2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards

Sep 21, 2013 – Jan 12, 2014

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, celebrating the artists and creative community in the five-state greater Northwest region. This year’s six exceptional artists showcase the wide-ranging, disparate practices in the region: Anne Appleby (Montana), Karl Burkheimer (Oregon), Isaac Layman (Washington), Abbie Miller (Wyoming), Nicholas Nyland (Washington), and Trimpin (Washington). In addition to having their work featured in the Museum’s special exhibition galleries, accompanying catalogue, and related programming, one recipient will be further recognized with the $10,000 Arlene Schnitzer Prize.

Regional arts professionals were invited to nominate up to three artists on the basis of quality, innovation, relevance to community or global issues, continuity of vision, and dedication to studio practice for award consideration. After reviewing 176 submissions, 28 finalists were selected by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, and guest advisor, Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Berkeley Art Museum. Ms. Laing-Malcolmson conducted studio visits with the finalists to determine this year’s six award winners.

The Contemporary Northwest Art Awards exhibition program was created to highlight and support established and emerging artists from the five-state region of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. Now in its third year, CNAA reflects the Museum’s dedication to engage and promote the Northwest’s visual arts community.

Organized by the Portland Art Museum and curated by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art. Supported by the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Fund for Northwest Art, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, Mary Chomenko Hinckley and Greg Hinckley, Jim and Susan Winkler, Richard and Deanne Rubinstein, Laura S. and Roger S. Meier Flower Fund of OCF, Bonnie Serkin and Will Emery, and Dave Holt/Dalla Terra.

With generous contributions from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland and Multnomah County, and Work for Art, including contributions from more than 60 companies and 1,600 employees in the region.