Grad Student Katie Bulter Accepted into Young Painters Competition

Katie Butler, MFA candidate in painting, was selected for Miami University’s annual Young Painters Competition. As one of ten artists selected, Butler’s work will be shown at the Hiestand Galleries at Miami University from January 19 - February 25, 2021. No reception will be held. Awards and public viewing hours will be announced at a later date. 

Started in 1999, the Young Painters Competition features artists aged 25 - 35, who demonstrate excellence. The juror, chosen from nationally recognized painters, museum directors, curators and art professionals, selects 10 finalists. This year’s juror is Kelly Baum, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each year's winner is awarded the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award and the painting becomes a part of the permanent collection at Miami University. Alternating between representational/realism and non-representational painting, this competition assures a prominent national role for Miami University, rewarding and inspiring the creativity of talented young artists. 

Images: Katie Butler, (left) Step 10: Remove Spine, 2020, oil, gouache and collage on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, (right) Dead on Arrival, 2020, oil and gouache on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

POSTED: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 3:58pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:21pm