BOSTON – Friday, October 7, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the winners of the second annual Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Awards. The awards were announced at an October 6 artist reception at the Fay Chandler EMERGING Art Exhibition in the Scollay Square Gallery at City Hall. The winners are:
Molly Scannell, a visual design artist, received the Best in Show award for her work title Congolese Schoolgirls 3. She was awarded a prize of $2,500.
Eva Redamonti, a pen and ink illustration artist who depicts drawings that blend realistic scenes with fantasy, was recognized as the Recently Became an Artist award winner for her piece Emily’s Dream 2. She was awarded a prize of $1,500.
Jodi Colella, an artist who creates sculptures and installations that explore human relationships, was recognized as the Over 50 Years of Age artist for her work Power Figures. She was awarded a prize of $1,000.00
Fay Chandler was a Boston philanthropist and advocate for the arts. As an artist who started her career later in life, she serves as the inspiration for this exhibition and to artists of all ages. The award is funded by a generous donation from the Galilean Fund in Fay Chandler’s memory.
“All of the artists selected today represent the values of Fay Chandler, creating work that inspires all of us,” said Mayor Walsh. “The Fay Chandler EMERGING Art awards allows us to recognize and support the incredible works being created in Boston. I encourage everyone to visit the City Hall galleries and view the exhibition.”
The show comprises 45 works by artists who were selected by a distinguished jury from an open call that drew 239 applicants. The jurors were Edmund Barry Gaither, Executive Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Abigail Ogilvy, Owner/Director of Abigail Ogilvy Gallery and Karen Haas, Curator of the Lane Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Each winner will also be granted a one year complimentary membership in the Fort Point Artists Community and will be granted an Artist Certification by the City of Boston.
Organized by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, the Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Exhibition features fresh, original and contemporary works of art created by Boston artists. The art will be displayed at Boston City Hall in the Scollay Square Gallery during the month of October.