UMOCA and the Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation Announce the Second Biennial Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painters.

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March 14, 2013

 

UMOCA and the Jarvis& Constance Doctorow Family Foundation Announce the Second Biennial Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting.

 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) and the Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation are thrilled to announce the 2nd biennial Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting; a nationally renowned award that will commend one exceptional emerging artist throughout the United States for their skills and achievements in painting. The recipient of this award will receive a $15,000 cash prize and solo exhibition at UMOCA, giving the residents of Utah an unprecedented opportunity to view work by leading contemporary painters.

Maggie Willis, the UMOCA’s Interim Director proclaims, “We are absolutely delighted to host The Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting and believe that with each passing year this award gains more momentum and importance within the art community. Its continued salute will help recognize Salt Lake City as a burgeoning center for growth of Contemporary Art, while serving all future winners of this prestigious award with a launching pad for honorable and mid-career artists.”

“Catherine Doctorow was a dedicated and hard-working contemporary painter in the 1950’s and 1960’s, and all of her family at the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation are so proud to be a part of the creation of the Catherine Doctorow Prize. In seeking to help emerging and mid-career artists flourish, we know that she would be thrilled that her love of painting still lasts today,” says Suzanne Larson, daughter of Catherine Doctorow and trustee, Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.

Kim Schoenstadt received the inaugural award in 2011 and her solo exhibition at UMOCA ran Nov. 4, 2011 through to Jan. 7, 2012. Additionally, she has completed an artist residency as part of the 2012 Smithsonian’s Artist Research Fellowship Program where only 15 accomplished artists are chosen, Schoenstadt has also exhibited in solo and group shows internationally since receiving the Doctorow award.

As the permanent home of the Catherine Doctorow Prize, UMOCA will invite up to 200 nominators who are arts professionals in the United States to nominate painters of promise. Nominators will include museum and gallery directors, curators, art and art history professors, artists, and art writers.

 

About The Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation

The Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation (JCDFF) was established as a charitable trust in New York City in 2004. The JCDFF is committed to developing long-term relationships with non-profit organizations devoted to cultural activity in the performing, visual, and written arts and those that provide mental health services.

 

About UMOCA
The award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Four gallery spaces provide an opportunity for the community to explore the contemporary cultural landscape through UMOCA’s exhibitions, films, events, classes, and presentations.

Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011 and 2012 and is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

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