Teresita Fernández Named 2013 Aspen Award for Art Recipient
The Aspen Art Museum has announced the selection of renowned contemporary artist Teresita Fernández as the recipient of the museum's 2013 Aspen Award for Art. The award will be presented on Friday, August 2, 2013, during the museum's 9th annual ArtCrush summer benefit gala. The Aspen Award for Art is given each year to an artist who has made a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art. Past artist-honorees are: Tom Sachs (2012), Roni Horn (2011), Marilyn Minter (2010), Fred Tomaselli (2009), Ed Ruscha (2008), Jim Hodges (2007), Tony Feher (2006), and Richard Tuttle (2005).
On Friday, August 2, 2013, the Aspen Art Museum will host its annual summer benefit gala, with over 350 of the world's top art collectors, wine connoisseurs, artists, gallery owners, curators, celebrities, and global business leaders, who will come together in Aspen for three days of events to celebrate the Aspen Art Museum. The hugely successful 2012 AAM ArtCrush summer benefit raised $1.8 million to fund the Museum's educational programming and exhibitions. The ten-lot 2012 ArtCrush Live Auction of contemporary art raised a total of $770,000 and the seventy-lot Silent Auction art auction garnered an additional $774,000. ArtCrush is chaired by veteran Chair and AAM National Council member Amy Phelan.