August 19, 2015 2015 Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize Finalists
CEPA Gallery is proud to administer the annual purchase prize on behalf of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Due to the resounding quality of this year’s entrants CEPA has decided to include six artists on the shortlist.
Now that we’ve narrowed the field, it’s your turn to tell us what you think!
The Oseroff Purchase Prize will be awarded to one regionally-significant photographer whose artwork is identified as being of exceptional quality. The Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize will be in the amount of $1,000. 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 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 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.
We are asking for your help in selecting the winner! We have created a Facebook event page for the Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize and posted the finalists’ work. Please go to the page and “like” your favorite. The public majority vote will be cast as one vote in the final selection and help determine the winner. Voting closes on September 1st, so vote early.