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.

(Artists show 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 has been made possible by the generous support of Gail and Michael Winn. READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE »


The exhibition Opening Preview Party will be on June 1, 2018. The VIP hour is 6-7pm and General Admission is 7-10pm. This highly anticipated event will feature the culinary creativity of Orlando’s premier restaurants and caterers, each off­ering dishes inspired by the 10 Florida Prize artists. Guests can also enjoy beer, wine and specialty cocktails from our beverage sponsors, listen to live entertainment, meet the artists and immerse yourself in one of Florida’s most exciting annual exhibitions. Ticket revenue supports this important exhibition. Guests will also have the opportunity to cast a vote for their favorite artist to win the “People’s Choice Award” presented by Herradura Tequila. LEARN MORE


The Florida Prize Award has been generously endowed by Gail and Mike Winn

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

Presented by Herradura Tequila



Additional generous support for the 2018 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition is provided by:

  • Rita and Jeffrey Adler Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Mr. R. J. Santomassino
  • Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Gross
  • Jim and Terry Mahaffey
  • Daisy and Jan Staniszkis
  • Terry Snow

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