The Gibbes Museum of Art announced that entries are open for this year’s 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The award is presented by Society 1858, a member auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum.
The prize awards $10,000 to an artist whose work "contributes to a new understanding of art in the South." Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply.