the Governor's Arts Award Winners

2018 Governor's Arts Award Winners

Bruce Dunlap

Bruce Dunlap
Artist, Music
Bruce Dunlap is considered a virtuoso on the guitar and as a composer, whose uniquely complex compositions place him among America's top jazz musicians.

Curtis Fort

Curtis Fort
Artist, Sculpture/Bronze
Curtis Fort has been called a "Storyteller in Bronze," for his realistic portrayals of the west, particularly cowboys and ranch life, both contemporary and historical.

Lucy R. Lippard

Lucy R. Lippard
Major Contributor to the Arts
Lucy R. Lippard of Galisteo, Major Contributor to the Arts: is a writer, activist, and sometime curator who had already established an international reputation as one of the foremost critics of contemporary art when she moved to New Mexico 25 years ago.

 Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf
Major Contributor to the Arts
Meow Wolf is a Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment collective that creates immersive, interactive art experiences to transport people of all ages, backgrounds and tastes into fantastic realms of story and exploration.

Jodi Naranjo

Jodi Naranjo
Artist, Ceramics, Bronze and Glass
Jody Naranjo, who comes from a long tradition of Tewa potters and artists from Santa Clara Pueblo, knew from the time she was eight that a life as an artist was in her future.

Dan and Ashlyn Perry

Dan and Ashlyn Perry
Major Contributors to the Arts
A hallmark of Dan and Ashlyn Perry's community involvement is their sense of joyfulness, as they take unabashed delight in contributing to the betterment of the lives of their fellow New Mexicans.

Jerry West

Jerry West
Artist, Painting/Other Media
Jerry West is considered among the most significant contemporary artists rooted in the vast landscape of rural New Mexico.