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25 Artists Longlisted for $50K Sobey Art Award

These 25 longlisted artists—five for each of five regions—are vying are for the top prize worth $50,000. Each of four other finalists will receive $10,000

The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada today announced the longlist of nominees for the 2017 Sobey Art Award.

The Sobey Art Award is presented annually to a Canadian artist aged 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.

These 25 longlisted artists—five for each of five regions—are vying are for the top prize worth $50,000. Each of four other finalists will receive $10,000.

A related shortlist of five artists will be released on June 6, with the top winner of the prize being announced on October 25 in Toronto.

Here is the long list:

ATLANTIC
Eleanor King
Graeme Patterson
Lisa Lipton
Melanie Colosimo
Ursula Johnson

QUÉBEC
Annie Baillargeon
Dan Brault
Jacynthe Carrier
Kim Waldron
Ludovic Boney

ONTARIO
Bridget Moser
Erika DeFreitas
Jean-Paul Kelly
Nadia Belerique
Sameer Farooq

PRAIRIES & THE NORTH
Amy Malbeuf
Divya Mehra
Erica Eyres
Kara Uzelman
The Ephemerals

WEST COAST & YUKON
Babak Golkar
James Nizam
Jeneen Frei Njootli
Raymond Boisjoly
Rebecca Brewer

The 2017 curatorial panel for the award was chaired by the National Gallery’s senior curator of contemporary art, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, and included Sarah Fillmore, chief curator at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Claude Bélanger, general and artistic director, Manif d’art de Québec; Sarah Robayo Sheridan, curator of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto; Jenifer Papararo, executive director at the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art; Reid Shier, director and curator of the Presentation House Gallery; and Adam Budak, chief curator of collections and exhibitions at the National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic.

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