The myers art Prize

About the Myers Art Prize

The Myers Art Prize is an annual juried art competition open to all students currently enrolled in the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Each year a new, relevant theme for the competition is announced and a notable figure from the art world is invited to serve as guest juror.
The juried competition culminates in a widely celebrated exhibition of the winning artworks in the Macy Art Gallery and with the distribution of a select number of monetary awards. The award-winning works become part of the Teachers College Art and Art Education Program’s permanent collection.


The Unsilencing exhibition features the ten artworks selected for the prize from a large pool of submissions. The award-winning works engage with a range of timely issues that affect the world and touch individual’s lives.


Collectively, these artists / educators / researchers highlight the importance of dialogue around trauma and mental health challenges. They recognize the creative potential of neurodiverse communities and honor the significance of unrecognized labor. They remind us of the tremendous weight that certain words can carry in a racially unjust society. They shine a light on rich ways of knowing and onimportant voices that are sidelined in traditional academic work.

2020 Myers prize winners

Carianna Arredondo / Kristina Davis Bivona / Jesl Xena Rae Cruz / Sungah Jun / AutumnLin Kietponglert / Hyunsoo Kim / Grace Ludmer / Ashley Mask / Eric Mason / Carina Maye



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