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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.

The work of the five artists on the short list will be featured in a group exhibition opening Oct. 3 at the National Gallery of Canada. One artist will take home the $100,000 first prize, to be awarded Nov. 14 in Ottawa. more

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The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada have revealed the long list of nominees for the 2018 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize that recognizes emerging artists. more

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Nancy Campbell's new book ponders the fateful decision to give an Inuit artist one of Canada's most prestigious art prizes. more

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Effective in 2018, the annual top prize amount will double from $50,000 to $100,000. more

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"Phoropter"

Courtesy of the artist.

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

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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

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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

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