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Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts to Michael Berman

Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Santa Fe, NM

The Museum of New Mexico Foundation was awarded a small grant in support of its annual Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts event in honor of awardee Michael Berman. The grant provides support for the exhibition, awards ceremony, and reception in honor of New Mexican artists nominated by the public and selected by the Governor each year. As New Mexico Arts wrote of Berman’s work, “His landscape photography reflects his strong interest in ecology developed through his early studies, and his images call attention to wild places that are under threat.” Berman both volunteers for and donates artwork to conservation organizations, including the Gila Conservation Coalition.