Evaporative Buildings, 2010. Alex Schweder La. Winner of the 2010 International Award.

We’re pleased to announce the judges for our five professional Juried Awards, who will distribute more than $35,000 in prizes to the artists of their choosing. We’ve also established a category of Special Recognition Awards, which in 2011 will recognize work that excels in sustainability as well as an outstanding artist with the gift of an artist residency.

Launched in 2010, the ArtPrize Juried Awards program features an annual selection of judges, experts in their respective fields, to distribute $7,000 in each category to the artist whose work best reflects the category. The five ArtPrize Juried Awards and their respective judges include:

Award Juror Title
Two-Dimensional Work Anne Ellegood Senior Curator, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles Calif. 


Three-Dimensional Work Glenn Harper Editor-in-Chief, Sculpture Magazine 


Time-Based Work Kathleen Forde Curator of Time-Based Arts at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, N.Y. 


Use of Urban Space Reed Kroloff Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum 


International Award Nuit Banai Art historian and critic, Tufts University

The five ArtPrize Juried Awards come in addition to the $449,000 awarded to the top 10 artists based on a public vote, firmly establishing the competition as the world’s largest art prize based on total monetary prizes distributed. Keeping with the mission of openness and providing the potential for surprise, each juror is given the privilege of setting their own judging criteria for the prize.

“ArtPrize is a one-of-a-kind, open platform with no formal invitation or jury process and no censorship of artists’ entries, but we’ve developed these five Juried Awards to add a layer of professional evaluation to the overall conversation,” said Catherine Creamer, executive director of ArtPrize.  “In addition to the public vote, artists are given an open opportunity to have their work to be showcased before some of the leading professionals in their respective specialties.”

In addition to the five Juried Awards, ArtPrize is developing two Special Recognition Awards. The first, which is returning for its third year, the Sustainability Award, rewards a single artist whose work best reflects the importance of sustainable practices and the triple-bottom line.

For the first time, Ox-Bow School of Art, an affiliated program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will award one artist with a five-week residency at its location in Saugatuck, Mich. The selected artist will have their residency fees waived and will be provided room, full board and studio space.

“We hope to identify an artist who would benefit from the focused environment that Ox-Bow delivers, and support the vibrancy of our close community,” added Jason Kalajainen, executive director of Ox-Bow.

This year, a minimum cash prize of $7,000 will go to the artist for each Juried Award and the Special Recognition Awards will each hold a value of $5,000. Sponsors, who will be announced at a later date, may choose to increase the cash prize solely at their discretion. To learn more about ArtPrize Juried Awards, go to artprize.org/about/awards

About Anne Ellegood (2D Award)

Anne Ellegood is the Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum. Prior to joining the Hammer, Ellegood was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, since 2005. Previously, she was the New York-based Curator for Peter Norton’s collection of over 2400 works of international contemporary art. From 1998-2003, she was the Associate Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.

About Glenn Harper (3D Award)

Glenn Harper is the editor of Sculpture magazine, and formerly the editor of Art Papers. He has written for Aperture, Artforum, Public Art Review, Afterimage, Exit Express, and for books on the works of artists John Van Alstine, Athena Tacha, and others. He is the editor of Interventions and Provocations: Conversations on Art, Culture, and Resistance and co-editor of A Sculpture Reader: Contemporary Sculpture Since 1980, Conversations on Sculpture, and Landscapes for Art: Contemporary Sculpture Parks.

About Kathleen Forde(Time-Based Award)

Kathleen Forde is the Curator of Time-Based Arts at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, N.Y. Prior to her current position, she was the Curatorial Director for Live Arts and New Media at the Goethe Institut Internaciones in Berlin and Munich. She has concurrently written and curated on a freelance basis for various organizations that have included the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Independent Curators International; ATA Cultural, Peru; Kunstverein Dusseldorf and Cologne; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

About Reed Kroloff (Urban Space Award)

Reed Kroloff is the Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, a principal at jones|kroloff, an international architecture firm, and a nationally known commentator in the world of architecture and urban design. Prior to joining Cranbrook and establishing jones|kroloff, Kroloff served as Editor-in-Chief of Architecture magazine. Under his direction, the magazine received more awards for editorial and design excellence than any publication of its kind, and quickly became the country’s leading design publication.

About Nuit Banai (International Award)

Nuit Banai is an art historian and critic who received her Ph.D. from Columbia University before joining the Department of Visual and Critical Studies at Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has been an invited critic at MIT, Massachusetts College of Art + Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Art Institute of Boston, Yale University, and Haifa University in Israel and has lectured at New York University,  The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, The Digital Art Lab for Israeli Art in Holon,  l’Institut Nationale d’Histoire de  l’Art in Paris, and The Alvar Aalto Academy in Jyväskylä, Finland.

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