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Call for Entries: The Annual Betty Bowen Award

Type: Awards, Grants, Fellowships [View all]
Posted by: Seattle Art Museum
Deadline: Thu, August 1st, 2019

Administered by the Seattle Art Museum, the annual Betty Bowen Award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. This is a juried award and the winner receives an unrestricted cash prize of $15,000 to further their career. A selection of works by the winner will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum.

This award was established to honor Betty Bowen (1918-1977), a Washington Native who was an enthusiastic supporter of Northwest contemporary art. Her friends established the annual Betty Bowen Award as a celebration of her life and to honor and continue her efforts to provide financial support to the artists of the region.

The award is open to visual artists in all media working in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. Artists of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The application is available at All entries must be submitted online. There is a $10 application fee.


For more information about the application process and to see a list of previous winners visit: or email

Posted on Tue, June 18th, 2019
Expires on Thu, August 1st, 2019

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