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Important Dates

Long List Announcement
April 15 2011

Short List Announcement
May 18 2011

Winner Announced
October 13 2011
in Halifax, Nova Scotia
2011 Nominations

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will accept nominations for the 2011 Sobey Art Award, for each of the five regions from recognized agents and institutions. Please do not contact us regarding the status of your nomination. You will be contacted by email confirming the receipt of your package and again when deliberations have concluded.

Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2011

For Nominees:
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Canada;
  • Must be 40 years old or younger on December 31st 2011;
  • Has shown their work in a public or commercial art gallery in Canada within 18 months of being nominated;
  • Shown commitment to artistic practice;
  • Received recognition from peers, critics and or curators

For Nominators:
  • A Director or a member of the board of directors of a Canadian museum, public gallery, professional arts organization or artistrun-centre; or
  • The dean or chair of fine arts study at a Canadian university or art college, or a professor at such an institution; or
  • A Canadian private art dealer in visual or media arts; or
  • An established visual or media art critic or curator; or an established visual artist

Applications Must Include:
  • Completed and signed nomination form;
  • Curriculum Vitae for nominated artist;
  • 200 word artist biography;
  • A maximum of 30 digital images of most recent work by nominated artist (we no longer accept slides);
  • Numbered list of images noting medium, dimensions, year created;
  • One page cover letter, written by nominator, outlining artist’s significant achievements and reason for nomination;
  • Curriculum Vitae for nominator or 1/2 page description of nominating organization.