David Balzer is critic, editor and teacher in Toronto. He is a two-time National Magazine Award–winner and a co-founder of the Toronto Alliance of Art Critics. He has written a collection of short stories Contrivances (Joyland/ECW Press) and a non-fiction study Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else (Coach House Press/Pluto Press).
Jury members for 2014 Middlebrook Prize
Erin Rutherford has worked in both collections management and curatorial roles at institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario, The National Gallery of Canada, Vtape, The Art Gallery of Mississauga and the Dufferin County Museum and Archives. She works as a Fine Art Administrator for Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraiser. [Photo credit: Joseph Fuda]
John Kissick is a painter and writer who has held numerous academic posts; most recently, director of the School of Fine Art and Music at University of Guelph. He is co-founder of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators.
Shirley Madill is the executive director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. She is also president of the Board of Ontario Association of Art Galleries and vice-president of the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization.