Gershon iskowitz prize
In 1985, to recognize the value of the Canada Council's assistance to him over the years, Gershon Iskowitz established The Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize, which awards $25,000 annually to a mature, practicing artist. The prize includes an exhibition of the recipient???s works at the Art Gallery of Ontario accompanied by a publication. It is considered one of the most prestigious visual arts awards in the country. Artists who have earned the prize include Betty Goodwin, Jack Shadbolt, Stan Douglas and Shirley Wiitasalo.Submitted by M.D. Silverbrooke, Art Historian and Collector, West Vancouver, British Columbia.