Rollins Museum of Art to Host Summer Showcase for New Artists

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In partnership with the University of Central Florida Art Gallery in Orlando, Rollins Museum of Art recently announced plans to host a competition for emerging artists in Central Florida. Known as “Pathways: The Carlos Malamud Prize,” the competition will showcase talent from rising artists across the state, offering visibility to a jury-selected handful of artists, and awarding one winner.

“The goal of the project – to mentor, create networks for, and offer practical help to artists just embarking on their careers – is entirely consistent with our educational mission at RMA,” said Ena Heller, Bruce A. Beal Director at the Rollins Museum of Art. “Our hope is that, in time, its impact will be additive in the wider community.”

According to Rollins Museum of Art, the winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the Rollins Museum of Art during the summer of 2023. Additionally, the winner will be provided access to a dedicated financial advisor to discuss the steps of building a full-time, sustainable art career.

“The inaugural project takes place early 2022 with a juried process resulting in a Summer 2022 group exhibition for the competition’s finalists,” the press release said. “All exhibited artists will receive support and networking through a series of events and direct engagement with curators, museum and gallery professionals, faculty, and community to expand their connections in the art community.”

Each juried exhibit will include eight to 10 artists, who will provide three to five works on view at both the UCF Art Gallery and RMA. Eligible artists are invited to apply for Pathways: The Carlos Malamud Prize 2022 by December 31, 2021. Finalists will be notified the week of February 1, 2022.

For more information, visit the website.

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