A donation from the estate of Sam Gilliam, the late painter known for his innovations in color field painting and abstract expressionism, will establish the art world’s newest international prize. Launched by the Dia Art Foundation, it will run for ten years with selected artists receiving a $75,000 award.
Winners will also present a public program at Dia, a nonprofit focused on preserving the vision of artists. The inaugural recipient will be chosen in early 2024 by a panel of five jurors selecting from among nominees on a long list assembled by invited international nominators. “The Sam Gilliam Award will be granted yearly to a single artist, residing anywhere in the world, who has made such a significant contribution to any medium of art and for whom receiving the award would be transformative,” according to Dia.
Source: The Observer (read full story below)