On display Sep 24, 2010 - Dec 10, 2010
The Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Art were established in 1974 by Governor Bruce King and First Lady Alice King to celebrate the significant roles – both economic and cultural – that artists, craftspeople and arts supporters play in the life of New Mexico. During its 37-year existence, a diverse and prestigious list of painters, weavers, sculptors, dancers, musicians, storytellers, poets, actors, playwrights and potters have been honored.
The 2010 recipients of this life time achievement award are:
- Woody Gwyn (Galisteo)
- Tom Noble (Taos)
- David Scheinbaum (Santa Fe)
- Arlene Cisneros Sena (Santa Fe)
- Paul Shapiro (Santa Fe)
- Wes Studi (Santa Fe)
Major Contributor to the Arts:
- Marian and Abe Silver Jr. (Santa Fe)
- Whited Foundation (Raton)
- Working Classroom (Albuquerque)
Leadership in the Arts Award
- Robert Redford (Santa Fe)
The 2010 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts exhibition, featuring the work of the recipients, will open September 24, in the Governor’s Gallery, 4th Floor, of the State Capitol buildings from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The award ceremony will be held 5:15 - 7:00 p.m., in the St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Both the awards ceremony and gallery reception are free and open to the public.
The exhibition in the Governor’s Gallery continues through December 10, 2010. For more information about the awards and the recipients> The Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts
The Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are organized by the New Mexico Museum of Art and New Mexico Arts, divisions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
Images from the Exhibition
Z-TRIP, Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, New Mexico
GZA, Wu Tang Clan, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Highway and Mesa
Woody Gwyn (American, born 1944)