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The Bennett Prize: Propelling the Careers of Women Figurative Realist Painters

Call for Entries
Call for entries for 2023 (Round 3) Prize:  April 18 through Oct. 7, 2022.

Exhibition Dates (2023 – Round 3)
May 18 – Sept. 10, 2023 (with additional travel)

About The Prize
The Bennett Prize is a stipend/grant-in-aid program established by American art collectors Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt to support the fine art practice of a woman painter working in figurative realism. The Bennett Prize, administered by The Pittsburgh Foundation, is awarded biennially and provides $25,000 annually over two consecutive years to the winning artist ($50,000 total). Ten (10) finalists will be selected to participate in a traveling exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) and the winner will be showcased in a solo exhibition at the close of her grant. A runner up award of $10,000 will be given to one additional finalist. The opening exhibition will be held from May 18 to Sept. 10, 2023 at the Muskegon Museum of Art before traveling to additional venues.