VISUAL ARTS

The Visual Arts Categories

Best Visual Artist
A visual artist that has been acknowledged in a number of ways: awards, grants, residencies, the media, openings, etc. This artist should have work in a variety of public and private collections, galleries, and/or museums.

Best Emerging Visual Artist
A visual artist that has come into their own and been newly or much more significantly recognized by any or all of the following: galleries, museums, the media, arts professionals, the public, etc.

Best New Media Artist
(Video, Film, Installation, Performance) A visual artist actively working and exhibiting in video, film, performance art or any other newly established art medium.

Best 2-D Artist
(Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography) A visual artist actively working and exhibiting in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, or any other 2-Dimensional media.

Best 3-D Artist
(Sculpture, Ceramics/Pottery) A visual artist actively working and exhibiting in sculpture, ceramics, pottery, or any other 3-Dimensional media.

Best Group Show
An exhibition realized by and featuring two or more visual artists who successfully and professionally presented their work at a specified gallery, museum or art center space accessible to the public for at least a two-week period.

Best Solo Show
A show realized by and featuring just one visual artist who has successfully and professionally presented their work at a specified gallery, museum or art center space accessible to the public for at least a two-week period.

Best 2-Person Show
A show realized by and featuring just two visual artists who have successfully and professionally presented their work at a specified gallery, museum or art center space accessible to the public for at least a two-week period.

Best Public Art
A work of art unveiled in this balloting period that is available for general public viewing outside.

Best Presentation in a Non-Traditional Format
An exhibition or piece of art that falls outside typical criteria including, but not limited to: pop-up shows, graphic design, alternate venues, performance art, ephemera.

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