Seven Alumni Named to 2015 Sobey Longlist

Seven Alumni Named to 2015 Sobey Longlist

Created in 2002 by the Sobey Art Foundation, the Sobey Art Award is Canada’s preeminent award for contemporary Canadian art. The annual $50,000 prize is given to an artist under 40 who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.

The 2015 Longlist includes the following Emily Carr alumni:

West Coast
Fiona Ackerman (’02)
Sonny Assu (’02)
Raymond Boisjoly (’06)
Tiziana La Melia (’08)
Jeremy Shaw (’99)

Prairies and the North
Cedric Bomford (’03)
Kara Uzelman (’04)

The following artists on the 2015 Longlist have participated in past residencies at Emily Carr:

Prairies and the North
Sarah Anne Johnson (Artist in Residence, 2014)

Ontario
Maggie Groat (Audain Distinguished Artist in Residence, Fall 2014)

The 2015 Shortlist will be announced on June 3, 2015 with an exhibition to follow at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax from September 26, 2015 to January 3, 2016. The 2015 Sobey Art Award winner will be announced at a gala event on October 28, 2015.

The complete 2015 Sobey Art Award Longlist may be found on the Sobey Art Award website.

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