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AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE KEY WEST ART COMMUNITY

GOLDEN MANGO AWARD

Awarded annually since 2015, The Golden Mango was established by The Studios to recognize “a person who fosters aesthetic, social, intellectual, and monetary contributions to our island arts community and its reputation as a center for the arts.” 

The award itself is designed and fabricated by the visual artist Helen Harrison.

A mango themed award

GOLDEN MANGO WINNERS

2021

LYNN KAUFELT

Lynn Kaufelt with Golden MAngo award

2020

CHRISTOPHER PETERSON

Three men standing, the one in the center holding an award

2019

JUDY BLUME + GEORGE COOPER

Judy Blume and George Cooper

2018

JOHN MARTINI

Executive director passes the Golden Mango Award to recipient John Martini

2017

ANNE MCKEE

Anne McKee at a cocktail reception

2016

BILL + ANN LORRAINE

Couple accenting Mango award

2015

STANLEY + JUDITH ZABAR

Stanley and Judith Zabar with a spread of food

THE STUDIOS HERO AWARD

The Studios Hero Award was created as a response to Hurricane Irma in 2018, “to recognize members of Key West’s creative community, whose response to a time of need is an extraordinary call to service, helping their neighbors with selflessness and in the true spirit of One Human Family.” The Studios Hero Award is not an annual award but is given only when exceptional circumstances are the occasion for exceptional acts of generosity. The real challenge is selecting just a few individuals who embody the spirit of selflessness and direct action that has helped Key West survive whatever comes her way.

Golden Mango Award

STUDIOS HERO AWARD WINNERS

2020

BRAD LUTZ

Brad Lutz's award from the Studios of Key West

GARY MARION

Gary Marion's award from the Studios of Key West

EMMA J STARR

Emma Starr's award from the Studios of Key West

2018

MARGIT BIZTRAY

Margit Bitzstray and Jed Dodd at award ceremony

OLGA MANOSALVAS +
GARY TEPLITSKY

Award recipients at The Studios of Key West award ceremony

CHRISTINE FIFER

Christie Fifer accepts award at The Studios of Key West

The Studios of Key West