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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
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2011 Award Winner:
Nina Rizzo
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2009 Award Winner:
Tracy Miller
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2007 Award Winner:
Liang Guo
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2005 Award Winner:
Dorothy Robinson

2003 Award Winner:
Mitchell Marco

2001 Award Winner:
Frank Trankina

2015 Alexander Rutsch Award
and Solo Exhibition for Painting

Pelham Art Center announces its 8th biennial

Alexander Rutsch (1916 – 1997) was 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. The fund supports a biennial open, juried competition in painting. A $5,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at Pelham Art Center are awarded to the winner. This program continues Rutsch’s belief that art transcends all of our humanity. Rutsch saw art as “the stone in the water sending ripples throughout the universe.” His extraordinary work, rich in the celebration of life and our shared human experiences, is included in many public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Visit to learn more about Alexander Rutsch.

2015 Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting

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

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

Entries must be received by February 1, 2015.
Download prospectus here and apply online beginning November 1, 2014, at Questions: or 914 738 2525 x113.