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The Williams Prize in Drawing for Emerging Artists

The Williams Prize in Drawing for Emerging Artists is a celebration of drawing as a critical element in contemporary art making and as an art form with powerful expressive possibilities. The prize was designed to provide a venue through which emerging artists can share, on a national stage, both their unique visions and their drawing skills. The Williams Prize in Drawing for Emerging Artists is designed for applicants who are creating 2D drawings with either traditional methods, or more experimental contemporary approaches and materials. Drawing media that is encouraged includes, but is not limited to, chalk, charcoal, Conté, graphite, marker, metal-point, pastel, pen & ink, pencil, or other marking materials. Please, no video or digitally created, or enhanced art. There is no theme that must be suggested by the artist, but all art must be original and completed independently within the past 2 years of the entry deadline (since March 2012). Compelling drawings on any subject will be considered, including but not limited to portraiture, figurative work, landscapes, still life and non-representational drawings. We encourage applicants from all fifty states.
Artists may submit a portfolio of up to four images. Please visit our website to view the complete prospectus for this competition, https://www.artistforartistsproject.org/the-williams-prize.html
Juror: Fred Wessel (www.fredwessel.com), a master of drawing in silverpoint, as well as the creator of a luminous body of work using egg tempera and gold leaf. The Awards: First Prize: $1000; Juror’s Choice Awards: 10 awards, $200 each; Purchase Award: $500, may be awarded to any of the eleven finalists chosen by the juror. The artists with the top 50 portfolios may be selected to become Exhibiting Artists with the Artist for Artists Project.
Who Can Apply: Students Only
Submission Deadline: 03/31/2014
Contact Name: Laura Vasselle