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Artburst Journalist Elisa Turner recognized for her excellence

Posted By Jean Blackwell Font
April 7, 2020 at 7:15 PM

NINE ART JOURNALISTS WIN $50,000 RABKIN PRIZE

The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation just gave nine awards of $50,000 each to visual art journalists across America. Now in its fourth grant-giving year, the foundation is headquartered in Portland, Maine.

In this unprecedented and tragic time, the foundation released funding immediately and chose to forego the celebrations and formalities that made this moment so enjoyable and memorable in recent years. We are committed to the support of visual art journalists who, with artists, are the backbone of the art community in every part of the country.

The 2020 Rabkin Prize winners are:

Seph Rodney – Bronx, New York
Elisa Turner – Miami, Florida
Mary Abbe – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Steve Litt – Cleveland, Ohio
Erin Nelson – Atlanta, Georgia
Neil Fauerso – San Antonio, Texas
Amanda Fortini – Las Vegas, Nevada
Sam Lefebvre – San Francisco, California
Jerry Cullum – Atlanta, Georgia

The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation, headquartered in Portland, Maine, gives annual prizes to visual art journalists across the country. This is the fourth time the foundation has given its awards. Leo Rabkin was an artist who worked and exhibited in New York City for sixty years. His wife, Dorothea, joined with Leo to create a landmark collection of American folk and outsider art. It was Leo’s wish that the foundation assist art journalists who play a vital role nationwide.

Trustees of the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation are: Nancy Karlins Thoman, Ph.D, New York, N.Y.; Deborah Irmas, Los Angeles, California; Edgar Allen Beem, Brunswick, Maine and Susan C. Larsen, Ph.D., South Portland, Maine.

For more information, visit the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation online at rabkinfoundation.org

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