Joyce J. Scott named 2019 SWC Visionary Artist
Joyce J. Scott has been named the 2019 Smithsonian Visionary Artist in recognition of her outstanding work in jewelry. The Smithsonian Visionary Award is given annually by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) and the Smithsonian to American artists deemed by experts in the field to have achieved the pinnacle of sculptural arts and design. Awardees must have works in major museums and demonstrate distinction, creativity, exceptional artistry and, of course, vision in their respective media. Previous winners include Albert Paley, Wendell Castle, Toots Zinsky, Dale Chihuly, and Faith Ringgold.
The 2019 Award will be presented to Scott by the Secretary of the Smithsonian on Wednesday, April 24 at the 37th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show Preview Night Benefit.
Smithsonian Women’s Committee
Announces 2018 Grants
The Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) has awarded 25 grants totaling more than $464,294 for 2019. These grants will benefit education, research, conservation, exhibitions, equipment and capital projects in 19 Smithsonian museum, research centers and offices. Funding is highly competitive and awarded after thorough research by members of the SWC and a vote by the full membership.
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