The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has named Jupiter-based artist Glenda Green as the recipient of the 2019 Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists.
A South Florida native, Green is an abstract artist working in acrylics and mixed media. Before returning to Palm Beach County, she lived in Hawaii and Europe. Influenced by her travels and the vibrant pop culture of the 1960s, Green’s progression as an artist began with doodles using collage materials and markers. Now, she paints primarily on wood panels with acrylics, oil, watercolor, markers, crayons, pencil and collage materials – revealing complex, colorful layers.
“This grant is life changing for me,” said Green. “I’ve had some personal struggles this year that stifled my creativity, so this opportunity validated that good things can come out of sad situations. When I learned that I received the 2019 Dina Baker Fund, it changed my whole attitude. It gave me hope and unleashed my creativity again. I’ve been painting every day since and can’t wait to use this grant to keep working on my craft.”
Thanks to the generosity of local artist and longtime Cultural Council supporter Dina Baker, the Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists grants $10,000 annually to a female artist age 60 or older with financial need and recognizable merit. The artist may use funds for professional development, arts-related exhibitions, equipment and supplies, healthcare costs or basic living expenses.
Each award recipient also receives a one-year membership at the Cultural Council and solo exhibition in the Council’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center Gallery.
Green’s exhibition will run from February 29 to March 28, 2020 at the Council’s Lake Worth Beach headquarters (open Tuesdays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Visit palmbeachculture.com/exhibitions for more information.