VISUAL ARTS AWARDS
Jon Tupper is the director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. He graduated from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. After a brief (and self-described "underwhelming") career as an artist, Jon became the executive director of Winnipeg's Plug In Gallery. He was appointed to the position of associate director of curatorial affairs of the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1986. He subsequently became the director of the Walter Phillips Gallery and associate director of creative residencies in media and visual arts at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and later served as director of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.