Winners of the 2020 OAAG Awards Announced

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OAAG/AOGA celebrates Ontario’s art galleries at the 2020 OAAG/AOGA Awards

For forty-three years, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries / Association Ontarienne des Galeries d’Art (OAAG/AOGA) has proudly celebrated excellence in Ontario’s public art galleries. On Monday, November 30th, 2020, members of the visual arts community across the province came together virtually from the comfort of their homes for the presentation of the 2020 OAAG/AOGA Awards and to celebrate OAAG/AOGA as it marked its 50th year as an art service organization. Even amidst the turbulence and chaos of working during the current health crisis, the Awards are vital as they celebrate the significant accomplishments of the sector across the province. As the only annual juried awards of its kind, the iconic OAAG/AOGA Awards celebrate the outstanding achievement, artistic merit, and excellence of arts institutions and professionals in the public art gallery sector.

OAAG/AOGA is proud to share the winners of the 2020 OAAG Awards:

EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR BUDGET OVER $50,000 WINNER

THIS IS SERIOUS: Canadian Indie Comics
Curators
Alana Traficante and Joe Ollmann

Exhibition Designers
Greg Dawe, Paula Esteves, Mauro, Alana Traficante, and Joe Ollmann

Exhibition Coordinator
Melissa Neil

Installation Team
Greg Dawe, Paula Esteves Mauro, Joe Ollmann, Kristina Durka, Tina Destro, Michael Robinson, Simon Willms, Dawn Johnston, Cathy Yantsis, and Tracy Bruce

Artists
Sami Alwani, Ho Che Anderson, Kate Beaton, Marc Bell, Blaine, Simon Bossé, David Boswell, Chester Brown, Nina Bunjevac, Jessica Campbell, Geneviève Castrée, Marta Chudolinska, David Collier, Katherine Collins, Michael DeForge, Julie Delporte, Aminder Dhaliwal, Julie Doucet, Pascal Girard, Gord Hill, Jesse Jacobs, Patrick Kyle, Ginette Lapalme, Ness Lee, Hartley Lin, Graeme MacKay, Billy Mavreas, Carel Moiseiwitsch, Sylvia Nickerson, Diane Obomsawin, Simon Orpana, Meredith Park, Cole Pauls, Michel Rabagliati, Rebecca Rosen, Gord Pullar, Seth, Walter Scott, James Simpkins, Fiona Smyth, Jillian Tamaki, Maurice Vellekoop, Kat Verhoeven, Eric Kostiuk Williams, Connor Willumsen, Jenn Woodall, Doug Wright

Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2019-2020

EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR BUDGET UNDER $20,000 WINNER

Laurie Kang: Beolle
Curator
Matthew Hyland

Exhibition Designer
Carmen Shroeder

Exhibition Coordinator
Theresa Wang

Artist
Laurie Kang

Oakville Galleries, 2019-2020

EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR BUDGET UNDER $10,000 WINNER

Planting One Another
Curator
Lisa Myers

Exhibition Designers
Lisa Myers, Crystal Mowry, and Mike MacDonald

Exhibition Coordinators
Lisa Myers and Crystal Mowry

Installation Team
Lisa Myers, Linda Perez, Eric Roesler, Ron Benner, and York University Students

Artist
Mike MacDonald

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery in partnership with Woodland Cultural Centre, 2019

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER
Kim Fullerton
Founder and Director of Akimbo Art Promotions
Akimbo Art Promotions

CHANGEMAKER BIPOC AWARD WINNER
Tamara Toledo
Director / Curator
Sur Gallery (Latin American Canadian Art Projects – LACAP)


Thank you to our incredible sponsors! Flash Reproductions, Canadian Art, and Surface Impression

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A special thanks to everyone that was involved this year, your hard work and dedication is appreciated.

JURORS: Demetra Christakos, Patricia Deadman, Vince Rozario
AWARDS PRODUCTION: Julia Garnet, Jessica Lukas, Zainub Verjee
DESIGN: Donderdag
VIDEOGRAPHER: Craig Berggold
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Hussein Janmohamed & Russell Wallace
MC: Keith Cole
VOLUNTEERS: Thank you to all OAAG Volunteers!
DONORS: Thank you to all OAAG Donors! Your donations support OAAG programs like the OAAG Awards. Find details on how to donate to OAAG at oaag.org


The Ontario Association of Art Galleries / Association Ontarienne des Galeries d’Art (OAAG/AOGA) has a 50 year history as an arts service organization (ASO) which represents over 270 members—public art galleries, museums, artist-run-centres, and arts organizations. Over 40 years, its annual award program has been defining the standards of excellence for the visual arts in Canada. Through advocacy on issues, policy, legislation to all levels of government, and delivery of innovative and cutting-edge professional development opportunities and network-building, OAAG/AOGA advances, empowers, and strengthens the visual arts sector in Canada.

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Contact Information:
Julia Garnet, Communications Assistant
E: communications@oaag.org
T: (416) 598-0714

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