Miami’s Visual Arts Awards

The Ellies

The Ellies celebrate the individual artists who are the backbone of Miami’s visual arts community.

Artists have helped Miami become one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the United States. For longtime residents and first-time visitors alike, the visual arts are a central part of the Miami experience. We hope this grant program, which is offering up to $500,000 this year, will be a game changer both for our visual artists and our city, by providing working artists with the resources they need to do their best work.

Ellie Schneiderman

We’re delighted to name these awards in honor of our founder, Ellie Schneiderman, a visionary who recognized the power of supporting artists in their work. As Ellie often said, Oolite Arts is here to help artists help themselves.

Awards

The Ellies

The Ellies are offered in four categories to support Miami-Dade working and emerging artists, art educators, and established, professionally accomplished artists.

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Meet the 2021 Winners

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Cesar Trasobares

César Trasobares

2021 Michael Richards Award Winner

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Loni Johnson

2021 Social Justice Award Winner

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2021 Creator Award Winners

Abhi Chatterjee

Abhi Chatterjee-Dutt

2021 Creator Award Winner
Alberto Checa

Alberto Checa

2021 Creator Award Winner
Andrea Nones-Kobiakov

Andrea Nones-Kobiakov

2021 Creator Award Winner
Anita Sharma

Anita Sharma

2021 Creator Award Winner
Anthony Mendez (Queef Latina)

Antonio Mendez (Queef Latina)

2021 Creator Award Winner
Arsimmer McCoy

Arsimmer McCoy

2021 Creator Award Winner
Aurora Molina

Aurora Molina

2021 Creator Award Winner
Carl Juste

Carl Juste

2021 Creator Award Winner,
2019 Creator Award Winner
Carlos Estevez

Carlos Estevez

2021 Creator Award Winner
Colin Foord

Colin Foord

2021 Creator Award Winner
Cooper Jacoby

Cooper Jacoby

2021 Creator Award Winner
Cristine Brache

Cristine Brache

2021 Creator Award Winner,
2019 Creator Award Winner
Diana Eusebio

Diana Eusebio

2021 Creator Award Winner

Dimitry Chamy

2021 Creator Award Winner
Donna Ruff

Donna Ruff

2021 Creator Award Winner
Edison Peñafiel

Edison Peñafiel

2021 Creator Award Winner

Elysa D. Batista

2021 Creator Award Winner
Chris Friday

Friday

2021 Creator Award Winner
Gabriela Gamboa

Gabriela Gamboa

2021 Creator Award Winner
Gabriela Serra

Gabriela Serra

2021 Creator Award Winner,
2019 Creator Award Winner
Jamila Rowser

Jamila Rowser

2021 Creator Award Winner
Jessica Gispert

Jessica Gispert

2021 Creator Award Winner
Juan Barquin

Juan Barquin

2021 Creator Award Winner
Juliana Tafur

Juliana Tafur

2021 Creator Award Winner
Karla Caprali

Karla Caprali

2021 Creator Award Winner
Karla Kantorovich

Karla Kantorovich

2021 Creator Award Winner
Leo Castaneda Portrait

Leo Castaneda

2021 Creator Award Winner,
2018 Creator Award Winner

Miguel Yurrita

2021 Creator Award Winner

Monica Lopez De Victoria

2021 Creator Award Winner

Morel Doucet

2021 Creator Award Winner,
2019 Creator Award Winner

Naomi Fisher

2021 Creator Award Winner

Raymel Casamayor Bello

2021 Creator Award Winner

Regina Jestrow

2021 Creator Award Winner

Roscoè B. Thické III

2021 Creator Award Winner

Ruben Millares

2021 Creator Award Winner

Samuel Murrain

2021 Creator Award Winner

Sandra Ramos Lorenzo

2021 Creator Award Winner

Stephen Arboite

2021 Creator Award Winner

Steve Saiz

2021 Creator Award Winner

Summer Jade Leavitt

2021 Creator Award Winner
william cordova

william cordova

2021 Creator Award Winner,
2020 Creator Award Winner

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2021 Teacher Travel Grant Winners

2021 Jury

Creator and Michael Richards Awards

Larry Ossei-Mensah
Nancy Spector
Tobias Ostrander
Amy Galpin

Staff:
Dennis Scholl
Esther Park
Amanda Bradley

Teacher Travel Grants

Marie Vickles
Alina Rodriguez
Lilia Garcia

Staff:
Dennis Scholl
Esther Park
Michelle Lisa Polissaint

Social Justice Award

Nadege Green
Rosie Gordon Wallace
Chire Regans (inaugural winner)

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Watch the Award Ceremony

Click on the YouTube video below

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Michael Richards Award Winners

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Social Justice Award Winners

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2020 Winners

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2019 Winners

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2018 Winners

Ellies Connect

Learn about the projects directly from the artists.