The Betty Bowen Award is an annual $15,000 unrestricted grant given to visual artists in all media working in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. This award was established to honor Betty Bowen (1918-1977) who was an enthusiastic supporter of Northwest contemporary art. I want to make sure that as many artists as possible are aware that this opportunity exists with hopes that a wide array of artists and media are represented in the pool of applicants.
The application is now open and the deadline to submit is Wednesday, August 1. More information on the award and the application process can be found at visitsam.org/betty-bowen.
If you have any questions about the award, application, or selection process, please feel free to reach out.