Artist Cornelia M. Rahmelow (1943-2012) had her studio in AVA’s 11 Bank Street building in the 1990’s.Her photographs exhibit an innovative use of perspective and a mastery of natural light in her traditional black-and-white portraits.

This prize is designed to provide an incentive for rising young artists and to recognize an artwork that combines original artistic vision and outstanding technical skill—elements that characterized Cornelia’s own work.

The winner will be selected by the Juror and a member of the Upper Valley artistic community familiar with Cornelia’s work. The prize is accompanied by a $250 award.