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Winnipeg artist Sarah Anne Johnson (see Fall/Winter 2015 cover story) and Vancouver-based Raymond Boisjoly, an indigenous artist of Haida and Québécois descent from Chilliwack, B.C., are the two Western Canadian artists on the short list for the Sobey Art Award, which recognizes contemporary artists under 40.
The other artists vying for $100,000 in prize money are Lisa Lipton (Atlantic), Jon Rafman (Quebec) and Abbas Akhavan (Ontario).
The work of all five artists will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia starting Sept. 26. The winner will be announced Oct. 28.