Today, the 2010 Sobey Art Award longlist was announced, which means that there are 25 artists right now dreaming of what they can do with the $50,000 winnings. Locally, Graeme Patterson, nominated last year, returns, and we're really happy to see Lucie Chan on that list too. Although Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby haven't lived here in quite awhile, they still have strong ties to the region. Should be an interesting race.
The Long List:
Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby
West Coast and Yukon
Brendan Lee Satish Tang
Praries and the North
The Cedar Tavern Singers
The shortlist will be announced on June 15, and the winner will be announced at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal on November 18. Which means no host Seamus O'Regan for you this year.
What's that? Don't understand what the awards are all about? The longlisted Cedar Tavern Singers can help. Click on the link for "The Sobey Art Award" song.