In April 2008, FAPE established the Leonore and Walter Annenberg Award for Diplomacy through the Arts to honor distinguished American individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in furthering global understanding of the United States. Honorees must demonstrate long-term excellence and innovation in the exchange of creativity and ideas that represent the rich and diverse culture of the U.S.
The official Award was designed and contributed by preeminent American artist, Ellsworth Kelly. Carlson Arts LLC donated the fabrication costs. Takaaki Matsumoto donated the design of the Award’s base.
ALICE WALTON, 2014 HONOREE
FAPE honored Alice Walton with the 2014 Leonore and Walter Annenberg Award for diplomacy through the Arts for her significant philanthropic contributions, including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, the first institution dedicated to the history if American art in more than 50 years.
“Alice Walton has been a pioneer in her support of the arts,” said FAPE President Eden Rafshoon. ” We feel that honoring her with the Annenberg Award is well deserved, as Alice is an American that exemplifies the passion for creativity and patriotism which is the core of FAPE’s mission.”