The Hudgens Prize is a juried competition open to Georgia artists. The prize, organized by the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, comes with $50,000 and a solo exhibition at the Gwinnett County venue in 2011.
And the winner is Gyun Hur.
The announcement was made tonight at a reception for the exhibition that encompassed the five finalists: Hur, Hope Hilton, Jiha Moon, Scott Ingram and Ruth Dusseault. The jury — David Kiehl (prints curator, Whitney Museum of American Art); Sylvie Fortin (editor in chief, Art Papers); and Eungie Joo (director and curator of exhibitions and public programs, New Museum) — had made its decision only this morning, after reviewing the work in the exhibition, which will remain on view at the center through February 19. There will also be a slide show of works by all 369 entrants.
Hur’s Hudgens installation is shown below.