Together, Arcadia and New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) have announced Jackie Saccoccio as the winner of the Artadia NADA award, a $4,000 cash prize in conjunction with the NADA New York art fair. Artadia, a national visual arts non-profit, seeks to introduce local artists to the international art world, and has conferred over $3 million to over 300 artists since the organization’s founding in 1999. With this award, Saccoccio has also secured lifetime Artadia Award program benefits, such as access to their New York residency program, participation in awardee exhibitions, and participation in Artadia projects at art fairs across the United States.
Saccoccio, whose work is represented in Eleven Rivington’s booth at NADA New York, was chosen by a curators Tom Eccles (executive director at Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies) and Kelly Taxter (assistant curator at the Jewish Museum). The pair agreed that, “[even] coming from different directions, we were both struck by Jackie Saccoccio’s substantial, complex, and accomplished painting.”