The Hudgens Center for the Arts has opened the Hudgens Prize competition, which awards $50,000 to a Georgia artist. Now in its third year, the competition is open to artists age 18 and older, who are full-time Georgia residents. Visual artwork of any medium will be considered, but works previously exhibited at the Hudgens are ineligible, and all work must have been completed within the last two years. Entry requires a $30 nonrefundable fee and entitles each artist to submit up to five entries.
The jury will include Shannon Fitzgerald, executive director of the Rochester Art Center, Minnesota; Buzz Spector, professor of art, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; and Hamza Walker, associate curator, Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Illinois. They will select four finalists based on a review of images and artist statements. The artists will display their works in the Hudgens Prize Finalists Exhibition next April. Each will receive a $1,500 stipend to help cover expenses relating to the exhibition. The jury will select the winner based on studio visits and the works in the exhibit.
September 1–November 1, 2014: Applications received
January 1, 2015: Finalists notified
April 7–June 27: Hudgens Prize Finalists Exhibition
June 11–12: Jury panel studio visits and programming
June 13: Hudgens Prize award ceremony
For more information and the full rules of entry, please visit the Hudgens website.
To apply, click here.