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Summer Wheat
NADA Artadia Award
New York 2016

A work by Summer Wheat

A work by Summer Wheat

Summer Wheat has received the 2016 New York NADA Artadia Award, a $5,000 unrestricted, meritbased Award granted to one artist exhibiting at the fair. Wheat’s work was exhibited at Fridman Gallery, booth 3.01 at NADA New York. A jury comprised of two renowned curators, Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Amanda Hunt, Assistant Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, selected Summer Wheat.

Jurors Alteever and Hunt stated, “Selecting the 2016 NADA Artadia Awardee has been a great experience that made us look at the fair with a different purpose. We were intrigued by Summer Wheat’s process and use of material, pushing the boundaries of acrylic paint to create works that are compelling and visceral, and are thrilled that the Award goes directly to the artist in Artadia’s great tradition.”

About the NADA Artadia Award

The NADA Artadia Award is a collaborative, unrestricted Award presented at NADA art fairs. The Award recipient is chosen by a jury of two renowned curators on the opening day of the fair and publicly announced later that day. The selected artists receive all of the lifetime benefits of the Artadia Awards program, including access to Artadia’s national network and the option to participate in Artadia’s ongoing programs, exhibitions, and professional services.