The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) has announced the 41st season of its coveted OAAG Awards will take place at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre on November 19, celebrating the exhibitions, publications, and programming of Ontario’s public art galleries over the past year.
Queen’s University’s Agnes Etherington Art Centre is one of 34 public art galleries up for an award – A Form of Formlessness (Teresa Carlesimo and Michael DeRisio) is on the short list for ‘Exhibition of the Year, Budget Under $10,000’.
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“The Awards recognize excellence and celebrates the significance of Ontario’s Public Art Galleries,” said Zainub Verjee, Executive Director of OAAG, in a release. “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.”
The shortlisted nominees are judged in eleven major categories for artistic merit and excellence, including: Exhibition, Curatorial Writing, Art Writing, Public Program, Education, Art Publication, Design, Partnership, Lifetime Achievement, Colleague and Volunteer.
The OAAG Awards are the only annual juried awards of its kind. This year’s jurors are 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
Winners will be announced live during the ceremony.
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