At the S&R Washington Awards Gala, guests marveled at the grand unveiling of Halcyon House in Georgetown, the new headquarters of S&R Foundation, and future home of the Halcyon Incubator.
S&R Foundation and The Washington Ballet presented a very special preview of the creative partnership recently forged between the two organizations, featuring the Pas de Deux from Swan Lake, accompanied by the Evermay Chamber. This collaboration will come to fruition in April 2015, when the Evermay Chamber Orchestra performs the musical score for The Washington Ballet's new interpretation of Swan Lake at The Kennedy Center.
Guests enjoyed cocktails and an innovative dinner conceived by James Beard award winner and CityZen chef, Eric Ziebold. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind auction items, including pottery by Anna Weatherley, a 2-hour design consultation with Jodi Macklin, and a dinner for 12 at Evermay prepared by Eric Ziebold with private performance by Ryo Yanagitani, among many others. Halcyon House was lit like never before with beautiful decor, distinguished guests, and world class music and entertainment.
All proceeds benefit S&R Foundation and go directly to supporting talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship. Overhead and general operational costs for the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization are covered by founders' contributions and use of existing assets.
This award is presented to talented young artists in the fields of fine arts, music, drama, dance, photography, and film. The award is especially intended to encourage individuals who contribute to international collaboration.
Each winner will be awarded the cash prize of $5,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who receives an additional $5,000 and will be eligible for a Foundation sponsored event showcasing the winner's talents, such as a concert hall debut, gallery showing, or screening (depending on the artist's medium and career goals).
Previous showcases supported by the Foundation have included debuts at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center, and recitals with the Washington Conservatory of Music, among others.
NOTE: Application must be received by October 1 each year; Incomplete applications will not be considered.