News & Events

CALL/VoCA Talks: Fall 2016

We're pleased to announce the 2nd season of CALL/VoCA Talks with our Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) artists, as well as the availability of past Talks on video.
 


GO: Upcoming CALL/VoCA Talk

BLANE DE ST. CROIX
Thursday, September 29
7 pm at Cabinet

300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn 

Artist Blane de St. Croix will sit down with VoCA Board Member Robin Clark to discuss how his work engages topics including the geopolitical landscape, border issues, climate change, pollution, land erosion, and preservation. 

Space is limited: please RSVP in advance to margaret@voca.network.

 

 

 


WATCH: CALL/VoCA Talk Videos 

Hear Arlan Huang discuss the necessity of risks with Robin Clark & Beth Krebs.
 

Follow Juan Sanchez as he walks through an exhibition of his work with Jennifer Hickey.
 

See Mimi Smith tackle traditional notions of feminism and "the system" with Christie Mitchell. Travel back to the birth of cable elevision and video art with Jaime Davidovich and Steven O'Banion.
 

About VoCA

Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA) is a non-profit organization run out of NYC that generates critical dialogue and collaborative programming around the preservation of contemporary art. Our network consists of artists, conservators, curators, registrars, arts administrators, and educators, and aims to serve as a nexus for educational programs, communications, and creative resources. To learn more about VoCA, visit their website & follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Art Education Program: End-Of-Year Student Exhibitions

Please join us in celebrating the young artists that have participated in the Art Education Program this year!

 


The Saturday Studios Show
Featuring Middle School and
High School Participants of the
Saturday Studios Program

Exhibition Open: 
May 18–21 

Closing Reception: 
Saturday, May 21, 12–4pm  

CUE Art Foundation
137 W. 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

CUE Art Foundation hours: 
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am–5pm 

The Joan Mitchell Foundation Art Education Program is pleased to announce our annual exhibition of artwork created by students in our Saturday Studio programs. This is the final installment of the exhibition for the program, which began in 1997, and celebrates the work of these young artists, allowing them to share their art with the public, their families, and their fellow artists.

Please visit the show during its run and join us for our closing reception on Saturday, May 21 from 12-4 pm. Refreshments will be served at the Joan Mitchell Foundation Education & Research Center on the second floor. We look forward to celebrating with you!

 


MINDS of OURS
Featuring Participants of jumpstART

Exhibition Open:
May 24–May 28

Closing Reception: 
Friday, May 27, 5–7pm

CUE Art Foundation
137 W. 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

CUE Art Foundation hours: 
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am–5pm 

Join us for the culminating exhibition of the 2015-2016 jumpstART program, a joint initiative of CUE Art Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.  

jumpstART is a year-long, studio-based intensive for high school students with a demonstrated interest in and aptitude for the visual arts. jumpstART provides arts education and professional development training to participants, and guides them through the process of conceptualizing, organizing, promoting, and curating their own group exhibition.

ARTISTS

Rose Azizi
Julia Bates
Elizabeth Boahen
Natalie Fontanez
Sophie Goodwin
Jerson Guevara
Chloe Ifill

Amari Jones
Amaya Justiniano
Cristina Loukopoulos
Rosalie Peralta
Matteo Perez-Salvi
Troi Smith

Eamonn Stanton
Anton Tse
Kiana Vega
Michael Velazquez
Theresa Vu 


BURST!
Featuring Participants of the
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Young Adult Program

Exhibition open:
June 4–June 11, 2016

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 4, 3pm–6pm

Studio 323
323 E 108th Street
East Harlem, El Barrio, NYC
2, 3, 4 & 6 trains to 110th Street

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday–Sunday, 10am–4pm

ARTISTS

Mary Arroyo
Dominique Boykin
Tricia Browne-Moniquette
Stephanie Calo
Je'Jae Daniels
Glenn De La Cruz
Anthony Henderson

Niko Lowery
Greta Mici
Ingrid Milner
Jason Moy
Cree Payton
Avery Peterkin
Jowen Pichardo

Anis Pimentel
Antonella Pirrera
Ramon Regidor
Sada Spence
Cynthia Vargas
Audreamia Wardlow
Alex Yarally 


Spring Arts Festival 2016
Festival De Arte De Primavera 2016

Featuring artwork from programs held at Jacob Riis
and PS 166, including the Senior Art Program,
After School Program, and Saturday Studios

When:
Saturday June 4
12pm–4pm

Where: 
Riis Settlement, 10-25 41st Avenue
Long Island City F Train - 21st/Queensbridge

Come join Riis Settlement as we celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our community and honor 10 years of partnership with the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

  • Featuring art exhibits by Riis Settlement participants, local artists and community arts organizations.
  • A special tribute to the Joan Mitchell Foundation and artists.
  • Children activities, clown, face painting, special performances, live music, food & drinks.

For more information, call Riis Settlement at 718-752-9314


Saving Your Creative Legacy: Free Estate Planning Workshops from Bronx Council on the Arts

We're pleased to share with you the below workshop opportunities from Bronx Council on the Arts, supported in part by Joan Mitchell Foundation's CALL To Action Award, an initiative designed to build on the work established through the Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) organizational partnership in 2011.  



From Bronx Council on the Arts

Saving Your Creative Legacy: Creative Aging and Estate Planning Workshops - Join Us!

Are you an artist, son or daughter or caregiver of an artist? Then the following workshops are for you. Space is limited, RSVP now! Bronx Council on the Arts invites you to a 4-part series of intergenerational professional development workshops for the artistic community in areas of Creative Aging, Estate Planning, Do It Yourself (DIY) Inventory Systems and Digital Photography. Both workshops will be held at BCA's Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY 10451. This venue is wheelchair accessible. RSVP is required for each workshop! 
Please join us for workshops 1 & 2 - ADMISSION IS FREE FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS! 


Workshop I - only 30 slots available! 
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Creative Aging - Myths and Perceptions
Facilitator: Ed Friedman - Lifetime Arts 
RSVP here.

Creative Aging focuses on the powerful role of the arts in enhancing the quality of life for older adults. This two hour session led by Lifetime Arts, will introduce participants to the field of "Creative" or "Artful aging". Participants will learn what the growth of this field means to teaching artists, older adults, and community based organizations that serve older adults. Using both interactive and presentational elements, topics covered will include: The Aging Revolution-Changing demographics and attitudes about Aging, Current Trends in Creative Aging, Research findings and implications, Adult Learning, Ageism, Implications for Teaching Artists, and Creative Aging in the Community. 


Workshop II - only 50 slots available! 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Estate Planning - Capturing & Safeguarding Your Legacy 
Facilitated by Kathryn E. Wagner Esq., Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Joan Jeffri, Director and Founder, Research Center for Arts and Culture
RSVP here.

Facilitators will discuss and provide resources for legal services and education to senior artists and address age-specific legal and business issues. They will also discuss the need for will drafting and estate planning services and discuss the next steps to ART CART - SAVING THE LEGACY,  an initiative for older artists to document their work, as well as protect that work after the artist's death.



BCA's Seeing It Through is an ongoing professional development series for creative people, organizations, and those seeking cultural grants. Please visit Bronxarts.org for scheduling of upcoming sessions: III Do It Yourself (DIY) Inventory Systems and IV Digital Photography. Workshops are made possible with the support of the Joan Mitchell Foundation CALL to Action Award, an initiative designed to build on the work established through the Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) organizational partnership in 2011.
 

Announcing the Joan Mitchell Center 2016 Artists-in-Residence

NEW ORLEANS - The Joan Mitchell Center on Bayou Road is pleased to announce the artists selected for the 2016 Artist-in-Residence Program. 


SPRING 2016 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE 

Firelei Bàez 
MIAMI, FL 

Aron Belka 
EMERGING ARTIST-
IN-RESIDENCE
NEW ORLEANS, LA

Kajahl Benes 
BROOKLYN, NY 

Susan Berger 
KINGSTON, NY

Blake Boyd 
SLIDELL, LA 

Nyame Brown 
OAKLAND, CA 

william cordova 
NORTH MIAMI, FL 

Esperanza Cortes 
NEW YORK, NY 

 

Paul Deo 
NEW YORK, NY

Blane De St. Croix 
BROOKLYN, NY 

Jane Dickson 
NEW YORK, NY

Adriana Farmiga 
KERHONKSON, NY 

Jesus Gonzalez Flores 
CHICAGO, IL 

Asuka Goto 
BROOKLYN, NY 

Mei-Ling Hom 
COMMUNITY ENGAGED
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 

Shawne Major
OPELOUSAS, LA

Gabriel Martinez 
PHILADELPHIA, PA 

Alison Owen 
BROOKLYN, NY 

Bruce Pearson 
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY

Ryan Pierce 
PORTLAND, OR 

Sean Riley 
PROVIDENCE, RI

Vitus Shell 
MONROE, LA

Duane Slick 
NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI 

Chloe St. Etienne 
EMERGING ARTIST-
IN-RESIDENCE
NEW ORLEANS, LA

Whiting Tennis 
SEATTLE, WA 

Amanda Valdez 
NEW YORK, NY

Jina Valentine 
DURHAM, NC

Samantha Wall 
PORTLAND, OR

Peter Williams 
WILMINGTON, DE

See the work of the Spring 2016 Artists-in-Residence here.


SUMMER 2016 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE 

Juan Chavez
CHICAGO, I

Andrea Chung
SAN DIEGO, CA

Michael Hall
OAKLAND, CA

Maren Hassinger
NEW YORK, NY 

Liz Miller
GOOD THUNDER, MN

Carrie Moyer &
Sheila Pepe
BROOKLYN, NY

Mary Ting
NEW YORK, NY

Georgia Wall
BROOKLYN, NY

Jason Yi
MILWAUKEE, WI

See the work of the Summer 2016
Artists-in-Residence here.


FALL 2016 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE 

Jonathan Bauch 
NEW YORK, NY

Vanessa Diaz Wolter
JUPITER, FL

Ana Hernandez 
EMERGING
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
NEW ORLEANS, LA

Jane Iris
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Henrietta Mantooth
NEW YORK, NY 

Colleen McCubbin Stepanic
SPRINGFIELD, PA

Laini Nemett
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 

Brandan Odums
NEW ORLEANS, LA

Robert Pruitt
HOUSTON, TX

Lee Renninger
GULFPORT, MS

Matthew Rosenbeck 
EMERGING
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
NEW ORLEANS, LA

Kevin Sampson 
NEWARK, NJ

Joshua Short 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 

Travis Somerville
BERKELEY, CA

Dyani White Hawk
SHAKOPEE, MN

Donald Varnell
KETCHIKAN, AK


See the work of the Fall 2016 Artists-in-Residence here.



The Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence program offers space and time for artists to create work in a contemplative environment, focusing on the transformative possibilities of a residency experience. In an expansive space, artists can explore new mediums and ideas over a period of one to five months. While staying in the Center’s lodging in the historic Faubourg Tremé neighborhood, artists are ideally situated to access the myriad and unique stimuli of a historically dense city. In addition to the core residency, the current phase of programming offers two additional residency tracks to address the needs of specific career points and practices.

The Community Engaged Artist-in-Residence program is based on a specific project proposal, and assists artists in developing relationships with a variety of communities and fosters direct, reciprocal relationships between resident artists and local community members and organizations. The 2015-2016 cycle of the Emerging Artist-in-Residence Program provides New Orleans-based artists dedicated studios for five months in concert with robust professional development support, and cultivates long-lasting relationships and advocacy for emerging artists.

For the 2015-2016 cycle, all past Joan Mitchell Foundation grant recipients were eligible to apply for the core residency program and the Community Engaged Residency. Then, a secondary independent jury panel selected the 2016 artists through an anonymous review process. Nominators and jurors included visual artists, curators, and individuals from arts organizations and the academic community. To identify artist nominees for the Emerging Artist-in-Residence Program, the Center engaged nominators locally in New Orleans to recommend artists, who were then invited to apply.
 

ABOUT THE JOAN MITCHELL CENTER
The Joan Mitchell Center is a program of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, which celebrates the legacy of the artist Joan Mitchell and expands her vision to support the aspirations and development of diverse contemporary artists. The Foundation works to broaden the recognition of artists and their essential contributions to communities and society. In turn, the Joan Mitchell Center’s mission is to support local, national, and international contemporary visual artists through residencies and professional development. The Center aspires to be a place for creation, innovation and transformation; supporting values of community, diversity and social equity; providing a forum for artists and a welcoming, inclusive gathering place for the arts and the broader community of New Orleans. Historically, the Foundation has been committed to supporting visual artists through grants, resources and opportunities. Starting in 1994 with its first Painters & Sculptors grants, the Foundation has continued to support artists through a range of programing, most recently with the inaugural awarding of the new Emerging Artist Grant.

For information about the Joan Mitchell Center, its programs, or to receive an event schedule, please visit us at www.joanmitchellcenter.org.

Ashcan Studio of Art Scholarship Program 2016

The Student Opportunities and Support (SOS) Program would like to announce that the Joan Mitchell Foundation is providing three scholarships for portfolio development classes at the Ashcan Studio of Art.


Criteria for Application:

Students in 9th-12th grade and Young Adults currently participating in any Joan Mitchell Foundation Art Education classes who meet some, if not all of the following criteria may apply for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship:

• Participated in Joan Mitchell Foundation programming for at least two years.

• Past participation in Summer Portfolio Intensive.

• Family income must be under $80,000.

• Applicants in the 11th grade and Young Adults 18-25 should be planning to pursue a college education in Art, Design, Architecture or a related field.

• Preference will be given to applicants with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 or higher, but we will also take into consideration students with lesser GPAs.


About the Scholarships:

Two Summer Intensive scholarships will be awarded to students in the 9th or 10th grade to participate in a 9 week summer art making session at the Ashcan Studio of Art.

• 9 week summer intensive program of hands-on instruction (three 4-hour art classes per week)

• Professional photographs of artwork created at Ashcan

One College Portfolio Scholarship will be awarded to an 11th-12th grader or Young Adult aged 18-25 to the Ashcan Studio of Art which includes:

• One full year of College Portfolio Preparation classes (3 or more 4 hour classes per week during the school year)

• Summer intensive of at least 5 classes per week

• Professional photographs of portfolio for college applications

• Mentoring, planning & assistance with the college application process. 


Application deadline is March 15, 2016.

Download Application Guidelines and Form here.



 

Jaime Davidovich Tape Wall Project, 1970/2015
Installation view Adventures of the Avant Garde at The Bronx Museum, March 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Henrique Faria, New York.

VoCA Talk: Jaime Davidovich

Wednesday, January 13, 6:00 pm

Fales Library Bobst Library, 3rd Floor
70 Washington Square South New York, NY 10011 


Join us for the last installment of the Fall/Winter VoCA Talks! CALL Artist Jaime Davidovich will sit down with Steven O’Banion, VoCA Program Committee Member and Director of Conservation, Glenstone and discussant Marvin Taylor, Director of Fales Library to discuss his practice and the experience of documenting his life's work.

** This event is free and open to the public, but as space will be limited we ask that you please RSVP to Margaret Graham at margaret@voca.network. **

This event is the last in a series of four that VoCA is hosting this fall in partnership with the Joan Mitchell Foundation's Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Program highlighting the innovative CALL initiative while also underscoring the crucial need for dialogue with artists around the production, presentation, and preservation of their work.

Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA) is a non-profit organization run out of NYC that generates critical dialogue and collaborative programming around the presentation and preservation of contemporary art. Their network consists of artists, conservators, curators, registrars, arts administrators, and educators, and aims to serve as a nexus for educational programs, communications, and creative resources.

To learn more about VoCA, please visit them on their website & follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Community Coffee with A Studio In The Woods

Join us for the first Community Coffee of 2016, featuring A Studio In The Woods!

January 13, 2016
8:30-11:30 AM | Presentation at 9 AM
2275 Bayou Road

Located in a unique wooded setting within the city of New Orleans, A Studio in the Woods has endeavored to create calls for artists that examine environmental challenges through different lenses. Their newest series, “Flint and Steel; sparking cross-disciplinary combustion,” both expands the definition of environment to more broadly include social issues and facilitates the act of cross-discipline collaboration.

A Studio in the Woods’ Managing Director will be presenting information on applying for "Flint and Steel” residencies for 2016-17 in addition to upcoming public programming.

Joan Mitchell Center Spring Event Calendar

We hope you’ll join us for our season of Spring programming. All events will be held at the Joan Mitchell Center during our second season of the Artist-in-Residence Program. Like us on Facebook, or check back here for updates on details and participating artists.

 


JANUARY 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
8:30–11:30 AM
featuring A Studio in the Woods 
 


FEBRUARY  

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
8:30–11:30 AM
Celebrating Joan and Her Legacy
 

Sat, February 20, 2016
8:00–11:00 PM
A Monthly Speakeasy at Indigo


MARCH

Wednesday, March 9
8:30–11:30am
featuring Artist-in-Residence Ryan Pierce
 

Saturday, March 19
8:00–11:00 PM
Monthly Speakeasy at Indigo


APRIL

Wednesday, April 13
8:30–11:30am
Residencies + Application Process
 

Saturday, April 16
8:00–11:00 PM
A Monthly Speakeasy at Indigo
 

Wednesday, April 20
6:00–9:00 PM
Patterns, Migration and Temporal Space


MAY

Wednesday, May 11
8:30–11:30 AM
Open Session: Morning Mixer
 

Thursday, May 26
6:00–9:00 PM
Discussion + artwork by Artists-in-Residence
 

Saturday,  May 21
8:00–11:00 PM
A Monthly Speakeasy at Indigo


Joan Mitchell Foundation announces the 2015 Painters & Sculptors Grant Recipients

New York, NY - The Joan Mitchell Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-five recipients of the 2015 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program in the amount of $25,000 each.  

Seth Alverson, Houston, TX 
Tyanna Buie, Detroit, MI
Dawn Clements, Brooklyn, NY
Elena del Rivero, New York, NY
Jim Denomie, Franconia, MN
Celia Eberle, Ennis, TX
Carlos Estevez, Miami, FL
Amir H. Fallah, Los Angeles, CA
Scherezade Garcia, Brooklyn, NY
Heidi Lau, New York, NY
Faheem Majeed, Chicago, IL
Charles McGill, Peekskill, NY
Stas Orlovski, Los Angeles, CA
Ebony G. Patterson, Lexington, KY
James Perrin, Nashville, TN
Amy Pleasant, Birmingham, AL
Lina Puerta, New York, NY
Nathaniel Robinson, Brewster, NY
Paul Rucker, Baltimore, MD and Seattle, WA
Tracey Snelling, Oakland, CA
Claire Stigliani, New York, NY & Knoxville, TN
Lava Thomas, Berkeley, CA
Vincent Valdez, San Antonio, TX
Stephanie Wilde, Boise, ID
Jave Yoshimoto, Omaha, NE

The Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality through unrestricted career support. The first year of grants was awarded in 1994 and the Foundation has funded individual artists annually since that time.

Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists whom they feel deserve more recognition for their creative achievements and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant. The candidates' images were viewed for consideration through an anonymous process by a jury panel that convened this fall at the office of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and arts administrators.

Established in 1993, the Joan Mitchell Foundation is an artist-endowed non-profit organization. The 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.

In addition to the Painters & Sculptors Grant Program, other programs undertaken by the Foundation include the Emerging Artist Grant Program, free art education programming for New York City youth and young adults, grants to arts organizations, the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program that supports mature artists in the areas of studio organization, archiving and inventory management, as well as grants to artists and arts communities in need of emergency support after a disaster. The Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans is an artist residency center that hosts national and local artists, and provides public programming that serves the broader community of New Orleans.

For more information on the Joan Mitchell Foundation and its recipients, please visit our website at joanmitchellfoundation.org.  

 

Contact:
Allison Hawkins
Grants Program Director
212-524-0100

2015 Organizational Grant Program Recipients: New Orleans Initiative

New York, NY - The Joan Mitchell Foundation is excited to announce the recipients of the 2015 Organizational Grant Program New Orleans Initiative.
 
This particular initiative of the Organizational Grant Program funds programs and projects based in New Orleans that engage visual artists and align with the Foundation's mission and values. Based on the Foundation's role in New Orleans and commitment to its dynamic arts community, we are excited to support these organizations so invested in the city's individual visual artists.
 
To apply, organizations submitted a letter of inquiry which described their organization, the program/project for which they were seeking funding, and grant request amount. Subsequently, selected organizations were invited to submit full applications, which were reviewed by Foundation staff, members of the Board of Directors, and an outside independent reviewer. Grants were awarded to the below organizations in amounts ranging from $6,000-$15,000.

The Foundation's focus in organizational granting is to support the promotion of cultural equity and expanded opportunities for artists at all points in their careers. The Foundation first provided organizational funding in New Orleans in 2007. This initiative aligns with the opening of the Joan Mitchell Center's new studio building and renovated space. In addition, it provides the Foundation with an opportunity to publicly share its commitment to the community and creativity inherent in New Orleans. To learn more about Organizational Funding, please visit the program page here.
 
2015 New Orleans Organizational Grant Recipients
 
A Studio in the Woods
Arts Council New Orleans
Blights Out
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
Desired Evolutions
Efforts of Grace, Ashé Cultural Arts Center
Faces of Culture
Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame
National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network
Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University
Pelican Bomb
Press Street
Prospect New Orleans
Southern University at New Orleans
St. Roch Community Church Artist in Residence Program
The New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom
Young Aspirations, Young Artists (YAYA)


About the Joan Mitchell Foundation

Established in 1993, the Joan Mitchell Foundation is an artist-endowed non-profit organization. The 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.
 
In addition to this initiative, other programs undertaken by the Foundation include free art education programming for New York City youth and young adults, the Painters & Sculptors Grant Program, the Emerging Artist Grant Program, grants to arts organizations nationally, the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program that supports mature artists in the areas of studio organization, archiving and inventory management, as well as grants to artists and arts communities in need of emergency support after a disaster. The Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans is an artist residency center that hosts national and local artists, and provides public programming that serves the broader community of New Orleans.
 
For more information on the Joan Mitchell Foundation, its programs and recipients, please visit our website at joanmitchellfoundation.org.  
Contact:  Allison Hawkins, Grants Program Director, 212-524-0100
 

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