New York, NY (PressExposure) June 26, 2014 -- The Miami Dade College (MDC) Museum of Art + Design and the CINTAS Foundation have announced the ongoing 2014-15 50th Jubilee CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition in Architecture coinciding with the exhibition Impact and Legacy: 50 Years of the CINTAS Foundation. All submission materials must be received by August 1, 2014.
Marking its 50th year, the one-of-a-kind competition serves as a platform to promote and support visual artists, writers, architects and composers of Cuban descent from across the globe. Impact and Legacy celebrates 50 years of the CINTAS Fellows Collection, which is composed of works donated by the fellows in appreciation of the fellowship award. The Collection has grown to be one of the largest bodies of Cuban art outside of Cuba and continues to grow each year with each new fellow. The jubilee exhibition recognizes its founding patron, Oscar B. Cintas; the accomplishments of CINTAS Fellows and honors Jorge M. Perez and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for their many contributions as art patrons and civic supporters.
Since 1963, the CINTAS Foundation has awarded more than 21 fellowships in architecture. In addition to supporting Cuban artists, many early in their careers, the CINTAS Foundation also maintains a growing collection of works by past awardees and other esteemed Cuban artists. Past Architecture Fellows include Andres Martan Duany (Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum, the Brandeis Award for Architecture and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Medal of Architecture), Jorge Hernandez (whose work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Interiors, Florida Architecture and Southern Accents), Jose Gelabert-Navia (recent work include the Village of Merrick Park Office and Residential Sectors in Coral Gables, the Delray Beach Public Library, the Caribbean Technology Center in San Juan, the University of Miami School of Communication, the St. Agatha Catholic Church in Miami and, with Charles Gwathmey, the Center for Contemporary Art in North Miami), and Marta Canaves and Marylis Nepomechie (together they have earned grants from the Graham Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Institute of Architects. They also received a Design and Collaborative Practice Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and an American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design).
MDC Museum of Art + Design will host a variety of events to showcase the works of this year's finalists, including the Visual Arts Finalists exhibition. The awards announcement for Architecture will be made on Friday, October 10, at MDC's Freedom Tower.
"The winner will receive a $10,000 award and the opportunity to complete the project outlined in his or her proposal. While in recent years, the Fellowships in Architecture and Creative Writing have been awarded in alternating years, to mark the 50th jubilee, the competition will be opened in all four categories including architecture," said CINTAS Foundation Board President, Hortensia E. Sampedro. Competition details and all program requirements and application forms can be found at http://www.cintasfoundation.org/index.php/fellowships.