The next issue of GRAY, heading to newsstands December 1, 2019, coincides with the 2019 GRAY Awards. The cover, photographed by Amanda Ringstad, features this year’s trophy, designed by John Hogan. Inside, we present the winning projects, selected by a panel of esteemed judges who included Yves Béhar, Mette and Rolf Hay, and Zaha Hadid Architects’ Patrik Schumacher, among others. Elsewhere, we profile dealer Mariane Ibrahim, who’s working to upend clichés about African art and introducing artists of color to the creative community via her new West Town gallery in Chicago. Brooklyn critic Paul D’Agostino explores the effects of criticism as a driving force in the art and design world—particularly in smaller locales. And Kathleen Warren and Lina Cholewinski, specialists in facilitating vibrant urban-art projects, give us a look at their latest Northwest venture.