2018 Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art

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.

The 2018 artists will be announced soon!

These artists are making a difference and range from emerging to mid-career—some with substantial international recognition. In all cases, they are artists whose achievements are marked by a record of significant exhibitions and awards. Included in this year’s exhibition are painters, sculptors and photographers, along with artists working in multiple disciplines that bring together conceptual art, video, performance and installation.The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art is an opportunity to explore a range of ideas that are relevant today as expressed by these artists in exciting and visually provocative works of art.


The exhibition Opening Preview Party will be held on June 1, 2018 from 7-10pm. The ticketed event features a sampling of the culinary artistry of Orlando’s most sensational restaurants and caterers sponsoring the event, each offering dishes inspired by the 10 Florida Prize artists. Guests can enjoy beer, wine and specialty cocktails from our beverage sponsors, mingle with the artists, listen to great live music, explore the exhibition and create the best social/cultural mix to be experienced in the State. Ticket revenue from the party attendance supports the Florida Prize exhibition and guests have the opportunity to cast a "People's Choice" vote for their favorite artist.


A presenting sponsor has not been announced yet.


William Cordova was named the 2017 recipient of the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art.


  • Anonymous
  • H.E. Gross
  • Rita & Jeffrey Adler Foundation
  • Rocky Santomassino
  • Terry & James Mahaffey
  • Daisy & Jan Staniszkis
  • Robert B. Feldman, M.D.
  • Terry Snow

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