Mark your calendars for the 14th annual David C. Driskell Prize Dinner on Friday, April 27, 2018. Attire is black tie.
2018 David C. Driskell Prize Winner
The 2018 Driskell Prize recipient is artist Amy Sherald. A Georgia native now based in Baltimore, Sherald is acclaimed for her profoundly creative and distinctive portraits of African-American subjects. In 2017, she received the commission to paint former first lady Michelle Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
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About the David C. Driskell Prize
Established by the High Museum of Art in 2005, the David C. Driskell Prize is the first national award to honor and celebrate contributions to the field of art of the African Diaspora. Named after the renowned African American artist and art scholar, the prize recognizes a US-based scholar or artist in the beginning or middle of his or her career whose artistic practice or scholarly work makes an original and important contribution to the visual arts and study of art of the African Diaspora. A cash award of $25,000 accompanies the prize.
Ambassador Andrew Young
Helen Smith Price, VP Global Community Affairs and President of The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company
Jane Jackson, Director Emeritus, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection
Matthew T. Echols, SVP Public Affairs and Communications, Coca-Cola North America