Seven Finalists Chosen for the 2009 Emilio Sanchez Award. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and the Cintas Foundation announced seven finalists for the coveted 2009 Cintas Foundation Emilio Sanchez Award in the Visual Arts. Tania Bruguera, Ivan Toth Depeña, Carlos Estevez, Carlos Ignacio Gonzalez-Lang, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Leyden Rodriguez- Casanova and Gladys Triana were chosen from a field of 68 applicants.
The award carries a $15,000 cash prize, which is used by the winner to further his or her creative development. The award is generously funded by the Emilio Sanchez Foundation. In 2005, the Emilio Sanchez Foundation endowed an award in the visual arts, through 2009, in honor of the late Cuban artist and Cintas Fellow Emilio Sanchez (1989 – 1990). This will be the fifth such award in the series of five donated by the Emilio Sanchez Foundation. It was first awarded in 2005 to Christian Curiel, in 2006 to Glexis Novoa, in 2007 to Gean Moreno, and in 2008 to Ernesto Oroza.
The 2009 jury for the fellowship award included Elvis Fuentes, Curator, Museo del Barrio, New York; Rene Morales, Associate Curator, Miami Art Museum, Miami; Alma Ruiz, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Robert Storr, Dean of Yale University’s School of Art, New Haven; Gilbert Vicario, Assistant Curator of Latin American and Latino Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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