We weren’t at the West Prize celebration, but someone mentioned to us that Curator Paige West went up on stage and drew the name of the winner out of a cup filled with the 10 finalists’ names on slips of paper. The winner was a little dazed, not sure how to react. He wasn’t the only one who was uncomfortable.
We tooled out to the West Collection at SEI with Cate on Friday afternoon to see the 10 finalists for the 2010 West Prize. It was the day on which the big prize would be announced, so we used the opportunity to play a guessing game on who would win. We hadn’t a clue, but that didn’t stop us from handicapping. Cate hadn’t been to the corporate campus so we got the added pleasure of a tour with Director Lee Stoetzel, who took us around to see not only the finalists but the collection as well.