Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Long List for $50,000 Sobey Art Award Announced

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Long List for $50,000 Sobey Art Award Announced

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Long list for $50,000 Sobey Art Award announced

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OTTAWA - The Sobey Art Award has announced its long list of 25 artists from across the country vying for the top prize of $50,000.

The honour is presented each year to a Canadian artist aged 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.

Atlantic artists vying for the award are Eleanor King, Graeme Patterson, Lisa Lipton, Melanie Colosimo and Ursula Johnson.

From Quebec, the contenders are Annie Baillargeon, Dan Brault, Jacynthe Carrier, Kim Waldron and Ludovic Boney.

Ontario artists recognized are Bridget Moser, Erika DeFreitas, Jean-Paul Kelly, Nadia Belerique and Sameer Farooq.

From the Prairies and the North, the long-listed finalists include Amy Malbeuf, Divya Mehra, Erica Eyres, Kara Uzelman and The Ephemerals. …

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