24th Annual Recognition Dinner

July 16, 2020

Overview

Date: Jul 16

Time(s): 6PM

The Recognition Dinner is Anderson Ranch’s largest fundraising event of the year celebrating creativity and service to the arts by recognizing the accomplishments of key figures in the art world. The event brings together art world luminaries and supporters for an evening of fun and fundraising, including cocktails, dinner and a live auction.


Simone Leigh
International Artist Award

Simone Leigh’s work is informed by her exploration of black female subjectivity and ethnography.   Through her investigations of cultures, time periods and geographies, she confronts and examines ideas of the female body, race, beauty and community.

Simone is a recipient of the Hugo Boss Prize, the Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant, Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Anonymous Was a Woman Award, Herb Alpert Award for Visual Art, A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art, and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award. Recent projects include: “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and as a Weapon”,  New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; “Psychic Friends Network”, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London; “The Waiting Room”,  New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The Free People’s Medical Clinic, commissioned by Creative Time; inHarlem, a public installation presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park, New York; and a solo exhibition at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.


 

Jerry Saltz and Roberta Smith
Service to the Arts Award

Jerry Saltz was born in Chicago, IL and currently lives in New York City. He is the Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine where he has been since 2007. Prior to that Saltz was the Senior Art Critic for the Village Voice, and has been a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. Saltz has had two volumes of collected criticism published, is the 2015 Winner of the National Magazine Award for Criticism; the only art critic to ever win this award.

In 2007, Saltz was awarded the Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism from the College Art Association. He has lectured widely including at Harvard, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and many others. Saltz taught at Columbia University, Yale, the Rhode Island School of Design and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among many others.  In addition to having written for Frieze, Parkett, Art in America, and many other publications, he was recently ranked # 57 “Most Powerful Person in the Art World” by ArtReview Magazine – one ahead of Jasper Johns.

Saltz was the Sole Advisor for the 1995 Whitney Biennial. He has written for The Village Voice; Frieze; Modern Painters; Parkett; Art in America; Time Out New York; Flash Art; Arts Magazine; and others. He is co-editor of ‘Sketchbook With Voices,’ with Eric Fischl, Alfred Van der Marck Editions, 1986 as well as the founder of N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 1973, an artist-run Gallery where he was curator of more than 75 exhibitions.


Roberta Smith was born in New York City in 1947, raised in Lawrence, Kansas and graduated from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa in 1969. She has written art criticism for the New York Times since October 1986 and became co-chief art critic at the Times in 2004. She was art critic for the Village Voice from 1981 to 1985 and in the 1970s, wrote for Artforum, Art in America and Arts Magazine. She worked on the Donald Judd catalog raisonne and has contributed essays to museum exhibition catalogs on Judd, Alex Katz, Elizabeth Murray, Jennifer Bartlett and Cy Twombly.Smith has lectured widely, been a visiting critic at many art schools and taught at the School of Visual Arts, NYC and the Rhode Island School of Design. She received art criticism grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1975 and 1980. In 2003, she received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism from the College Art Association. In 2019, she received the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Smith lives in New York City with her husband, Jerry Saltz, senior art critic for New York Magazine.

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