Judy Chicago Art Education Award

The Judy Chicago Art Education Award funded by author Faye Kellerman and presented annually by Through the Flower is open to scholars, artists, and educators for a project based on primary research incorporating any of the three archives that are collaborating in the development of the Judy Chicago Portal, to be launched in 2019. These archives include: Judy Chicago’s Visual Archive at the Bettye Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA); Judy Chicago’s paper archives at the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America at Harvard; and Judy Chicago’s Art Education Collection at the Special Collections Library at Penn State which includes the K-12 Dinner Party Curriculum.

The project must also include a public presentation or application of the applicant’s work (e.g. a lecture, publication, class activity, etc.). Award applications consist of a short biography, a 300-500 word description of the project and the public presentation, along with any necessary supporting material.

The award includes a printed certificate and a $1500 check to be given to the project selected by jurors representing the three institutions.

JURORS: Sarah Osborne Bender from NMWA, Anne Englehart at the Schlesinger Library, Julie Porterfield, Archivist from Penn State Special Collections plus Dr. Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Penn State and the coordinator of the JC Art Education Collection. Applications from the three finalists for the award will be sent to Judy Chicago and the Board of Through the Flower who will make the final selection.

AWARD CEREMONY: The 2019 Judy Chicago Art Education Award will be presented at the Schlesinger Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Oct. 18, 2019, in conjunction with the official launch of the Judy Chicago Portal. The winning applicant will be invited to accept the award in person or can choose to have a representative accept it.

Applications for the 2019 award are due no later than June 1, 2019

Award Application Submission Guidelines and Process (PDF)

Permission form (PDF)
Please note that written permission must be obtained to include examples of student work or audio-video recordings of students. For students under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must also grant permission.