2023 Award Winners

We are thrilled to announce our 2023 Awardees.

Chosen from a field of nearly 2,500 applicants from sixty-five countries, these artists and writers come from eighteen cities around the world; they are parenting twenty-eight children.

As one put it, “An artist’s ability to portray herself is power.”

This is the kind of power we want to support, because we think it can change the world. We hope you will seek out their work.

We would like to extend our appreciation to all who took the time to apply, as well as to our 150 reviewers, without whom we could not do this work.

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding artists and writers!

2023 Awards ($5,000 each)

Katrina Andry, Printmaking
Nicole Callihan, Poetry
Jung Hae Chae, Creative Nonfiction
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Poetry
Teresa Dunn, Painting
Angela Fraleigh, Painting
Cynthia Harmony, Illustrated Children's Books
Jessie Henson, Mixed Media
Elissa C. Huang, Fiction
Flora Kao, Installation
Jami Nakamura Lin, Fiction
Paula Mans, Mixed Media
Sahar Muradi, Poetry
Joy Notoma, Fiction
Preeti Parikh, Poetry
Maria Veronica San Martin, Book Arts
Thao Thai, Fiction
Ziui Chen Vance, Painting
Kate Vieira, Creative Nonfiction
Jan-Ru Wan 萬珍如, Installation

2023 Finalists

Dina Abdulkarim, Painting
Lisa Alonzo, Painting
Rickey Fayne, Fiction
Sarah Kilch Gaffney, Creative Nonfiction
Linda M. Ganjian, Sculpture
Kate Gaskin, Poetry
Sylee Gore, Poetry
Andrae Green, Painting
Sabrina Gschwandtner, Mixed Media
Caroline Holder, Ceramics
Carolina Hotchandani, Poetry
Daniela Miljana Kovacic, Painting
Rochelle Marrett, Fiction
Ayana Ross, Painting
Denise Silva, Illustration
Annabelle Tometich, Creative Nonfiction
Paige Towers, Creative Nonfiction
Claire Wahmanholm, Poetry
Teresa Wong, Graphic Novel/Graphic Memoir
Charity E. Yoro, Poetry

For more details about our winners, visit our Awardees page.