2018 Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art
June 1 - August 19, 2018 - Multiple Galleries
Let Them Feel Pink
Let Them Feel Pink
Failed American Utopian Communities (1776-present)
Niketown, Magnificent Mile (Afterimage Study), Chicago Black Friday Protest, November 27, 2015
Installation Image (Kerry Phillips)
Modern Times, 1936-
The Orlando Museum of Art presents the fifth annual Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. This exhibition features 10 of the most progressive and exciting artists working in the State today. Additionally, one of these outstanding artists is selected to receive a significant monetary award.
The award and invitational exhibition recognizes the achievement and potential of these artists and encourages their continued innovation and creation of new work. With this initiative, the Orlando Museum of Art underscores its commitment to support talented emerging and mid-career artists, while celebrating the vibrant cultural life of Florida.
(Artists shown in alphabetical order as listed below)
The Museum is thrilled to announce the 2018 Florida Prize artists: Carlos Betancourt, Brooks Dierdorff, Rafael Domenech, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Ya Levy La’Ford, Jason Lazarus, Glexis Novoa, Kerry Phillips, Kenya (Robinson) and Jack Stenner. Each artist featured in this exhibition will be represented by a recent or site-specific body of work that provides an in-depth view of their practice. One artist will be receiving the $20,000 award which is made possible by the generous support of Gail and Michael Winn. READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE »
EXHIBITION OPENING PREVIEW PARTY
The exhibition Opening Preview Party was held on June 1, 2018. The VIP hour was 6-7pm and General Admission was 7-10pm. This highly anticipated event features the culinary creativity of Orlando’s premier restaurants and caterers, each offering dishes inspired by the 10 Florida Prize artists. Guests enjoyed beer, wine and specialty cocktails from our beverage sponsors, listened to live entertainment, met the artists and were immersed in one of Florida’s most exciting annual exhibitions. Ticket revenue supported this important exhibition. Guests had the opportunity to cast a vote for their favorite artist to win the “People’s Choice Award” presented by Herradura Tequila. SEE PHOTOS »
2018 FLORIDA PRIZE RECIPIENT
The 2018 recipient of the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art was awarded to Kenya (Robinson). PRESS RELEASE »
2018 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER
The "People's Choice Award" was given to Carlos Betancourt.
FLORIDA PRIZE BENEFACTOR
The Florida Prize Award has been generously underwritten by Gail and Mike Winn.
FLORIDA PRIZE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
Presented by Tequila Herradura
Support for the 2018 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition is provided by:
- Rita and Jeffrey Adler Foundation
- Mr. R. J. Santomassino
- Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Gross
- Jim and Terry Mahaffey
- Daisy and Jan Staniszkis
- Denise Autorino and Terry Snow
- Sam Flax