Since 2011, at our annual benefit, we have honored artists and patrons of the arts who, through their career-long sustenance of artistic vision and uncompromising integrity, represent the best that NYFA has to offer. Below, each inductee discusses his or her body of work and the impact of NYFA's support on creative pursuits.
On April 4, 2017, we inducted Ida Applebroog (Fellow in Graphics '86, Painting '90), Patron of the Arts Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Christopher d'Amboise (Fellow in Choreography '89), and Lynn Nottage (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting '94 and '00) into our Hall of Fame. Click here for a recap of this year's benefit.
On April 12, 2016, we honored James Casebere, Anna Deavere Smith, Faith Ringgold, and Zhou Long.
On April 14, 2015, we honored Judith K. Brodsky, Antony Hegarty, Shirin Neshat, and Eric Overmyer.
On April 22, 2014, we honored Deborah Kass, Terry McMillan, and Dwight Rhoden, and the Ford Foundation (represented by Darren Walker).
On April 23, 2013 we honored Elliot Goldenthal, Mira Nair, and Fred Wilson, as well as Michael Findlay, director of Acquavella Galleries.
On April 30, 2012 we honored Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Christian Marclay, and Suzan-Lori Parks.
On April 26, 2011 we honored Todd Haynes, Wendy Perron and Andres Serrano.