CUE Art Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of an annual art prize with Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. The Aon-CUE Artist Empowerment Award recognizes one emerging or under-recognized artist annually with a generous honorarium and a year-long exhibition in Aon’s offices in downtown Manhattan.
The first recipient of the Aon-CUE Artist Empowerment Award is visual artist Beverly Acha, who is exhibiting a series of eight contemporary paintings inspired by her observations of the physical environment and the psychological aspects of space in an exhibition titled Interlude.
Beverly Acha is a visual artist born in Miami, FL. Recent solo shows include Warm Form at Underdonk in Brooklyn, NY (2018) and Mutualities at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in Roswell, NM (2016). Acha has been awarded residencies from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2018), Lighthouse Works (2017), Wassaic Project (2017), and Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (2016-17). Acha is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Studio Art at Oberlin College. She holds a BA from Williams College and an MFA from Yale University School of Art.
We will be announcing eligibility and application procedures for interested artists shortly - please stay tuned!