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Frey Norris announces San Francisco Artist Award
“The San Francisco Artist Award seeks to help make San Francisco a more attractive home base for artists who traditionally relocate to Los Angeles or New York in pursuit of their careers.”
San Francisco contemporary and modern art gallery Frey Norris has announced the launch of the San Francisco Artist Award (SFAA) in conjunction with the grand opening of their new Gensler-designed gallery. Created as a biannual juried award to honor and support local Bay Area artists, SFAA will acknowledge a deserving and under-recognized local artist with a solo exhibition at Frey Norris.
“The San Francisco Artist Award seeks to help make San Francisco a more attractive home base for artists who traditionally relocate to Los Angeles or New York in pursuit of their careers,” says Wendi Norris, co-owner of Frey Norris. “Since our founding in 2003, Frey Norris has championed San Francisco artists to the global art community. Our goal with SFAA is to create further opportunities for artists to realize their artistic pursuits nationally and internationally while remaining in and contributing to the cultural vitality of the Bay Area.”
The San Francisco Artist Award will provide the recipient artist, who must reside in San Francisco or Northern California at least six months out of each year, with a solo exhibition at Frey Norris commensurate with the level and sophistication of all programs at the gallery. Selected from an open call for submissions and nominations from art professionals, an independent jury will nominate and announce the five semi- finalists in July 2011.