June 21, 2013 - Sobey Art Award - 2013 shortlist announced
June 21, 2013

2013 shortlist announced

Sobey Art Award 2013 shortlist announced
www.sobeyartaward.ca

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation have announced the five artists shortlisted for the 2013 Sobey Art Award, the pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian Art. 

The 2013 short list  

West Coast and the Yukon: Isabelle Pauwels 
Prairies and the North: Mark Clintberg
Ontario: Duane Linklater 
Quebec: Pascal Grandmaison 
Atlantic: Tamara Henderson

“The Curatorial Panel is pleased to announce the 2013 Sobey Art Award national shortlist. The excellent pool, from which 25 nominees emerged, reinforced our collective commitment to supporting Canadian contemporary art. The five selected artists were chosen due to their extraordinary and rigorous practice, which further engages an international contemporary art discourse. Each artist demonstrates a distinct style and approach to filmmaking, video, performance, the public realm and collaboration, where spectral and imaginative concepts are contrasted with the tangible everyday environment.”

The Sobey Art Award has a prize value of 70,000 CAD with 50,000 CAD going to the winner and 5,000 CAD awarded to each of the other finalists. The Sobey Art Award, established in 2002 is awarded to a Canadian artist age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial gallery within 18 months of being nominated. It was conceived to further the national conversation about contemporary art and is widely recognized as the pre-eminent award for contemporary art in Canada. 

Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) opening on September 13, 2013. The winner will be announced at a Gala event at the AGNS on October 9, 2013. 

The 2013 Sobey Art Award Curatorial Panel consists of: 
–Mireille Eagan, Curator of Canadian Art, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery
–Marie-Claude Landry, Curator of Contemporary Art, Musée d’art de Joliette
–Melissa Bennett, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton
–Jesse McKee, Curator, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre
–Charo Neville, Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery

For artist bios and images please go to www.sobeyartaward.ca

For further details please contact:
Donna Wellard, Marketing and Communications, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
M 902 483 2019 / T 902 424 2903 / wellardc [​at​] gov.ns.ca

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 age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. A total of 70,000 CAD in prize money is awarded annually; 50,000 CAD to the winner and 5,000 CAD to the other four finalists. Since its inception, the Sobey Art Award and its accompanying exhibition have been organized and administered by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. For information visit www.sobeyartaward.ca.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada with a mission to engage people with art. With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province’s art collection and offers a range of exceptional exhibitions, education and public programming. For information: www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca.

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