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The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is now accepting applications for the second annual Theodore Prize

April 16, 2024

(Fredericton, April 16, 2024) – The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is excited to announce that in collaboration with the Throop Family Foundation, it is now accepting applications from Atlantic Canadian visual artists for the second annual Theodore Prize.

Stemming from a desire to give back to the Atlantic Canadian visual arts community, the Theodore Prize is named for a special family member who exemplified generosity and good will in the Throop family. Administered by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Theodore Prize is an annual award of $20,000, given to an Atlantic Canadian artist whose work displays a high level of artistic and creative excellence, a command of the artist’s medium, and an acknowledged level of regard from the Atlantic Canadian curatorial/gallery community.

Last year, the Theodore Prize was awarded to Will Gill, an artist from Newfoundland. Will earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mount Allison University in 1991, with a focus on sculpture. He has maintained a studio practice since graduation, evolving from a solely sculptural exploration, to one that encompasses photography, painting, sculpture, and video work.

The deadline to apply for this year’s Theodore Prize is June 15, 2024. Atlantic Canadian artists who wish to apply for the Theodore Prize, or those who wish to nominate an artist, can find the full list of eligibility requirements and information on how to apply on our website at:

The Theodore Prize will be juried by three arts professionals, including representatives of two Atlantic Canadian public art galleries or post-secondary art institutions, and jury chair, Ray Cronin, Curator of Canadian Art, Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Members of the jury will be announced with the announcement of the winner of the prize.

The winner of the second annual Theodore Prize will be announced at our summer opening of new exhibitions on July 18, 2024, at 6 PM.

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You can learn more about Will’s art by visiting his website at

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