California Arts Council

State of California

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Johnson Prize
William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts was established in 2001 in honor of William H. Johnson, an American artist known primarily for his Scandinavian landscapes and his witty and poignant depictions of African-American daily life.

The Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early-career African-American artist  in the areas of painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation, and/or a new genre. For award purposes, "early career" is a flexible term that should be interpreted liberally to include artists who have finished their academic work within the last dozen  years. Age is not determinative, and artists who have not earned BFAs or MFAs are still eligible so long as they have not been working as an artist for more than twelve years.


Phone: 323 931-3744
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Deadline: 09-18-2015

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