the gibbes museum of art
WORKS BY 1858 PRIZE FINALISTS: Dos Aquas by María Magdalena Campos Pons, Voices of Futures Past by Stephen L. Hayes, I Park Passage by Herb Parker, and Blue Distant (Four Vanishing Points) by Namwon Choi.

Call for Entries: 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

September 1, 2021 @ 12:00 AM - October 31, 2021 @ 11:59 PM

Gibbes Museum of Art


The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted exclusively through this website early Fall each year.

In addition to the monetary award, artwork will be chosen by the Gibbes Curatorial Team, in collaboration with the artist, for display in the Mary Jackson Modern and Contemporary Galleries for the duration of 2022.

View full Rules, Eligibility, and How to Apply by following the registration link below.