The Award is presented annually to a Canadian artist age 40 or under who has exhibited work in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. The 2014 Sobey Art Award begins accepting nominations Feb. 1.
Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Curator of the Sobey Art Award said: “The call for nominations is open to Canadian artists 40 and under. Curators, artists, gallerists, critics – we call on you to bring forward those names you feel most passionately should be on everyone’s lips. We welcome this opportunity to survey the Canadian art landscape and see the wealth of work being produced. We are delighted that the Sobey Art Foundation has chosen to add additional prize money that will benefit the careers of all of the artists on the long list.”
The deadline for nominations is February 28th, 2014.