Two Clark Publications Receive Prestigious Awards

For Immediate Release

May 10, 2005

For the fifth consecutive year, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute's publications have been named winning entries in the New England Museum Association's annual publications awards competition.  In the category of invitations for fundraisers, the "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet" gala invitation, which included cut-out details of portraits, received first place and the "Inness and the Berkshires" invitation for the "Summer Romance in the Winter" gala took third place.  David Edge, the Clark's graphic design and production manager, designed both invitations, working closely with production editor Katie Pasco. 

"We are delighted that NEMA has recognized the Clark with these honors," said Curtis Scott, the Clark's director of publications.  "David and Katie deserve a tremendous amount of credit for maintaining such high quality over such a long and sustained period of time."  Each year the publications department produces some 200 individual items, ranging from brochures and invitations to books and posters to exhibition graphics and the website.

Winning publications were recognized for "excellence in design, production, and effective communication."  A total of 211 entries were received from 78 museums in 19 categories.  The summer issue of NEMA News will announce the complete list of winning publications.  NEMA's annual conference, this year in Burlington, MA from November 16 to 18, will display the award-winning entries.  

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.   The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31, is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID.  For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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