Call for Artists: Pathways 2024: Carlos Malamud Prize

Sep 5, 2023 - Oct 29, 2023

Location: UCF Art Gallery

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Call for Artists: Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize

The Rollins Museum of Art and the UCF Art Gallery invite submissions for Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize. Pathways is a biennial, juried art competition and exhibition for emerging professional artists living in Florida. This edition will consist of a juried selection process resulting in a Summer 2024 group exhibition for the competition’s finalists. All exhibited artists will receive support and networking through a series of events and direct engagement with curators, museum and gallery professionals, faculty, and community to expand their connections in the art community. Participating artists will arrive at Pathways: The Carlos Malamud Prize from a variety of places within the state of Florida, with diverse professional experience, and have dynamic creative research and practice.

The Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize winner will:
  • Be awarded a $10,000 cash prize.
  • Receive a solo exhibition at the UCF Art Gallery in Fall 2025.
  • Receive a consulting session with a financial advisor to discuss the financial aspects of a sustainable art practice.
  • Commit to being a juror for the following edition of the exhibition and a mentor for the next cohort of exhibiting artists.

This sustained engagement overtime makes Pathways: The Carlos Malamud Prize unique and transformative among other art competitions.

Eligible artists are invited to apply for Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize through Submittable by October 29, 2023 (11:59pm EST).

The exhibition and competition is open to all emerging artists (age 18 or older) who are residents of Florida and NOT currently enrolled as an undergraduate student. We are defining an emerging artist as one who has never had a solo exhibition in a gallery, arts center, or museum (solo BFA or MFA exhibitions at a college or university are acceptable). All work must be original, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited at any of the participating venues.

The juried exhibitions will include up to 10 artists, each of whom will have 3-5 works on view at both locations. The opening events will be staggered over the exhibition period; each venue will hold events involving the participating artists (May 29th at the Rollins Museum of Art and May 30th at the UCF Art Gallery ). Three jurors will evaluate all the entries and award the Pathways: The Carlos Malamud Prize at the opening reception at the UCF Art Gallery on May 30, 2024.

Artists will be selected by a group of locally and nationally recognized jurors from different areas of the arts field:
· Ginger Gregg Duggan, Curator and Founding Partner of curatorsquared, Florida.
· Eugene Ofori Agyei, Artist and Pathways 2022 Winner, Florida.
· Dennis Scholl, Chief Executive Officer – Oolite Arts, Artist, and Collector, Florida

Submission Process
We will use the online platform Submittable (via UCF Art Gallery’s subscription) to host an open call where artists will submit application materials and jurors can review.

  • Artist Statement – A brief statement written in 1st person that describes your professional art practice, research, and conceptual motivations. (max 500 words)
  • Artist Bio  – A brief statement written in 3rd person that describes your background, relevant educational and professional experience, awards and honors, etc. (max 250 words)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  • 20 artworks – upload images (.jpg file at least 1200 [in one direction] pixels and 300dpi resolution) or video files (.mp4 or .mov file) of applicable and available work– exhibition will be curated by images submitted. Up to 5 uploads can be detail views of an individual artwork (be sure to note as a detail view next to the title)
  • Include: title, medium, dimensions (or duration for time-based work), year completed
    • Please list any special equipment, tech, or installation requirements
    • If submitting a site-specific installation, please include a schematic drawing as one of your images and describe how you would incorporate a specific space into your work)
    • Artworks are accepted without restriction of medium but must communicate visually, be ready to hang/install, and must fit through standard doorways.
    • Artwork cannot include biohazard materials, water, fire, or animals (dead or alive).

Image Release: By submitting an entry form to the Pathways: Carlos Malamud Prize constitutes an agreement on the part of the artists to grant permission for the Carlos Malamud Prize organizers to use images for promotional purposes (printed materials, website, social media) if selected for the exhibition.

Finalists will be notified the week of December 18, 2023. Participating artists will receive a modest all-inclusive honorarium to support the cost for delivering/shipping artwork and attending the public events.

  • Submission Deadline: October 29, 2023 (by 11:59pm ET)
  • Notification of Finalists: week of December 18, 2023
  • Artwork delivery/drop off: April 29 – May 10, 2024
  • Public Exhibition Preview event: May 29, 2024 at the Rollins Museum of Art and May 30, 2024 at the UCF Art Gallery
  • Exhibition on view: May 30 – September 1, 2024 (note venue days and hours of operation vary)
  • Prize Announcement Event: May 30, 2024 at the UCF Art Gallery
  • Artwork pickup/ship out: September 3 – 6, 2024

If you have questions please reach out to Shannon Lindsey via email [email protected]


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About the jurors

Ginger Gregg Duggan, Curator and Founding Partner of curatorsquared












Ginger Gregg Duggan is a founding partner of c2 – curatorsquared. Together with Judith Hoos Fox they develop exhibitions of international, cross-media contemporary art and design that explore current cultural issues.

Duggan earned her advanced degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia. She has held curatorial positions at institutions including the former Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida; the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: and the former Bellevue Art Museum, Washington.

From 2005-2008 Duggan and Fox were visiting curators at the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Since they formalized their partnership in 2008, they have co-organized exhibitions for BSA Space|Boston Society of Architects; Design Museum Holon, Israel; Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York; Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts; the Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, Kansas; Georgetown University Galleries, Washington, D.C.; the Cecile and Ezra Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut and the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design. Many of these exhibitions have traveled throughout the United States and abroad.

In addition to major thematic design exhibitions like Beyond the Catwalk: Fashion Shows as Performance Art, StereoType: New Directions in Typography, Mechanical Couture and Design by Time curatorsquared has also worked closely with artists like J. Morgan Puett and Mark Dion, Lucy  and Jorge Orta, Clarissa Tossin, and Evan Roth to develop new projects for institutions.


Eugene Ofori Agyei, Artist and Pathways 2022 Winner









Eugene Ofori Agyei
 is an artist and educator originally from Ghana who lives in the United States. He is the winner of the 2022 Pathways Carlos Malamud Prize. Eugene graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, with a BA in Industrial Art, majoring in Ceramics, in 2018. Prior to his MFA at the University of Florida, he was assigned as a teaching and research assistant at the same school where he received his BA for one year. Eugene is the 2020/2021 recipient of the University of Florida Grinter Fellowship award, the 2022 Artaxis Fellowship award, and the Harold Garde Graduate Studio Art award. He was the 2021 Zenobia awardee at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and gleaned Best of Show from The In Art Gallery’s social change and open theme exhibition. He has shown his work extensively across the US. Agyei was also awarded the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts Graduate Student Fellowship and the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts Multicultural Fellowship in 2022. He has been in residence at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, and the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine. In April 2022, the Morean Arts Center named him one of its Fresh Squeezed 6: Emerging Artists in Florida. Agyei is the recipient of the Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellowship at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.


Dennis Scholl, Chief Executive Officer – Oolite Arts, Artist, and Collector












Dennis Scholl is the President and CEO of Oolite Arts, a 35-year-old organization dedicated to supporting visual artists in Miami. He has been a collector of contemporary art for over four decades. He and his wife Debra built one of the largest private collections of Aboriginal Australian art in the U.S. Recently, they donated 200 works from their collection as a joint gift to The Met, the Nevada Museum of Art, and the Frost Art Museum in Miami. Over the last 20 years, Scholl created a series of initiatives dedicated to building the contemporary art collections of museums, including the Guggenheim, the Tate Modern, and Pérez Art Museum Miami, which resulted in hundreds of patron-funded art acquisitions. He has served on the boards and executive committees of the Aspen Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Pérez Art Museum Miami, ArtPlace, South Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Linda Pace Foundation.

He is a twenty-two time regional Emmy winner for his work in cultural documentaries, with over 80 shorts and seven features to his credit, including films about Tracey Emin, Theaster Gates, Wynton Marsalis, and Frank Gehry. Recent films include “The Last Resort”, which was acquired by Netflix; “Singular”, about the three-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, now showing on public television; and “Lifeline”, about 50’s Ab Ex painter Clyfford Still, currently streaming on Scholl is also a visual artist, working in assemblage and exhibiting internationally. From 2009 to 2015, Scholl was the Vice President of Arts at the Knight Foundation. He oversaw the foundation’s national arts program, including the Knight Arts Challenge and Random Acts of Culture, with grants to cultural organizations totaling close to $200 million.


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