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 to announce the 2016 recipient of this coveted prize.
WHAT: Society 1858 is a group of dynamic young professionals supported by the Gibbes Museum of Art with social and educational programs tailored for up-and-coming art patrons. The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media.
WHERE: They Amy P. Coy Forum and Prize ceremony and cocktail reception will be held to recognize the prize. Meet the 2016 prize winner, Alicia Henry, the 2015 winner, Deborah Luster, and the curator of contemporary art at the Speed Museum of Art, Miranda Lash. Society 1858 President Jamieson Clair will moderate the conversation about the impact of contemporary art in the South, followed by a cocktail reception.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The event is open to the public; tickets are $35 for Society 1858 members; $45 for non-members.
To arrange a press interview with Ms. Henry, please contact Hannah Nuccio at Lou Hammond Group.
Published August 15, 2016