The Florida Keys Council of the Arts announces local artist Darlene
Pruess as the 2005 winner of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship
for Visual and Media Artists.
Pruess secures a prize of $15,000 in the fellowship program; joining
8 other artists from South Florida so honored in this year's SFCC competition.
The $15,000 fellowships are the largest such awards provided by local
arts agencies in the United States.
A twelve year resident of Key West, Pruess draws, paints, sculpts,
builds museum displays, and does commission work as a photographer,
including still photography for independent films and aerial photography.
Fine art photography is her passion now, and the medium in which she
is recognized as a fellowship winner.
Pruess has exhibited in solo and group shows in Key West including
Custom House Museum, Lucky Street Gallery, Salt Photo Gallery, FKCC,
and Woodenhead Gallery. She is also currently exhibiting at Filtro Foto
Gallery in the Wynwood Art District of Miami.
The South Florida Cultural Consortium, an alliance of the arts councils
of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Martin Counties, will
award the $15,000 fellowships to four visual artists from Miami-Dade
County, three from Broward County, one from Palm Beach County and one
from Monroe County
The recipients are: Charo Oquet, Miami-Dade County; Lisandro Perez-Rey,
Miami-Dade County; Karen Rifas, Miami-Dade County; Matthew Schreiber,
Miami-Dade County; Richard LaBarbera, Broward County; Thomas Nolan,
Broward County; Geoffrey Thomas, Broward County; Miroslav Antic, Palm
Beach County; and Darlene Pruess, Monroe County.