Saturday May 30th Scott Ingram & Orion Wertz will each conduct an artist talk that is free and open to the public. Come explore the exhibit and learn more about the artists behind these works of art.
Four Finalists have been named for the prestigious Hudgens Prize. All four artists will display their work in the Finalist’s Exhibition, scheduled for April 7 – June 27.
The Finalists are: Bethany Collins, Scott Ingram, Orion Wertz and Rylan Steele.
. The $50,000 Hudgens Prize will be awarded by the jury panel based on in-person visits to the four Finalist’s studios and the works on view in the Hudgens Prize Finalist’s Exhibition. The prize winner will be announced at the Hudgens Prize Award Celebration, which will take place on Saturday, June 13. The Finalists will also offer Artists Talks at the Hudgens during the exhibition, to be scheduled soon.
The jury panel includes Shannon Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota; Buzz Spector, Professor of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; and Hamza Walker, Associate Curator, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
The Hudgens Prize competition is one of the biggest and most exciting things that we do as an organization, and we’re so fortunate that we are able to offer this opportunity to Georgia artists.” “It has been really fun to be a ‘fly on the wall,’ observing the decision-making process of the jury panel. There were so many amazing artists that submitted works, and I certainly didn’t envy the jurors in the task that we gave them in choosing just four to be Finalists. Each of the Finalists is an accomplished, intelligent and thoughtful artist, and I’m looking forward to working with them to curate the Finalists Exhibition,” Nichols concluded.