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Opportunity: The 2023 Betty Bowen Award

Aritistic Discipline: Visual

The call for entries for the 2023 Betty Bowen Award is now open! The Seattle Art Museum administers this annual award to honor a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work.

This juried award was established to honor Betty Bowen (1918-1977) who was an enthusiastic supporter of Northwest contemporary art. The winner receives an unrestricted prize of $15,000 to further their career, and a selection of works by the winner will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum. Additional special recognition prizes are awarded annually at the discretion of the award committee.

How to apply:
Applications must be submitted online, by August 1 at 11 pm. The application is available on, and there is a $10 application fee. The Seattle Art Museum is committed to values of accessibility and financial assistance. If costs pose a barrier to entry, please contact us at

For more information and to see a list of past winners, please visit or email

Eligibility: This regional award is open to artists working in Washington, Oregon and, Idaho.
City/Region: Seattle, WA
Expires: August 1, 2023