The entry deadline for The Hudgens Prize visual arts competition and juried show is just one month away, on Friday, June 4. The competition offers one of the largest art awards in the nation, $50,000, and is open to Georgia residents only.
Up to 10 artists will be chosen for a Finalists Exhibition, to be on view at The Hudgens Center for the Arts from November 30 to February 19, 2011. The $50,000 prize winner will be announced at an Award Celebration on November 30, and will have a solo exhibition at The Hudgens in December 2011.
This competition is an unprecedented opportunity for an artist in Georgia to receive both such a large cash prize and the opportunity for a solo exhibit, and will provide great exposure for all of the entrants.
“We are very pleased with the caliber of art professionals we have assembled to serve on the jury panel for The Hudgens Prize,” states Angela Nichols, Director of Programs and Education at The Hudgens. “They are all well known nationally and internationally in the arts and we’re thrilled to have such a well respected and impressive group.”
The Juror Panel for the competition consists of David Kiehl, Curator of Prints at The Whitney Museum of
American Art; Sylvie Fortin, Editor-in-Chief of ART PAPERS Magazine; and Eungie Joo, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the New Museum in New York.
The Prize is sponsored by a private foundation that prefers to remain anonymous. “They were strongly interested in supporting the arts on a statewide basis, and also wanted to help increase the visibility and prestige of The Hudgens Center in the state,” said Stan Hall, Chairman of the Board at The Hudgens. “We are greatly honored that the foundation chose us to be the venue and facilitators for this exciting competition,” Hall continued.
“It is our hope that by bringing more attention to The Hudgens, this competition will also result in more support from the community and the state, particularly in this current, very challenging, economic environment,” added Teresa Osborn, Executive Director of The Hudgens Center.
The Hudgens Prize prospectus contains further information about the competition and details on how to enter, and is available on The Hudgens’ website at www.thehudgens.org.
The Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Bldg 300 in Duluth, at the end of the Gwinnett Center complex. The Hudgens offers year round fine art exhibits, classes for adults and children, summer art camps, field trips and much more.
For more information about events and exhibits at The Hudgens, please call 770-623-6002 or sign up to receive the monthly newsletter at www.thehudgens.org.