In this coming year, ArtsWorcester will give new monetary awards to artists in our exhibitions. $500 will be divided between 3 prize winners selected from our June 2016 members exhibit, The Fourth Annual “One.” The Present Tense Prize will provide $1,000 and a solo exhibit in 2016-17 to an artist whose work exemplifies new techniques, artist risk-taking, and excellence in execution. Submissions to the prize will be made as part of our annual call for exhibitions, beginning next month. Lastly, at the 17th ArtsWorcester Biennial, opening May 1, 2017, the “Best in Show” award will be increased to $1,000. We are very grateful to the supporters who have made these prizes possible.