The 5th Annual GFAA Award Ceremony and Gala
Congratulations to all 94 Nominees!
The GFAA program conducts extensive year-round research of curated exhibitions and installations across the globe, designating awards for group and themed exhibitions, as well as awards for solo artist shows. The culmination of this process took place on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in celebration of all GFAA Nominees and the presentation of the Winners of the 2018 Global Fine Art Awards. The black-tie gala was held at the Harold Pratt Mansion on Park Avenue and 68th St in NYC, headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Corporate Sponsors, GFAA Benefactors ($1,000 +) and Young Visionaries ($500+) also received invitations to the private Benefactor Breakfast on Wednesday March 13, hosted by Leila Heller at her new gallery on 17 East 76th Street
The celebratory event is hosted by the American Alliance of Museum’s Dean Phelus, GFAA Judge, as well as the GFAA Advisory Board – and chaired by Founder and President, Judy Holm. The Master of Ceremonies is Peter Trippi, member of the GFAA Executive Committee, and Judge Emeritus. Trippi is editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.
Many prominent guests attended the Award Ceremony include Nominees and their representative proxies:
Art world luminaries also supporting GFAA include:
GFAA Judges selected thirteen Winners that were revealed during the award ceremony– one in each of the following categories: Contemporary and Post-War- solo artist; Contemporary and Post-War- group or theme; Impressionist and Modern- solo artist; Impressionist and Modern- group or theme; Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters and Dynasties- solo artist; Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters and Dynasties- group or theme; Ancient Art; Photography; Design; Fringe; Public Art, and the new awards that premiered last year – Global Planet and Global Humanity. Youniversal, and YOU-2 are the two final awards, are given to the most popular nominees, and are selected by public voting on the GFAA website and social media.
In continuing GFAA’s recognition of social issues addressed by many artists and institutions, and in addition to the two new awards launched last year – Global Planet and Global Humanity, GFAA premiers a new award category this year called Global Artists. This category distinguishes the lifetime body of work of the nominated artists. The new award is juried but will not designate a single Winner.
The GFAA program highlights the link between artists and their creations, the galleries that represent them, curated shows from the gallery, public art and museum worlds. This year, eleven galleries exhibiting at the Armory Show, a cultural collaborator of GFAA, represent more than twenty-four 2018 GFAA Nominees including:
Geographic, scale, ethnic and gender diversity are essential in the GFAA research and nominating process.
Sponsor of GFAA Benefactor Breakfast
Providing pro bono Public Relations – Copperfield Advisory
Providing pro bono Digital Media and Business Strategy – Sullivan Media Group
ART MEDIA Holdings (Art in America, ARTnews Magazine, The Magazine ANTIQUES and MODERN), The Armory Show, Alserkal Avenue (Dubai), American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Art Table, Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), De la Cruz Collection (Miami), DSL Collection (Paris), Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery, Family Office Elite magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, Fractured Atlas, Galerie Lelong & Co., Gladstone Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Leighton House Museum (London), Mapme, Marlborough Gallery, Masterpiece London, National Arts Club, Onassis Foundation USA, PACE Gallery, Traveling Exhibits Network, Vastari, White Rabbit Collection (Sydney)
The 2018 GFAA Jury is comprised of these highly-esteemed art professionals:
GFAA Research and Nominating Committee
GFAA is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purpose of GFAA must be payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity, provides a fiscal sponsorship program to help arts organizations raise money from charitable sources.
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