Smack Mellon's Hot Picks program was launched in 2007. The top artists, as selected from the Studio Program applicants by a panel of esteemed curators, arts professionals, and established artists, are featured on the Smack Mellon website for one year.
The panelists for this year's Studio Program applications were: Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, New Museum; Lisa Dent, Director of Resources & Award Programs, Creative Capital; Stamatina Gregory, independent curator and critic and Associate Dean of the School of Art at The Cooper Union. Preliminary panelists were: Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Lauren Was of Ghost of a Dream, Dread Scott, and Suzanne Song, all former Smack Mellon Studio Artists.
HOT PICKS 2015