The New York Academy In Rome's Rome Prizes have been announced -
Boyce Cummings, a painter from New York
Yun-Fei Ji, an artist from Brooklyn
Ward Shelley, another Brooklyn artist
Carrie M. Weems, an artist from Syracuse, NY
The judges were -
Agnes Gund, President Emerita, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Nayland Blake, Artist; Chair, Masters Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, International Center for Photography/Bard, New York, NY
Lyle Ashton Harris, FAAR'01, Artist, New York, NY
Alison Rossiter, Photographer, Navesink, NJ
Jenny Holzer, RAAR'04, Artist, Represented by Cheim & Read, New York, NY, New York, NY
Laura Hoptman, Curator, 2004-05 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, New York, NY
Eve Sussman, FAAR'96, Artist, Founder and Artistic Director of the Rufus Corporation, Brooklyn, NY
The above lists are cut and pasted from the American Academy in Rome's website. Notice how they have former NY MoMA curator Laura Hoptman living in Pittsburgh, New York, NY. That's hilarious.
6 NY'ers and one Jersey-ite choose 3 NY'ers and an artist from Upstate.
Seven New Yorkers choosing 3 New Yorkers and a guy in LA
Six New Yorkers and a Chicagoan choose four New Yorkers.
Why do they call this place the AMERICAN Academy in Rome? My old post on this is here.