Visual Art Whiting Tennis Wins the Prize
posted by June 16 at 9:35 AMon
Saturday night in Portland, Whiting Tennis was given the first $10,000 Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the first Northwest Contemporary Art Awards competition and exhibition. (Portland Art Museum organized the awards, and intends to do them every two years.)
The show is a knockout. New work by every artist. Well worth the drive. A podcast with the five artistsóTennis, Dan Attoe, Cat Clifford, Jeffry Mitchell, and Marie Wattówill go up later this week, and later today, I’ll post more.
But for now, here’s a detail of an enormous new Tennis painting (6 by 14 feet) in the show, called Bitter Lake Compound. It’s based on a dilapidated backyard the artist came across.