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Distinguished Artist Awards Banquet

June 4th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Center for Contemporary Arts

Please join us for the first annual Distinguished Artist Awards Banquet honoring select Artist Members at the Center for Contemporary Arts!

2021 Honorees
Russell Ellison
Ruth Jackson
Van LeBus*
Ginger Womack Taylor* 
*Posthumous honorees

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Bidding closes at midnight on June 4th
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RUSSELL ELLISON
2021 HONOREE
Russell Ellison's ardent commitment to his artistic practice is unparalleled. He is a familiar presence at The Center, spending most mornings in his studio ceaselessly creating his next masterpiece, and offering his coveted wisdom and artistic perspective.

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RUTH JACKSON
2021 HONOREE
Ruth Jackson is a founding member of The Center and one of The Center’s most prolific and devoted Artist Members. Her heart and studio door are always open and dedication to art as her profession and ministry continues to enrich and inspire our community.

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GINGER WOMACK TAYLOR

2021 POSTHUMOUS HONOREE
Ginger Womack Taylor’s legacy as one of Abilene’s premier creatives still resonates through our community. A founding member of The Center, her artful life and illustrious career have profoundly impacted our organization inside and outside of the gallery walls. 

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VAN LEBUS
2021 POSTHUMOUS HONOREE
Van LeBus, a  long-time member of The Center brought pure alchemical magic into all that he created. His legacy of humor, innovation, and eye for the quiet splendor of this world has left a deep and lasting mark on our organization and on all who were blessed to call him a friend and peer.