2015 Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art
June 12 - September 6, 2015 - Multiple Galleries
Napalm Stone (Aluminum Version #2)
Image from GuerillerReina (Guerilla Queen)
Father and Alyssa (From the Series Love for Alyssa)
The Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art is an annual invitational exhibition that focuses on the production of contemporary art in the State, while also providing new scholarship with an accompanying exhibition catalog. Each year the Museum invites ten artists for the exhibition based on criteria that includes artistic excellence, engagement with significant ideas and achievement that is demonstrated by a history of exhibitions and awards.
Additionally, one artist will receive the Florida Prize, a significant monetary award. The purpose of the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art is to bring a new level of recognition to the State’s most progressive artists and to encourage their ongoing contribution to the State’s cultural vitality.
The artists selected for this year’s exhibition are: Farley Aguilar, Bhakti Baxter, Cesar Cornejo, Michael Covello, Rob Duarte, Jennifer Kaczmarek, Nicolas Lobo, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Alex Trimino and Antonia Wright. These artists include painters, photographers, sculptors and film makers. Many of the artists combine media in innovative ways including five who have created new large-scale installations for this exhibition.
The Orlando Museum of Art is pleased to have three outstanding jurors who will select one artist among the ten to receive the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. This year’s jurors are Juan Roselione-Valadez, Director of the Rubell Family Collection; Ginger Gregg Duggan, an independent curator and partner of curatorsquared; and Ben Thompson, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville.
Anonymous, Rita & Jeff Adler Foundation, Nancy & Jeffrey Baumann
Additional Support Provided By:
Terry & Jim Mahaffey, Daisy & Jan Staniszkis, Terry Snow and Wendy & Michael Henner
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Orlando Museum of Art is a Blue Star Museum supported by the Museum's Board of Trustees, the Ambassadors, Council of 101, Friends of American Art, Acquisition Trust, earned income, contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/centralflorida and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.