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Americans for the Arts presented the 7th annual National Arts Awards last month, recognizing artists and art supporters who exhibit national leadership and whose work demonstrates extraordinary artistic achievement. Among those honored this year was photographer Cindy Sherman, who received the Artistic Excellence award. The National Arts Awards have been presented by Americans for the Arts since its inception in 1996. Major retrospectives of Sherman's work have been shown at the Whitney Museum in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. In 1999, she was declared one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century by ARTnews magazine.
Target Chip Ganassi Racing featured the green, white and red colors of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., on the number 41 Dodge driven by Jimmy Spencer for the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, in Charlotte on October 13. In addition to being a primary sponsor on a NASCAR Winston Cup car, Fujifilm also featured the FinePix "Picture of America" Tour truck and Fujifilm blimp at the speedway. Race fans were able to stop by the FinePix truck for a hands-on digital photography learning experience.Lance Drummond, former General Manager, U.S. & Canada, Kodak Professional and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company welcomed Cygnus Business Media Group Publisher, Kathy Schneider (r.) and Associate Publisher, Liz Hildenbrand (l.) to Kodak's International Press Reception during photokina 2002. At press time PTN was informed that Drummond has left Eastman Kodak for a position at Bank of America. His replacement is Diane McCue. McCue joined Kodak in 1979. PTN wishes Lance well in his future endeavors.