Miami’s Visual Arts Awards

The Ellies

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

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.

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.

The Ellies

Meet the winners of the 2020 Ellies Awards.

The Ellies

Maria Martinez-Cañas

Maria Martinez-Cañas

2020 Michael Richards Award Winner

The Ellies

Chire Regans

Chire Regans

2020 Social Justice Award Winner

The Ellies:
2020 Creator Award Winners

Amalia Caputo

Amalia Caputo

2020 Creator Award Winner
Anja Marais

Anja Marais

2020 Creator Award Winner
Antonia Wright

Antonia Wright

2020 Creator Award Winner

Barbara Fernandez

2020 Creator Award Winner
Barron Sherer

Barron Sherer

2020 Creator Award Winner
Carla Jerez

Carla Jerez

2020 Creator Award Winner
Charles Humes

Charles Humes

2020 Creator Award Winner
Charo Oquet

Charo Oquet

2020 Creator Award Winner

Christina Pettersson

2020 Creator Award Winner
2019 Creator Award Winner
Clara Varas

Clara Varas

2020 Creator Award Winner
Cornelius Tulloch

Cornelius Tulloch

2020 Creator Award Winner
Evelyn Politzer

Evelyn Politzer

2020 Creator Award Winner
Ezekiel Binns

Ezekiel Binns

2020 Creator Award Winner
Faren Humes

Faren Humes

2020 Creator Award Winner
Francisco Masó

Francisco Masó

2020 Creator Award Winner
Gady Alroy

Gady Alroy

2020 Creator Award Winner
GeoVanna Gonzalez Portrait

GeoVanna Gonzalez

2020 Creator Award Winner
2018 Creator Award Winner
Glexis Novoa

Glexis Novoa

2020 Creator Award Winner
Itzel Basualdo

Itzel Basualdo

2020 Creator Award Winner
James Brazil

James Brazil

2020 Creator Award Winner

Jenna Balfe

2020 Creator Award Winner
2018 Creator Award Winner

Johnnie Bess

2020 Creator Award Winner
2019 Teacher Travel Grant Winner
Juan Carlos Zaldivar

Juan Carlos Zaldivar

2020 Creator Award Winner
Katja Esson

Katja Esson

2020 Creator Award Winner
Lauren Shapiro

Lauren Shapiro

2020 Creator Award Winner
Lee Pivnik

Lee Pivnik

2020 Creator Award Winner
Liz Shanon

Liz Shannon

2020 Creator Award Winner
Luna Goldberg

Luna Goldberg

2020 Creator Award Winner

Maria Theresa Barbist

2020 Creator Award Winner
Mark Fleuridor

Mark Fleuridor

2020 Creator Award Winner
Nicolle Nyariri

Nicolle Nyariri

2020 Creator Award Winner
Patrick Farrell

Patrick Farrell

2020 Creator Award Winner
Pedro Wazzan

Pedro Wazzan

2020 Creator Award Winner
Pepe Mar

Pepe Mar

2020 Creator Award Winner
2018 Creator Award Winner
Reginald O'Neal

Reginald O’Neal

2020 Creator Award Winner
Robert Colom

Robert Colom

2020 Creator Award Winner
Robert McKnight

Robert McKnight

2020 Creator Award Winner
Sasha Wortzel

Sasha Wortzel

2020 Creator Award Winner
Sebastian Elizondo

Sebastian Elizondo

2020 Creator Award Winner

Silvia Ros

2020 Creator Award Winner
2018 Creator Award Winner
Tom Scicluna

Tom Scicluna

2020 Creator Award Winner
Tony Vasquez

Tony Vazquez-Figueroa

2020 Creator Award Winner
william cordova

william cordova

2020 Creator Award Winner

2020 Jury

Creator and Michael Richards Awards

Rene Morales
Adler Guerrier
Kristan Kennedy
Teka Selman
Deb Margol

Teacher Travel Grants

Deb Margol
Mari Robles
Lilia Garcia

Social Justice Award

Rosie Gordon Wallace
Loni Johnson
Nadege Green

Award Ceremony

The Ellies

October 21, 2020, 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT

Watch the Award Ceremony

Click on the YouTube video below

Ellies Connect

Learn about past projects directly from the artists.