Despite the fact that one artist gets all the money, the prize could benefit others as well. That curators from two prestigious New York museums will review every applicant’s work makes it a real opportunity for artists who would not otherwise get a foot in the door. (Joo, by the way, is curating the New Museum’s next Triennial.)
“We are excited to be able to support art and artists, especially in this time of economic challenge,” says interim executive director Teresa Osborn.
Applications are due June 4; see the prospectus on the Web site for details. The panel will select five to 10 finalists in August. Their work will be presented in a group show opening November 30. The winner will be announced at the opening festivities. The winner’s solo show is slated for December 2011. One work will enter the Hudgens’ permanent collection.