Sobey Art Award reveals long list for $100,000 prize
April 17, 2018 - 8:30 AM
A long list of 25 contenders for the Sobey Art Award for contemporary art has been revealed.
The $100,000 prize is awarded to a visual artist aged 40 or younger who has exhibited work within the last 18 months.
The long list features five artists each from the following regions: West Coast and Yukon, Prairies and the North, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces.
A short list of five finalists will be announced on May 29 and the winner will be unveiled on Nov. 14.
In additional to the $100,000 award, the other shortlisted artists will each receive $25,000, while the other 20 longlisted artists will get $2,000.
The finalists will also be featured in a special exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, while three longlisted artists will be chosen for art residencies.
The long list of artists in the running includes:
WEST COAST & YUKON
Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed
Jeneen Frei Njootli
Krista Belle Stewart
PRAIRIES & THE NORTH
Joi T. Arcand
Couzyn Van Heuvelen
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