FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANNOUNCING THE 2018 OAAG AWARDS SHORTLIST
TORONTO, ON — October 9, 2018— The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) is pleased to present its 41st season of the coveted OAAG Awards at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre on November 19. The event celebrates and recognizes the exhibitions, publications, and programming of Ontario’s public art galleries over the past year. This year will be our largest yet with an exclusive performance from performance artist Bridget Moser. The OAAG Awards are the only annual juried awards of its kind.
“The Awards recognize excellence and celebrates the significance of Ontario’s Public Art Galleries. . . . We share an unbounded optimism in our services to Ontario’s Public Art Galleries’ impact and relevance in shaping and enriching the lives of Ontarians through art,” said Zainub Verjee, Executive Director of OAAG.
With over 230 nominees, from 34 public art galleries in 20 cities across Ontario, the shortlisted nominees are judged in eleven major categories for artistic merit and excellence. The categories include: Exhibition, Curatorial Writing, Art Writing, Public Program, Education, Art Publication, Design, Partnership, Lifetime Achievement, Colleague and Volunteer.
Join OAAG in celebrating the 41st OAAG Awards Gala at the Harbourfront Centre on Monday, November 19, at 6pm. Winners will be announced live during the ceremony. Reception starts at 4:30pm.
Now announcing the 2018 OAAG Awards Shortlisted Galleries:
(listed in alphabetical order)
- Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
- Art Gallery of Hamilton
- Art Gallery of Mississauga
- Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
- Art Gallery of Windsor
- Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), Toronto
- Art Museum at the University of Toronto
- Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga
- Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
- Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto
- Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto
- Gallery in the Grove, Sarnia
- Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
- Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, Toronto
- Museum London
- Oakville Galleries
- Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto
- Ottawa Art Gallery | Galerie d’art d’Ottawa
- Rodman Hall Art Centre / Brock University, St. Catharines
- The Power Plant, Toronto
- University of Waterloo Art Gallery
- Varley Art Gallery of Markham
See the full list of shortlisted nominees at oaag.org/awards/index.html
OAAG Awards 2018 Sponsors
Platinum: Flash Reproductions
Gold:Canadian Art, Donderdag, The Drake
Silver: Elgin Picture & Frame
Bronze: Geogram and NOW Magazine, Koyama Press
Friend: Above Ground Art Supplies, Art Advisory, CARFAC Ontario, 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
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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.
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