Omi International Arts Center presents the Francis J. Greenberger Awards 2008 on Monday, November 17th, 2008, from 6 – 8pm at the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Franics J. Greenburger Awards for 2008, which honor artists who have made important contributions to the fields of contemporary art, but for one reason or another have not been fully recognized by the world at large, have been announced. The $10,000- Award will be given to each of the individual artists by the jurors who have selected them:

Joan Jonas selected by Tom Healy
Mel Kendrick selected by Brice Marden
Helen Levitt elected by Arthur and Carol Goldberg
Sylvia Plimack Mangold selected by Rhona Hoffman
Sturtevant selected by Kim Levin

The awards were launched and have been presented seven times since its inception in 1986 by Francis J. Greenburger, a New York real estate developer, who is the founder and chairman of Omi International Arts Center, a residency program for artists, writers, musicians and dancers, and the Fields Sculpture Park in Columbia County, New York.

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