Visual Arts

This category includes books that are predominantly visual or graphical in nature. This may include books of photography, art, museum or exhibition catalogs, or coffee-table books. Artist books, of which there is only one copy, are not eligible for this category. Authors need not be current Florida residents; book contents must primarily focus on Florida.

The Richard E. Rice Gold Medal Prize for Visual Arts supports a $500 prize for the Visual Arts Gold Medal Winner of the Florida Book Awards and serves as tribute to Richard E. Rice, who suffered from life-altering arthritis since childhood and spent a large amount of time in the hospital. From his hospital room, Rice discovered his artistic talent at the age of four and became a lifelong artist. Creating artwork offered Rice comfort, strength and joy, and this prize honors his talent and his commitment to art and to celebrate art and artists.

2020

Captivated: The Art of Ikki Matsumoto
By: Steve Saari
 Gold
Category: Visual Arts

2018

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By: Shieldhouse, Richard
 Gold
Category: Visual Arts
University Press of Florida
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By: Koskoff, Sharon
Silver
Category: Visual Arts
Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
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By: Frattino, Andre Dr (Author, Illustrator), By: Smith, Patrick D. (Author)
Bronze
Category: Visual Arts
Pineapple Press

2017

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By: Beck, Jared , By: Miner, Pamela
 Gold
Category: Visual Arts
University of Florida Press

2016

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By: Farrell, Melissa , By: McDermott, Christina , By: Raffield, Emily
Silver
Category: Visual Arts
Self Published
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By: Monroe, Gary
Bronze
Category: Visual Arts
University Press of Florida
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By: Kuzmanovic, Natasha
 Gold
Category: Visual Arts
Vendome Press

2015

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By: Stoltzfus, Nic
 Gold
Category: Visual Arts
Live Oak Production Group
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By: Crawford, Robert L.
Silver
Category: Visual Arts
Tall Timbers Press

2014

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By: Carlson, Amanda B. , By: Poynor, Robin
 Gold
Category: Visual Arts
University Press of Florida
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By: Stone, Mac
Silver
Category: Visual Arts
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By: Aho, Paul
Bronze
Category: Visual Arts
University Press of Florida

2013

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By: Milanich, Jerald T. , By: Root, Nina J.
 Gold
Category: Visual Arts
University Press of Florida
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By: Ward, Carlton Jr
Silver
Category: Visual Arts
Compass
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By: Kilby, Rick
Bronze
Category: Visual Arts
University Press of Florida

2012

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By: Vickers, Lu , By: Georgiadis, Bonnie
 Gold
Category: Visual Arts
University Press of Florida
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By: Crawford, Robert L. , By: Brueckheimer, William R.
Silver
Category: Visual Arts
University Press of Florida
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By: Libby, Gary
Bronze
Category: Visual Arts
Museum of Arts and Science

2011

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By: Milanich, Jerald T. , By: Root, Nina J.
 Gold
Category: Visual Arts
University Press of Florida

2010

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By: Steuber, Jason , By: Nemmers, Laura K. , By: Pfaff, Tracy E.
 Gold
Category: Visual Arts
University Press of Florida