This is the category for artists whose artwork uses light to create viewable images. This can be of identifiable imagery, abstract or pattern, color or black and white. It does not have to be printed but may exist entirely digitally. If you have painted or collaged or otherwise used your photographs to create more complicated forms, or if you are using AI (Artificial Intelligence) to generate your work, please enter it in the Experimental Art Artwork category. You may also enter art in more than one category, if it fits that category’s guidelines.

If you are a Viewer and visitor, please take a look below at some of the art that has been created in the 9 counties of the Bay Area and Sacramento and Santa Cruz counties 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 perhaps 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 may upload up to eight (8) of your works of art for $10 each. Your work will be reviewed and then placed immediately up on this website for everyone to see, in one of more of the juried categories as you choose. Your work will be eligible for a Winning Prize or Honorable Mention. There will be a winner at $500 and an essay and 5 honorable mentions at $100 each! The $100 awards will be cash awards or a gift certificate to a Bay Area store specializing in art-related services for the Photography Art group. 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 on November 1 and voting ends after November 15!

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 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!

Nick Winkworth

Nick Winkworth – Juror