News The West Prize list has been announced, picked from an array of 2,650 submissions. The Philadelphia artists who have won a place in the West Collection are: Tim Portlock Joe Girandola Kim Alsbrooks Astrid Bowlby Kay Healy Tim Eads Erin Murray Colette Fu Mark Stockton Brian Richmond Additional winners include Bohyn Yoon, a Korean artist who taught at Tyler, and Tyler Held, who graduated University of the Arts in 2011. In celebration of International Museum Day, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PAFA and the American Swedish Historical Museumare free to the public today. The PMA is open from 10:00 a.m. to ... More » »
Hello everybody. We just got an email from Lee Stoetzel at the West Collection that the application for the 2011 West Prize is now live on their website. The application deadline is November 1 and the new process for awarding the $25,000 top prize/grant is explained (basically, each of the ten finalists must propose a project and one project will be chosen for funding by Paige West.)
We weren’t at the West Prize celebration, but someone mentioned to us that Curator Paige West went up on stage and drew the name of the winner out of a cup filled with the 10 finalists’ names on slips of paper. The winner was a little dazed, not sure how to react. He wasn’t the only one who was uncomfortable.
We tooled out to the West Collection at SEI with Cate on Friday afternoon to see the 10 finalists for the 2010 West Prize. It was the day on which the big prize would be announced, so we used the opportunity to play a guessing game on who would win. We hadn’t a clue, but that didn’t stop us from handicapping. Cate hadn’t been to the corporate campus so we got the added pleasure of a tour with Director Lee Stoetzel, who took us around to see not only the finalists but the collection as well.
It’s time to apply for the West Prize, now going for its second round, with a grand prize of $25,000 cash plus $100,000 of purchase money distributed among the 10 finalists, who came from across the U.S. and abroad, with the Philadelphia collaborators, brothers Steven and Billy Blaise Dufala, taking home the big one.
From Claire Iltis at Fleisher-Ollman: Hi Libby and Roberta, I don’t know if you’ve heard this already, but last night The Dufala Brothers were awarded the West Prize Grand Prize! Steven and Billy Blaise Dufala, Ice Cream Tank Truck,, now part of the West Collection. You saw it first at Space 1026.
Thomas Doyle, 2006, Null Cipher, mixed media, 14” x 13 3/4” x 13 3/4”. West Collection finalist, in the show at SEI, now until the first week of April. We dashed out to the West Collection at SEI in Oaks last month for a peek at the West Prize Finalists exhibit before the Grand Prize Winner is announced on Feb. 26. The exhibit showcases works by the ten finalists in the international competition– and all of the works in the show have been purchased by the West Collection. Each finalist had $10,000 of work purchased; the Grand Prize Winner will ... More » »
3,600 people applied for the new-minted West Prize. Ten finalists were just announced, among them local artists and artblog favorites Dufala Brothers and James Johnson, and Deborah Hamon who showed at Pentimenti last summer. Congratulations, everyone! And get yourselves ready for the next round since Paige West and company are making the West Prize an annual event! Rob CarterBrian CooperJonas CriscoeThomas DoyleThe Dufala BrothersDeborah Hamon (shows at Pentimenti Gallery)James JohnsonGeorg ParthenAnn ToebbeNathan Vincent 2008 Grand Prize finalist and the winner of the $25,000 cash award to be announced in February.
Drew Leshko, 2006, Negro Church, South Carolina, 1936 after Walker Evans, Lambda print. 18×13 1/2″ Leshko’s piece is included in the West Collection. This just in (and thanks Drew Leshko for the heads up!) The West Collection — that innovative outfit supporting emerging artists since 1996 — has instituted a prize! The West Prize is a purse of $100,000 to be split among 10 finalists, money earmarked for acquisitions to the West Collection. There’s an open call for submissions right now — apply on the Collection’s website. The ten finalists will be featured in an exhibit TEN — with publication ... More » »