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Salt Lake Art Center announces Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting $15,000.00 Award and Solo Exhibition

Salt Lake Art Center announces Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting 15,000 USD Award and Solo Exhibition

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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 USD 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. The members of the jury will be selected from arts leaders

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

Salt Lake Art Center is Utah’s premiere venue for contemporary art. Founded
in 1931 and now located in the heart of Salt Lake City, the Art Center
exhibits groundbreaking work by leading local and international artists.
Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Masters: Artist-Designed Miniature
Golf, and Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program. Upcoming
exhibitions include site-specific creations by the California artist
collective Fallen Fruit; Robert Fontenot’s The Place This Is, a conceptual
exploration of the stories and histories of Utah and America through
materials commonly associated with the domestic realm; and community
installations designed to move the very best in contemporary art outside
the four walls of the gallery and into places where people work, live, and
play. The Art Center rounds out its offerings with a lively mix of
award-winning educational programs, film screenings, panel discussions, and
events celebrating Salt Lake’s vibr ant local art scene.


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