New York, NY — Artadia and the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) are delighted to announce Jackie Saccoccio as the recipient of the Artadia NADA Award, a $4,000 unrestricted cash prize at the 2015 NADA New York art fair. Saccoccio’s work is exhibited at Eleven Rivington, booth 1.09 at NADA New York. A jury comprised of two renowned curators, Tom Eccles, Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard, and Kelly Taxter, Assistant Curator, the Jewish Museum, determined the Awardee.

Eccles and Taxter unanimously agreed that while “coming from different directions, we were both struck by Jackie Saccoccio’s substantial, complex and accomplished painting.”

Jackie Saccoccio will receive all lifetime benefits of the Artadia Award program including access to our New York Residency, Awardee exhibitions, connections with curators, and participation in Artadia projects at art fairs across the country.

Jackie Saccoccio was born in 1963 in Providence, RI. She currently lives and works in New York and Connecticut. Her recent exhibitions include: Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL (forthcoming); Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (forthcoming); Eleven Rivington, New York, NY; Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Villa Croce, Genova, Italy; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; New Britain Museum, New Britain, CT; Lucien Terras Inc., New York, NY.

About Artadia:

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is a national non-profit organization that supports visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based Awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities. We recognize artistic excellence in cities throughout the United States and introduce local communities to the international art conversation. Since 1999, Artadia has awarded over $3 million to more than 300 artists throughout its participating Award cities of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Over 20,000 artists have applied for the Artadia Awards, and Artadia has collaborated with over 500 curators and artists in the selection of each recipient through its rigorously-juried, open-application process.

The Artadia Awards offer individual artists unrestricted funds ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 and access to a lifetime of professional opportunities. Through the unrestricted Artadia Awards and its range of program services, Artadia offers artists vital resources, critical validation, and exposure throughout their careers. Current programs include the Art & Dialogue series, exhibitions, a residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, and an ongoing partnership with the New Art Dealers Alliance in New York and Miami.

About NADA:

Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) collective of professionals working with contemporary art. NADA’s mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within their field and to develop a stronger sense of community among their constituency. NADA believes that the adversarial approach to exhibiting and selling art has run its course. NADA believes that change can be achieved through fostering constructive thought and dialogue between various points in the art industry from large galleries to small spaces, non-profit and commercial alike.  Through support and encouragement, NADA facilitates strong and meaningful relationships between their members working with new contemporary and emerging art; while enhancing the public’s interaction with contemporary art.