At the April 14th Audain Prize ceremony, acclaimed Vancouver photographer Fred Herzog announced that he was donating $10-thousand of his prize to Presentation House Gallery for its new building campaign.
In his remarks at the ceremony, Mr. Herzog cited the importance of Presentation House Gallery’s early exhibitions of his work to his career.
“It is wonderful to be part of the art community here in Vancouver,” said the 2014 Audain Prize winner.
Presentation House Gallery is planning to build a new facility on the North Shore waterfront, as part of a revitalization of North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale area. Mr. Herzog’s generous gift is a deeply appreciated contribution to this project.
“Mr. Herzog’s donation means a great deal to us,” said Gallery director Reid Shier, “Not only is it a significant contribution to our building campaign, it is the invaluable gift of this important artist’s support for our future.”
Over three decades, Presentation House Gallery has presented more than 200 exhibitions of photographic art, earning a reputation as one of Canada’s most adventurous and highly respected public art galleries. Some of the most important local and inter-national artists have been featured at the Gallery – from acclaimed Vancouver photographers Stan Douglas and Fred Herzog to world-renowned artists Ansel Adams and Andy Warhol.