Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Call to Female Artists: The Bennett Prize

Deadline: September 28, 2018

The Pittsburgh Foundation & The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) in Muskegon, MI announce a call to artists for The Bennett Prize

Ten (10) finalists will each receive $1,000 to participate in a traveling exhibition. One woman receives $50,000 and a solo exhibition. 

Jurors: Steven Alan Bennett (The Bennett Prize), Art Martin (The Muskegon Museum of Art), Andrea Kowch (Artist), Maria Tomasula (University of Notre Dame). 

Open only to living women artists who: 

  • Are eighteen (18) years or older, 
  • Reside in the United States (at least part of the year), 
  • Will submit work (and work for any exhibition) that does not have to cross an international border to reach MMA, 
  • Have primary practice as the creation of original paintings in the genre of figurative realism, 
  • Are currently pursuing, or intend to pursue, a career as a full-time painter and 
  • Will not be a student during The Prize residency. 

Artists must have works available for exhibition and travel from Feb. 1, 2019 through at least the end of 2021. All entries must be traditional paintings, which is defined as paint upon a two-dimensional surface. Mixed media pieces will be considered, as long as paint is the primary material. Paintings must depict representational images of one or more figures. Paintings rendered over photographic images are not eligible. Only original works completed in the past 5 years are eligible. 

$50 entry fee. For more information, visit this site, Contact: amartin@mpsk12.net or call Muskegon Museum of Art at 231-720-2582. Website here.