Applications are about to open for the 2015 Hudgens Prize, Georgia’s heavy-duty biennial art award that comes with a generous $50,000 and a solo show at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth.
Applicants must be a full-time Georgia resident and over 18 years of age. and up. Artists are able to submit up to five works that have been produced in the past two years, for a $30 entry fee. Beginning September 1, applications may be submitted online here. The deadline is November 1.
In a press statement, Hudgens executive director Teresa Osborn said: “We know from the past that every aspect of this process positively affects artists in our state. From having the work of every artist who submits reviewed by a panel of world class jurors, to the intimate studio visits by these jurors with the four artist finalists; this process and the relationships formed have long lasting impact.”
The jury for the 2015 award are Shannon Fitzgerald, executive director of the Rochester Art Center in Minnesota; Buzz Spector, art professor at Washington University in St. Louis; and Hamza Walker, associate curator at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.
Four finalists each of whom receives a $1,500 stipend, will be notified on January 1. An exhibition of their work will open at the Hudgens on April 7, 2015, with the winner to be announced on June 13.