Megan Wolfkill, MFA Student, Is Finalist in Miami Young Painters Competition
MFA student Megan Wolfkill has been selected as one of ten finalists for this year’s Miami Young Painters Competition. Wolfkill stated, “I am over the moon about this and still in a state of shock!”
The ten finalists were chosen by the 2024 Juror, Lauren Haynes is Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at the Queens Museum. The competition focuses on Non-Representational Painting and is open to young U.S. painters who have achieved a significant degree of success as emerging artists of noteworthy talent.
The show of finalists’ work will run from January 30 – March 14, and awards will be announced at the reception on February 9.
Through a generous gift from William (Class of 1936) and Dorothy Yeck, of Dayton, Ohio, Miami University has a unique opportunity to provide students and the community at large with opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of contemporary art through an annual national competition.
Started in 1999, the Young Painters Competition features artists aged 25 – 35, who demonstrate excellence. The juror, chosen from nationally recognized painters, museum directors, curators and art professionals, selects 10 finalists. Each year’s winner is awarded the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award and the painting becomes a part of the permanent collection at Miami University.
Congratulations to Megan Wolfkill on this significant achievement.
Shown here are images of the two selected paintings!