Since 1967, SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) has honored over seventy Bay Area artists with the SECA Art Award, which includes an exhibition at SFMOMA and inclusion in the accompanying catalogue. Recipients of the SECA Art Award, typically four per award year, are chosen during a ten-month process involving artists, SECA members, museum staff, and members of the local arts community.
SECA Art Award
2017 SECA Art Award Winners
2017 SECA Art Award Finalists
Richard T. Walker
The SECA Art Award honors Bay Area artists whose work has not, at the time of nomination, been accorded substantial recognition from a major institution. SECA members, employees of SFMOMA, artists currently in school, and previous SECA award recipients are not eligible for the Art Award.
Artists nominated for the SECA Art Award are invited to apply by submitting their C.V., an artist’s statement, and representative images of their work. The SECA Art Award co-curators select approximately sixteen of these applicants for studio visits.