Deadline Approaching for 2020 Paul Ré Peace Prize

Deadline Approaching for 2020 Paul Ré Peace Prize

Award recognizes UNM Faculty, Staff, Student, Alumnus, Volunteer or Retiree for promoting peace, harmony and understanding among people

Posted February 21, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (February 21, 2020) – The nomination deadline for the bi-annual Paul Ré Peace Prize is fast approaching. The Peace Prize is given to a University of New Mexico faculty or staff member, student, alumnus, volunteer, or retiree who has best promoted peace, harmony, and understanding among people of the world, both within him- or herself and outwardly through tangible works. These works may be on a local, regional, national or global level. Emphasis is on promoting both internal and external peace, as well as fostering discussion of what really constitutes peace. Nominations can be submitted electronically or mailed, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020 for the May 2020 award presentation. For nomination forms and more information about the prize, please visit www.paulre.org/peace.html.

Artist Paul Ré is recognized internationally for promoting world peace and harmony through his masterful creations. For four decades, Albuquerque resident Ré 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. The Paul Ré Peace Prize focuses on and acknowledges these ideals.

The recipient of the award may be an artist, but may also be an individual in any field who has pursued peace and harmony with creativity and dedication. Possible projects may be environmental, involve individual or social healing, integrative medicine, sustainable energy or green architectural design, art creation or preservation, human population control and family planning, or any positive endeavor. Conflict Resolution is included, but Conflict Prevention is to be particularly strongly emphasized. The award consists of a check, commemorative artwork by Paul Ré, specially inscribed copies of Ré’s acclaimed books, The Dance of the Pencil and Art, Peace, and Transcendence, plus an award reception. Ré’s latest volume, Art, Peace, and Transcendence: Réograms that Elevate and Unite, received the 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Philosophy and the 2019 Distinguished Favorite Award in Fine Arts from the Independent Press Awards. Art, Peace, and Transcendence: Réograms that Elevate and Unite is available from UNM Press.

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Further background may be found at www.paulre.org and www.paulre.org/art.html

Nomination forms, information about the aware, and a list of previous award recipients and honorees can be found at www.paulre.org/peace.html

For more information on Paul Ré’s work, please visit the following websites:
• The Dance of the Pencil – www.paulre.org/dance.html
• Art, Peace, and Transcendence: Réograms that Elevate and Unite – www.paulre.org/artpeaceandtranscendence.html
UNM Press – unmpress.com/books.php?ID=20000000005844&Page=book