The bi-annual Paul Ré Peace Prize has opened the 2022 nomination cycle - in keeping with these ideals, the award 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.
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. Artist and author Paul Ré is recognized internationally for promoting world peace and harmony through his masterful creations. For five 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 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. The award receipient will receive a check, commemorative artwork by Paul Ré and specially inscribed copies of Ré’s acclaimed books, The Dance of the Pencil and Art, Peace, and Transcendence.
Nominations can be submitted electronically or mailed, and must be received by no later than Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 by 5 p.m.