And it is:
Emily Vey Duke and partner, Cooper Battersby, representing the Atlantic region; West Coast and Yukon, Brendan Lee Satish Tang; Prairies and The North, Daniel Barrow; Ontario, Brendan Fernandes, and Québec, Patrick Bernatchez.
Some surprises there, not the least of which being Fernandes (though not undeserved); competition including John Sasaki, who had a particularly good year, would have left Fernandes on the outs, methinks.
In any case, my money's on Barrow, who you could have seen at the AGYUup until last week; Fernandes, meanwhile, is showing at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Game on!
ALSO: Canadian Art has put a portfolio of each nominated artist online, which you can find here: