Exhibition Description |
Humans love to rank things. It’s instinctive. We choose first place, best-in-show, and identify the MVP and the GOAT in sports, schools, dogs, wines and more. The art world is no different. There are competitions and awards of various kinds.
The 45+ artists in our Spring exhibition, Acclaim! Work by Award-Winning International Artists, like the others that we work with at browngrotta arts, have had their work acquired by museums and recognized by collectors. In addition, each of these artists have achieved formal art acknowledgement in the form of an award or medal or exclusive membership. Some of them have achieved more than one such commendation.
In the US, that may mean the award of a Gold Medal from the American Craft Council — 10 of the artists in Acclaim! belong to that group. In Canada, it means membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, which three of our artists have achieved. The late-master weaver Peter Collingwood, an artist whose work appears in this exhibition, received an OBE, Order of the British Empire. Yeonsoon Chang of Korea was selected Artist of the Year, by the Contemporary Art Museum in Seoul. In France, Simone Pheulpin was awarded the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris. Grethe Sørensen of Denmark and Agneta Hobin of Finland received the Nordic Award in Textiles; Sheila Hicks of the US, the French Legion of Honor.