Artadia is pleased to announce the 2021 Atlanta Artadia Awardees:

The Awardees will each receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds, as well as access to the ongoing benefits of the Artadia Award program. The decision followed an extensive jury process, culminating in a virtual studio visit with jurors Raina Lampkins-Fielder, Curator, Souls Grown Deep Foundation, Atlanta and Humberto Moro, Deputy Director / Senior Curator at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City and Adjunct Curator at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.

Of the Awardees, Lampkins-Fielder notes “The three artists acknowledged here – while diverse in their practice – all share a similar spirit of bearing witness to our time. Through her photographs, Sheila Pree Bright brings to light the individual narratives of her subjects as she creates stories investigating the socio-political and historical contexts in which we all live. Jill Frank’s epic portraits of young people as they enact the various social rituals and systems of play that ultimately inform their identity or sense of self reveal the vulnerability, the potential – as well as the humor – of American youth. Often invoking the trickster in his work, Masud Olufani’s multidisciplinary practice looks to our ancestors and powerfully envisions the narrative traditions of African and African American folklore, with a particular focus on collective memory as it is manifested in the American South.”

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This year’s Finalists for the Atlanta Award included Jane Foley, Laura Noel and Ato Ribeiro, selected by jurors Raina Lampkins-Fielder, Curator, Souls Grown Deep Foundation, Atlanta; Veronica Roberts, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; and Claire Tancons, Independent Curator based in New Orleans. Click here read the full Press Release

Learn more about our 2021 Atlanta Awardees in the exclusive Burnaway article “Artadia Announces Atlanta Awardees“, click here to read.

The 2021 Atlanta 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 23 counties of Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton. 

The 2021 Atlanta Artadia Awards are generously supported by Mailchimp, as well as the Artadia Board of Directors, Artadia Council Members, and individual donors across the country.