SACI International Art Exhibition Award 2015 winners announced!

SACI International Art Exhibition Award 2015

Studio Art Centers International (SACI) announces the SACI INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION AWARD 2015 winners.

Artists of any age, students and professionals, from all over the world were invited to submit their work in any medium and theme. Entries were juried by members of the SACI Artists Council:


Deborah Zlotsky

Deborah Zlotsky

FIRST PRIZE: The selected winning artist will be awarded an opportunity for a solo exhibition in the SACI Gallery at SACI’s historic Palazzo dei Cartelloni in Florence, Italy in JULY 2015. The winner’s exhibition will be featured on SACI’s website:, on social media outlets, and publicized to the international community, as well as to the local press.

Congratulations to this year’s winner, DEBORAH ZLOTSKY (USA) whose work was juried from over 960 entrants.

Deborah Zlotsky is a 2012 recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting and is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York. She exhibits her work in exhibitions across the US, and her drawings are in the curated flat files of Pierogi Gallery and The Boston Drawing Project at Joseph Carroll and Sons Gallery, as well as the online-curated registry at The Drawing Center. Her work was selected for New American Paintings in 2014 (Northeast edition). A selected list of public collections includes Nordstrom, Progressive Insurance, Rutgers University, the Waldorf Astoria, the New York Palace Hotel and the Albany Institute of History and Art. Over the past 10 years, she has received residency fellowships at Yaddo, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, VCCA, Ox-Bow, Millay Colony for the Arts, Ragdale Foundation, Weir Farm Art Center and the Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts. Zlotsky received a BA in Art History from Yale University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Connecticut. She teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Yogesh Sehgal

Yogesh Sehgal

SECOND PRIZE: An artist was selected according to popular vote via social media. This artist will be featured on the SACI Art Blog:

Congratulations to this year’s winner, YOGESH SEHGAL (India), who at the online voting deadline had received 783 votes for his images on Facebook.

All of the entries can still be enjoyed on SACI’s Facebook photo album: SACI International Art Exhibition Award 2015 Entries.

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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.


  1. Dear SACI, please tell me how to apply for the International Art Exhibition Awards 2016. Although this might be an early date for this request, I would hate tomiss the opportunity to apply. I am an American artist of Italian descent who produces works-on-paper (i.e. drawing and printmaking). Anche, parlo un po di Italiano. Aspetto la vostra risposta.

    • Dear Marilyn,
      Thanks for contacting SACI about the Art Award. We presently do not have a competition planned for 2016. If you stay connected through the blog and Facebook, you will hear about any upcoming announcements. Best wishes from Florence.

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