Turner Prize for Excellence in the Arts

Each year a fine art print is purchased and added to The Turner’s permanent collection in the name of The Turner Prize recipient.

This special purchase is made in honor of an individual, business or organization that has made a difference to the vitality of the arts in the North Valley.  The honoree's name is a permanent part of the artist label when that print is exhibited.

2008-2009 Turner Prize Award

Awakening the ServantCandiani, Alicia
B. 1953
"Awakening the Servant"
lithograph/chine colle/Rives BFK paper

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This addition to the Janet Turner Print Collection housed at CSU, Chico honors the contribution of the Avenue 9 Gallery. This local fine art gallery support the ongoing quality of public art available enriching the local art scene by its sales and innovative programming.

Founders Dr. Maria Phillips and Dr. Dolores Mitchell as art historians trained generations of art appreciators. They now produce art themselves and support other artists in their collective venture as Avenue 9 Gallery. Also honored was Giovanna Jackson, part of the early foundation of Avenue 9, the former Ira Latour Visual Resources curator and a printmaking supporter.

Catherine Sullivan, Curator
Janet Turner Print Museum
CSU, Chico


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