This year we are honored to recognize BETYE SAAR for her invaluable contributions to local, national, and international contemporary art history over the past six decades. Saar embodies the values CAFAM strives to represent: racial equality, cultural inclusion, and women’s rights.

A Southern California native, Saar has received many prestigious awards, including recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and MOCA’s Distinguished Women in the Arts Award, as well as six honorary doctorate degrees. Her work is in the permanent collections of over sixty major museums around the world, and Ms. Saar’s extensive bibliography reflects the prodigious output of the distinguished career she has built, exhibiting widely in the United States and internationally since the mid-1960s.