The Joan Mitchell Foundation celebrates the legacy of Joan Mitchell and expands her vision to support the aspirations and development of diverse contemporary artists. We work to broaden the recognition of artists and their essential contributions to communities and society. Read more.
Theodore Berger, Treasurer
Carolyn Somers, Secretary
Board of Directors
Alejandro Anreus, Ph.D., President
Tomie Arai, Vice-President
Lowery Stokes Sims
John Koos (Emeritus)
Carolyn Somers, Executive Director
Christa Blatchford, Deputy Director
Toyia Phillips, Executive Assistant
Annette Binet, Bookkeeper
Derrick Biney-Amissah, Office Administrator
Melissa Dean, Design and Media Manager
Artist Support Department
Art Education Program
Travis Laughlin, Art Education Director
Adrienne Bradshaw, Art Education Program Associate
Saul Chernick, Professional Development Program Coordinator
José Ortiz, Student Opportunities and Support Coordinator
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- When was the Foundation formed and how did Joan Mitchell set this up?
The Joan Mitchell Foundation was founded in 1993, the year after the death of the artist Joan Mitchell.
- What is an Artist-Endowed Foundation?
An Artist-Endowed Foundation is funded through the artwork and assets of either a living artist or an artist’s estate.
- Where does the Foundation’s money come from?
The Foundation oversees and maintains a collection of Joan Mitchell’s work. The sale of these paintings directly support the Foundation’s endowment, programs and grant making activities.
- Does the Foundation have to fundraise?
No, the Foundation is not allowed to solicit outside funding.
- Do we have an exhibition space at the Foundation’s office?
No, the Foundation’s offices are not open to the public and do not have an exhibition space.