THE HUDGENS PRIZE

Visual Arts Competition


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

June 8 – September 7, 2013
The Hudgens Prize Finalists Exhibition
The exhibit features the work of the four Finalists for the Hudgens Prize: Christopher Chambers, Robbie Land, Derek Larson and Pam Longobardi.

The Hudgens Prize is one of the largest art awards given in the entire nation, with a stunning cash award of $50,000 and an invitation for a solo exhibition for one artist, and the competition is open only to Georgia residents. The winning artist will be chosen by the jury panel based on in-person visits to the four Finalist’s studios and the works on view in the Finalists Exhibition.

June 8, 2013
Opening Reception, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Meet the artists and be among the first to view the Finalists Exhibit! Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 9
Artist Talks: Chris Chambers & Robbie Land
Doors Open 7:00 p.m., Talks Begin 7:30 p.m.
The artists will discuss the works on view in the exhibit as well as their artistic techniques and philosophies. Free for members; included in the price of admission for non-members.

Thursday, July 25
Artist Talks: Pam Longobardi & Derek Larson
Doors Open 7:00 p.m., Talks Begin 7:30 p.m.
The artists will discuss the works on view in the exhibit as well as their artistic techniques and philosophies. Free for members; included in the price of admission for non-members.

Friday, August 9
Panel Discussion: A Conversation on Visual Art & Creative Culture
Coffee & Networking 9:30 a.m. – 10:00, Program Begins 10:00 a.m.
Moderated by Michael Rooks, Weiland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The High Museum of Art, and featuring the three members of the Hudgens Prize Jury Panel:
Doryun Chong, Associate Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Toby Kamps, Chief Curator of the Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator at AMOA/Arthouse in Austin, TX
Free & open to the public.
Limited seating: please click here to rsvp.

Saturday, August 10
The Hudgens Prize Award Celebration
The $50,000 winning artist will be announced at this Award Celebration.

Pre-Award Reception, 7:00 p.m.
Hobnob with the artists and the jurors and enjoy the Finalists Exhibition prior to the announcement of the winner of the 2013 Hudgens Prize!
Ticketed Event: $15 for members/$25 non-members. Click here to purchase tickets.

Award Ceremony, 8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center at the Gwinnett Center (next door to The Hudgens)
Galleries at The Hudgens will be open until 9:30, following the ceremony.
Free and open to the public.

March 2014
Solo Exhibition of Award-Winner. One piece from this exhibition will be selected for the Hudgens Center’s permanent collection.


JUROR PANEL
The three individuals chosen for the panel represent a broad perspective, and are all Contemporary Curators at their various institutions. The jury panel includes:
Doryun Chong, Associate Curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York;
Toby Kamps, Chief Curator of the Menil Collection, Houston, TX; and
Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator at AMOA/Arthouse in Austin, TX.


Special thanks to The Hudgens Prize Advisory Committee:
Tina Cox, Chair, Hudgens Board Member & KPMG
Susan Bridges, Owner & Director of Whitespace
Jerry Cullum, Independent Writer & Curator
Susannah Darrow, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Burnaway
Julia Fenton, Artist & Arts Administrator
Gyun Hur, Artist, Winner of the first Hudgens Prize
Marianne Lambert, Independent Curator
Tina Lilly, Grants Program Manager at Georgia Council for the Arts
Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art