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Alexander Rutsch, Self-Portrait

Bufflehead and Coots
Siobhan McBride, 2013 winner,
Bufflehead and Coots, 2012.
Gouache on paper on panel, 13” x 10”


2013 Award Winner:
Siobahn McBride

2011 Award Winner:
Nina Rizzo

2009 Award Winner:
Tracy Miller

2007 Award Winner:
Liang Guo

2005 Award Winner:
Dorothy Robinson

2003 Award Winner:
Mitchell Marco

2001 Award Winner:
Frank Trankina

Alexander Rutsch Award
and Solo Exhibition for Painting

Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor the competition and award to honor the memory and artistic achievement of Alexander Rutsch (1916 - 1997), an artist who actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. After his death, friends and supporters of Alexander Rutsch and his family established a generous and significant fund to support a bi-annual, open, juried competition in a range of mediums.

Visit to learn more about Alexander Rutsch.


Alexander Rutsch 2015 Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting

Solo Exhibition: May 1 - June 13, 2015, and $5,000 cash award.

U.S. based artists 19 years of age and older may apply. All work submitted must be available for exhibit.

Apply online beginning November 1, 2014, at Entries must be received by February 1, 2015.

For questions, contact or 914-738-2525 ext. 113. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803.