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OAAG ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR ANNUAL AWARDS RECOGNIZING PUBLIC ART GALLERIES IN ONTARIO

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) announced the 39th annual OAAG Awards winners on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

Twenty-six awards recognize 13 galleries from 11 cities across Ontario.

Find out more about OAAG at
oaag.org | twitter.com/ontartgalleries | facebook.com/OntArtGalleries


2016 OAAG Award Winners:

Exhibition Awards

Exhibition Installation and Design
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Melissa Bennett; Curator & Exhibition Designer
Lela Radisevic; Exhibition Coordinator
Greg Dawe, Paula Esteves Mauro, Tina Destro, Jason Matthews & John Haney; Gallery Installation Team
Nadia Belerique (Toronto), Jessica Eaton (Montreal), Olafur Eliasson (Berlin), Dorian FitzGerald (Toronto), Hadley+Maxwell (Berlin), Do Ho Sug (Seoul/London/NYC); Artists
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2015-2016

Exhibition of the Year Budget over $50,000
Flesh of the World
Amanda Cachia; Curator
Rebecca Gimmi, Erin Peck & Christopher Regimbal Exhibition Coordinators
Dax Morrison; Gallery Installation Team
Artists
Doris McCarthy Gallery in partnership with Justina M. Barnicke Gallery & University of Toronto Art Centre, 2015

Exhibition of the Year Budget over $20,000, Monographic
Wafaa Bilal: 168.01
Srimoyee Mitra; Curator
Srimoyee Mitra & Wafaa Bilal; Exhibition Designers
Nicole McCabe; Exhibition Coordinator
Stephen Nilsson, Katie Whitehead, George Rizok; Gallery Installation Team
Wafaa Bilal; Artist
Art Gallery of Windsor in partnership with The Esker Foundation (Calgary, Alberta); the Varley Art Gallery (Markham); & The Confederation Centre for the Arts (Charlottetown, PEI), 2016

Exhibition of the Year Budget over $20,000, Thematic
Rocks, Stones, and Dust
John G. Hampton; Curator
Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Rebecca Gimmi, Maureen Smith, Christopher Régimbal, Marsya Maharani; Exhibition Coordinators
Dax Morrison & John Abrams; Gallery Installation Team
University of Toronto Art Centre, 2015

Exhibition of the Year Budget under $20,000, Monographic
Symbols of Endurance
Emelie Chhangur, Curator & Exhibition Designer
Suzanne Carte, Exhibition Coordinator
Michael Beynon, Carmen Schroder, Joel Cotrill, Ester Simmonds-MacAdam, Aamna Muaffar, Gallery Installation Team
Marlon Griffith, Artist
Art Gallery of York University, 2015

Exhibition of the Year Budget under $20,000, Thematic
Change Makers
Mandy Salter; Curator & Exhibition Designer
Laura Carusi; Exhibition Coordinator
Michael Beynon, Van Loc & Shannon Linde; Gallery Installation Team
Outi Pieski, Wally Dion, Wendy Red Star, Melissa General, Amy Malbeuf, Shuvinai Ashoona, Nicotye Samayualie; Artists
Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2016

Exhibition of the Year Budget under $10,000
Darlene Naponse: bi mookseg - surfacing
Deanna Nebenionquit; Curator, Exhibition Designer & Exhibition Coordinator
Deanna Nebenionquit, Dustin Hanninen & Matthew Albin; Gallery Installation Team
Darlene Naponse; Artist
Art Gallery of Sudbury, 2016

First Exhibition in a Public Art Gallery
Starry Stairs: Alma Rumball’s Atlantis
Vanessa Nicholas; Curator, Exhibition Designer & Exhibition Coordinator
Chris Boni & Vanessa Nicholas; Gallery Installation Team
Alma Rumball, Lido Pimienta, Louise Reimer, Kendra Yee; Artists
Art Gallery of York University, 2016

Innovation in Collections-Based Exhibition
Brendan Fernandes: Lost Bodies
Sunny Kerr; Curator
Sunny Kerr & Brendan Fernandes; Exhibition Designers
Jennifer Nicoll; Exhibition Coordinators
Scott Wallis, Assistant Preparator: Mark Birksted; Gallery Installation Team
Brendan Fernandes; Artist
Agnes Etherington Art Centre in partnership with the Textile Museum of Canada, 2015


Curatorial Art Writing

Major Text over 5,000 words
Philip Monk
“Is Toronto Burning? Three Years in the Making (and Unmaking) of the Toronto Art Scene”
Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), 2016

Text 2,000-5,000 words
John G. Hampton
“Contemporary Rock Art”
Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2015

Short Text under 2,000 words
Ambereen Siddiqui
“Beyond Measure: Domesticating Distance”
Rencontres au sommeRencontres au sommet
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in partnership with South Asian Visual Arts Centre, 2015

Art Writing Award
Bonnie Devine
“Crossing the Shatter Zone”
Art Gallery of Windsor with Black Dog Publishing, 2014

Public Program Award
Ring of Fire
Emelie Chhangur; Curator
Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), 2014-2015

Education Award
Running with Concepts: the Geological Edition
Patricia Corcoran, Kalley Jazvac, Miriam Diamond, Sarah Anne Johnson, Stephen Morris, Anna-Sophie Springer; Educators
Blackwood Gallery, 2015

Art Publication Awards
The Illuminations Project
Jon Davies; Curator, Gallery Project Coordinator
Shary Boyle & Emily Vey Duke: The Illuminations Project; Related Exhibition
Shary Boyle & Emily Vey Duke; Writers
Oakville Galleries, 2015

Border Cultures
Srimoyee Mitra Curator, Gallery Project Coordinator, Editor
Srimoyee Mitra, Bonnie Devine, Lee Rodney, Mike Marcon, Michael Darroch, Christopher McNamara, Dylan Miner, Iftikhar Dadi, Martha Rosler & Mariam Ghani; Writers
Border Cultures; Related Exhibition
Art Gallery of Windsor in publishing partnership with University of Toronto (2016) and Black Dog Publishing (London UK), 2015


Design Awards

Art Book
Matthew Hoffman
Volumes
Blackwood Gallery, 2015

Budget under $1,500
Brett Ramsay
Starry Stairs
Vanessa Nicholas; Text and Curator
Art Gallery of York University

Exhibition Catalogue
Kathe Gray
Jane Buyers: Gather...Arrange...Maintain
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 2015

Other Exhibition or Gallery Publication
Underline Studios
The Missing Novella
Oakville Galleries, 2015

Digital Project
Studio Blackwell
The Artist Herself: Web Resource
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2015

Identity Renewal
Underline Studio
New Look, New Name for the Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Claire Dawson, Fidel Peña, Kristin Germain O'Donnell, Mark Neil Balson, Cameron McKague, Yosub Jack Choi, Greg Higgison, Designers
Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2016

Partnership Award
Le pARTy Art Auction 2015
The Ottawa Mission
Ottawa Art Gallery, 2015

Colleague Award
Jennifer Nicoll
Collections Manager/Exhibition Coordinator
9 Years of Service
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Volunteer Award
Mignon (Molly) Briggs
Various
50 Years of Service
Art Gallery of Windsor

Jurors: Marcie Bronson, Noa Bronstein, Susan Edelstein, Virginia Eichhorn, Sameer Farooq, James Monkman, Celeste Scopelites, Lisa Deanne Smith, Emese Ungar


OAAG Awards 2016 Sponsors

Gold: ArtTO, Canadian Art, Donderdag, Flash Reproductions, YYZ
Silver: c magazine, CARFAC, Delta Optical, Elgin Picture & Frame Inc., Humber College: School of Creative & Performing Art, Murlidhar Dawani, Open Studio, PACART, Total Transport Solutions Inc.
Bronze: Art Advisory, Haliburton School of Art & Design, OCADU, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Stephen Bulger Gallery
In Kind: Above Ground Art Supplies, Aga Khan Museum, Akimbo Art Promotions, Canadian Opera Company, Hot Docs Canadian International Festival, Steam Whistle Brewing

Design: Donderdag