This week the Salt Lake Art Center and Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation announced the creation of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting, a new national painting prize that will recognize exceptional emerging and mid-career artists in the United States. The recipient of this bi-annual prize will receive a $15,000 cash award and a solo exhibition at Salt Lake Art Center, giving residents of Utah an unprecedented opportunity to view work by leading contemporary painters.
The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation was established in 2004 in New York City. Two of the Foundation’s trustees, sculptor Suzanne Larson and author Francois Camoin, live in Salt Lake City and were influential in bringing this prestigious prize to Utah. “Catherine Doctorow was a dedicated and hard-working contemporary painter in the 1950’s and 1960’s," Suzanne explains of her mother. "All of her family at the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation are so proud to be part of the creation of the Catherine Doctorow Prize. We know she would be delighted that her love of painting is creating a place today for emerging and mid-career artists to flourish."
As the permanent home of the Catherine Doctorow Prize, Salt Lake Art Center 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.
In speaking of how thrilled the Art Center is to be hosting the prize Executive Director Adam Price, "We expect the recipients of the Catherine Doctorow Prize to become the leaders of American art in the next decade. ”
Please see www.slartcenter.org for further details and eligibility requirements.