The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists as they leave graduate school. MoCP’s curatorial staff will select three artists for this award: one winner will receive $2,000, and two honorable mentions will each receive $500. These funds will go toward the purchase of work to be added to MoCP’s permanent collection. The prize is open to MFA students currently in their last year of study and is sponsored by MoCP patrons Lawrence K. and Maxine Snider. 

The three 2016 Snider Prize award recipients will be announced on May 2, 2016. 

See below for more information on past Snider Prize recipients.



2015 Snider Prize award recipient Trent Davis Bailey, from The North Fork series, 2014