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Sobey Art Award

Each year the Sobey Art Award is awarded to an artist age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.

37-year-old, Halifax-based artist awarded Canada’s most prestigious contemporary art prize worth $50,000, sealing her position as one of the country’s most exciting young artists. more

Oct 25, 2017 5:15 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

The finalists for the 14th edition of Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize, the 2017 Sobey Art Award, have been announced by the Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada. more

Jun 6, 2017 9:35 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada have announced the long list of nominees for Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize, the 2017 Sobey Art Award. $100,000 in prize money will be awarded to young Canadian artists. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:28 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

“Altered states” is a phrase that might be applied not just to the work of Jeremy Shaw, this year’s winner of the Sobey Art Award, but also to the predilections of the other four regional artists on the shortlist. more

Nov 16, 2016 9:41 PM EXHIBITIONS

The jury for the 2016 Sobey Art Award chose Jeremy Shaw, representing the West Coast and Yukon region, as the winner of the CA$50,000 top prize. He is the thirteenth Canadian contemporary artist under the age of 40 to win the annual award. more

Nov 1, 2016 6:28 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Sobey Art Award finalists never had it so good. And neither did Alberta, birthplace of three of the five nominees. more

Oct 13, 2016 2:51 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada have announced the long list of nominees for the 2016 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize. more

Apr 13, 2016 11:04 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

The prestigious 2015 Sobey Art Award has been presented to Abbas Akhavan representing the Ontario region during the annual Award Announcement Gala at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. more

Nov 9, 2015 8:37 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Winnipeg artist Sarah Anne Johnson 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. more

Sep 25, 2015 3:15 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

After lengthy deliberations at the Sobey Art Foundation’s Crombie House, the 2015 Jury produced a list of five remarkable Canadian artists whose work will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia beginning September 26, 2015. more

Jun 8, 2015 8:11 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Sobey Art Foundation and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia announce the longlist for the 2015 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent contemporary art award. more

Apr 17, 2015 3:03 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Quebec artist Nadia Myre is the recipient of the $50,000 Sobey Art Award. The jury praised Myre’s distinctive visual vocabulary and use of traditional crafts within a contemporary multidisciplinary practice. more

Mar 3, 2015 8:16 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Curatorial Panel for the 2014 Sobey Art Award announced today in Winnipege that Nadia Myre, of Québec, is the recipient of the $50,000 award. more

Nov 20, 2014 9:31 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

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The Sobey Art Award short list includes several Western Canadians – Vancouver’s Evan Lee, as well as Winnipeg’s Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier. more

Oct 6, 2014 9:21 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

On June 4, 2014 the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation announced the five artists who have been shortlisted for the 2014 Sobey Art Award, the pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian Art. more

Jun 4, 2014 7:39 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

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 the 25 artists vying for the 2014 Award. more

Apr 16, 2014 10:16 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

In addition to the $50,000 top prize, additional funding is being allocated to increase the award to each of the four short listed artists to $10,000 (previously $5,000) and to introduce a $500 award to each of the remaining 20 long-listed artists. more

Jan 30, 2014 3:51 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Curatorial Panel for the 2013 Sobey Art Award announced on October 9, 2013 that Duane Linklater of Ontario is the recipient of the $50,000 award. more

Oct 9, 2013 10:38 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation announced the shortlist for the 2013 Sobey Art Award: Isabelle Pauwels, Mark Clintberg, Duane Linklater, Pascal Grandmaison and Tamara Henderson. more

Jun 13, 2013 6:24 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation are pleased to announce the longlist for the 2013 Sobey Art Award, the pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian Art. more

Apr 21, 2013 9:30 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

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