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Congratulations to ECU Alumni and Faculty Longlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award

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By Selina Rajani

Posted on April 24, 2017 | Updated August 06, 2019, 9:06AM

Five Emily Carr alumni have been longlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award, the pre-eminent prize for Canadian artists 40 and under.

Five Emily Carr alumni have been longlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award, the pre-eminent prize for Canadian artists 40 and under. Celebrating some of this country’s most exciting young artists, the award provides significant financial and professional recognition.

This year, the award will present a top prize of $50,000 to the winner and $10,000 to each of the four finalists. The other long-listed artists will receive $500 each. The finalists – one from each region in Canada - will be announced on June 6.

Join us in congratulating the longlisted ECU alumni:

Prairies and the North

Kara Uzelman (2004)­­


West Coast and Yukon

Babak Golkar (2003)

Jeneen Frei Njootli (2012)

Raymond Boisjoly (2006 | Assistant Professor, Audain Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice)

Rebecca Brewer (2007)


The 2017 Sobey Art Award Gala will take place on October 25 at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Works by the winner and four finalists will be presented in a group exhibition at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto from October 24 - December 9, 2017.


About the Longlisted Artists