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Last updated: 7/12/17

Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Awards

We're excited to host our third annual Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Awards.

The application deadline is August 10.

We are looking for fresh, original contemporary work. We'll display the art at Boston City Hall in the Scollay Square Gallery during September 2017. The art submitted will be judged by a jury of Boston art professionals and peers. We will award $5,000 in prizes in three categories. It's also a great chance to get your art seen by the Boston arts community. 

Fay Chandler was a champion and advocate of the arts and started her career as an artist later in life. She serves as an inspiration for this exhibition and to artists of all ages.

Emerging Artist Awards application


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The reception for the Fay Chandler Emerging Art Exhibition will take place September 12, 2017, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Boston City Hall.

  • Best in Show: $2,500.00
  • Started making art in the last 5 years: $1500.00
  • Over 50 years of age award: $1000.00
  • Artists must live, work, or create in Boston.
  • All work must be made in the last three years.
  • Artists with gallery representation are ineligible.
  • Artists must be at least 18 years old.
  • 2D art must be wired on the back, ready to hang and no larger than 48 inches in any dimension.
  • 3D art must be no larger than 20 inches in any dimension.
  • Prize winners from last year's Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Award are not eligible.