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Sobey Art Award long list finalists announced

Lisa Lipton and Lou Sheppard represent Nova Scotia in vis arts prize.

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The Sobey Art Award, which doles out $240,000 to Canadian artists including 100K to the winner, has announced its 2018 longlist.

The Atlantic region finalists are Haligonians Lisa Lipton and Lou Sheppard plus Jordan Bennett, Jerry Ropson and D’Arcy Wilson.

The shortlist will be announced May 29, with the winner crowned November 14 at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. The 2017 Sobey Art Award was given to Halifax's Ursula Johnson.

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