April 15, 2011 - HALIFAX, NS - The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation are pleased to announce the long list for the 2011 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent prize for contemporary Canadian art. Following a three-month nomination process, the Curatorial Panel has announced the 25 artists vying for this year’s Award.
“The Sobey Art Award offers a wonderful opportunity for dialogue about the currents in Canadian contemporary Art. From the diversity of practice and place in this year’s longlist we can see how vibrant Canada’s arts community truly is. “
- Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Curator, Sobey Art Award.
The 2011 Long List
Manon De Pauw
Christian Giroux and Daniel Young
Prairies and the North:
Sarah Anne Johnson
Dave and Jenn
The shortlist for the 2011 Sobey Art Award will be announced in May 2011.
Selected work by the shortlisted artists will be featured in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, on view from September, 17 2011 to January 8, 2012. The winner will be announced during a Gala event at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on October 13, 2011.
The 2011 Sobey Art Award Curatorial Panel consists of:
Bruce Johnson, Curator at the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery
Gaëtane Verna, Director and Chief Curator, Musée d'art de Joliette
Marnie Fleming, Curator of Contemporary Art, Oakville Art Galleries
Ryan Doherty, Curator, Southern Alberta Art Gallery
Mary Bradshaw, Gallery Director, Yukon Arts Centre
About The Sobey Art Award
The Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art, was created in 2002 by the Sobey Art Foundation. It is an annual prize given to an artist under 40 who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. A total of $70,000 in prize money is awarded annually; $50,000 to the winner and $5,000 to the other four finalists. Since its inception, the Sobey Art Award and accompanying exhibition have been organized and administered by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
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Bernard Doucet | Director of Development | Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
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