Terra Foundation For American Art International Essay Prize

Edyta Frelik, an Americanist at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland, is the winner of the 2013 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize. Frelik’s award-winning essay, “Ad Reinhart: Painter-as-Writer,” will appear in the Fall 2014 issue of American Art (vol. 28, no. 3).


The Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-U.S. scholar in the field of historical American art (circa 1500–1980). The winning manuscript should advance understanding of American art and demonstrate new findings and original perspectives. The prize-winning essay will be translated and published in American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s scholarly journal, which will also cover the cost of image rights and reproductions. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and a travel stipend of up to $3,000 to give a presentation in Washington, D.C., and meet with museum staff and fellows. The prize is supported by funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art.


For more information about the Terra essay prize, please see http://www.americanart.si.edu/research/awards/terra/. The deadline for submissions for the 2014 prize is January 15, 2014.