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Town Hall: Art, Gentrification and Displacement

Join us for our annual call and response panel discussion at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans!

Panelists and visitors will share a dialogue on the complexities of changing neighborhoods and community spaces, featuring a collaborative installation by artists Sharita Towne and Shana M. griffin. 


Saturday, January 14
1:00-4:30 PM 

1:00-3:00 PM Panel discussion & talkback 
3:00-4:30 PM Reception and art-making workshop 


Moderated by:
Suneetha Venigalla, Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) San Francisco 

Panelists include:
Shana M. griffin, New Orleans
Catherine Green, New York 
Sharita Towne, Portland 
 

Announcing the 2016 Emerging Artist Grant Pilot Program Recipients

The Joan Mitchell Foundation is excited to announce the ten recipients of the 2016 Emerging Artist Grant Pilot Program. This program will provide each artist with an unrestricted grant of $12,000 each and professional support.


David Brothers
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
 
Anne Buckwalter
PHILADELPHIA, PA
 
Cog•nate Collective
SANTA ANA, CA
 
Lauren Davies
BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH
 
Jessica Frelinghuysen
HAMTRAMCK, MI
Jacqueline Gopie
CORAL GABLES, FL
 
Mari Hernandez
SAN ANTONIO, TX
 
Rodrigo Lara Zendejas
CHICAGO, IL
 
Anna Plesset
BROOKLYN, NY
 
Gala Porras-Kim
LOS ANGELES, CA

View the work of the recipients here

To identify artist nominees, the Foundation engaged nominators nationally to recommend artists who they felt met the criteria of this pilot program. Then, a secondary independent jury panel met this fall and selected the ten grant recipients through an anonymous review process. Nominators and jurors included visual artists, curators, and individuals from arts organizations and the academic community. 


About the Emerging Artist Grant Pilot Program
The Foundation seeks to award emerging visual artists who demonstrate excellence in their work, a commitment to their careers and artistic communities, and a willingness to engage in the varied support provided by this program. The Foundation defines "emerging" as those early in their artistic careers (regardless of age), who are gaining momentum, and may be at a critical juncture in their career when this support would be the most impactful. These artists demonstrate potential in their practice through risk-taking and pushing their work in dynamic ways, and are not yet considered well established professionally by indicators such as major gallery representation, significant exhibition history, awards and commissions, or sustaining an income derived solely from art sales.
 
The combination of unrestricted funding and supplemental professional development programming is intended to further recipients' artistic practice, encourage career sustainability, and best equip them to make their own artistic choices and forge a unique career path. Recipients will have the opportunity to build relationships with one another, the Foundation, and an expansive community of arts professionals.
 
For more information on the Foundation's programmatic history leading to this initiative and our past support to emerging artists, please see the following section on our website.

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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 the Painters & Sculptors Grant Program, the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program that supports mature artists in the areas of studio organization, archiving and inventory management, education initiatives for both young and adult artists, 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.
 

Announcing the 2016 Painters & Sculptors Grant Recipients

The Joan Mitchell Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-five recipients of the 2016 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program in the amount of $25,000 each.  

 


Faisal Abdu'Allah
MADISON, WI
 
Otho Branson
WASHINGTON, DC
 
Galen Brown
CARSON CITY, NV
 
Julie Buffalohead
ST. PAUL, MN
 
Derrick Buisch
MADISON, WI
 
Sam Cady
FRIENDSHIP, ME
 
Andrea Carlson
CHICAGO, IL
 
Nandini Chirimar
NEW YORK, NY
 
Glenn Goldberg
NEW YORK, NY
Rachel Hayes
TULSA, OK
 
Marina Kassianidou
BOULDER, CO
 
Athena LaTocha
PEEKSKILL, NY
 
Katie Lewis
RENO, NV
 
Beili Liu
AUSTIN, TX
 
Nyeema Morgan
BROOKLYN, NY
 
Fahamu Pecou
DECATUR, GA
 
Heidi Pollard
ALBEQUERQUE, NM
 
Juan Carlos Quintana
OAKLAND, CA
Amy Schissel
MORGANTOWN, WV
 
Tschabala Self
NEW YORK, NY
 
Tori Tinsley
ATLANTA, GA
 
Adejoke Tugbiyele
BROOKLYN, NY
 
Vadis Turner
GALLATAN, TN
 
Torkwase Wells-Dyson
BROOKLYN, NY
 
Samira Yamin
LOS ANGELES, CA

 


See more images of the artists' work here. 

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.

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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 the Emerging Artist Grant Pilot Program, the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program that supports mature artists in the areas of studio organization, archiving and inventory management, education initiatives for both young and adult artists, 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.
 

CALL/VoCA Talk with Emmett Wigglesworth

On Sunday, November 20, CALL artist Emmett Wigglesworth will sit down with VoCA Program Committee Member Christie Mitchell to discuss his life, legacy, and prolific career as a muralist, painter, sculptor, fabric designer and poet in New York City. This event is the third in the second season of our on-going CALL/VoCA Talks series, hosted in partnership with the VoCA and Joan Mitchell Foundation‘s Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Program. These programs aim to highlight the innovative CALL initiative while also underscoring the crucial need for dialogue with artists around the production, presentation, and preservation of their work.

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, New York 11432

Sunday, November 20
2 PM - 5 PM

Space will be limited, so we ask that you PLEASE RSVP in advance to margaret@voca.network.

Henrietta Mantooth, Bird's Story of the World, acrylic & Xerox on canvas & cloth, 80" x 144"

CALL/VoCA Talk with Henrietta Mantooth

Monday, October 24, 2016
6:30pm

Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Join us on Monday, October 24 when CALL artist Henrietta Mantooth will sit down with VoCA Program Committee Member Jennifer Hickey to discuss her life, legacy, and recent installations around the themes of racial inequity and mass incarceration.

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


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Blane De St. Croix, Magdalenafjord, Gravneset (Grave Nose)

CALL/VoCA Talk with 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.


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Artworks above by the Joan Mitchell Center Fall 2016 Artists-in-Residence. See more of their work here

Joan Mitchell Center Fall 2016 Event Calendar

We hope you’ll join us for our season of Fall programming. All events will be held at the Joan Mitchell Center during our third season of the 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence Program. Like us on Facebook, or check back here for updates on details and participating artists.

 


SEPTEMBER 

Wednesday, September 14
8:30–11:30 AM
Theme: Fall 2016 Kickoff
 

Saturday, September 17
8:00–11:00 PM
Monthly Speakeasy at Indigo
 

Wednesday, September 21
6:00–9:00 PM
Me, Myself, and I: Cultural Representation and Beyond


OCTOBER  

Wednesday, October 12
8:30–11:30 AM
Collaboration with Firelight Media
 

Saturday, October 22
8:00–11:00 PM
Monthly Speakeasy at Indigo


NOVEMBER

Wednesday, November 9
8:30–11:30am
Collaboration with Artists-in-Residence
 

Thursday, November 17
6:00–9:00 PM
Discussion + artwork by Artists-in-Residence
 

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


DECEMBER

Saturday, December 10
8:00–11:00 PM
A Monthly Speakeasy at Indigo

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.
 

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