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Knight Foundation President Alberto Ibarguen welcomes the crowd at the New World Symphony Monday night to celebrate the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge winners, and marvels at the images of corals provided by former challenge winner Coral Morphologic.


An energetic crowd at the New World Symphony Monday night celebrated the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge winners, 47 projects receiving $2.29 million to bring South Florida together through the arts.

For a full list of winners, see KnightArts.org.

Photos by Patrick Farrell for Knight Foundation.


National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu addresses the crowd, and talks about Miami’s growing cultural scene.

Ruth Shack, former President of The Miami Foundation, is honored for her leadership and work on behalf of South Florida’s arts community. A $50,000 grant in her honor will go to The Miami Foundation and will ultimately be distributed to arts groups.


DJ Le Spam and the Spam Allstars performed onstage as part of the event. DJ Le Spam, aka Andrew Yeomanson, also won a challenge grant to help more musicians record music.

Knight Foundation Vice President Dennis Scholl celebrates with Challenge winner Oliver Sanchez of Swampspace, a gallery in the Design District.


The Key West Art and Historical Society, winners of the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, celebrate their $20,000 prize. Pictured from left are Michael Gieda, Gerri Sidoti, Christine Nottage and Shirrel Rhoades.

Amanda Keeley of Exile Books receives her challenge award from Knight Foundation President Alberto Ibargüen and Matt Haggman.


Challenge winner Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, center, celebrates with Roberto Sawyer and Kesiha Rae following the Knight Arts Challenge Miami 2014 Awards ceremony at the New World Center.

Challenge winners Andrew Yeomanson, aka DJ Le Spam, and Kevin Arrow, of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, following the Knight Arts Challenge Miami 2014 Awards ceremony at the New World Center.