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2010 Long List Announcement

April 15, 2010 - HALIFAX, NS - The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation are pleased to announce the long list for the 2010 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.

“It is my hope that the announcement of this year’s contenders for the Sobey Art Award  will generate excitement and discussion about contemporary Canadian art, giving credit to the very talented artists across this country whose energies and passions go into the creation of that work.” - Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Curator, Sobey Art Award.

The Long List
West Coast & Yukon
Mark Soo
Kevin Schmidt
Isabelle Pauwels
Jeremy Shaw
Brendan Lee Satish Tang

Praries & The North
Daniel Barrow
Wally Dion
Heather Benning
The Cedar Tavern Singers
Robyn Moody

Diane Borsato
Aleesa Cohene
Brendan Fernandes
Will Munro
Jon Sasaki

Pascal Grandmaison
Patrick Bernatchez
Adad Hannah
Karen Tam

Lucie Chan
Graeme Patterson
Mario Doucette
Vanessa Paschakarnis
Emily Vey Duke + Cooper Battersby

The shortlist for the 2010 Sobey Art Award will be announced on June 15, 2010. Selected work by the shortlisted artists will be featured in an exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal from October 8, 2010 to January 2, 2011. The winner will be announced during a Gala event at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal on November 18, 2010.  

The 2010 Sobey Art Award Curatorial Panel consists of: Grant Arnold, Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery; Jen Budney, Associate Curator, Mendel Art Gallery; Philip Monk, Director, Art Gallery of York University; Lesley Johnstone, Curator, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; David Diviney, Curator, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Biographical information about the long listed artists

About The Sobey Art AwardThe 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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For information:
Bernard Doucet | Director of Development | Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
902 424 0073

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