Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Salt Lake Art Center's Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting

Salt Lake Art Center and Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation are pleased to announce the creation of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting, a new national painting prize that will recognize exceptional emerging and mid-career artists in the United States. The recipient of this bi-annual prize will receive a 15,000 USD cash award and a solo exhibition at Salt Lake Art Center, giving residents of Utah an unprecedented opportunity to view work by leading contemporary painters.

"Catherine Doctorow was a dedicated and hard-working contemporary painter in the 1950's and 1960's. All of her family at the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation are so proud to be part of the creation of the Catherine Doctorow Prize. We know she would be delighted that her love of painting is creating a place today for emerging and mid-career artists to flourish," says Suzanne Larson, daughter of Catherine Doctorow and trustee, Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.


According to Adam Price, Executive Director of Salt Lake Art Center, "We are honored to sustain the memory of Catherine Doctorow in this fashion and thrilled that Utah will now be the home of one of the most important painting awards in the country. We expect the recipients of the Catherine Doctorow Prize to become the leaders of American art in the next decade. "


As the permanent home of the Catherine Doctorow Prize, Salt Lake Art Center will invite up to 200 nominators who are arts professionals in the United States to nominate painters of promise. Nominators will include: museum and gallery directors, curators, art and art history professors, artists, and art writers. The members of the jury will be selected from arts leaders nationwide.


Please see
http://www.slartcenter.org for further details and eligibility requirements.

The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation


The
Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation was established as a charitable trust in New York City in 2004. The JCDFF is committed to developing long-term relationships with non-profit organizations devoted to cultural activity in the performing, visual, and written arts and those that provide mental health services.

Salt Lake Art Center

Salt Lake Art Center is Utah's premiere venue for contemporary art. Founded in 1931 and now located in the heart of Salt Lake City, the Art Center exhibits groundbreaking work by leading local and international artists. Recent exhibitions include
Contemporary Masters: Artist-Designed Miniature Golf, and Sundance Film Festival's New Frontier program. Upcoming exhibitions include site-specific creations by the California artist collective Fallen Fruit; Robert Fontenot's The Place This Is, a conceptual exploration of the stories and histories of Utah and America through materials commonly associated with the domestic realm; and community installations designed to move the very best in contemporary art outside the four walls of the gallery and into places where people work, live, and play. The Art Center rounds out its offerings with a lively mix of award-winning educational programs, film screenings, panel discussions, and events celebrating Salt Lake's vibrant local art scene.

Contact: Doctorow@slartcenter.org

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