Paul Ré Peace Prize Endowment Fund

Artist Paul Ré is recognized internationally for promoting world peace and harmony through his masterful creations. Since 1972, he has shown how serene and elevating art can act as a model for living and can inspire us to find our inner depth and express it outwardly through good works. In keeping with these ideals, the Peace Prize is given to that UNM student, faculty or staff member, alumnus or retiree who has promoted peace, harmony and understanding among people of the world, both within him- or herself and outwardly through tangible works. The award is open to persons in all disciplines. Emphasis is on promoting both internal and external peace and fostering discussion of what really constitutes peace.

The Paul Bartlett Ré Peace Prize is administered by the University of New Mexico Foundation. It has been endowed to operate in perpetuity and extends his decades of work promoting harmony in the world through art. In 2012, the eligibility for the Peace Prize was extended to also include all UNM alumni, a group that numbers about 160,000 persons in 129 countries. Paul’s greatest reward, beyond the joy of creating the art itself, is when people are moved by his work towards peace and fulfillment. His latest book ART, PEACE, and TRANSCENDENCE: Réograms that Elevate and Unite was published in 2015 by UNM Press. It received the 2016 New Mexico – Arizona Book Award for Philosophy.

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