This week, the Sobey Art Award released its shortlist for 2008, and it comprises a surprising range of stature—from international art superstar Terence Koh to emerging Maritime artist Mario Doucette. The winner will take home $50,000 and the honour of being pegged as this year’s top Canadian artist under 40.
Winnipeg photographer Sarah Anne Johnson has won the inaugural Grange Prize for contemporary photography, receiving 53 percent of 2,700 votes cast from around the globe.
The 2008 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts continued the 9-year-old program’s usual well-rounded, multimedia roster of winners.
The National Gallery of Canada announced this week that Pierre Théberge will continue as Director of the NGC through 2008.