Clark Ashton’s GOD Will Smack YOU DOWN, 2015, and Michi Meko’s The Antique Blacks, 2016. Photo: Artadia

Clark Ashton and Michi Meko Win Fifth Artadia Atlanta Awards

Artadia has announced that Clark Ashton and Michi Meko are the winners of the 2017 Atlanta Artadia Awards. They will each receive a $10,000 unrestricted prize. This is Artadia’s fifth year celebrating artists who live in the greater Atlanta area.

“Both choices for this year’s Artadia awards in Atlanta support individuals who concern themselves with object-making, commentary, and the idiosyncrasies and cracks between the art world and the real world,” said juror Teresa Bramlette Reeves, director of curatorial affairs at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Georgia.

Artadia is a national nonprofit organization that works to advance the careers of visual artists by providing unrestricted, merit-based awards. Since 1999, Artadia has awarded over $3 million to more than three hundred artists in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.