The Bennett Prize
Chloe Chiasson [Round 2 Finalist], Detail of Goodnight, Chicago, oil, acrylic, wood, print, charcoal, batting, resin, 2020, 87 x 91 x 14.75 in. View
Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross [Round 2 Finalist], Detail of Two Calla Lillies for Bathing Boys, mixed media collage, 2020, 28 x 21 in. View
Rebecca Orcutt [Round 2 Finalist], Detail of What Now, oil on canvas, 2015, 24 x 48 in. View
Tanmaya Bingham [Round 2 Finalist], Detail of Sexy Giggles, mixed media collage, 2020, 28 x 21 in. View
Holly Keogh [Round 2 Finalist], Detail of More Charming, More Vague, oil on canvas, 2020, 54 x 72 in. View
Ayana Ross [Round 2 Winner], Detail of New American Gothic, oil on canvas, 2019, 36 x 48 x 2 in. View

The Bennett Prize, created in 2018, awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which then travels the country. The Prize propels the careers of women painters who have not yet realized full professional recognition, empowering new artists and those who have painted for many years. The Prize expands opportunities for the public, who may not be familiar with figurative realist painting, to learn more about the creative vision of talented women painters in this increasingly popular genre. In 2018, the inaugural year of The Prize, there were 647 entries. In 2020 and 2022, the number of entries continues to grow.

The Bennett Prize: Raising Voices 4 entry is open now through Oct. 4, 2024.

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Recent News

News Release

Announcing The Bennett Prize 4.0 Jurors

The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realists is pleased to announce the jurors for the 4th iteration of The Prize, the call for entries for which will open on April 15, 2024, and which will be awarded at the Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, Michigan on May 15, 2025. Learn more about the jurists.