The criteria for the award nominations are as follows: members of the artistic community that demonstrate extraordinary talent and dedication to a specific artistic discipline; and the artistic discipline must be presented or produced in Broward County.
Created in the early 1980s the coveted, gold-plated, bronze award was designed by abstract sculptor Henry E. Moretti. Born and raised in France, Moretti studied architecture and city planning at the University of Paris. After working in New York City as a design consultant for ten years, he made Fort Lauderdale his home. In the late 1960s Moretti delved into the world of art and received numerous awards, and exhibited throughout the state of Florida in both one man and group exhibitions. His work is also part of many public and private collections.
Past recipients include concert impresario Judy Drucker, architect Margi Glavovic-Nothard; Gold Coast Jazz Founder Frederick Ruffner, conductor James Judd, visual artist Tin Ly, and arts organizations such as the Museum of Art ׀ Fort Lauderdale; The Florida Youth Orchestra; the Miami City Ballet; curator of the Old Dillard Museum in Fort Lauderdale and the President and Founder of Ancestral Legacies, Inc., Ernestine Ray.
Please find Cultural Foundation of Broward Moretti Award Nomination Guidelines and Nomination Forms on the Broward Cultural Division website at www.broward.org/arts/foundation/moretti.h