Amy P. Coy Virtual Forum

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6pm

Celebrate contemporary Southern art at the Amy P. Coy Virtual Forum. This special evening will honor the 2020 Prize Winner, Stephen L. Hayes, and reflect Society 1858’s mission to educate and excite up-and-coming art patrons about the diverse range of artwork being created in the contemporary South. In recent years, the Gibbes has strengthened its focus on living artists through the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Established in 2007, the Prize awards $10,000 to a living artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of the arts in the South. Entering the 12th year, this Prize has awarded over $120,000 to artists as well as implemented a new initiative to display one work by the Prize Winner in the Mary Jackson Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries within the Gibbes for one year. The Museum has also been fortunate enough to acquire artworks by Prize Winners and Finalists through the years in an effort to diversify and expand the contemporary permanent collection. Tickets: $10


Image credits (Top Banner, lower L to R): One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana (detail), 1998–2003, by Deborah Luster, toned silver gelatin on etched aluminum, 5 x 4 inches, courtesy of the artist. Ain't Misbehavin', 2010; by Patrick Dougherty; Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC; courtesy of the artist, photo credit: Zan Maddox. Black Hair Flag, 2010, by Sonya Clark, painted canvas, stitched and braided thread, 56 x 42 inches, courtesy of the artist. Center of the Universe, 2011, by John Westmark, acrylic and paper sewing patterns on canvas, courtesy of the artist. Mac-American Appendage, 2010, by Jiha Moon; ink and acrylic, fabric, embroidery on Hanji paper; 56 3/4 x 37 ½ inches; courtesy of the artist. Gable, 2006, by Edward Rice, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist.