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Lucha Rodriguez wins Forward Arts Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award

The Forward Arts Foundation has announced that Lucha Rodriguez has won the 2010-11 Emerging Artist Award. The award is presented each year to a talented Atlanta artist who has had no major solo show and is not connected with a commercial gallery.

Rodriguez will receive a $10,000 grant and a solo show at the Swan Coach House Gallery in August. Her intricate cut-paper work is included in the Swan Coach House Gallery’s current exhibition and in “LATinGA” at Spruill Gallery in Dunwoody, where she has transformed one gallery into a bower of paper forms.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Rodriguez earned a BFA in graphic design from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 2006 and an MFA in printmaking from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010.

The other finalists — Meg Aubrey, Chung-Fan Chang, Hope Hilton and Dorothy O’Connor — will each receive $2,000 and show a piece at the gallery in August.

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