Year 2024: focus on Non-Representational Painting
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2023
Year 2024: 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 2024 $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award. Entrants should have achieved a significant degree of success as an emerging artist of noteworthy talent. The Yeck Award winning artwork becomes part of the Miami University Painters of the 21st Century Collection.
2024: Lauren Haynes
Lauren Haynes is Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at the Queens Museum. Previously she was the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Before her time at the Nasher, Haynes was Director of Artist Initiatives and Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary in Bentonville, Arkansas. Prior to Crystal Bridges, Haynes spent nearly a decade at the Studio Museum in Harlem. As a specialist in contemporary art by artists of African descent, Haynes curated dozens of exhibitions at the Studio Museum. Haynes’s recent curatorial projects include Lyle Ashton Harris: Our first and last love (co-curator, 2023); Beyond the Surface: Mixed Media and Textile Works from the Collection (2022); Kenny Rivero: The Floor is Crooked (2021); Crystal Bridges at 10 (2021); Sarah Cain: In Nature (2021); State of the Art 2020 (co-curator, 2020); and The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art (co-curator, 2018). Haynes was a 2018 Center for Curatorial Leadership fellow and a recipient of a 2020 ArtTable New Leadership Award. Haynes is on the Board of Trustees for the AAMC & AAMC Foundation and serves as Vice President of Fundraising.Hancock, Jennifer Packer, and Nari Ward, and is the author or co-author of several exhibition catalogs.
Your entry/submission is to consist of the following:
(Incomplete or late entries will be rejected)
Send check to:
Young Painters 2024
Department of Art
400 S. Patterson Avenue, Room 124, Art Building
Oxford, OH 45056-2486
Deadline for receipt of entry materials: Friday, September 29, 2023, 11:59 p.m.
Submit the following via email: taulbeae@MiamiOH.edu
Submit the following via postal/ship/delivery:
$10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award
$2,500 Second Place
$2,000 Third Place
The 10 Finalists chosen by our 2024 Juror will be notified in mid/late October 2023. Images of the finalists' works will be retained by Miami University. The $10,000 Yeck Purchase Award winner will be invited to have a solo exhibit and as a visiting artist to coincide with the 2025 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.
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