Artadia, a New York-based arts nonprofit, announced the finalists for the Artadia Awards 2009 Boston – including several past MCC Artist Fellows/Finalists (linked, below). Congratulations to: Claire Beckett, Cree Bruins, Ambreen Butt, Laura Chasman, Caleb Cole, Margo Cooper, Raul Gonzalez, Eric Gottesman, Wendy Jacob, Erik Levine, Steph Plourde-Simard, Nick Rodrigues, Amie Siegel, Suara Welitoff, and Joe Zane.
Each of the finalists, who were selected from nearly 600 applications, will receive a studio visit in the upcoming weeks. The Artadia jury will then select two artists to receive awards of $15,000 and five to receive awards of $3,000, to be announced mid-August.
Images: Claire Beckett, CIVILIAN JOSHUA OSBORNE PLAYING THE ROLE OF AN IRAQI CIVILIAN, WADI AL-SAHARA, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER, CA (2008), 2008 Archival ink print, 30 x 40 inches; Laura Chasman, NURSE ASSISTANT (2008), Gouache on mounting board, 12 x 11 inches; Eric Gottesman, MOTHER AND SON REUNITED (1978/2002), Rephotographed and Degraded (2006), Inkjet print, 24 x 17 inches.