Dave Bown Projects

The initiatives of the privately held U.S. company focus on advancing the field of visual arts by conducting research, buying works of art for the Collection of Dave Bown Projects, and providing unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists.

Dave Bown
Dave Bown was raised in upstate New York. He received a congressional nomination to the United States Military Academy at West Point by a New York State Congressman. However, he never matriculated. He took a three year hiatus from formal academics to reside predominantly in Cali and Medellin, Colombia. After he conducted research in East Africa, Europe, and Poland, he earned the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University. Shortly after graduation, he founded and continues to direct Dave Bown Projects.

Jurors (past)
Karl Hecksher, Owner and Director, K5 Editions, New York
Kashya Hildebrand, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich
Paddy Johnson, Editorial Director, Art Fag City, New York
Andrea Karnes, Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Daneyal Mahmood, Private Art Dealer, New York
Diane Mullin, Senior Curator, Weisman Art Museum
Mary Kate O’Hare, Curator of American Art, Newark Museum
Ron Platt, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museum of Art
Richard Polsky, Author and Art Dealer
Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Curator, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Christina Strassfield, Director and Chief Curator, Guild Hall Museum, New York
Pete Surace, Founder, RARE, New York