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Carrie Mae Weems wins Anderson Ranch National Artist Award

Feb 24, 2016

Carrie Mae Weems is the recipient of the 2016 National Artist Award.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center announced artist Carrie Mae Weems as the winner of the 2016 National Artist Award. The award is given to artists who are innovators in art education and have set a path for other artists.

Weems works in photography, fabric, text and digital media to explore family relationships and gender roles, as well as racism and sexism.

“I am a working girl who is so consumed and engaged with my work that I’m often surprised when anyone takes note,” Weems said in a press release. “It’s therefore humbling and an honor to be given this award from Anderson Ranch.”

Weems was also the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant in 2013.

Domenico and Eleanore De Sole are recipients of the Service to the Arts Award. They own a home in Snowmass Village.

They will be recognized at a dinner in July.