Summer Awards Celebration
Save the date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Thank you for visiting the Summer Awards Celebration page. We are pleased to announce that our 2024 celebration will be held on Saturday, July 13. To stay updated on ticket reservations and the announcement of the honorees, we encourage you to check this page frequently or sign up for our mailing list. We look forward to celebrating with you this summer!
2019 National Book Award Winner and 2023 Honoree Susan Choi accepts award at Summer Awards Celebration—photo by Michael Cestaro.
Celebrating Creativity and Community
2023 Summer Awards Celebration
We were thrilled to come together last year to Celebrate Creativity and Community at the beautiful Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. On behalf of our Summer Awards Host Committee, thank you to everyone who joined us to support the Fine Arts Work Center and our vision to nurture artists and shape our community.
We were delighted to toast our honorees: critically acclaimed writer and past Fellow Susan Choi; longstanding friend and advisor Michael F. Fernon; and contemporary visual artist and past Fellow Tala Madani.Special thanks to our talented host Janet Wu and singer-songwriter Tianna Esperanza, for their impressive performance. Thanks as well to our partners at MAX Ultimate Food and GlenPharmer Distillery.
Susan Choi, for her achievements in the literary arts
Fine Arts Work Center Writing Fellow 1997-1998
Fine Arts Work Center Writing Committee Member
National Book Award Winner for Fiction 2019
Michael F. Fernon, for his leadership and guidance establishing a new level of financial sustainability for FAWC
Fine Arts Work Center Board of Advisors Past Member
Senior Vice President/Senior Consultant, Fernon/Arabadzhiev Group at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Tala Madani, for her groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art
Fine Arts Work Center Visual Arts Fellow 2006-07
MOCA LA Survey Exhibition 2023, Whitney Biennial 2017
Work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Tate Modern, London; among others
Learn more about our honorees here.
Susan Choi is the author of five novels, including Trust Exercise, which received the 2019 National Book Award for fiction. She has also been the recipient of the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, a Lambda Literary award, the 2021 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She serves as a trustee of PEN America and teaches in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Choi was a Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center and currently serves on the FAWC Writing Committee.
Ada Limón, US Poet Laureate
Neal Balkowitsch and Donald Nelson
Marty Davis and Alix Ritchie
Yvette Drury Dubinsky and John Dubinsky
Ken Fulk and Kurt Wootton
Gavin Kennedy and Stephen Baker
Robert Lieberman and Brian Schneider
Rick Patt and Jose Labrador
Bryan Rafanelli and Mark Walsh
Maxine Schaffer and Sharon Fay
David Altarac and Brian Koll
Derik Burgess and Deborah Bowles
Tom Burke and Axel Brunger
Bruce Skiles Danzer, Jr. and Tom Huth
Doug Dolezal and Greg Welch
Ron and Julie Druker
Russ and Betty Gaudreau
Gabby Hanna and Marcy Feller
Ron Hartwig and Robert Pierce Jr.
Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz
Peter Kazon and Paul Cunningham
David Keller and Mary Maxwell
Russell Lopez and Andrew Sherman
Sandi and Sean McKinley
Neal Minahan and Eric Archibald
Elisa New and Lawrence Summers
Patrick Nolan and Clément Gaujal
Dave and Lindsey Pollack
Christine Robert and Clarissa Filgioun