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And the fourth biennial Hudgens Prize goes to Lauri Stallings.

Funded by an anonymous donor, the Hudgens Prize is intended to elevate the importance of the arts in Georgia and offer a transformational opportunity for one Georgia artist. Stallings will receive $50,000 and a solo show at Hudgens Center for the Arts.

The members made their final decision based on the exhibitions of their work, on display in the Hudgens Center Galleries, and studio visits by the jurors in the days leading up to the announcement. The deciding jury consisted of Cesar Garcia, director and chief curator of The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, California; Janet Koplos, art writer and critic, St. Paul, Minnesota; and Diana Nawi, associate curator of Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, Florida.

The jury first winnowed the entries to the four finalists, Cosmo Whyte, Sarah Hobbs, Jiha Moon and Lauri Stallings.

Bethany Collins, Gyun Hur and Pam Longobardi were the previous winners.

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