Best Of 2017

BEST (AND MOST DESERVEDLY) RECOGNIZED ARTIST: Noelle Mason

Noelle Mason, "Ground Control" (Mexicali_Caliexico), 8 x 6 ft., hand-woven wool

All she does is win, win, win! In all seriousness, Mason has garnered much attention and awards for her multi-faceted conceptual practice. Since winning the 2016 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art at the Orlando Museum of Art, she has gone on to win the 2017 Southern Prize and State Fellowship, first prize at the Fantastic Fibers exhibition, and second place at the 8th All-Media Juried Biennial at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. —CA