The Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent contemporary art award since 2002, has announced the curatorial panel's 25 artist-strong longlist. The award is given annually to a visual artist under 40 who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of the nomination. There's a total of $100,000 in prize money awarded each year, $50,000 for the winner, $10,000 for each of the shortlisted finalists and $500 for every remaining longlisted artist. An Atlantic artist has never won the award.
Tiziana La Melia
Prairies and the North
Jason de Haan
Sarah Anne Johnson
Sophie Bélair Clément
Yannick Desranleau & Chloe Lum (Seripop)
Jacqueline Huang Nguyen
Artist bios and info on the curatorial panel can be viewed here.
The 2015 shortlist of the Sobey Art Award will be announced June 3. Work by the shortlisted artists will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, beginning September 26, with the winner being announced at a gala event in October.