The Bennett Prize

Elaine Melotti Schmidt and Steven Bennett interviewed at FACE 2018

In this panel discussion at the 2018 Figurative Art Convention & Expo, Nov. 7 to 10, Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine (far left) speaks with Tim Newton, Salmagundi Club Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt and Steven Bennett (far right), co-founders of The Bennett Prize, and about art collecting.

The Bennett Prize, created in 2018, awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which will travel the country. The Prize will propel 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 will expand 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.

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