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The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in the Exchange District is up for the inaugural Arts Achievement Award, which has been established by the Imperial Tobacco Canada Foundation.
Also in the running for the prize is the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Lethbridge's Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Toronto's Images Festival and the Centre for Aboriginal Media and the Mois photo gallery in Montreal.
The winner will be announced in May, according to a news release.
The peer jury that made the selections consists of Torontonian Jessica Bradley, Montrealer Monika Kin Gagnon and Winnipegger Robert Enright.
Plug In, located in the Exchange District, has long been recognized as the Prairie's leading contemporary gallery.
It was formed in 1972 and in 2001 it organized Canada's official representation at the Venice Biennale, with Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's Paradise Institute, a multi-media installation that won the Biennale's prestigious Golden Lion award.
Plug In ICA recently announced a new partnership with the University of Winnipeg to co-develop and operate from a new building at 460 Portage Ave., the site of the former Army Surplus store.