Sculptor and printmaker  Zach Ingram is the winner of the inaugural Tito’s Prize, which comes with $15,000 cash and a solo exhibition at the  Big Medium Gallery from Oct. 27 through Dec. 16. He’ll also figure prominently during the  East Austin Studio Tour on Nov. 11-12, 18-19.

Sculptor and printmaker Zach Ingram. Contributed

The Prize, given by Big Medium, is made possible by  Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which funds all sorts of cool stuff around town.

“I’m terribly grateful for the Tito’s Prize and the luxury of time and space it will provide me to continue the momentum I have as an Austin based artist,” Ingram says. “How do I secure a studio space, especially in a city that’s becoming increasingly unaffordable for artists? How do I make time to visit said studio while balancing a work schedule, to travel, to buy materials? The Tito’s Prize helps answer several of these concerns I’ve had.”