Bo Bartlett has received the prestigious 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art from the Society 1858 of the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. The prize is awarded to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. It recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement. Bartlett is acclaimed for his large-scale paintings that explore American life and cultural heritage. His exhibition at Dowling Walsh runs for the month of August.