33rd Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Awards, 2016-2017

The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA is pleased to announce the winners of its 33nd Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Awards for excellence in art publishing for the copyright year 2016.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is the largest international professional organization devoted to art librarianship. The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA established the LoPresti Publication Award Competition in 1985 to recognize and encourage excellence in art publications issued in the Southeastern United States. The publication awards are named for Mary Ellen LoPresti, who was the Design Librarian at the Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, North Carolina State University, until her death in 1985.

The winning publications are kept in the ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter archives at Duke University.

This year’s judges were Marty Miller (Louisiana State University), Nancy Hampton (Xavier University), and Sheila Cork (New Orleans Museum of Art). They reviewed 21 submissions from 12 publishers.

If you are interested in applying for next year’s award, please see the Award Guidelines and Entry Form at http://southeast.arlisna.org/awards/lopresti-award/.

HistoricRuralChurchesofGeorgiaWinner – Monograph

Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, Sonny Seals and George S. Hart, University of Georgia Press, 2016

GiftsandPrayers coverWinner – Exhibition Catalog

Gifts and Prayers: the Romanovs and Their Subjects, Asen Kirin, Georgia Museum of Art, 2016.

SonsandFather-JohnMcWilliamsWinner – Fine Art Press

Sons and Father, John McWilliams, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art/Horse & Buggy Press