The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced the names of eight artists who will receive this year’s awards in art. The Academy’s 300 members proposed candidates for the awards, and a committee of artists selected the winners. This year’s award committee members were Mel Chin, Charles Gaines, Ann Hamilton, Joan Jonas, Judy Pfaff, and Amy Sillman (CRF 1999, Juror). Civitella Advisory Council Member Emily Jacir (CRF 2009) was awarded one of the Arts and Letters Awards in Art; the award comes with $10,000 of prize money to honor and encourage creative work. Congratulations, Emily! See the full list of awardees here.