Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt and Steven Alan Bennett
Splinters of a Secret Sky, 2021
Oil on Canvas, individual painting from larger, 96” x 72"
The Bennett Prize® , created in 2018, biannually awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which travels the country. The Prize propels the careers of women painters who have not yet realized full professional recognition, empowering new artists and those who have painted for many years. The Prize expands opportunities for the public, who may not be familiar with figurative realist painting, to learn more about the creative vision of talented women painters in this increasingly popular genre.