Barry Finnegan in line for iBAM award
Irish artist Barry 'Jazz' Finnegan from Dundalk's Point Road, is to be honoured at iBAM! Gala Awards Dinner in Chicago later this year.
Barry, who has gained international recognition for his larger than life charcoal portraits, will be presented with the award at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago in November.
Other nominees this year include Frank Delaney ('The Gingerbread Man') for literature and John Mahoney ('Fraiser') for performing arts.
Last year's award for visual arts went to Robert Ballaght while other former recipients from the world of music, performing arts and literature include Brendan Gleeson, Tim Pat Coogan, Stephen Rea, Phil Coulter, Maeve Binchy, Gabriel Byrne and Frank McCourt.