Artadia, a non-profit grantmaking organization and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons, is pleased to announce the 2023 San Francisco Bay Area Awards Finalists:

The 2023 San Francisco Bay Area 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 Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties for a minimum of two years.

This year’s Round 1 jurors were Matilde Guidelli Guidi, Associate Curator, Dia Art Foundation; Jennifer Inacio, Associate Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami; and Jordan Stein, Writer, independent curator, and founder of Cushion Works, San Francisco. The Round 2 jurors will be Jordan Stein joined by Alison Gass, Founding Krieger Family Director, ICA SF. 

“The exceptional talent and diverse practices found in all the applications made it a stimulating and enjoyable experience, deepening my understanding of the vibrant artistic community in the Bay Area,” shared fellow juror Jennifer Inacio. “After much consideration, the selected artists were chosen for the significant dialogues they bring through their work, showcasing a remarkable level of rigor and commitment to their practice.”  

“To review this year’s 380 applications was an opportunity to experience a sample of the thriving artistic community of the Bay Area,” said Matilde Guidelli Guidi. “Selected over engaged conversation with colleagues, each of the finalists stood out for their distinct perspective and formal intelligence across media.”

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Since its founding in 1999, Artadia has awarded over $6 million in unrestricted funds to over 385 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.