CVAD students make it to the final exhibition in AXA Art Prize competition

Works by 40 student artists, including two CVAD graduate students, have been selected for the third edition of the AXA Art Prize Exhibition in New York City.

Loc Huynh and Emily Potts, CVAD graduate students in Studio Art, submitted two of the 400 entries from 125 schools that have been accepted from across the nation for the juried art competition and have advanced to the 2020 Exhibition Finalists round. The panel of jurors includes major curators, world-renowned artists and teachers from across the U.S.

The AXA Art Prize is a student art competition that is open to any style of figurative paintings, drawings, and original prints created by undergraduate- and graduate-level art students in the U.S. The final 40 works in the exhibition, which include paintings, drawings and prints, were chosen by an exhibition jury including Ian Alteveer, Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lauren Haynes, Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Brett Littman, Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Museum and Eugenie Tsai, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

The first prize- and second prize-winners will be announced on Nov. 17, 2020. The first prize is $10,000 and the second prize is $5,000. The winners will be chosen by renowned artists Julia Chiang, Erik Parker, Laurie Simmons and Salman Toor alongside Jennifer Schipf, Global Practice Leader for Art at AXA XL.

View the AXA Art Prize brochure.

Work by Loc Huynh
Instagram: @locxhuynh

The Embrace (Electric Blue), 2019
acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Acrylic painting by Huynh Loc, CVAD grad student in Studio Art

Work by Emily Potts
Instagram: @freespiral_

OG, 2017
oil, charcoal, and wood on plywood, 47 x 19 inches

Oil, charcoal and wood on plywood by Emily Potts, CVAD grad student in Studio Art

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