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Bermuda Blue - Antoine Hunt
Janel with Cedar (Detail) - Jacqueline Alma
The fourth annual Charman Prize showcasing the talent of local artists launched on September 2 and is currently running at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art.

The Prize was established in 2008 to coincide with the opening of the new museum.  Named for its sponsor and patron, John Charman, a local businessman and art collector, the aim of the competition is to encourage the production and exhibition of artwork inspired by Bermuda.  Pieces are judged by a panel which this year consisted of Betty Krulik, appraiser and private dealer in 19th- and early-20th-century American art, Peter Higdon, collections curator at Royerson Gallery and Research Center, Ryerson University, Toronto, Laszlo Cser, professional conservator, PA AIC and Lucy Harwood, who recently worked in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum and organized the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

The Charman Prize grants awards based on an artwork’s excellence according to the competition's overall theme and four other points of judging criteria. This year's grand prize winner was Andrew Stevenson for his video documentary entitled Where the Whales Sing. My favourites are pictured above, along with Nick Minugh's Faces of Parliament which was both skilfully executed and thought-provoking.  

The Charman Prize runs until December 3.  More artworks are featured after the jump.

I Remember When (Detail) - Scott Stallard
Culture Conflict - Frank Dublin
Night Watch (Detail) - Vernon N Clarke
Image: island*atelier
Live in Peace: Starry Night on 42nd Street - Monica Smith Jones
Penny - Gretchen Gurr
Roots (Detail) - Kelly Hunt
By Faith - Alice Coutet (Cedenio)
Summer Breeze - Steve Conway
Face of Parliament (Detail) - Nick Minugh
Frames of Reference - Daniel De Silva
Beloved Lily - Elizabeth Andrade Arnold
Mike (Detail) - Chris Dawson
Janel with Cedar - Jacqueline Alma
House of Assembly (order!) (Detail) - Charles Zuill
Bermuda Through the Eyes of the Young Black Man (Detail) - Gavin Djata Smith
Mood of a Generation: Peace Sign Index Down - Calix Socrates Smith
Return to Rainbow Country (Detail) - Graham Foster
Images: island*atelier


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