November 1, 2014 to January 11, 2015
For the first time in Western Canada, the WAG is honoured to host the exhibition of shortlisted artists for the Sobey Art Award—the pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art. The Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art, was created in 2002 by the Sobey Art Foundation. It is an annual prize given to an artist age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. Since its inception, the Sobey Art Award and accompanying exhibition have been organized and administered by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. This year’s winner will be announced at a Gala event on November 19.
The 2014 Short List:
West Coast and the Yukon: Evan Lee
Prairies and the North: Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier
Ontario: Chris Curreri
Quebec: Nadia Myre
Atlantic: Graeme Patterson
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd.