The Arts Mingle in Tribeca

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Since its inception in 2002 the Tribeca Film Festival has hosted hundreds of films made hundreds film makers from around the world, and one of its longest traditions is the Artists Awards Program.

The program, sponsored by Chanel, announced thatPeter Dayton, Walton Ford, Stephen Hannock, JR, Kim Keever, Clifford Ross, Nathan Sawaya, Cindy Sherman, Hugo Tillman, Kara Walker, and Stanley Whitney will be donating their artwork in the spirit of supporting other artists across disciplines.The 11 artists, whose work encompassespaintings, photographs, etchings, prints and sculptures, will each have their works given to a like number of film makers who win their respective categories.

The artists awards program has been a great tradition since we founded Tribeca," said Jane Rosenthal, who created the Artist Awards Program and cofounded the film festival. "We are so pleased to have these respected and innovative artists involved with the Festival by honoring our filmmakers with their art."

The artwork will be on public exhibition April 5 to the 25, between the hours of 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. (closed on April 8 for Easter), at the New York Academy of Art located at 111 Franklin Street. This free showing will allow the public to see the art before its presented at the awards show on April 26.

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