MUSE will celebrate artistic inspiration on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg at 7:00 p.m. The fifth annual benefit for the arts will recognize the breadth and beauty of art and culture in our City of the Arts, and pay tribute to those that continue to inspire and guide St. Petersburg to its standing as an international arts destination. Proceeds benefit artists, arts education, and arts & cultural organizations through our Arts Alliance programs and services.
OUR 2018 MUSE Award Winners!
MUSE Visual Arts Award honors Charlie Parker, Charlie Parker Pottery Recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the visual arts which include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, glass-blowing, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, film making and media arts.
MUSE Performance Arts Award honors Mark Sforzini, St. Petersburg Opera Company Recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the performance field to include music, dance, theater and/or interdisciplinary arts.
MUSE Literary Arts Award honors Sheila Cowley, Playwright Recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the written word in fiction or non-fiction, playwriting, screen writing, journalism, poetry or prose, print or digital formats.
MUSE Patron of the Arts Award honors Sylvia Rusche, Sylvia Rusche Insurance Agency, Inc. Recognizes an individual or couple who, with their time and treasure, generously support the arts.
MUSE Arts Ambassador Award honors Paul Wilborn, St. Petersburg Palladium Theater & Eugenie Bondurant, Actress/Teacher Recognizes beloved St. Petersburg artists who are stellar representatives of our City of the Arts.