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fierce pussy will accept the PAD Award on Thursday, February 14 as part of a ceremony and reception in conjunction with CAA’s 107th Annual Conference in New York City. The ceremony will take place at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. A reception following the award ceremony is co-sponsored by the Queer Caucus for Art and the Committee on Women in the Arts.
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The PAD award for achievement in the field of public art is given annually to an individual whose contributions have greatly influenced public art practice. Awardees are chosen from nominations made by PAD members.