Artadia, a nonprofit grantmaking organization and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons, is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2022 Boston Artadia Awards:
The 2022 Boston Artadia Award application was open to visual artists working in any visual media, at any stage in their career, who have been living and working within Allston, Arlington, Belmont, Beverly, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Dedham, Everett, Fall River, Gloucester, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Nahant, New Bedford, Newton, Peabody, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Somerville, Stoneham, Swampscott, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn for a minimum of two years.
The decision was reached after an extensive two-tiered jurying process culminating in virtual studio visits with jurors Daniel Byers, John R. Barbara Robinson Family Director, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts; and Martina Tanga, Curatorial Research Associate at MFA Boston.
Juror Martina Tanga commented on Artadia’s return to Boston: “It’s very exciting to have Artadia in our city of Boston, and it is an honor to serve as the inaugural juror for this Award. The endorsement of artistic practice this Award gives artists is transformative for the awardees and those nominated. We have such creative energy in the city, and I am so grateful that Artadia gives our artists national and international prominence.”
Fellow juror Daniel Byers commented on the jurying process: “After years of a pandemic and few studio visits, the Artadia jury process facilitated in-depth conversations with six fascinating artists, renewing my excitement about Boston’s art community. We met artists with equal investments in material-based, probing studio practices and community participation that connects and opens their work to the public and other artists.”
In addition to Hamilton, Jones-Henderson, and Miller, this year’s finalists for the Award included Harry Gould Harvey IV, Ben Sloat, and Jessica Tam. The finalists were selected by Daniel Byers, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts; Taylor Bythewood-Porter, Curator, California African American Museum (CAAM); and Bianca Morán, an independent curator based in New York City.
Read the full press release here or in Boston Art Review.