Deborah Roberts named 2023 Texas Medal of Arts Honoree for the Visual Arts
The Texas Cultural Trust, a nonprofit organisation that supports access to the arts across the state, has announced the awardees for its 2023 Texas Medal of Arts Awards (TMAA). Deborah Roberts has received the prestigious award in the Visual Arts category.
Since it was launched in 2001, the biennial TMAA has honoured over 100 Texans working in the arts, in categories such as music, architecture, visual arts, design, literary arts, film, and dance.
In a press release announcing the 2023 awardees, Texas Cultural Trust CEO Heidi Marquez Smith said, “We are beyond thrilled to resume the TMAA celebration, after having to postpone and cancel in 2021 due to the pandemic, with an extraordinary lineup of talented Texans who have each inspired and captivated their communities, our state, and beyond. Our organisation strives to spotlight the vital role the arts play in our state and our everyday lives. Texas has such a rich cultural heritage that deserves to be recognised, invested in, and celebrated.”