Call for Nominations for the 2013 Sobey Art Award
January 28, 2013 – HALIFAX, NS - Nominations are officially open for the 2013 Sobey Art Award. The $50,000 award is given annually to a Canadian artist age 40 or under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.
The five finalists for the 2013 Award will be announced in June, 2013. An exhibition of works by the five shortlisted artists will be showcased at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia from October, 2013 to January, 2014. The winner of the 2013 Sobey Art Award will be announced in Halifax, during a gala event in October, 2013.
A 2013 curatorial advisory panel is made up of five distinguished representatives from a Canadian art gallery in each of the five regions: the Atlantic Provinces, Québec, Ontario, the Prairies and the North, and the West Coast and Yukon. They review all nominations and determine the long and short lists as well as the winner of the Award.
The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2013.