Artists in graduate programs have the financial double-whack of student poverty and artist income. Don't worry guys, there's a green light in the distance. The Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Art Fair have joined forces to offer the very new Art Ball 2013 Awards, cash prizes available to those currently chipping away at an MA, MFA or art-based PhD degree right here in Texas.
Six pieces must be submitted for consideration, with one of those tagged for donation to the Art Ball's silent auction. Five to seven artists will be selected as winners, each receiving $1,500 in prize money and their work showcased in a special preview party exhibition for the 48th annual DMA gala fundraiser, the Art Ball on April 3, 2013.
Here's the rules:
Artists and Art Eligibility.
1. Artists must be graduate students (MA, MFA, PhD) of any age enrolled in visual arts programs throughout the state of Texas.
2. Artists must not be formally represented by a commercial gallery or dealer.
3. Eligible mediums include painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photo-based media.
4. Immediate family members of DMA staff or trustees are not eligible to apply