Immigrant Artists

Wheel-thrown stoneware, sculpted in high relief

The Juror’s Choice for the winning image is “Envelop” by Marisa Goudie

Read An Original Essay On The Winning Artwork For This Category.

Honorable Mentions

A portrait

“Contemplate” by Siana Smith

Semi abstract landscape painting

“Foreign Shore” by Lisa Manolius

The painting depicts women relaying a positive message of uplifting and empowering them in their resilience & diversity.

“Unapologetically Resilient 1” by Durba Sen

This is for artists who live, work or study in the 9 counties of the Bay Area and in Sacramento and Santa Cruz counties who were born in other countries, and it is open to many different media.

If you are a Viewer and visitor, please take a look below at some of the art that has been created in the first ever regional series of art prizes. There are other categories you will find very interesting, please visit this one and all the others as well.

And if you are a viewer, please consider donating a tax-deductible donation or purchase a print from some other Bay Area artists who want to sell some of their work to help fund this first ever regional Prize for Art!

There will be one winner at $500 and an essay and 3 honorable mention awards at $100 each. The awards will be cash awards or a gift certificate to a Bay Area store specializing in art-related services for the Immigrant Artists’ group. As well there are 2 more voted awards which artists’ work was also eligible for, voted on after the Prize for Art closes on November 8, announced as soon after voting ends on November 22 as possible!

Each category is awarded separately. Each artist is eligible for one award per category. Works that have won in the previous Prize for Art are not eligible for the 2023 Sheridan Prize for Art. The Winner and Honorable Mentions are now being shown above! Please also come back after that date to see the results. Good luck everyone!

Salma Arastu

Salma Arastu – Juror