Laura Woodward's Induction into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame
held on March 20, 2013 in Tallahassee
Laura Woodward (1834-1926)
Deborah C. Pollack accepting Laura Woodward's induction. 
Image courtesy Nancie Craig.
The beautiful bronze award, La Florida, modeled by noted sculptor Enzo Torcoletti. 
Reception before the main event--from left to right, Anita Goldsmith, President of the Mt. Hope Historical Society  Barry Myers, Curator of the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, and Deborah C. Pollack, author of the book Laura Woodward: 
The Artist Behind the Innovator Who Developed Palm Beach. 
Laura Woodward was born in Mt. Hope, Orange County, New York. Both Anita Goldsmith and Nancie Craig, Vice President of the Mt. Hope Historical Society drove from New York to the event,
The Florida Artists Hall of Fame is the state's highest honor to a creative person.
Laura Woodward is the first person from Palm Beach to have earned this award.
The Florida Department of State's Division of Cultural Affairs Program for the ceremony at beautiful Mission San Luis. The great Gloria Estefan and Frank Thomas were also inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.
Laura Woodward's plaque in the State Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida.
Ernest Hemingway's plaque is on the same wall. Image courtesy Nancie Craig.
A very happy Deborah Pollack after accepting the award on behalf of the memory of Laura Woodward.
 Image courtesy Nancie Craig.