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SECAC Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement

Awarded to recognize, encourage, and reward individuals who have been particularly successful in their creative work as demonstrated through regional, national or international exhibitions or presentations. The nominee's artist's statement should be included. Support materials should include a portfolio: web-based portfolios and digital submissions are acceptable.

Note: SECAC members may also apply for the SECAC Artist’s Fellowship, which carries a monetary prize. See the SECAC Awards page for information on the SECAC Artist’s Fellowship application process and deadline.

To nominate an individual for the SECAC Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, send a letter of nomination specifying the nominee and the intended award with the nominee’s CV to Lawrence Jenkens at aljenken@uncg.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). The nominee's SECAC membership status should be current at the time of nomination.

To nominate a group of collaborators, an organization, or an institution, the nominator should send a letter of nomination specifying the intended award nominee(s) and the intended award to Lawrence Jenkens at aljenken@uncg.edu by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). In the case of a collaborating group or organization, at least one person must be a current SECAC member; a CV for this individual should accompany the nomination letter. In the case of an institution, the institution must be a current SECAC institutional member at the time of nomination.

Supporting materials should document sustained creative activity. Supporting materials should not exceed 10 pages; this limit excludes the nomination letter, CV, artist statement, and web-based or digital portfolio. These materials may be provided by either the nominator or the nominee, however, all materials are to be submitted together.

Nomination letters and supporting materials may be submitted through Dropbox. Please share your nominating folder in Dropbox with Lawrence Jenkens at aljenken@uncg.edu.

For questions, contact aljenken@uncg.edu.

Past Recipients

2017 - Carol Prusa, Florida Atlantic University
2017 - Reni Gower, Virginia Commonwealth University
2016 - Kate Kretz, Montgomery College
2015 - Matthew Kolodziej, University of Akron
2013 - Virginia Derryberry, University of North Carolina Asheville
2012 - Jane Nodine, University of South Carolina Upstate
2009 - Michael Warrick, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2007 - Suzanne Jackson, Savannah College of Art and Design
2006 - Richard Heipp, University of Florida
2005 - Kyra Belan, Broward Community College
2002 - Billy Lee, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2001 - Hanna Jubran, East Carolina University
2000 - Anne Beidler, Agnes Scott College
1996 - Virginia Scotchie, University of South Carolina