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  • Patti Warashina Named 2020 Smithsonian Visionary Artist

    Patti Warashina has been named the 2020 Smithsonian Visionary Artist in recognition of her outstanding work in ceramic sculptures.  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, and Joyce Scott.  

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  • Smithsonian Women’s Committee
    Announces 2019 Grants

    The Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) has awarded 19 grants totaling $388,040 for 2020. These grants will benefit education, research, conservation, exhibitions, accessibility through technology for 16 Smithsonian museums, research centers, offices and affiliates.  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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