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Alexander Rutsch, Self-Portrait

I have a funny feeling
Lindy Chambers, 2015 winner,
I have a funny feeling, 2015.
48” x 48” oil on board


2015 Award Winner:
Lindy Chambers
Sammy Chong

2013 Award Winner:
Siobhan 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


2017 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting

Solo Exhibition: May 5 - June 17, 2017, 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, 2016, HERE. Entries must be received by February 1, 2017.

For questions, contact Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803.

About the Rutsch Award

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.