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The Annual Betty Bowen Award

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  • Eligibility: The award is open to visual artists in all media working in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. Artists of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Administered by the Seattle Art Museum, the annual Betty Bowen Award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. This is a juried award and the winner receives an unrestricted cash prize of $15,000 to further their career. A selection of works by the winner will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum.

This award was established to honor Betty Bowen (1918-1977), a Washington Native who was an enthusiastic supporter of Northwest contemporary art. Her friends established the annual Betty Bowen Award as a celebration of her life and to honor and continue her efforts to provide financial support to the artists of the region.

The application is available at www.callforentry.org. All entries must be submitted online. There is a $10 application fee.

Contact: Carrie Dedon
More Information: www.visitsam.org