Created in 2018, The Bennett Prize awards $50,000 to a woman artist in order to help her create a solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which will then travel the country. The Prize is a direct response to the inequities that confront women in the arts and aims to empower new artists as well as those who have painted for many years but have yet to reach full professional recognition.
It’s also about expanding opportunities for the public to learn more about the creative vision of these talented women and the increasingly popular genre of figurative realist painting. Visit the Call for Entries page for more details, including the current prize timeline and rules for entry. More images below.