The Hudgens Center for the Arts has announced the four finalists for its 2015 Hudgens Prize, a competition open only to Georgia artists. The winner will receive $50,000 and a solo show at the Hudgens.
The finalists are:
BETHANY COLLINS, Atlanta. Multimedia conceptual art.
SCOTT INGRAM, Atlanta. Painting, drawing, sculpture, design.
Ingram, who was also a Hudgens finalist in 2010, is among the grantees of MOCA GA’s 2013–14 Working Artist Project.
RYLAN STEELE, Columbus. Photography and video.
Steele recently exhibited a series of photos about Ave Maria, a planned Catholic community in Florida.
ORION WERTZ, Columbus. Painting and illustration.
Wertz writes and illustrates his own books.
Each will receive a $1,500 stipend to defray expenses for a group show, April 7 to June 27.
The jury consisted of 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; Hamza Walker, associate curator, the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.