BARBARA H. WEIL AWARD

For Women Artists from the Balearic Islands

Studio Weil was originally created to host the work of Barbara Weil, and now in the wake of her passing and following her final wishes will become a center where other artists can share in her legacy. For this reason, the initiative Weil Art Exchange was created, a non-profit organization that, with the collaboration of Asociación Cultural Barbara Weil has the mission of legitimizing and making known female artists from the Balearic Islands. Therefore this 2022 the prize is launched.

The objective of the Barbara H. Weil Award for women artists from the Balearic Islands is to give visibility to emerging female artists, claiming the new proposals of women creators in contact with the islands, in order to disseminate and promoting contemporary artistic quality in the Balearic Islands.

Participate

To whom is it addressed? 

Women artists, resident or based in the Balearic Islands, minimum age 18 years can participate. 

How to participate? 

Selection and award

From among the proposals received, the jury will choose twelve artists who will install one of their works at Studio Weil. The jury will base its criteria on the general dossier of the artist and not on a specific work, so the selected artists will be free to choose the work that will be exhibited at Studio Weil in the summer of 2022.  This year’s jury members are the artists Amparo Sard, Hugo Bastidas, and Rachel Libeskind as well as curators Elena Ruiz Sastre, Anastasia Aukeman, Enrique Juncosa, Maria Baró and Gracie Mansion.

Among the twelve selected, the winner will receive an invitation for a ten-day residency in New York City, which will include travel expenses, accommodations and a daily stipend. There she will have the opportunity to meet with various gallery owners and show them her work, as well as visit the studios of renowned artists who reside in the city. The objective of this award is for the winning artist to get to know the artistic culture of New York, one of the world centers of contemporary art, and to establish a relationship with the artistic community of the city which is in line with WAE’s mission of promoting international cultural exchange.  Alba Suau, the 2021 recipient of the Barbara H. Weil award is visiting NYC in March, 2022 and will have the opportunity to meet with gallery owners/directors from Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Luhring Augustine Gallery, Nohra Haime Gallery, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery and Gracie Mansion Gallery.  She will also have artist studio visits with Kon Trubkovich, Hugo Bastidas, Melanie Vote, Marina Rosenfeld and numerous graduate students at the New York Academy of Art.

Criteria:

Open to women artists aged 18 and older who are based in the Balearic Islands.

The 2021 12 finalists of the Barbara H. Weil Award will not be eligible to apply for the 2022 edition.

To participate send a single PDF document of no more than 15mb to info@weilartexchange.org which includes the following:

  • CV and information of the artist with contact details.
  • Dossier of work not more than three years old which includes photos and relevant information
  • Projects that are not sent to that email account will not be accepted.

 

Selection Process:

The jury will choose twelve artists. The jury will base its judgment on the artist’s general dossier and not on one specific piece, so the selected artists will be free to choose the work of their choice to exhibit. The group show will run from Jul 22, 2022 to Oct 31, 2022.

This year in addition to the main group exhibit, the selected artists will have the opportunity to present other work on the second floor space, also at Studio Weil.  We will rotate this exhibition weekly and feature three artists at a time allowing the public a chance to explore the work of each artist more deeply by way of a conference/question answer session hosted by an invited personality from the art world.

Conditions:

The deadline to receive applications is May 15, 2022. The jury’s decision will be announced by July 1st.  From that date, the artists will have ten calendar days to communicate which work they will exhibit at Studio Weil.  The group show will be hung July 18-20 2022 and the opening of the exhibition will be on July 22, 2022 and run through October 31, 2022.

The Barbara H. Weil Award winner will be announced at the inauguration July 22, 2022.