April 16, 2014 - Sobey Art Award - Longlist announced for 2014 Award
April 16, 2014

Longlist announced for 2014 Award

Longlist announced for the 2014 Sobey Art Award



The Sobey Art Foundation and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia are pleased to announce the longlist for the 2014 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent contemporary art award.

Each year the Sobey Art Award is awarded to a visual artist age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. The 2014 Curatorial Panel has announced that the 25 artists vying for the 2014 Sobey Art Award are:

Tamara Henderson
Ursula Johnson
Eleanor King
Graeme Patterson
Becka Viau

Olivia Boudreau
Diane Morin
Nadia Myre
Dominique Pétrin
Jon Rafman

Kelly Jazvac
Reena Katz
Balint Zsako
Chris Curreri
Jean-Paul Kelly

Prairies and the North
Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber
Cedric Bomford
Divya Mehra
Zin Taylor
Michael Dudeck

West Coast/Yukon 
Allison Hrabluik
Farheen HaQ
Peter Morin
Dan Starling
Evan Lee

Detailed biographical information on the 25 longlisted artists and members of the Curatorial Panel is available at www.sobeyartaward.ca.

Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Curator, Sobey Art Award says, “The longlist for the Sobey Art Award is always a greatly anticipated survey of contemporary Canadian art. Drawing on the largest response ever to the call for nominations for the Sobey Art Award, the curatorial panel assembled a stellar longlist from among Canada’s most thought-provoking artists. This list is the result of a lengthy and challenging debate. I thank the nominators, who brought forward and shone a light on talent from across Canada.”

The members of the 2014 Curatorial Panel are:

Pan Wendt, Curator, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Prince Edward Island
Marie-Eve Beaupré, Conservatrice de l’art contemporain, Musée national des beaux arts, Québec
Srimoyee Mitra, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario
Paul Butler, Curator of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba
Jordan Strom, Curator, Exhibitions and Collections, Surrey Art Gallery, British Columbia

The 2014 shortlist of the Sobey Art Award will be announced June 4. Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery opening on November 1, with the winner being announced at a Gala event on November 19.

Media contact:

Bernard Doucet, Director, Corporate Affairs
Sobeys, 115 King St., Stellarton, Nova Scotia
T +902 752 8371 x 2301 / bernard.doucet [​at​] sobeys.com

Nicole Watkins Campbell, Communications Advisor, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
T +902 424 2903 / M +902 222 1691 / watkinni [​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 100,000 CAD in prize money is awarded annually; 50,000 CAD to the winner; 10,000 CAD to the other four finalists; and 500 CAD to each of the remaining longlisted artists. Since its inception, the Sobey Art Award and accompanying exhibition have been organized and administered by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. For information visit: www.sobeyartaward.ca

Sobey Art Foundation
The Sobey Art Foundation was established in 1981 with a mandate to carry on the work of entrepreneur and business leader the late Frank H. Sobey, of collecting and preserving representative examples of 19th- and 20th-century Canadian art. One of the finest private collections of its kind, the Sobey Art Foundation has assembled exemplary examples from Canadian Masters like Cornelius Krieghoff, Tom Thomson and J.E.H. MacDonald. For information visit: www.sobeyartfoundation.ca

About the 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. The Gallery houses the Province’s art collection and offers a range of exceptional exhibitions, education and public programming. For information visit: www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

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