Oolite Arts has announced first winners of The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards comprising of 44 artists and teachers who received nearly $500,000.
Oolite Arts created The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards, to celebrate and elevate the careers of Miami’s visual artists. Selected from more than 500 submissions, 44 artists and art educators were honored at a ceremony that took place at The Bass recently.
“Among them is Edouard Duval-Carrie, the first recipient of the Michael Richards Award, created to honor an eminent Miami-Dade artist for achieving the highest level of professional distinction. He will receive a no-strings-attached award of $75,000, and a commission by ArtCenter for a work to be exhibited at The Bass,” says Oolite Arts.
“Miami’s artists shine brightly tonight,” says Dennis Scholl, president and CEO of ArtCenter. “Each of these winners demonstrates how far our visual arts community has come — and seeds the possibilities for the exciting growth we can see in the future.”