mARIA kOROL RECEIVES INAUGURAL EDGE AWARD
The Forward Arts Foundation is pleased to announce María Korol as the recipient of the Edge Award. The award includes a $10,000 cash prize, a two-week residency at the Hambidge Center, and a solo exhibition at the Swan Coach House Gallery in April 2020. The Edge Award Finalists, who will receive $2,000 each and exhibit one work in the front gallery space during the Edge Award Exhibition, are Larkin Ford, Michael Jones, Dianna Settles, and Jason Sweet.
María Korol was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to the United States in 2004. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Indiana University, Bloomington. She has shown her paintings and drawings nationally and internationally in Bogotá, New York, Berlin, and Atlanta. She is a 2018-20 resident of The Creatives Project and a 2018 Hughley Fellow. Currently, she is a visiting professor at Agnes Scott College. For more information visit www.mariakorol.com.
In January 2019, the annual award previously known as the Emerging Artist Award was re-named the Edge Award, in honor of Betty and Bob Edge who helped found the Emerging Artist Award twenty years ago. Edge Award nominees are juried by a rotating panel who are active participants in the Atlanta arts community. The winner receives a $10,000 prize, a solo show at Swan Coach House Gallery, a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center, and mentorship opportunities. The remaining four finalists receive $2,000 each. To learn more, please read our press release.
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD, 1999-2019
2018-19 Winner: Curtis Ames
Exhibit less than more runs April 11 - May 16, 2019
Finalists: Robert Chamberlin, Krista Clark, Sonya Yong James, and Christina Price Washington.