life and career to the service of conceptual contemporary art. She has worked tirelessly with serious collectors in both private and corporate spheres, placing artwork in homes, museums, banks, and businesses around the world. Olga served 8 years on the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, 3 years on the board for the Contact Photography Festival, and in 2013 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Dealers’ Association of Canada. Olga has consistently been a source of wisdom and guidance for artists, fellow dealers, and aspiring collectors, granting an audience to anyone who seeks advice in her Queendom – the kitchen of 17 Morrow Avenue. Since 1989 the gallery has doubled as Olga’s home, where she can be spotted with a cappuccino and her royal hound, Kiwi. Olga Korper Gallery is committed to the promotion and exhibition of Canadian and international contemporary art of all media, both locally and abroad. The gallery currently represents artists Lois Andison, John Brown, Kristina Burda, Lynne Cohen, Christine Davis, Stan Denniston, Matt Donovan & Hallie Siegel, Robert Fones, Angela Grauerholz, Susanna Heller, Barbara Hobot, Meaghan Hyckie, Marianne Lovink, Ken Matsubara, John McEwen, Greg Murdock, Bobbie Oliver, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Ron Shuebrook, Barbara Steinman, Tim Whiten and the esteemed Estates of Canadian artists Roland Brener, Louis Comtois, Paterson Ewen, and Denyse Thomasos. Olga Korper Gallery is the sole representative of the Robert Mapplethorpe Estate for Canada.

Miklos Legrady: Miklos Legrady is a visual artist, anti-hero and protagonist who’s expecting trouble. He steps out of the art world’s blind spot, deconstructing myths and fictions. Emerging as a hybrid between scholar, ad buster, and poli-sci commentator, Legrady moves through a world of political, social, and cultural intrigues, trends, and events; like the Energizer Bunny, Legrady just keeps on going and going. Legrady holds a B.Sc. in Photography from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y., and an M.F.A. in Photography and Multi-Media from Concordia University in Montreal. He was co-founder of the New York performance group The Collective Unconscious and co-director for 3 years. His writing on art theory has been published since 2015 and as of 2017 Legrady is Toronto Editor of Chicago’s New Art Examiner. Legrady is represented in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada’s Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Canada Council Art Bank, along with private collections and with internet artwork in the Rhizome Artbase, a New York online platform for the global new media art community. His work has been shown across Canada and internationally through exhibitions in the USA, England, France, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Belgium, Hungary, Spain and Japan.

Carrie Shibinsky: Executive Director, Owner at ARTBOMB Carrie’s life has always been anchored by art. For 20 years she did media relations and publicity for the Art Gallery of Ontario, forging positive and productive relationships with national and international media. Highlights of her tenure at the AGO include blockbuster exhibitions like the Barnes Collection and the launch of the new Frank-Gehry designed renovation. Six years ago, Carrie started ArtBomb, an online daily art auction – – that is revolutionizing the way people connect with and purchase original art. In her (not-so) spare time, Carrie currently also provides communications and publicity support for Ontario Tourism and is corporate curator for Air Canada.

For further information please contact:

Virginia Eichhorn
Executive Director & Curator