Sheridan Prize for Art

The 2021 Sheridan Prize for Art Archive

Welcome To the
Sheridan Prize For Art

Neil Murphy - Juror
Curriculum Vitae

Announcing the Winner and the five Honorable Mentions for Painting / Drawing / Murals

Painting / Drawing / Murals

The Juror's choice for the winning image is "La Llorona's Sacred Waters" by Juana Alicia Araiza

Read former San Francisco Bay Guardian critic Harry Roche's essay on the winning artist.

Mural Art Honorable Mention

Painting / Drawing / Murals

This is the category for artists whose essential media are paint on paper, canvas or other medium such as walls. Or drawing. This group can include any colored medium applied over a relatively flat surface. Although, some dimensionality is fine. If you have collaged your work, but it is essentially painted or drawn, you may include that in this category. Or you may also include it in the Experimental Category.

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 in this second year of 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 sending 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 you participated in the Prize, you uploaded up to eight (8) of your works of art for $10 each work. Your work was reviewed and then placed up on this website for everyone to see, in this or one or more of the other juried categories. Your work was eligible for a Winning Prize or one of the Honorable Mentions in this category.

There will be one winning work of art at $500 plus an essay about their work and 11 honorable mentions at $100 each for the Painting/Drawing category. One Honorable Mention was given by a generous donor specifically for the finest mural art, to be offered in memoriam for Antonio Ramos, a fine mural artist who was shot and killed while working on a mural in Oakland, CA . The awards will be cash awards or a gift certificate to a Bay Area store specializing in art-related services for the Painting/Drawing/Murals group.

As well there are 2 more awards which your work would also be eligible for, to be VOTED ON by all the participating Artists and another voted by Viewers after the Prize for Art closes and voting ends November 21!

Each category is awarded separately from the others, so that artists are being juried only in the category they have chosen for any work of art and not from the entire pool of participating artists. Each artist is eligible for one award per category. If you won a prize in last year's Sheridan Prize for Art, any of those works are not eligible to enter the Prize for Art again. The Winner and Honorable Mentions will be announced here as soon as possible after November 21! Please also come back after that date to see the results. Good luck to everyone!
Neil Murphy - Juror
Curriculum Vitae