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Andrew Boatright: John the Baptist (detail). (Image courtesy artist.)

News: Forward Arts Foundation announces 2017–18 Emerging Artist Award winner and finalists

The Forward Arts Foundation has selected Andrew Boatright as the 2017–18 winner of its annual Emerging Artist Award. The artist will receive $10,000 and a solo show at the Swan Coach House Gallery.

“I am honored by the generosity of the Forward Arts Foundation and Swan Coach House Gallery,” said Boatright. “This award has a profound impact on emerging artists like myself. In addition to the prestige of being selected, the generous funds and the opportunity to hold a solo show serve as a much-appreciated affirmation of my work. It is such an encouragement to know that there are people in Atlanta who value and want to support artists like myself. I am grateful to the Forward Arts Foundation for this amazing opportunity.”

The four other finalists, each of whom will receive $2,000, are David Armistead, Wihro Kim, Julianne Trew, and Vanessa Brook Williams.

The foundation inaugurated this award in 1999. It continues to serve as an important leg-up and recognition for emerging artists.