HALIFAX - The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation have announced the five finalists for the 2013 Sobey Art Award, which celebrates contemporary art.
Vying for the $50,000 top prize are Isabelle Pauwels, Mark Clintberg, Duane Linklater, Pascal Grandmaison and Tamara Henderson.
Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia beginning Sept. 13.
Each of the other finalists will receive $5,000 when the winner is announced at a gala event at the Halifax gallery Oct. 9.
The artists are chosen to represent the West Coast and the Yukon, Prairies and the North, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic regions.
The Sobey Art Award was established in 2002 and is given to a Canadian artist age 40 or under who has exhibited in a public or commercial gallery within 18 months of being nominated.