Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2021: Sunday, April 11, 2021, 6:00-8:30pm

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is honored to present the 2020 Greenfield Prize in Visual Art to Jennifer Packer, widely considered one of the greatest painters of her generation.

“Jennifer Packer’s lyrical paintings challenge the divisions between realism and abstraction. As her figures are broken down, foreground merges into background and figures merge into space, forcing the viewer to acknowledge the multitudes of meanings and contradictions not only within her works, but within society as a whole.”
–The Wall Street Journal

The Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner honors the recipient of the prestigious Greenfield Prize, and anchors a weekend of artist events. The $30,000 commission is awarded annually, and rotates among drama, music, and visual art. Ms. Packer receives a Hermitage residency along with the commission, which will have its premiere in Sarasota in 2022 with our presenting partner, The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Shown here: Jennifer Packer’s A Lesson in Longing, 2019, oil on canvas­, 108 x 144 inches

For sponsorship information, contact Michael Salimbene at info@HermitageArtistRetreat.org or 941-475-2098 ext 5.

The Hermitage Greenfield Prize Weekend is presented in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

The 2020 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner was sponsored by:

Grand Sponsor
Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Platinum Sponsors
Carole Crosby and Larry Wickless
Larry Bold and Carol White Bold/Marletta and Bob Darnall

Gold Sponsors
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Flora Major for The Kutya Major Foundation/Ellen Berman and Roy Cohen
Charlotte and Charles Perret

Silver Sponsors
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Dr. Susan M. Brainerd and Alan R. Quinby
Murray Bring and Kay Delaney
Robyn and Chuck Citrin
Key Agency, Inc.
Barbara J. Lorry PhD
Ruth and Andy Maass

Georgia Court
Alyssia Lazin Kapic and Pavel Kapic
Diana Lager

Media Sponsors
Herald-Tribune Media Group, Corporate Media Sponsor
Sarasota Magazine, Magazine Sponsor