Incarcerated Artists

This is for people who create art and who are serving or have served time in the incarcerative system in the 9 Bay Area counties and Sacramento and Santa Cruz counties, and it is open to different media. Artwork can be entered in more than one category.

If you are a Viewer and visitor, please take a look below at some of the art that has been created in the Bay Area in this 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!

If you are an artist and participated in the Prize, you can sign up and then upload up to eight (8) of your works of art for free. Your work will be reviewed and then placed immediately and permanently up on this website for everyone to see. Your work will then be eligible for a Winning Prize or Honorable mention. As well there are 2 more voted awards which your work will also be eligible for, to be voted on after the Prize for Art closes November 1 and voting ends on November 15!

Each category is awarded separately so artists are not competing against the entire pool for participating artists. There will be a winner at $500 and an essay and 4 honorable mentions at $100 each, per category for a total of 73 prizes! Each artist is eligible for one award per category. Works of art that have won in the previous Prize for Art are not eligible for the 2023 Sheridan Prize for Art. The Winner and Honorable Mentions will be announced here as soon as possible after November 15! Please also come back after that date to see the results. Good luck everyone!

Rahsaan Thomas

Rahsaan Thomas – Juror