The Joseph Fiore Painting Prize
JOSEPH A. FIORE (1925 – 2008) was an Influential painter and teacher. His experience as a student and later teacher (1946 to 1954) at the historic Black
Mountain College, a progressive experimental college
based on arts in North Carolina, was a time of influence, experimentation, and creative growth. Joseph Fiore’s diverse educational experience at Black Mountain was a major influence on his painting career.

THE JOSEPH A. FIORE PAINTING PRIZE
is an instrument of encouragement and support for artists during their early creative years of development.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must be an Art/Fine Arts undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate (1 year) from a Maine institution. If attending institutions in New England, students must confirm in their statement, a Maine connection: resident, seasonal resident, family, meaningful experience or interest.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
NOVEMBER 15, 2016

FINALIST NOTIFICATION
DECEMBER 15, 2016

JURIED COMPETITION
FINALISTS and AWARDS

FOUR FINALISTS will be selected by a committee of artists and curators. The finalists will be given a juried exhibition at: The JOSEPH A. FIORE GALLERIES at THE FIREHOUSE CENTER in Damariscotta, Maine.
FINALISTS
FINALISTS must arrange for delivery of 10 (depending on size) exhibition ready works to the Firehouse Center between June 13 - 17. This may include 3 of the 5 submitted works. *Additional finalist exhibition information will follow the December 15th announcement.

2017 FINALIST EXHIBITION JURORS
Elizabeth Finch
Lunder Curator of American Art
Colby College Museum of Art

FINALIST EXHIBITION DATES
JUNE 24 to AUGUST 28, 2017
Finalist Exhibition Awards Reception
SATURDAY JUNE 24th 4 – 6 PM

FINALIST AWARDS
THE JOSEPH A. FIORE PAINTING PRIZE
1st Prize: $1,500    3rd Prize: $800
2nd Prize: $1,000   4th Prize: $500

APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ADDRESS INFORMATION
Email, Address, Phone
STUDENT INFORMATION
Name of institution and degree program
APPLICANT STATEMENT
Briefly (no more that 4 to 5 sentences) discuss your connection with Maine, painting ideas, and influences.
IMAGES
Submit 5 high-res (300 dpi) good quality digital images, no more than 5MG total, of recent work: The work must be 2-D, objective, or nonobjective and include any painting medium, or combination of painting and 2-D mediums.