Congratulations to all the artists juried into the 2020 American Women Artists Spring Online Juried Show.
From the organizers:
More than 1,300 artworks were submitted, out of which 124 incredible pieces were chosen. Of those juried into the show, 15 were awarded prizes. The jurors were: Tonya Turner Carroll (NM), Ellen Woodbury (CO), and Nadine Robbins (NY).
New York artist, Nicole Moné is this year’s Grand Prize Winner.
“I’m overwhelmed, honored, and humbled to have won the Grand Prize,” wrote Nicole. “To have received this honor is all the more meaningful knowing the caliber of artists in AWA.”
Nicole’s painting, Head Study of Matthew Innis (above), is a portrait of the Editor-in-Chief of Underpaintings online magazine and one of her closest friends. They met in a painting class at School of Visual Arts in New York City. This painting is infused with random bits from 16 years of inside jokes–an homage to a friendship rooted in art and doused in twisted humor. “I’ve never laughed so much while working on a painting! I think Matthew agrees that I used tremendous restraint while depicting my perspective of his inner world. You can just take my word for that,” said Nicole.
“During this strange and uncertain time, to receive this recognition from an organization I so admire is a poignant reminder of how sweet life can be even as we press on through difficulty,” Nicole continued. “I’m honored to be a part of AWA. Thank you!”
View the winning paintings here.