Media advisory - Winner of 2008 Sobey Art Award presented by Scotiabank to be announced October 1 at ROM - $70,000 in prize money to be awarded

    TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - The winner of the 2008 Sobey Art Award
presented by Scotiabank, will be announced during a gala reception at the
Royal Ontario Museum on Wednesday, October 1. Renowned Canadian soprano,
Measha Brueggergosman, will serve as the emcee for the gala ceremony.

    What   Sobey Art Award presented by Scotiabank Gala Award Ceremony (Emcee
           Measha Brueggergosman)

    When   7: 30pm - gala Reception for the announcement of the winner of the
           2008 Sobey Art Award presented by Scotiabank.
           (Media walk-through of the exhibition with shortlisted artists in
           attendance will take place at 5:45 pm)

    Where  Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto ON M5S 2C6
           Hyacinth Gloria Chen Crystal Court and Samuel Hall (*) Currelly

    Who    Donald R. Sobey, Chair, Sobey Art Foundation
           William Thorsell, Director and CEO Royal Ontario Museum
           Ray Cronin, Director and CEO, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
           Jane Nokes, Director, Corporate Archives & Fine Art, Scotiabank
           Michel de Broin, Winner, 2007 Sobey Art Award presented by
           2008 Sobey Art Award curatorial panel: Scott Watson, Anthony
           Kiendle, Nathalie de Blois, David Moos, Gemey Kelly; Ydessa
           Hendeles, guest international panellist and Stéphane Aquin, chair
           of the 2008 Sobey Art Award curatorial panel.
           2008 Sobey Art Award shortlist: Tim Lee, Daniel Barrow, Terence
           Koh, Raphaelle de Groot, and Mario Doucette.

           (*) Winner of the 2008 Sobey Art Award presented by Scotiabank
               will be announced at approximately 8:40 pm EST. Interviews are
               available on request and will be scheduled on a first come
               first serve basis.


For further information:

For further information: To RSVP to event and/or to request an interview
please contact: Svava Juliusson, Coordinator, Sobey Art Award, (416) 434-6883,;; Sobey Art Award, C/O Art Gallery of
Nova Scotia, (902) 424 7359 fax,

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