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The Ruth Foundation for the Arts’s New Prize Puts Money Directly Into Artists’ Pockets

Joe Minter. Image courtesy of the artist.

Recently, four artists got a phone call that would change their lives. They found out they were the inaugural recipients of the Ruth Awards, a new prize from the Ruth Foundation for the Arts that distributes $100,000 each to critically engaged artists. The debut winners are mixed-media artist Rose B. Simpson, performance artist and composer Kite, interdisciplinary artist Candice Lin, and sculptor and installation artist Joe Minter.

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