From Press Release:
A panel of artists and arts organization leaders has announced this year’s winners of the Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards, one recognized as an emerging artist with potential for significant future work, and a second artist, already established, to be cited for a body of critically acclaimed work.
Conceptual artist Lenka Clayton will be honored as Emerging Artist and interdisciplinary artist Jon Rubin will be honored as Established Artist at the third annual awards ceremony and reception, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater Center for the Performing Arts.
Each will receive a cash award of $15,000 in recognition of exemplary artistic achievements and promise for future work. The Achievement Awards program is jointly sponsored by The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments as part of Investing in Professional Artists: The Pittsburgh Region Artists Program, a major initiative that provides resources to professional artists for the breadth of the creative process, from concept to completion.
Candidates for the awards were nominated by artists and arts leaders from the region and chosen by an independent panel that reviewed applications and work samples. Thirty-seven nominees representing the fields of dance, film and video, literature, multi-disciplinary arts, music, theater and visual arts submitted applications