The Galerie Emerging Artist Award

Submissions are now closed

We are excited to have received over 400 submissions by talented artists around the country. Thank you to everyone who participated. Our editors and jurors are now reviewing applications in order to make their final selections.


The Galerie Emerging Artist Award (GEAA) is an annual prize launched by Galerie magazine. The award recognizes, supports, and promotes promising talents poised to make their mark on the art world. Galerie magazine takes pride in discovering and acknowledging standout emerging artists in every issue of the publication. The award takes this mission one step further by enhancing the careers of these artists through a $10,000 prize, inclusion in an exhibition, and a feature on the winner and finalists.

Galerie founding editor Lisa Fayne Cohen and editor in chief Jacqueline Terrebonne, as well as a distinguished jury of leading artists, curators, museum directors, and gallerists, will select the winner and ten finalists.

The winner receives financial assistance in the form of an unrestricted grant of $10,000. The winner is free to use this grant money in any way.

The GEAA is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following mediums: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, photography, digital art, video, and mixed media.


Beth Rudin DeWoody


Chairman, The Rudin Family Foundation

Beth Rudin DeWoody is Chairman of The Rudin Family Foundations and Executive Vice President of Rudin Management Company. Ms. DeWoody, who is married to renowned photographer, Firooz Zahedi, has curated numerous shows for art galleries between New York City, New Orleans, London, and Vermont. She has a private art space called The Bunker in West Palm Beach displaying works from her collection. Ms. DeWoody’s Board affiliations include Vice Chair of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The New School, and the Board of Overseers at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, among others. Ms. DeWoody is also on the Advisory Board at The Glass House in New Canaan.

Justine Ludwig


Executive Director, Creative Time

Justine Ludwig is the Executive Director of Creative Time. She previously served as the Deputy
Director/ Chief Curator at Dallas Contemporary. Ludwig has curated projects with many artists
including Shilpa Gupta, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Pedro Reyes, Laercio Rendondo, Paola Pivi, and Pia
Camil. Her research interests include the intersections of aesthetics and architecture, violence,
economics, and globalization.

Eric Shiner


Artistic Director New York, White Cube

Eric Shiner serves as the Artistic Director, New York for White Cube and is responsible for the gallery’s artistic strategy in the US. Eric was previously Senior Vice President of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s, and prior to this was the director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh from 2010 to 2016. Eric is a leading scholar on Andy Warhol and Asian contemporary art, having worked in Japan for six years and serving as assistant curator to the inaugural Yokohama Triennale in 2001. Eric has curated dozens of global exhibitions, including Armory Focus – USA at the Armory Show in 2013.

Nicola Vassell


Founder, Concept NV

Nicola Vassell is Founder of Concept NV, a curatorial agency specializing in art projects focused on social and
cultural phenomena. CNV connects the traditional and experimental art worlds with private sector clients in the
entertainment, fashion, publishing and real estate arenas. CNV develops curated projects, cultural programming and brand collaborations, while offering art advisory, private sales and collection management services. Vassell is
Curatorial Director of the Dean Collection, the family art collection founded by Swizz Beatz and his wife Alicia Keys.
Recent exhibition projects include Dreamweavers, Los Angeles and the global art and music festival, No
Commission, held in NY, Miami, London, Shanghai and Berlin. Vassell was a Director at Pace Gallery and Deitch
Projects, NY. She studied Art History and Business at New York University and is a Stanford Business School Impact
Program Arts Leader.

Heidi Zuckerman


CEO & Director, Aspen Art Museum

Heidi Zuckerman, the Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director of the Aspen Art Museum, re-imagined
the Aspen Art Museum as a world-class institution, secured over $120 million in investment, and built
a highly acclaimed museum. She currently serves on the board of the American Association of Art
Museum Directors and is Chair of the Contemporary Museum Directors Group. Zuckerman received
her Honors BA in European History from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her MA in Art
History from CUNY Hunter College, and attended Harvard Business School Executive Education, Women
on Boards.


UPDATE: Submissions are now closed

Complete the online entry form, which includes an artist statement, a résumé, and a portfolio of images of five recent works. Only entries submitted online via the GEAA submissions page will be accepted.


Applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) June 30, 2019. 


  • An artist’s statement of no more than 500 words.
  • An up-to-date résumé, including all relevant schooling, training, exhibitions, and residencies.
  • Minimum of five (5) images of artworks in hi-res jpg format. Professionally shot images are recommended. Images may not contain any watermarks or logos. Photographer credit information must be included.
  • Candidates working exclusively in the medium of video are advised to provide a link to a video hosting site such as Vimeo or YouTube or to their own site where the video can be viewed.
  • All material required for a submission must be provided by the deadline. Submissions that do not follow specifications will be disqualified without notice. Galerie magazine editors will review the submissions to choose ten (10) finalists. A jury of notable individuals will determine the winner.

The Galerie Emerging Artist Award Prize 


  • An unrestricted $10,000 monetary prize
  • Print feature in the Emerging Artists issue of Galerie
  • Digital feature, including video, on GalerieMagazine.com
  • Social media announcement of prize
  • Inclusion in an exhibition of GEAA winner and finalists


  • Print feature in the Emerging Artists issue of Galerie
  • Digital feature on GalerieMagazine.com
  • Social media announcement of prize
  • Inclusion in an exhibition of GEAA winner and finalists


  • The award is open to artists only living and working in the United States.
  • The award is open to amateur and professional artists.
  • Entrants must be 21 years of age or older at the time they submit their entries.
  • Submissions are excluded from the competition if their presentation would infringe a right. The entrant authorizes Galerie magazine to publish the submission in the print edition of Galerie magazine, on GalerieMagazine.com, and on any affiliated websites and social media platforms. The submission may be reproduced, in whole or in part, for editorial and promotional purposes.
  • Submissions become the property of Galerie magazine and SANDOW, and will not be returned. Submissions made that do not follow specifications will be disqualified without notice.

Click here for the GEAA Official Rules.

If you have questions concerning the submissions process or requirements, please contact geaa@galeriemagazine.com


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