The Bennett Prize Opening Event
May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rising Voices: The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realists
5:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Remarks and First-Prize Announcement
Join the organizers, jurors, and top ten finalists of the first–ever Bennett Prize national competition recognizing women figurative realist painters. The winner of the $50,000 top prize will be announced at 7:00 pm at a program following the public reception. Prize funders and collectors Steve Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt will speak about the Prize and announce the finalists. Jurors Andrea Kowch, Art Martin, and Maria Tomasula will offer comments about the finalist and prize selection before the top award recipient is announced. The event is free and open to the public.
Exclusive Local Sponsor: Raymond James