Founders Award Winners 2020

Bethlem Gallery is delighted to share here the works of the 2020 Founders Prize Award Winners: Sophie L., Carlos Cortes and Yasmine Martinez.

Every year as part of the Annual Art Fair, we invite a judge to select three artists for the Founders Prize, highlighting artists who are submitting work for the first time. Winners receive a prize of £100.

This year we invited Bethlem Gallery Trustee and Wellcome Collection Curator Shamita Sharmacharja to judge the award. Shamita says:

‘I was delighted to be asked to select three artists for the Founders’ Award. However, I found it a tough choice to make. I was impressed by the breadth and quality of the work. I chose Sophia L., Yasmine Martinez and Carlos Cortes’ work owing to their clever use of media, acute observation, honesty and humour.’

Scroll down to see the winning works.

Work on sale as part of Bethlem Art Fair 2020. Click here to view the Art Fair online.

Many thanks to Shamita Sharmacharja for judging the award, and congratulations to Sophie L., Carlos Cortes and Yasmine Martinez!

Carlos Cortes

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Image Credit: Carlos Cortes / I Cannot Figure that Out. Bethlem Founders Award Winner 2020

 

Image Credit: Carlos Cortes / My Lips Are Swollen. Bethlem Founders Award Winner 2020

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Image Credit: Carlos Cortes / The Biggest Surprise Ever. Bethlem Founders Award Winner 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophia L.

Image Credit: Sophia L. / Through the Looking Glass. Bethlem Founders Award Winner 2020

 

Image Credit: Sophia L. / Stuck in Time. Bethlem Founders Award Winner 2020

Yasmine Martinez

Image Credit: Yasmine Martinez / Untitled 1. Bethlem Founders Award Winner 2020

 

Image Credit: Yasmine Martinez / Untitled 2. Bethlem Founders Award Winner 2020

 

Image Credit: Yasmine Martinez / Untitled 3. Bethlem Founders Award Winner 2020