Tuesday, August 25, 2009

West Art Prize

(Above, 2008 grand prize winner, by The Dufala Brothers. Pic taken from West Prize site)

Hey all, I plan on entering a big project to be considered for the 2010 West Prize. Read below, artists, for more info:

The West Prize was launched in 2008 with the mission to find exciting new artists and adding them to the West Collection. In its inaugural year, the West annual acquisition budget of $125,000 was offered to ten artists. The flood of applications was unbelievable! In fact, 3,600 artists applied from 73 countries. West Collection curator Paige West had the job to go through all applicants and narrow the field down to ten innovative artists, but there were hundreds of fitting applicants in the application pool. The hope is that artists will continue to apply until they are acquired through the West Prize.

The West Prize will again award the 10 finalists $10,000 each from the acquisition funds, which is used to add their work to the West Collection. The application deadline is November 1, 2009 and artists must be 18 years or older and can live anywhere in the world. All artworks submitted for consideration for the acquisition award must be valued at less than $10,000. One of the 10 artists will win the balance of the purse, or $25,000 in cash, as a stipend for concentrating solely on art for the next year. Additionally, a 10 Catalog will again been produced to document the 2009 winners. There is no fee to apply to the West Prize.

Applications for the 2nd Annual West Prize will be accepted only through our website.

Applications will be accepted from April 30th - November 1st, 2009.

All artworks must be valued at or under $10,000

For more info, click on the 2010 West Prize.

Good luck!


  1. Hi Melifera, i think this image is fascinating. do you mind if i publish it on my blog?

    let me know. thanks.
    ps: love your blog.

  2. Hey Paige,

    I got the image from the West Prize site- I usually attribute photos, but, oops! Not this time! I don't think anyone would mind if you took the image;)

    Just checked out your blog, too... good, very funny material! I'll stop back again after I've injected myself with caffeine!



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