1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art offers $10,000 prize

The Gibbes Museum of Art is accepting applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Sponsored by the museum’s young patrons auxiliary group Society 1858, the prize is awarded annually to acknowledge an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South.

The winner receives a $10,000 cash prize. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply.

John Westmark, The Fireflies

Painter John Westmark was the 2012 prize winner, and his work is on view through July 13 at the Gibbes Museum in the exhibition John Westmark: Narratives. Learn more about the impact of the prize on past winners in the museum’s blog.

The application deadline is May 28. For more information or to apply, visit 1858prize.org.

Via: Gibbes Museum of Art