Artist and museum executive John Bunker honored by The Community Foundation for NE Florida

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John Bunker, a visual artist and respected veteran of the Jacksonville museum community, recently received the 2020 Ann McDonald Baker Art Ventures Award.

Beyond creating an extensive and varied body of work over his 50-year career as a professional artist, Bunker also helped shape Jacksonville’s cultural community during his museum career, including positions as associate director and interim director of the Jacksonville Art Museum and director of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.  

The award, which includes a $10,000 unrestricted grant, recognizes an artist whose work brings distinction to Northeast Florida, and is named for the late Ann McDonald Baker, whose leadership helped create and nurture cultural gems, including The Community Foundation’s Art Ventures Fund, the Arts Assembly (now the Cultural Council), Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and Greenscape.

The award was presented to Bunker by members of the Baker family of Ponte Vedra Beach at a private reception.

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