Call for nominations for Sobey Art Award 2017

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OTTAWA – The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) has launched a call for nominations for the 2017 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize created in 2002 by the Sobey Art Foundation.

It is an annual prize given to a Canadian artist age 40 or under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. Agents and institutions have until March 3, 2017, to submit artist nominations. A $50,000 prize will be awarded to the winner, along with $10,000 prizes for the short listed artists and $500 prize to each of the remaining long listed artists

The Award’s 2017 long list of nominees will be announced in April and the short list will be released in June. An exhibition of works by the five short-listed artists will be presented at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto from October 24 to December 9, 2017. The winner of the 2017 Sobey Art Award will be announced at a gala at the Art Museum at the University Toronto on October 25, 2017.

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The 2017 curatorial jury panel, chaired by National Gallery of Canada’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, is composed of a representative from a noted gallery in each of Canada’s five regions:  the Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies and the North, and the West Coast and Yukon, and one international juror.

For more information and nomination guidelines gallery.ca/sobey, or contact: Sobey Art, Award c/o National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive P.O. Box 427, Station A Ottawa, ON, K1N 9N4