Young Painters Competition

2022 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award

Entry Prospectus

Year 2022:focus on Non-Representational Painting


Submission Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2021

The Competition

Year 2022: Non-Representational painting only

Young Painters, U.S. residents, ages 25 – 35 as of competition entry are invited to participate in an annual juried competition for the 2022 $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award. Entrants should have achieved a significant degree of success as an emerging artist of noteworthy talent. The winner becomes part of the Miami University Painters of the 21st Century Collection.


2022: José Carlos Diaz

José Carlos Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum. At The Warhol he has curated Farhad Moshiri: Go West; Andy Warhol: Revelation; Fantasy America; and Becoming Andy Warhol for the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in China. Prior to this Diaz was the Curator of Exhibitions at The Bass in Miami Beach where he curated commissions by Athi-Patra Ruga, Sylvie Fleury, the exhibition GOLD, and organized One Way: Peter Marino. Diaz has worked at Tate Liverpool and at the Liverpool Biennial. Diaz received a MA in Cultural History from the University of Liverpool, and a BA in Art History from San Francisco State University. Diaz serves on the Board of Trustees for the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC); chaired the Curatorial Leadership Summit at The Armory Show in 2020; and was a 2018 fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL).

Your Entry

Your entry / submission is to consist of the following:
(Incomplete or late entries will be rejected)

  1. Entry Form and Artist Contract: print and submit a hard copy via email, please
  2. Submission of Paintings: up to 5 entries; no dimension exceeding 72", artwork completed within the past three years demonstrating the scope and depth of your work. All works submitted must be available for the exhibition and purchase award. (Exhibition dates: January/March 2022.) All images submitted should be JPG, 5” x 7”, approx., 355 dpi, RGB color mode. A word document, titled, Image List, should be included on the drive with the following information per entry: Artist name, Title of work, Year of work, Media, Dimensions in inches. Also include a 1 -2 page CV.
  3. Entry Fee:
    • Check made payable to Miami University for $25.00

Send check to:

Young Painters 2022
Department of Art
400 S. Patterson Avenue, Room 124, Art Building
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056-2486

Summary of materials needed checklist

Deadline for receipt of entry materials: Thursday, October 1, 2021

Submit the following via email:

  • Entry Form
  • Entry Images
  • Image List with images
  • 1-2 page CV

Submit the following via postal/ship/delivery:

  • $25.00 entry fee – Check made payable to Miami University
    Send to address listed on the bottom of page 1 of prospectus.

Competition Awards

$10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award
$2,500 Second Place
$2,000 Third Place


The 10 Finalists chosen by our 2022 Juror will be notified in mid-October 2021. Images of the finalists' works will be retained by Miami University. Artworks of finalists to arrive the week of November 29, 2021. The $10,000 Yeck Purchase Award winner will be invited to have a solo exhibit and as a visiting artist to coincide with the 2023 competition. Participation in the exhibition entry process and signing the entry form, constitutes an understanding and acceptance of the conditions set forth herein, including the right of Miami University to use submitted images for publicity and educational purposes.


All finalists will assume the cost of shipment and insurance of artworks to Miami University. Works must be packed in reusable crates/boxes and constructed to withstand the rigors of commercial shipping. Finalists are responsible for the repair of damaged crates before the works are returned. Works may also be hand-delivered. Hand-delivered works must also be picked-up from Miami University. Miami will assume the cost of return shipping of the finalists' paintings, shipped and insured as delivered to Miami University.


Contact: Ann Taulbee, Director
Phone: 513.529.1883 | Fax: 513.529.1532