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Category: Awards Archives | Gibbes Museum of Art

Society 1858 Members Janneke Vreede-Schaay, Emily Broome, Amy Coy, and Jamieson Clair with artist John Westmark

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1858 Prize event honors dedicated leader of Museum’s young patrons group

On Wednesday, September 28, Society 1858 will host the Amy P. Coy Forum and Prize Party to present the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art to this year’s winner, Alicia…

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Visitors in The Things We Carry exhibition

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Gibbes Museum in the News: July 15 – August 19

The Gibbes was featured in a blog post by Gal Meets Glam (UMV: 408,728), a prominent lifestyle and fashion blogger who featured her recent trip to the Charleston on her…

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Alicia Henry, 1858 Prize Winner

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Gibbes Museum’s Society 1858 Announces $10,000 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

Media Alert: Each year, the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art is presented by Society 1858, a member auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art. Society 1858 is pleased…

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The story of the hunt glorifies no one (homage to Chinua Achebe), 2013, by Toyin Ojih Odutola

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1858 Prize Finalist: Toyin Ojih Odutola

“Identity is often varying, suspect, and ever-changing,” shares Toyin Ojih Odutola, a visual artist and 1858 Prize finalist. Odutola’s body of work depicts black portraiture with a variety of media—ballpoint…

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Most Everyone's mad here, 2015, by Jiha Moon

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1858 Prize Finalist: Jiha Moon

“Why [do] people love foreign stuff so much?” questions Jiha Moon, Korean-born painter and Society 1858 Prize Finalist. Perhaps it is the allure of unfamiliar beauty, the mystique of unknown…

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a performance of The Declaration Project

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1858 Prize Finalist: Stacey Kirby

Stacey Kirby uses art to start conversations. Raised in the South and currently living in Durham, NC, she is constantly observing and responding to the issues around her. For Kirby,…

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Brown, Red, White, and Blue, by Alicia Henry

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1858 Prize Finalist: Alicia Henry

Alicia Henry was drawn to art as means of better understanding the world around her. As a child, she learned to paint, draw, and even garden to express her creativity…

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Republican Potty, by Michelle Erickson

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1858 Prize Finalist: Michelle Erickson

A resident of Virginia, ceramic artist Michelle Erickson has over twenty years of experience crafting 17th- and 18th-century reproduction pottery as well as creating contemporary ceramics that foster discussion on…

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Vinculo en Azul, by José Bedia

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1858 Prize Finalist: José Bedia

Extensive travel, appreciation for tradition, and a unique approach to translating history have all shaped the career of José Bedia. Born in 1959 in Havana, Cuba, Bedia grew up surrounded…

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Society 1858 Impacts Careers of Contemporary Southern Artists

Applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art are streaming in and we are excited to see what the 2016 group of submissions will look like! This will be…

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