OTTAWA — The Sobey Art Foundation has announced five artists shortlisted for its newly expanded $100,000 visual art prize.
The contenders come from five regions of Canada, and each gets $25,000 as well as an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada from Oct. 8, 2021, to Feb. 20, 2022.
They include: Rémi Belliveau of Atlantic Canada, Lorna Bauer of Quebec, Rajni Perera of Ontario, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory of the Prairies and North, and Gabi Dao of the West Coast and Yukon.
Earlier this year, organizers expanded the prize's eligibility to include artists of all ages. Previously, it celebrated emerging Canadian artists who were 40 and younger.
The winner will be announced in November in Ottawa.
Now in its 20th year, the Sobey Art Award is jointly administered by the Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 9, 2021.
The Canadian Press