Clisso's original work accepted by ArtPrize

Chuck Clisso, an adjunct art professor at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, has had an original piece accepted into the world’s largest art competition for the second year in a row.


ArtPrize is an international art competition open to any artist and all artistic disciplines. The competition takes place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Clisso will compete with 4,500 artists for the top prize of $200,000.


The piece Clisso has submitted this year is an abstract photo of a worn out screen from an old house.


“Many of the photographs I submit for competition are abstract that are found in common subjects,” Clisso explained.


Clisso took the screen into his studio, placed a black background behind it, and lit the screen from the side to show the detail.


ArtPrize is independently organized and free to the public. The winner of the top prize is decided entirely by public vote.


To see Clisso’s photo and learn more about ArtPrize, visit