L.A. Weekly Arts Editor Receives Prestigious $50,000 Rabkin Prize

L.A. Weekly arts editor Shana Nys Dambrot was once awarded the illustrious Rabkin Prize of $50,000 on Friday, July 15.

The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Basis items the yearly award to the “very important visible artwork reporters running on your a part of the rustic,” with 8 winners this yr.

The highly-decorated Nys Dambrot has lent her voice to L.A. Weekly since 2011, blessing Angelenos together with her artwork evaluations and contours sooner than spearheading the Weekly’s arts segment as an editor in 2018.

“That is an out of this world honor; it’s truthfully so profound to really feel noticed by way of the group of arts writers, right here in LA and across the nation,” Nys Dambrot stated. “This yr’s cohort of Rabkin Prize-winners represents this sort of proficient team, it’s a excitement to be of their corporate! And I’m so thankful to my superb co-workers and our readers. Onward and upwards with the humanities!”

The reporters contending for the Rabkin Prize can simplest be entered by way of nominators from an nameless team of 16, all of whom paintings within the arts around the U.S.

From there, a panel of judges vet the entrants, dive into their submitted paintings and select absolutely the best artwork reporters within the nation to obtain the beneficiant award of $50,000 each and every.

The Rabkin Prize has been given out since 2017, and the basis has awarded a complete of $2,775,000 to all its winners in that span.

The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Basis was once based to maintain Leo’s artwork, which may also be traced again 60 years thru New York Town shows, in line with the basis.

The basis’s grant celebrates and rewards writers who exhibited Rabkin’s imaginative and prescient for the visible arts.

This could no longer be Nys Dambrot’s first time receiving top honors, incomes a couple of awards at the yearly Southern California Journalism Awards, highlighted by way of a primary position end for  highest “Artwork/Structure/Design Grievance”within the 2021.

Updated: July 19, 2022 — 1:30 pm