Alumni, faculty make both Sobey Art Award and Aimia | AGO Photo Prize longlists

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

Awards season is here. This week longlists were announced for the Sobey Art Award and the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize.

The Sobey Art Award, Canada's pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art, 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. The winner will receive $50,000; four finalists will receive $10,000; and $500 is given to each of the remaining longlisted artists.

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is Canada's largest photography prize, awarding more than $85,000 to artists working in photography. The prize includes an annual exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), an online exhibition, international artist residencies, public programming and a national scholarship program.

This year’s Sobey longlist includes alumna Reena Katz (2010 Integrated Media medal winner), alumnus Chris Curreri (1998, Foundation Studies) and Visual Studies and Integrated Media Instructor Jean-Paul Kelly. Both Curreri and Kelly have also been announced among the Aimia longlist selections. Bios and work by all the artists can be viewed on Sobey Art Award and Aimia | AGO Photography Prize respective websites.

The Sobey shortlist will be announced in June. Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery opening on November 1, with the winner being announced at a Gala event on November 19.

The Aimia shortlist will be announced on August 13. Each shortlisted artist will receive a fully funded six-week residency in Canada and their work will be exhibited at the AGO beginning September 3. The winner, selected by public vote inside the exhibition and online, will be announced on October 29.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

Awards season is here. This week longlists were announced for the Sobey Art Award and the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize.

The Sobey Art Award, Canada's pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art, 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. The winner will receive $50,000; four finalists will receive $10,000; and $500 is given to each of the remaining longlisted artists.

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is Canada's largest photography prize, awarding more than $85,000 to artists working in photography. The prize includes an annual exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), an online exhibition, international artist residencies, public programming and a national scholarship program.

This year’s Sobey longlist includes alumna Reena Katz (2010 Integrated Media medal winner), alumnus Chris Curreri (1998, Foundation Studies) and Visual Studies and Integrated Media Instructor Jean-Paul Kelly. Both Curreri and Kelly have also been announced among the Aimia longlist selections. Bios and work by all the artists can be viewed on Sobey Art Award and Aimia | AGO Photography Prize respective websites.

The Sobey shortlist will be announced in June. Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery opening on November 1, with the winner being announced at a Gala event on November 19.

The Aimia shortlist will be announced on August 13. Each shortlisted artist will receive a fully funded six-week residency in Canada and their work will be exhibited at the AGO beginning September 3. The winner, selected by public vote inside the exhibition and online, will be announced on October 29.