SHORT-LIST OF 10 FINALISTS FOR 2014 BOSTON ARTADIA AWARDS
Artadia is pleased to announce the third Boston Artadia Award cycle. The image-based application was open to all Boston based visual artists for three months and closed on October 24th, 2014. First round jurors Christopher Bedford, Director of The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University; Ruba Katrib, Curator at Sculpture Center and New York-based painter Ryan Sullivan, convened in late October to review all of applications and selected 10 Finalists.
The 10 Finalists for the 2014 Boston Artadia Awards are: Sonia Almeida, Larissa Bates, Ria Brodell, Stephanie Cardon, Lucy Kim, Niho Kozuru, Susan Metrican, Irina Rozovsky, Matt Saunders, Jll Slosburg-Ackerman
Sullivan said of the process: “Having grown up in Boston, it was fascinating to see all the diverse work being made in the Boston area today.” Ruba Katrib noted that “Artadia’s support of artists in cities around the country is significant; it was a pleasure to see the work of so many artists living in Boston through the jury process. The quality was very high and I look forward to seeing more from them in the future.” Christopher Bedford will be joined by Bartholomew Ryan, Assistant Curator at The Walker Art Center and Gretchen Wagner, Artistic Director and Chief Curator of the Oklahoma Contemporary, to conduct studio visits with the finalists. The 2014 Boston Artadia Awardees will be announced in late November. Artadia will partner with the Art & Business Council of Greater Boston so that Awardees will receive additional support through the Arts & Business Council’s professional development programming.
The 2014 Boston Awards are Artadia’s third Award cycle in Boston. Since 1998, Artadia has recognized artistic excellence is cities across the United States with unrestricted, merit-based Awards to contemporary artists chosen through a rigorous jury process involving a panel of internationally recognized curators. In addition to Boston, Artadia currently funds Awards on a rotating cycle in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.