Recognition for artists: Sondheim Artscape Prize in Baltimore

Baltimore’s most prestigious art prize is the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, a sizable fellowship awarded to artists who live or work in the Baltimore region. Unlike the DeCordova Museum of Art’s Rappaport Prize, which was recently awarded to Sam Durant, an artist who grew up in the Boston area but now lives in California, the … read more… “Recognition for artists: Sondheim Artscape Prize in Baltimore”

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Suicide, homicide, frenetic violence: 2010 Turner Prize finalists

Angela de la Cruz, :Larger Then Life,” 2004, oil and acrylic on canvas, 260 x 400 x 105cm Angela de la Cruz, “Clutter VI with White Blanket,” 2004, acrylic and oil on canvas, 54 x 200 x 247 cm   Dexter Dalwood,”Gatsby,” 2009, oil on canvas, 85 x 86 1/4″   Dexter Dalwood, “Gorky’s Studio,” 2009, … read more… “Suicide, homicide, frenetic violence: 2010 Turner Prize finalists”

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Congratulations to all the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipients!

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in the studio, 1949. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, now starting its 25th year of grant-making, has announced 125 grants totaling $2,093,140 to individual artists and arts organizations for fiscal 2008-09 (that’s an average of about $16,000). Grants are awarded to professional visual artists from around the world, based on dual criteria … read more… “Congratulations to all the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipients!”

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We all wanna be big, big stars

Claire Perry, from Babelgum Metropolis, an online TV channel dedicated to “art, urban culture and trends,” just sent an email announcing that they’re looking for “the globe’s best and edgiest artists” for a big art show in Times Square. Winners of the 2009 Metropolis Art Prize, chosen by arthouse fave Isabella Rossellini (have you seen … read more… “We all wanna be big, big stars”

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Art critic Christopher Knight wins LA Press Club award

LA Times art critic Christopher Knight just won a Los Angeles Press Club award for his review of the 2008 Bernini exhibition at the Getty Museum. Perhaps not accustomed to reading art criticism on a regular basis, the judges commented that the “crisp, clean words painted a picture in one’s mind of being at the … read more… “Art critic Christopher Knight wins LA Press Club award”

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$20,000 awards for “demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurship in the fields of art, design, architecture”

I just found this notice from Art &Education, an e-mail press release service maintained by ArtForum and E-Flux, in my overflowing inbox (sorry if I haven’t responded to your email), and I think there are plenty of bloggers out there who deserve this award. Let’s all pitch in and nominate our favorite bloggers. The Sam … read more… “$20,000 awards for “demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurship in the fields of art, design, architecture””

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Turner Prize shortlist: All trans-media artmakers, no video

The four trans-media artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2009 are Enrico David, Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright. “Critics of the Turner prize are used to harrumphing crossly about the absence of painting or drawing from the award’s shortlist, and condemning a perceived preponderance of video or film work. This … read more… “Turner Prize shortlist: All trans-media artmakers, no video”

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Art21 awarded 2009 NEA grants

Art21 was awarded $100,000 to support development of educational activities and online resources for Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, the public television series about contemporary visual art that presents intimate profiles of America’s artists and the contexts in which they work. They also received a $120,000 grant to support the show’s fifth season, which … read more… “Art21 awarded 2009 NEA grants”

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Maine painters awarded prizes in Biennial

At the members’ opening reception for the 2009 Portland Museum of Art Biennial last week, Purchase Prizes were awarded to three painters in the show. Recipients are Mary Aro for her paintings “Trailer Home on Polka Valley Road,” “Microwaves,” and “End of the Burn;” Julianna Swaney for her drawings “Wolfgirl,” “Beebeard,” and “Central Park,” March … read more… “Maine painters awarded prizes in Biennial”

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Bloggers Paddy Johnson, Anjali Srinivasan, and Yuka Otani get Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Writing Grants

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program has announced the grantees for the final round of its three-year pilot phase. Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the program aims to strengthen … read more… “Bloggers Paddy Johnson, Anjali Srinivasan, and Yuka Otani get Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Writing Grants”

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