Arts Portland Art Museum’s Winners
posted by November 14 at 7:57 AMon
More on this later, but here are the basic facts: For its first round of Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Portland Art Museum has selected Dan Attoe, Cat Clifford, Jeffry Mitchell, Whiting Tennis, and Marie Watt.
My first impression is: Go Seattle. Three of the five are from here. And: Where are all those amazing Portland artists we keep hearing about in every news outlet in the country?
Recent and new work by these five artists will be featured in the Museumís inaugural Contemporary Northwest Art Awards special exhibition, June 14 through September 14, 2008, which will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue and Museum programming. Each award recipient will receive an honorarium. During the exhibitionís opening celebration, one artist will awarded the Arlene Schnitzer Award for Northwest Art, a $10,000 cash prize named in honor of philanthropist and longtime Museum patron Arlene Schnitzer.