Call for Entries: XL Catlin Art Prize w/UNT CVAD on Strategic Advisory Board

XL Catlin Art Prize logoWe're excited to announce that The UNT College of Visual Arts & Design is part of the Strategic Advisory Board for the XL Catlin Art Prize!

XL Catlin and the New York Academy of Art today announced the launch of the US edition of the XL Catlin Art Prize. With exhibitions in San Francisco, Chicago and New York, and a jury including major artists and curators, the XL Catlin Art Prize will be one of the premier student art competitions in the nation.

Developed in partnership with the New York Academy of Art, the XL Catlin Art Prize is open to figurative paintings, drawings and prints created by undergraduate and graduate art students. With a First Prize of $10,000, the competition will focus on the reemergence of figurative art in the contemporary art world.

The competition is structured around three rounds of jurying.

Regional Jury:
Faculty members from the Prize’s Strategic Advisory Board will select from submissions in five regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, West and Midwest). The Strategic Advisory Board consists of 22 major art schools across the US, including UNT College of Visual Arts & Design, along with otheres like Yale School of Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia University School of Arts, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Pratt Institute and Bard College.

Exhibition Jury:

  • Carrie Rebora Barratt, Deputy Dir for Collections - Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Jennie Goldstein, Asst Curator - Whitney Museum
  • Laura Hoptman, Curator - Museum of Modern Art
  • Kara Vander Weg, Dir - Gagosian Gallery

This jury will choose 40 artworks from the regional selections. These 40 pieces will tour in the fall of 2018, exhibiting at the San Francisco Art Institute (August 20 – October 7), Linda Warren Projects in Chicago (November 3 – 8) and the New York Academy of Art (November 21 - 29). The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

Prize Jury:
Consisting of renowned painters Nicole Eisenman, Eric Fischl and Amy Sherald, the Prize Jury will choose the first and second prize winners when the touring exhibition arrives in New York. First prize is $10,000 and second prize is $3,500. An Audience Award of $1,500 will be awarded via social media.

Applicants must be enrolled in a US graduate or undergraduate art program.

Submissions Deadline:
February 15, 2018 at 11:00pm EST

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