Deborah Kruger

Kruger Wins Keller Prize

Grand Prize Winner!

On the last day of 2023, I saw an Instagram post in my feed that said that I had won the Grand Prize for the Keller Prize.  I couldn’t believe my eyes! I even had to ask a friend to check her Instagram and look up @‌thekellerprize and tell me if I was seeing things. You could have knocked me over with a feather! Which is appropriate since all my abstract art work is made from feathers that I produce in my studio with recycled plastic! 

Like so many artists, we work in our studios day in and day out, year in and year out. We apply to shows, grants and prizes on a wing and a prayer.

Winning a prize like this is a HUGE affirmation of my work, my ideas, my message about our vulnerable birds and planet. 

I am grateful to Shelly Hamill, a well-known international mosaic artist, who started the prize in honor of her grandmother, Jane Keller, a self-taught Texas landscape painter. 

I am also gratified that the juror, Nicholas James Ducasse, chose my environmental artwork for the Grand Prize. Nick is the gallery Director of the Eden Gallery in Aspen,New York, London and other locations around the world. 

Images of my environmental artwork appear in the Winter/Spring edition of the Aspen Sojourner Magazine.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this incredible honor and recognition. I am moved to tears. And also moved to press on with the work! 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼 

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