The South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC), the alliance of the arts councils of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties, recognized 13 distinguished South Florida artists through its 2020 Visual and Media Artists Program. Seven individuals from Miami-Dade County, three from Broward County, one from Palm Beach County, and two from Monroe County received this year’s awards, which are among the largest such honors accorded by local arts agencies to visual and media artists in the United States.
Celebrating 32 years in 2020, the SFCC has awarded over $4 million in grants to more than 300 artists. In addition to receiving the $7,500 or $15,000 grants, the artists will feature their works in an exhibition hosted and organized by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale beginning November 21 to March 7, 2021.
Artists may apply for the 2021 SFCC Program by Monday, October 19, here.
2020 SFCC recipients:
- Broward County: Nathalie Alfonso, Shane Eason and Andriana Mereuta
- Miami-Dade County: Itzel Basualdo, Franky Cruz, GeoVanna Gonzalez, Nicolas Lobo, Monica Lopez De Victoria, Kareem Tabsch, Antonia Wright
- Monroe County: Michel Delgado and Mark Hedden
- Palm Beach County: Ates Isildak
The 2020 regional panel, whose adjudications are based on the evaluation of the artists’ work as evidenced by the work samples submitted, included: Aldeide Delgado, founder & director of Women Photographer’s International Archive (Miami-Dade); Stephanie Seidel, associate curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (Miami-Dade); Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale (Broward); Edison Peñafiel, artist, SFCC 2019 Recipient (Broward); and Sybille Welter, Art in Public Places, City of West Palm Beach (Palm Beach).
The submissions selected by the regional panel for further consideration were forwarded for final adjudication and selection to the national panel, comprised of: Allison Glenn, associate curator, Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR); Jeanette Bisschops, Mondriaan Foundation Curator, New Museum (New York, NY); and Vivian Crockett, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX).