Texas Contemporary Art Fair Announces new $10,000 Texas Contemporary Award

by Bill Davenport August 22, 2012

Max Fishko of artMRKT, organizers of the upcoming Texas Contemporary Art Fair in Houston has announced a new award component aimed at showcasing “national and international artists who are navigating new and innovative directions in contemporary art.” Galleries participating in the October fair will each be able to submit one artist for consideration by LACMA’s Chief Curator of Contemporary Art, Franklin Sirmans and CAMH Director, Bill Arning for the prize. Submissions will be reviewed during the fair on Friday, October 19, and the award recipient will be announced at 4pm on Saturday, October 20. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and will be invited to participate in a public conversation with Bill Arning at the CAMH.

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