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.

Click here to read the news in Boston Art Review or here for the full press release.

Since its founding in 1999, Artadia has awarded over $6 million in unrestricted funds to over 390 artists nationally. Celebrating visual artists and their foundational role in shaping society, the Artadia Award benefits three artists annually in seven major US cities with high concentrations of creative workers—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The 2023 Boston Artadia Awards are supported by the Liberty Mutual, Meraki Artist Award, Wagner Foundation, the Artadia Board of Directors, Artadia Council supporters, and individual donors across the country.

Image: Top, left to right: Juan José Barboza-Gubo, Alison Croney Moses, Allison Maria Rodriguez.

Bottom, left to right: Samnang Riebe, Luis Arnías, Christopher Joshua Benton.