The Sobey Award Shortlist

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June 12, 2015 at 10:30 am  •  Posted in Awards and Contests, Exhibitions, News & Events by  •  0 Comments

Sarah Anne Johnson, Break Dancing, 2014, Digital chromogenic print, oil paint, 50 x 72”, Courtesy the Artist.

Sarah Anne Johnson, Break Dancing, 2014, Digital chromogenic print, oil paint, 50 x 72”, Courtesy the Artist.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation have announced the shortlist for the 2015 Sobey Art Award. This award, created in 2002, is for Canadian artists under 40 years old and offers a total of $100,000 in prizes. An exhibition of the work of these Canadian artists will begin on September 26 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. On October 28, the winner of the $50,000 top prize will be announced. The other shortlisted artists will receive $10,000 each, and the remaining longlisted artists will receive $500 each. The 2015 shortlisted artists are: Lisa Lipton (Atlantic), Jon Rafman (Quebec), Abbas Akhavan (Ontario), Sarah Anne Johnson (Prairies and the North), Raymond Boisjoly (West Coast and the Yukon).

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