10th Biennial Competition! Alexander Rutsch Award

Pelham Art Center

Entry Deadline: Jan. 25

155 Fifth Ave
Pelham, NY 10803
PHONE 914.738.2525


Finalist Receives: Solo Exhibition May 3 – June 22, 2019 and $5,000 cash award.

Open for US based artists, 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibition and be categorized as paintings. Entries must be received by January 25, 2019.
Download prospectus and apply online HERE
Questions: [email protected] or 914 738 2525 x113

About the Rutsch Award
Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 10th biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a $5,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at Pelham Art Center. Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor this competition and award honoring the memory and artistic achievement of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916 – 1997). Rutsch actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. After his death, friends, family and supporters established a generous fund to support a biennial, open, juried competition in painting. The 9th Rutsch Award recipient was Boston-based artist Sammy Chong (www.sammychong.com).

The Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition program continues Rutsch’s belief that art transcends all of our humanity. Rutsch saw art as “the stone in the water sending ripples throughout the universe.” His extraordinary work, rich in the celebration of life and our shared human experiences, is included in many of public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Previous Winners:
2017 Award Winner: Sammy Chong
2015 Award Winner: Lindy Chambers
2013 Award Winner: Siobhan McBride
2011 Award Winner: Nina Rizzo
2009 Award Winner: Tracy Miller
2007 Award Winner: Liang Guo
2005 Award Winner: Dorothy Robinson
2003 Award Winner: Mitchell Marco
2001 Award Winner: Frank Trankina

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