SALT LAKE ART CENTER
February 7, 2011: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Emily Brunt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 801.328.4201 x115
SALT LAKE ART CENTER AND JARVIS AND CONSTANCE DOCTOROW FAMILY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE
CATHERINE DOCTOROW PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY PAINTING
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Salt Lake Art Center and Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation are pleased to announce the creation of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting, a new national painting prize that will recognize exceptional emerging and mid-career artists in the United States. The recipient of this bi-annual prize will receive a $15,000 cash award and a solo exhibition at Salt Lake Art Center, giving residents of Utah an unprecedented opportunity to view work by leading contemporary painters.
“Catherine Doctorow was a dedicated and hard-working contemporary painter in the 1950’s and 1960’s. All of her family at the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation are so proud to be part of the creation of the Catherine Doctorow Prize. We know she would be delighted that her love of painting is creating a place today for emerging and mid-career artists to flourish,” says Suzanne Larson, daughter of Catherine Doctorow and trustee, Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.
According to Adam Price, Executive Director of Salt Lake Art Center, “We are honored to sustain the memory of Catherine Doctorow in this fashion and thrilled that Utah will now be the home of one of the most important painting awards in the country. We expect the recipients of the Catherine Doctorow Prize to become the leaders of American art in the next decade. ”
As the permanent home of the Catherine Doctorow Prize, Salt Lake Art Center will invite up to 200 nominators who are arts professionals in the United States to nominate painters of promise. Nominators will include: museum and gallery directors, curators, art and art history professors, artists, and art writers.
Please see www.slartcenter.org for further details and eligibility requirements.
The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation
The Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation was established as a charitable trust in New York City in 2004. The JCDFF is committed to developing long-term relationships with non-profit organizations devoted to cultural activity in the performing, visual, and written arts and those that provide mental health services.
Salt Lake Art Center
Award-winning Salt Lake Art Center, founded in 1931 and located just steps from Temple Square in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, exhibits works by leading local and international artists, as well as groundbreaking interactive works. Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Masters: Artist-Designed Miniature Golf, Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program, and Jamie Wyeth: Seven Deadly Sins. Upcoming exhibitions include site-specific creations by the California artist collective Fallen Fruit; Robert Fontenot’s The Place This Is, exploring the stories and histories of Utah and America through bread dough, needlepoint, and watercolor; and Lawn Gnomes Eat Your Heart Out, a community installation created in conjunction with International Sculpture Center’s student awards exhibition. The Art Center rounds out its offerings with a lively mix of community presentations, 337 Project endeavors, film screenings, youth education programs, and events celebrating the vibrant local art scene.
Director of Communications
Salt Lake Art Center
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Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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