If you are looking to support emerging talent, make it a high priority to visit the current and forthcoming Degree Exhibitions at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and at UBC. (More info on these shows can be found here: http://winsorgallery.blogspot.ca/2012/04/collecting-and-supporting-emerging.html  . The Degree Exhibition at Emily Carr Opens this weekend. 

Start your art collection by nurturing a young artist from the very beginning of their career!

Below is a stunning example of a Graduate from an Emily Carr program last year: Karen Garrett de Luna.    De Luna states about her Illuminated Bodies series: 'The Illuminated Body' grew out of my initial fascination with the way that scars and other imperfections on the skin act as souvenirs, portals to the past imprinted on the body of the present. Exploring the intersection and interplay of touch and sight, 'The Illuminated Body' is a series of embossed, monochromatic self-portraits that reveal both visible and invisible illnesses and injuries as seen on the skin, while focusing on the fragility and resilience of the human envelope.

At Emily Carr, the Undergraduate and Masters Students will exhibit work from May 6 - 20th.  Peruse the works of approximately 300 students working across many different medias. Works will range from animation, communication design, drawing, digital and interactive arts, ceramics, film, video, industrial design, photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting and illustration. The opening reception is on May 5th, 2011 from 5 – 10pm. The 2012 exhibition will be at Emily Carr University of Art + Design(1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island). Works are available for purchase, consult with exhibition attendants.