The Blackwell Prize in Painting recognizes an artist of high achievement in plein air/observational painting, drawing, or a related two-dimensional medium.


Named in honor of Newnan-based educators (and UWG alumni) Fred R. and Nell W. Blackwell, the Blackwell Prize in Painting is administered by the School of the Arts (SOTA) at the University of West Georgia and is funded by The Blackwell Charitable Trust of Newnan. Additional resources and funding come from the School of the Arts, University of West Georgia, and the Newnan Artist-in-Residence Program (Newnan ArtRez).


The prize comes with a $10,000 honorarium and a residency of up to one month at Gray Cottage in Newnan, Georgia (part of the Newnan Artist-in-Residence Program). 

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