Alex Bulzan is the recipient of the 2020 N3XT CANADA AWARD.

Updated: Dec 31, 2020

National Juried Competition presented by The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto.

These words from The Honourable Chief Justice Suzanne Duncan at the Award Ceremony telecast Thursday, December 17, 2020 from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

"This piece embodies the concept of diversity within unity so beautifully. Three of the same, yet each different. The small seed as a life force; holding within it great transformative potential, the “blueprint for a life”(quote from the artist, Alex Bulzan); each life unique but connected by common origins- the elements of earth, water, sunlight. Seeds as living things necessary for our longer term survival, but requiring us to be guardians, not destroyers, of our environment to allow them to grow and thrive. The strength of the life force symbolized by the red, black and white."

Partial section of ceremony (3 minutes) telecast from Whitehorse, Yukon.

Full Ceremony (20 minutes) YouTube / From Toronto, Whitehorse, Edmonton. Dec. 17, 2020.


N3XT CANADA offers artists an opportunity to participate in a unique experience that unites the visual arts from all across Canada. N3XT is the third installment of a juried art competition that was founded in 2016 to promote emerging visual artists. It has evolved in to a national competition.

Thanks to the generous support of benefactors and sponsors, it offers significant prizes to the top artists. Ambassadors have been selected to champion N3XT in different regions of Canada. Their mission is to liaise with local arts communities to promote N3XT and encourage artists to explore new and innovative ways of expressing unity in their art.

A total of 114 works of art exploring the concept of Canadian unity were received, which have been narrowed down by the jurors to the top 10 finalists. The winners will be announced on December 17, 2020. N3xt runs until January 18, 2020, at St. George’s Hall in Toronto.





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