Cape Town based gallery StateoftheART is pleased to announce the 10 artists shortlisted for the inaugural StateoftheART Gallery Award 2018.
After careful consideration of several hundred entries by artists from around South Africa, the judges have shortlisted 10 artists working across a number of mediums including sculpture, painting and printmaking. The work of the shortlisted artists will go on show in a special exhibition at StateoftheART’s Cape Town gallery from 06 – 22nd September 2018 for the final round of judging.
The winner will be awarded a R10 000 cash prize and a solo exhibition with the gallery in 2019.
Jo Roets; Janna Prinsloo; Anna-Carien Goosen; Nadine Hansen; Lezanne Kotze; Adele Van Heerden; Anina Deetlefs; Lebogang Mabusela; Tina Teles; Chloe Obermeyer.
The members of the StateoftheART Gallery Award jury are Mirjam Asmal, director of the AVA; Mandy Conidaris, visual art consultant, art writer, and visual arts educator; Carol Hodes, curator and collector; Masixole Ncevu, award-winning artist and photographer; Jennifer Reynolds, founder of StateoftheART.
About the Award:
StateoftheART launched the inaugural StateoftheART Gallery Award in February 2018, to unearth undiscovered talent by artists from around South Africa and provide a platform for artists to gain industry recognition and boost their career. Five respected people involved in the art industry have selected the shortlist of 10 finalists whose work shows originality, a strong signature in South African context, and technical skill.
About StateoftheART Gallery:
Established in 2010, StateoftheART is a boutique gallery specialising in affordable contemporary art by early and mid career South African artists. The gallery offers an online ‘click-to-buy’ service for collectors unable to visit in person.
About the Exhibition:
The ten female finalists of the StateoftheART Gallery Award present an exhibition exploring themes of identity, the physical body, our shared South African history and a wonder and concern for the natural world.
Facebook Event of Exhibition: https://www.facebook.com/events/223172051678775/
More information on the Gallery Award: www.stateoftheart-gallery.com/gallery-award and please see the artworks (and images) available online here: https://www.stateoftheart-gallery.com/art-exhibitions/58/stateoftheart-gallery-award-2018