Boston’s ICA nominated nine local artists for a prize and exposure:
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston has announced nine finalists for its 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize, the ICA’s biennial award for Boston-area artists. As finalists, the local artists are given the opportunity to have their work shown in an internationally known museum. The diverse group of sculptors, photographers, painters, filmmakers and illustrators will participate in an ICA exhibition that opens Sept. 22 and runs through Jan. 30, 2011. The winner of the Foster Prize will be announced in January 2011, and the artist will receive a $25,000 financial award. Matthew Rich is one of the finalists. […] The eight other Foster Prize finalists are Robert de St. Phalle, Eirik Johnson, Fred Liang, Rebecca Meyers, Matthew Rich, Daniela Rivera, Evelyn Rydz, Amie Siegel and Steve Tourlentes.
ICA Announces Nine Foster Prize Finalists (WBUR.org)