“Intersections” by Anila Quayyum Agha. Juried Grand Prize and Public Vote Grand Prize winner at ArtPrize 2014 (Photo by Brian Kelly, courtesy of ArtPrize)

This fall the seventh annual ArtPrize competition will be awarding a total of $500,000 including two top prizes of $200,000 each, one decided by public vote, the other decided by a panel of three jurors.

The 2015 ArtPrize Juried Grand Prize will be awarded by: Franklin Sirmans, department head and curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Chicago-based artist Michael Rakowitz; and Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu.

In addition to the two grand prizes there are eight $12,500 awards across four categories (2-D, 3-D, Time-Based, Installation). Four of these awards are decided by public vote, while the other four are decided by expert jury.

The four juried category awards will be selected by: Dallas-based Director of Exhibitions / Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary Justine Ludwig (2-D); Indianapolis-based curator, creator and host of The Art Assignment (PBS Digital), Sarah Urist Green (3-D); Los Angeles-based Senior Programmer of Sundance Film Festival and curator of New Frontier at Sundance, Shari Frilot (Time-based); New York-based editor and art critic, Robin Cembalest (Installation).

Since expanding in 2010 to include both public and juried awards, ArtPrize has sought to use its unique parallel awards structure — splitting the $500,000 purse evenly between public vote and juried awards — to spark lasting dialogue about public and art world perceptions of art. Previous years’ jurors have included Theaster Gates, Jerry Saltz, Susan Sollins, Mel Chin, and Anne Pasternak, among others.

To be eligible for ArtPrize 7, artists must register before June 4, 2015. Artists seeking consideration for one of the 25 $2,000 Frey Foundation Seed Grants must apply before May 20, 2015.

Learn more about the 2015 ArtPrize Jurors.


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