CENTER highlights excellence and innovative contributions to the field each year with the annual Awards and Project Grants. The selected photographers receive financial support and professional development opportunities. Each artist will share an intimate view of their project, followed by a moderated discussion with moderator Holly Stuart Hughes, independent editor, writer, and grant consultant.
PART 1: The Interior & the Intimate | 1:30-2:30pm MT
Four visual artists exploring interior spaces and the representation of inner lives will share samples of their award and grant-winning projects honored in this year’s CENTER Awards and Grants. Joining the photographers’ conversation about self-representation and empowerment among other themes, juror Merry Scully, New Mexico Museum of Art Curator, will share reflections on judging this year’s Personal Award submissions.
Participants: Lizzy Cross, CENTER Personal Award; Ana Cristina Vallejo, Excellence in Multimedia Award; Guanyu Xu; Arista Slater-Sandoval; Peter Brown;
PART 2: Visions of Place | 3:00-4:00pm MT
Photographers honored in this year’s CENTER awards will discuss their inventive use of landscapes and rarely seen places in projects exploring ecology, personal and collective history, and artistic self-expression. The photographers will discuss their varied techniques and their goals for their award-winning projects, with juror Marisa Sage from the New Mexico State University Art Museum reflecting on judging this year’s grant submissions.
Participants: Leah Dyjak, me&EVE Grant; Ella Morton, CENTER Environmental Award; Jane Whitmore, Project Launch Grant; Meridel Rubenstein, Project Launch Grant Honorable Mention; Peter Merts, CENTER Social Award; Marisa Sage, Director, New Mexico State University Art Museum.
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