150 Years, 150 Great Artists

150 Years, 150 Great Artists

Over the past 150 years, Canadian artists have served as incredible ambassadors for our country. Some have become household names and reaped financial rewards while others have struggled to survive. The significance of all artists’ mark on Canadian culture deserves to be recognized and celebrated.

PAL Canada Foundation is looking to raise awareness of the outstanding contribution of Canadian artists to the cultural and social fabric of our nation. From now until October 1, 2017, PAL Canada will feature some of these past and present artists who have made a significant contribution to our country, with a goal to highlight 150 artists in commemoration of our nation’s 150th birthday.

Nominees and their biographies can be viewed on our Gallery of Artists page. When voting closes on October 1, 2017, the artist with the most votes will be named the PAL Canada OneFiveZero Artist of the Year.

To nominate an artist, please visit our “Nominate an Artist” page. To vote for your favourite artist, please visit our “Vote for an Artist” page, or click on the vote button anywhere on this site.

Corporate Challenge

Corporations can get involved by donating, nominating and promoting an artist. Rally staff to vote for your company’s nominee, and get that artist to become the PAL Canada OneFiveZero Artist of The Year or PAL Canada’s Honourary Donor of The Year, or do both, and become PAL Canada’s “T.P.T.Y.” (Top Pal of The Year). Details can be found on the “Filling the Gap” page.

*Please note that this an online community engagement event hosted by PAL Canada Foundation. It is NOT an official contest in which prizes, monetary or otherwise, are being awarded to its participants. 


Donations to PAL Canada’s “Filling the Gap” campaign are encouraged. You can help us achieve our goals by making a donation in the name of any of the nominated artists.  After October 1, 2017, the artist with the highest total dollar value of donations made in their name, will be named PAL Canada’s Honourary Donor of the Year. Please visit our “Filling the Gap” page for full details on how you or your workplace can participate.


PAL Canada Foundation is a registered charity. Donations made to PAL Canada Foundation may be eligible to receive receipts for Income Tax purposes.

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