Maria Molteni (2022 Awardee), Prilla Smith Brackett, and Yu Wen Wu (2019 Awardee) at the 2022 PSB Award reception at the Davis Museum.


Prilla Smith Brackett Award (Press Release)

The biennial Prilla Smith Brackett Award honors an outstanding female-identifying visual artist based in the Greater Boston area. Funded by Prilla Smith Brackett (Wellesley Class of 1964) and administered by the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, the Brackett Award will be given to the artist whose work demonstrates extraordinary artistic vision, talent, and skill.

Recipients receive a $15,000 cash award to be used at the artist’s discretion, including to assist in career advancement through support for travel, research, early project development, project completion, studio costs, childcare costs, catalogue production, etc.

The Brackett Award will be widely publicized, and selections from the awardee’s portfolio will be featured in a virtual exhibition on the Davis Museum’s website. The awardee will be expected to offer a public talk on her work, hosted by the Davis Museum, and to serve as a juror for the next Brackett Award cycle.

The 2024 application portal will open on Wednesday, May 1 and close at 11:59pm on Sunday, June 2, 2024. Early applications are encouraged in case any questions arise about the process. Learn more about the 2024 application process here.

Click HERE to apply. (This will be live on May 1st)


Explore the work of past PSB Awardees here: