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