The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, December 21, 2014


Contemporary Northwest Art Awards to Open at The Portland Art Museum
Video still: Cat Clifford, Two Chairs, 2007, 2 channel digital video, dimensions variable, Image courtesy Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle.
PORTLAND.- This summer, the Portland Art Museum proudly presents the inaugural Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. Developed to honor emerging and nationally under-recognized professional artists living in the Northwest, this dynamic special exhibition of recent and new work by the award recipients — Dan Attoe, Cat Clifford, Jeffry Mitchell, Whiting Tennis, and Marie Watt — is at the core of the Museum’s summer program. The exhibition presents a unique opportunity for visitors to experience the diversity of contemporary art thriving in the region and to gain a deeper understanding of the artists’ concerns and creative practices.

The Contemporary Northwest Art Awards celebrates the quality, innovation, and professional practice found among this group of five artists. Their achievements are recognized with an award, a cash prize, and a featured space within the special exhibition. This year’s collection of thought-provoking works — from existential narratives in oil, graphite, and neon to stop-motion animation referencing the pioneer dream — underscores the Museum’s long-time commitment to celebrating, exhibiting, and collecting art of the region.

During the exhibition’s opening, one artist will receive the $10,000 Arlene Schnitzer Prize, named in honor of philanthropist, longtime regional arts advocate, and Museum Life Trustee Arlene Schnitzer.

Dedicated to engaging the visual arts community in the greater Northwest, the Museum invited a wide range of arts professionals to nominate artists in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming for awards, based on the quality, innovation, skill, and relevance to community or global issues. After receiving 259 nominations, the Museum invited the nominees to submit materials. Curator Jennifer A. Gately and guest curatorial advisor James Rondeau, Curator and Chair of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Contemporary Art, reviewed the nominees’ work and selected 28 finalists. Gately then conducted studio visits with the finalists before announcing this year’s recipients.

The 28 finalists: Dan Attoe, Gretchen Bennett, Joshua Berger, Buddy Bunting, Cat Clifford, Judy Cooke, Claire Cowie, Marc Dombrosky, Ellen Garvens, Jesse Hayward, Mary Henry, Fay Jones, Michael Knutson, James Lavadour, Margie Livingston, D.E. May, Jeffry Mitchell, Seth Nehil, Richard Notkin, Geraldine Ondrizek, Joseph Park, Akio Takamori, Whiting Tennis, Storm Tharp, Oscar Tuazon, Laura Vandenburg, Marie Watt, and Robert Yoder.






Today's News

June 13, 2008

Art Institute of Chicago Inaugurates Dedicated New Galleries for Prints and Drawings

Sotheby's to Offer Untitled (Pecho/Oreja) by Jean-Michel Basquiat on Behalf of the Members of U2

Thieves Steal Picasso Engravings from Brazilian Museum

Modernist Landscape Paintings of New Mexico Shed Light on Complex Career of Great American Artist

SFMOMA Presents Highlights of Frida Kahlo's Self-Portraits

British Contemporary Art from the Chaney Family Collection Showcases Provocative Work

First Major Gilbert & George Retrospective Arrives at The Milwaukee Art Museum

Sidney Nolan: A New Retrospective at Queensland Art Gallery

Renaissance Palace and Defensive Citadel on View at Alvar Aalto Museum

Contemporary Northwest Art Awards to Open at The Portland Art Museum

BP Portrait Award 2008 Goes on View at The National Portrait Gallery in the UK

Gifts to the La Salle University Art Museum from the Collections of Lady Radzinowicz and William J. Henrich on View

Yoshitomo Nara + graf Present A to Z Project Installation at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Rong Rong & inri: The Power of Ruins. Between Destruction and Construction at Casa Asia

Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art To Present Mona Hatoum

Judy Lowry's Cube on View at The Burlington Art Centre

Philadelphia Collectors Share Art in Philadelphia Collects: Works on Paper at Delaware Center

Department of Cultural Affairs Presents LA River Paintings and Photographs at The City Hall Bridge Gallery

Art Museum of Western Virginia Changes its Name and Presents New Logo

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site