Why Art?

Our greatest hope with the Rappaport Prize is to stimulate and advance artistic energy and expression.

Phyllis Rappaport

Foundation Chairperson

Think of the ways artists shape the way we look at the world and one other. Artists, like leaders in politics and medicine, have the potential to influence our perspective on life and the nature of self. Contemporary artists work in the now. In raising the awareness of and appreciation for the artistic leaders among us today, the Rappaport Foundation hopes to inspire a community and perhaps, a nation.

On homepage and at left, THFR by 2013 Rappaport Prize Artist Ann Pibal. Acrylic on aluminum, 12.75 x 16.25 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Stephen Zevitas Gallery. Photograph by Jeffery Sturges.