Georgia State University graduate wins annual emerging artist award

Curtis Ames. Preserved Paint, 2016, oil on canvas over panel, plastic wrap.

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Curtis Ames. Preserved Paint, 2016, oil on canvas over panel, plastic wrap.

A Georgia State University graduate has won this year’s emerging artist award from the Forward Arts Foundation.

Curtis Ames is a visual artist who lives and works in Atlanta, according to his website. His work has been shown in Berlin, Miami and at Atlanta's High Museum of Art.

As the 2018-19 award winner, Ames will receive $10,000. His work will also be featured in spring 2019 at the Swan Coach House Gallery.

Finalists also included in the exhibition are Robert Chamberlin, Krista Clark, Sonya Yong James and Christina Price Washington.

The annual award, in its 20th year, is chosen by a panel and presented to an Atlanta artist who hasn't had a major solo show and who isn't connected with a commercial gallery.


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