Pathways 2022: The Carlos Malamud Prize

Nov 22, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021

Location: UCF Art Gallery


The Rollins Museum of Art and the UCF Art Gallery invite submissions for Pathways: The Carlos Malamud Prize. Pathways is a biennial, juried art competition and exhibition for emerging professional artists living in Florida. The inaugural edition will consist of a juried selection process resulting in a Summer 2022 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: The Carlos Malamud Prize winner will:

  • Be awarded a $10,000 cash prize.
  • Receive a solo exhibition at the Rollins Museum of Art in Summer 2023.
  • 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: The Carlos Malamud Prize 2022 through Submittable by December 31, 2021.



Eligible artists are age 18 or older, are Florida residents, and not currently enrolled as an undergraduate student. We define 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.

Submission Process

We are using 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.
  • 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.


Artists will be selected by a group of locally and nationally recognized jurors from different areas of the arts field:

  • Liz Parks, Art Advisor and Founder of Parks Fine Art, New York.
  • Jonell Logan, Independent Curator and Vice President and Creative Director of the McColl Center, North Carolina.
  • Omari Booker, Visual Artist, Los Angeles, and Nashville.

Finalists will be notified the week of February 1st, 2022.

Submit Artwork Here



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