Sudler Prize Nominations Being Sought Nominations are invited for the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, a $1,500 annual prize established in 1983. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 10. The award is made to a graduating senior from the School of Arts and Sciences or the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, or a fourth-year student in the School of Medicine, who has demonstrated excellence and the highest standards of proficiency in performance, execution or composition in music, theater, dance, writing, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film or videotape. The 1994 Sudler Prize winner was artist and caricaturist Celestia Ward, of the Writing Seminars. Nominations may be made by a university faculty member or by an individual student on his or her own behalf, with the written recommendation of a faculty member or administrator familiar with the student's work. Students will be judged by a committee of faculty and administrators from the Homewood campus, the Peabody Institute and the School of Medicine. President William C. Richardson will consider the committee's recommendations and make the final selection. Written nominations, examples of the student's work and supporting materials should be submitted to Julia Morgan, 240 Garland Hall, for Homewood students; School of Medicine students submit their materials to Dean Franklin Herlong, 124 Medical School Administration Building. Visual artists may submit photographs of their work, though actual pieces are preferred. Performing artists should submit videotapes or audiotapes. Work submitted in support of the nomination must have been done while the individual was a Hopkins student. Supporting materials might include, for example, a résumé of relevant artistic activities or published reviews of the student's work or performances. The Sudler Prize in the Arts was made possible through the generosity of the late Louis Sudler, former chairman of Sudler & Co., one of Chicago's largest real estate firms. Sudler, who was a musician and philanthropist as well as a successful businessman, performed nationwide as a soloist in concert and with symphony orchestras and as a leading baritone with the Chicago Civic Opera Company. From 1960 to 1974, Sudler also was producer and host of the Peabody Award-winning television program Artists Showcase, which introduced more than 500 young musical artists to a national audience. The committee also considers nominations for the President's Commendation for Achievement in the Arts, which was established in 1989 to honor graduating seniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering who have contributed to the arts in the Homewood community. For more information about the Sudler Prize or the President's Commendation, call Julia Morgan at 516-4697.
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