Sobey art award

DEFINITION

Canada's largest prize for a young Canadian artist, it is named for art collector and businessperson Frank Sobey. He established the Sobey Art Foundation, which is administered by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Each first place winner receives $50,000., and $5000. is awarded to each of the 4 runners up. The criteria is that the artist be under the age of 40 and has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. From 2002 to 2006, it was a biennial award, and from 2006, an annual award. Recipients include David Altmejd, Brian Jungen, Marcel Dzama (runner up) and Annie Pootoogook. Sources: http://www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/en/sobeyartaward/abouttheaward/default.aspx; Wikipedia: Sobey Art Award

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