Betsy has been selected as a jury member for the 2017 Winter Stations Competition. Fellow jurors include, Lisa Rochon (Senior Fellow, Global Cities Institute U of T; Founder, Friends of the Beach Parks), Dragana Maznic (Design Director, Great Gulf), Mark Ryan (Principal/Co-Founder, PUBLIC WORK), Michael Ondaatje (Novelist), and Renée Daoust (Founder, Daoust Lestage).
Winter Stations is now embarking on its third-year, opening an international design competition to bring temporary public art installations to The Beaches, exhibited to celebrate Toronto’s winter waterfront landscape. This year they are expecting to include up to six lifeguard stands, including an addition three by invited universities, across Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches located in the heart of the Beach community, south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. These utilitarian structures are to be used as the armature for temporary installations, which will need to be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather. The exhibition is to run February 20 until March 27, 2017. This is a single-stage open international competition, welcoming artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to submit concept proposals for Winter Stations’ temporary artwork installations.