10 acclaimed women artists have created art to be awards for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival

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Artist Shinique Smith’s “Emergence,” a 2022 image created during the filming of the artist’s performance film “Breathing Room: Moon’ Marked Journey,” will be given to the Best Documentary Feature winner at the 2023 Tribeca Festival. [Courtesy photo]

New York’s Tribeca Film Festival and Chanel have announced the artists selected as part of the 2023 Artist Awards Program.

As in previous years, Tribeca and Chanel bring together esteemed artists to generously donate an original work, which will be awarded to winning filmmakers at the festival, which this year runs June 7-18.

This year, an all-women cohort of 10 acclaimed artists have been invited by Tribeca and Chanel to celebrate their fellow storytellers, according to a news release. The 2023 Artist Awards Program participants are Ana Benaroya, Beverly Fishman, Christie Neptune, Lisa Lebofsky, Natia Lemay, Patricia Encarnacion, Renee Cox, Sheree Hovsepian, Shinique Smith, and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz.

“Tribeca and Chanel recognize the significance of representation and the undeniable impact women artists can have when their work and stories are in the spotlight,” said Tribeca Festival Co-Founder and Tribeca Enterprises CEO Jane Rosenthal in a statement.

“We are dedicated to celebrating creativity and culture, fostering diverse voices, and encouraging the development of a new generation of visionaries. Our 18-year partnership with Chanel underscores our joint commitment to honoring powerful storytelling, artistic excellence, and the spirit of artists supporting other artists. We invite audiences to join us in this celebration and discover the transformative power of women’s artistry, which reflects our reality and shapes our understanding of the world.”

This signature cultural event recognizes the intersection between creative fields and celebrates New York City’s continued spirit of cultural innovation. The tradition of supporting artistic creativity and vision goes back to the inception of the Tribeca Festival, which was founded with a mission to rebuild and regenerate the renowned artistic hub of New York City in the wake of September 11th.

Since the festival’s inception, studio artists witnessed the positive impact it was forming in the community and wanted to be involved to directly support and celebrate other storytellers. This solidarity and generosity has remained a core value of the Tribeca Festival and the Artist Awards is a yearly reminder of that.

The selection of artists and their work has been led by curator Racquel Chevremont.

“When I was approached to curate the Artist Awards for a second year, it was important that this iteration have a profound social impact, showcasing the strength, beauty and diversity of women. Our focus is on giving women in the arts their flowers and celebrating their trailblazing contributions to contemporary art,” said Chevremont in a statement.

“Throughout recorded history, from the cave painting to the camera, women have been driving forces in art around the world. Yet female creatives remain woefully underrepresented. It’s imperative that we continue to solicit and showcase the work of women artists.”

This year’s art collection will be displayed at the Tribeca Festival Hub at Spring Studios throughout the festival.

Christie Neptune’s “Self Sitting on Stool Looking Yonder,” a 2017 signed Digital Chromogenic Print, will be given to the Nora Ephron Award winner at the 2023 Tribeca Festival. [Courtesy photo]

Here is a complete list of the contributed artwork:

Ana Benaroya: “Lady Luck,” 2023. India ink and marker on bristol board.
Given to the Best Animated Short winner.

Beverly Fishman: “Untitled,” 2018. Vinyl and paper collage on smooth acid free Bristol paper.
Given to the Student Visionary Award winner.

Christie Neptune: “Self Sitting on Stool Looking Yonder,” 2017. Signed Digital Chromogenic Print.
Given to the Nora Ephron Award winner

Lisa Lebofsky: “Wave Observation,” 2022. Oil on paper.
Given to the Founders Award For Best U.S. Narrative Feature winner.

Natia Lemay: “Nine Little Drums,” 2023. Debossing on Paper.
Given to the Best International Narrative Feature winner.

Patricia Encarnacion: “No Regreso (I’m not coming back),” from “Series: Abya Yala,” 2021. Archival ink fine art paper.
Given to The Albert Maysles Award For Best New Documentary Director winner.

Renee Cox: “Black Leather Lace-Up,” 2001. Archival digital inkjet print.
Given to the Best Narrative Short winner.

Sheree Hovsepian: “Filmic,” 2023. Mixed media collage.
Given to the Best Documentary Short winner.

Shinique Smith: “Emergence,” 2022. Image created during the filming of the artist’s performance film “Breathing Room: Moon Marked Journey.” Archival Pigment Print mounted on aluminum.
Given to the Best Documentary Feature winner.

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz: “Hood Elegy #1,” 2023. Handmade 100% cotton rag paper, hair extensions, beads, filigrees, gilded nail extensions, glitter.
Given to the Best New Narrative Director winner.

Get more information on the Tribeca Festival Art Awards participants and their works at https://tribecafilm.com/artawards.


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