The Finalists for the Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize.

The Finalists for the Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize.

CEPA Gallery is proud to be administering a new annual purchase prize on behalf of Roswell Park Cancer Institute—and this year’s finalists have been chosen.

The Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize is named in memory of Dr. Allan R. Oseroff, Chief of Dermatology at Roswell from 1989 until his death in 2008. Dr. Oseroff, a world-renowned expert in photodynamic therapy, had a life-long interest in photography and the visual arts. He was an empathetic physician who blended true caring with the latest scientific advances to become greatly loved by his patients and fellow staff.

The 2013 Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to one regionally significant photographer whose artwork is identified as being of exceptionally quality. The selected work will become part of the permanent collection of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and be prominently displayed in a public area of the hospital alongside the work of many of this region’s most notable artists. The prizes are designed to enhance the environment for all members of the Roswell Community.

The prize is supported by an endowment from grateful patients and friends with a major contribution from his wife, Dr. Stephanie Pincus, and children Ben, Tamara and Matt.

The chosen work will be presented to the Institute during a public presentation ceremony on October 22 that will recognize the winning artist, as well as Dr. Oseroff.

2013 Finalists

Here are this year’s finalists for the Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize:

Cast Your Vote on Facebook

We are asking for your help in selecting the winner! We have created a Facebook event page for the 2013 Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize and posted the five finalists’ works, so please go to the page and “like” your favorite. The public majority vote will be cast as one vote in the final selection to help determine the winner.

Kevin Noble, Red Waterfall (2008)
Gigi Gatewood, Globe (2011)
Michael Donnor, Silver Cosmos (2012
James Sedwick, Seven Ways To Be Mindful Of A Stream 2 (2007–2009)
Katie Schneider, Angel’s Wings (2011)
Lauren Tent