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Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists Call for Art and Judge Announced
12:08PM / Sunday, March 03, 2024
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SANDISFIELD, Mass. — The Sandisfield Arts Center announced the 3rd annual Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists. 
The Call for Art is open through April 7, 2024. Up to three artists will be selected as finalists, each receiving $400 to support their art practice. Winners will be notified no later than June 1, 2024. An exhibition of the finalist's work will be held in the fall at the Sandisfield Arts Center.
The contest will be judged by Josephine Halvorson, Professor of Art and Chair of Graduate Studies in Painting at Boston University. Halvorson lives in western Massachusetts and is currently building a studio in Sandisfield.
Eligible artists are those working in painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture, aged 17-26 years of age, and residing or attending school in Berkshire County.  No fee is associated with the application, and all entrants will be judged based solely on the merit of the work presented. Past winners are not eligible to apply. Complete eligibility requirements can be found on the Sandisfield Arts Center website.
The prize was created by Adam Manacher and Carol Birnbaum, Daniel Manacher's parents, in memory of their son and his passion for art.
"Daniel worked on different surfaces, always hand-drawn," said his father, Adam Manacher. "He loved interacting with people in their love for art. We hope, with the Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists, to inspire other young artists and to assist them as they reach for their dreams."
To apply, visit For questions or more information email Jess at
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