Artadia, a non-profit grantmaker and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons, is thrilled to announce the 2023 Boston Artadia Awards Finalists:
The Finalists will each hold virtual studio visits with second-round jurors, who will ultimately select three artists to receive $15,000 in unrestricted funds.
The 2023 Boston Artadia Awards application was open to visual artists working in any visual media, at any stage in their career, who have been living and working within Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties for a minimum of two years.
This year’s Round 1 jurors were Maleke Glee, Director, Stable Arts DC; Audrey Lopez, Curator, Rose Kennedy Greenway; and Gloria Sutton, Curator and Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Northeastern University. The Round 2 jurors will be Gloria Sutton joined by Dexter Wimberly, Curator and Co-Founder, Creative Study.
Juror Maleke Glee remarked, “Serving as a juror for the 2023 Boston Artadia Awards provided me a peek into the rich talent of the Boston-area art scene. It is a great dilemma when creating a shortlist is challenging; the pool of applicants is rich. I am excited about what these finalists represent for the rigor and innovation happening in Boston and more excited to see how the awards progress the artists’ practice.”
“The plurality of practices and modes of artmaking represented in this year’s submissions confirmed the dynamism and resilience of Boston’s expanding arts ecology, which is finding new purchase through artist-centric spaces and collaborative public facing projects. This ecology is vitally connected to the Boston area while remaining internationally ambitious in scope and impact,” said juror Gloria Sutton.