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Join OAAG in celebrating the 41st OAAG Awards Gala at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre on Monday, November 19, at 6:00pm. Winners will be announced live during the ceremony. Reception starts at 4:30pm.

Presenting the 2018 OAAG Awards Shortlist

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) is pleased to announce the Shortlisted Nominees for the 41st annual OAAG Awards. Following a stellar ceremony in 2017, this year’s awards promises to be the biggest and best Awards yet. As the only annual juried awards of its kind, the iconic OAAG Awards celebrate the outstanding achievement, artistic merit, and excellence of arts institutions and professionals in the public art gallery sector of Ontario. The OAAG Awards recognize new exhibitions, publications, programs, and community engagements that have been produced and commissioned by Ontario’s public galleries throughout the past year. Winners will be announced live during the ceremony.

Now announcing the 2018 OAAG Awards Shortlist:
(listed in alphabetical order)

EXHIBITION AWARDS
Exhibition Installation & Design Award
Open Edition, Heather Anderson and Sandra Dyck, Carleton University Art Gallery
Postcommodity, Suzanne Carte, Art Gallery of York University
Xiaojing Yan: Out from among the Tranquil Woods, Anik Glaude, Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Exhibition of the Year Budget over $50,000 Short List
Robert Fones: Signs | Forms | Narratives, Museum London
Take Care, Blackwood Gallery
The Sunshine Eaters, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University

Exhibition of the Year Budget over $20,000 Thematic Short List
Carry Forward, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Migrating The Margins, Art Gallery of York University
Niigaanikwewag, Art Gallery of Mississauga

Exhibition of the Year Budget over $20,000 Monographic Short List
Deanna Bowen: On Trial The Long Doorway, Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art
Maria Hupfield: The One Who Keeps on Giving, The Power Plant
Xiaojing Yan: Out from among the Tranquil Woods, Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Exhibition of the Year Budget Under $20,000 Thematic Short List
Downtown/s - Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Windsor
Far and Near: The Distance(s) between Us, Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Mother Tongue, Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Exhibition of the Year Budget Under $20,000 Monographic Short List
Abedar Kamgari: The Journey West, Art Gallery of Hamilton
Annie Thibault: La chambre des cultures, foraging in time and space, Carleton University Art Gallery
FASTWÜRMS: #Q33R_WTCH_P155, Oakville Galleries

Exhibition of the Year Budget Under $10,000 Short List
A Form of Formlessness: Teresa Carlesimo and Michael DeRisio, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Shelley Niro: 1779, Art Gallery of Hamilton
Maggie Groat: Sun also Seasons, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Innovation in a Collections-Based Exhibition Short List
raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection, Onsite Gallery
Open Edition, Carleton University Art Gallery
Inscapes, Varley Art Gallery of Markham

First Exhibition in a Public Art Gallery
Winner will be announced during the ceremony


CURATORIAL WRITING AWARDS
Major Text over 5,000 words Short List
Winner will be announced during the ceremony

Text 2,000-5,000 Words Short List
Sunny Kerr, Oakville Galleries
Gabrielle Moser, Oakville Galleries

Short Text Under 2,000 words Short List
Rebecca Basciano, Ottawa Art Gallery | Galerie d’art d’Ottawa
Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Kirsty Robertson, PhD, Art Gallery of Windsor


ART WRITING AWARD
Adriana Disman, Oakville Galleries
Tannis Nielsen, Doris McCarthy Gallery
Deborah Root, Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University


PUBLIC PROGRAM AWARD
border crossings: a community engagement lab, Art Gallery of Mississauga
Open Space Lab, Carleton University Art Gallery
YAS! Youth Art Symposium/SYMP art Jeunesse, Ottawa Art Gallery | Galerie d’art Ottawa


EDUCATION AWARD
Art on my Mind: Creative Communities Converge at Oakdale Park, Art Gallery of York University
Power Youth, The Power Plant
raise a flag:works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015) Education Guide, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University


ART PUBLICATION AWARD
Alessa Cohene, I Don’t Get It, Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography
Sarindar Dhaliwal: The Radcliffe Line and Other Geographies, Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University
Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario


DESIGN AWARDS
Art Book Award
Maggie Groat and Jimmy Limit, ALMANAC, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Underline Studios, Les Levine: Transmedia, 1964 to 1974, Oakville Galleries

Exhibition Catalogue Award
Mark Timmings and Debay Design, Dorset Seen, Carleton University Art Gallery
Lauren Wickware, Sarindar Dhaliwal: The Radcliffe Line and other Geographies, Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University
Jay Wilson, The Closer Together Things Are, University of Waterloo Art Gallery

Identity Renewal
Winner will be announced during the ceremony


PERSONNEL AWARDS
Key Partnership Award
Winner will be announced during the ceremony

Lifetime Achievement
Winner will be announced during the ceremony

Colleague Award
Winner will be announced during the ceremony

Volunteer Award
John Matheson, The Power Plant
Peter Wasylyk, Art Gallery of Windsor


Visit http://oaag.org/awards/ for the complete version of the 2018 OAAG Awards Shortlisted Nominees.


OAAG Awards 2018 Sponsors
Platinum: Flash Reproductions
Gold: The Drake, Donderdag, Canadian Art
Silver: Elgin Picture & Frame
Friend: Above Ground Art Supplies, Art Advisory, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto Flower Company,
Live Entertainment: PACART

Jurors: Sharona Adamowicz-Clements, Xenia Benivolski, Nina Boccia, Merray Gerges, Chris Jaw, Jasmina Jovanovic, Grahame Lynch, Nahed Mansour, Rea McNamara, Carol Podedworny, Stefan St. Laurent, Annie Wong

Awards Production: Eileen Firth, Jessica Lukas, Parker O’Connor, Zainub Verjee

Design Credit: Donderdag

Printer: Flash Reproductions

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries is a registered charitable organization that serves as a voice for public art galleries and art museums in the province of Ontario. OAAG’s membership spans across 60 communities in Ontario with 270 member art galleries, museums, and institutions. OAAG runs numerous professional development workshops, mentorship programs, and events including OAAG’s most signature Annual Awards Program.

Follow OAAG on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!
#OAAGawards2018

Contact Information:
Jessica Lukas, Secretariat Assistant
E: members@oaag.org
T: (416) 598-0714


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