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Through the generous gift from William (MU1936) and Dorothy Yeck of Dayton, Ohio, Miami University has a unique opportunity to provide students and the community at large to develop a critical understanding of painting in the 21st century. The competition winner will be awarded the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award and the painting will become part of Miami University’s permanent collection. This year’s competition focuses on representational realism painting.

2021 Juror: Kelly Baum, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Juror Talk:  Thursday, February18, Juror Lecture, 5:50-6:40 p.m., via ZOOM

2021 Finalists:  Katie Butler, Akron, Ohio; Noor Chadha, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Chao Ding, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Julia Leggent, Lincoln, Nebraska; Kirk Maynard, Orange, New Jersey; Andrew Stephen Norris, Gainesville, Florida; Cal Rice, Boston, Massachusetts; Rajab Ali Sayed, Hollywood, California; Emily Strong, Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania; and Erin Wright, Los Angeles, California.

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