Second Annual Greenfield Prize Award Dinner

It was a great night in every way as 250 people jammed Michael’s On East to celebrate Sanford Biggers, visual artist and most recent winner of the Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist Retreat.

It was a great night in every way as 250 people jammed Michael’s On East to celebrate Sanford Biggers, visual artist and most recent winner of the Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. The Keynote speaker was world renowned artist James Rosenquist who made the trip to Sarasota from his home in Aripeka. Rosenquist thrilled the audience with his talk about his work on behalf of artists and the early days in Sarasota; Biggers charmed them with a dazzling smile and kind, friendly words of thanks. And Dan Cameron, a member of the Hermitage National Artist Advisory Committee, enlightened the attentive audience about Bigger’s work and the reason why the committee he chaired awarded the prize to him. It was another beautiful Hermitage evening.

More photos from the evening can be viewed on Flickr

Greenfield Prize Gears Up

No sooner is one Greenfield Prize awarded than the process to select the next one begins. The next prize, to be awarded at the Greenfield Prize Award Dinner on March 27th, 2011, will be a commission for a new play. The special jury to make that selection has been constituted, and the first meeting will be held in the fall.

No sooner is one Greenfield Prize awarded than the process to select the next one begins. The next prize, to be awarded at the Greenfield Prize Award Dinner on March 27th, 2011, will be a commission for a new play. The special jury to make that selection has been constituted, and the first meeting will be held in the fall.

Each prize commission has two years to be completed, and this year the Sarasota Orchestra will premiere Eve Beglarian’s chamber music composition on the evening of March 26th, the evening before the dinner. So save the dates for a Greenfield weekend – a concert on Saturday evening and a celebration dinner with a major national speaker on Sunday. Ahh, life in Sarasota!