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Emerging Artist Grant Program Finalist Awards

In addition to the Emerging Artist Grant recently awarded to ten artists, the Joan Mitchell Foundation wishes to recognize six additional artists with the Emerging Artist Grant Finalist Award. We want to acknowledge both the strength of the finalist group, and the weight of reaching this point in a very competitive grant process. These six artists progressed to the final interview round, and we congratulate them on the quality of their work and accomplishment.

The below six artists will be given an Emerging Artist Grant Program Finalist Award in the amount of $1,500, and will be eligible for nomination for future programs, and other opportunities available to the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant recipient pool.


Morehshin Allahyari
Oakland, CA

From left to right: Dark Matter: #dog#dildo#satellite-dish, 2013, 6 x 8 x 3 inches, 3D Printing. Dark Matter: #buddha #simpson, 2014, 7 x 5 x 4 inches, 3D Printing. Material Speculation: ISIS, 2015/In Progress, 9 x 6 x 4 inches, digital fabrication, 3D Printing, Flash Drive. Material Speculation: ISIS, 2015/In Progress, dimensions variable, Digital Fabrication, 3D Printing, Flash Drive. 


Lili Bernard
Los Angeles, CAFrom left to right: Caroline (after Édouard Manet’s Olympia, 1863), 2012, 72 x 60 inches, oil on canvas. Carlota Leading the People (after Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, 1830), 2011, 72 x 60 inches, oil on canvas. The Sale of Venus (after Sandro Botecelli’s The Birth of Venus, 1486), 2011, 72 x 60 inches, oil on canvas. Blessed Mother and the Dragon, 2011, 36 x 48 inches, oil on canvas.  


Beatrice Glow
Queens, NY
From left to right: Floating Library, October 2014, interactive social sculpture, one-month library aboard a ship (174 ft by 32 ft). Colonial Color Palette, March 2015, 4 x 4 x 1.5 inches each, acrylic on birchwood canvas. The Queen’s Husband, April 2015, 14 in. x 11 inches, acrylic on canvas. RHUNHATTAN (Installation Study), June 2015, dimensions variable, found porcelain, collage, scent, clay.


Woomin Kim
Chicago, IL
From left to right: Depth of Surface, 2015, dimensions variable, objects, paraffin wax. Sanded Objects (detail), 2015, dimensions variable, sanded objects. Gray from Walking, Jan 2014 ~ Dec 2014, durational, shoes, white thread, dust from street. Erased Self-portraits (collected eraser shavings), 2014, dimensions variable,  pencil on paper, eraser shavings. 


Shizu Saldamando
Los Angeles, CA
From left to right: Sandra and Tammy, Hollywood Forever, 2013, 4 x 5 feet, oil paint, gold leaf, mixed media on wood. May, After the Break-up, 2011, 48 x 36 inches, oil paint, gold leaf, collage on wood. Joe with Gran Legacy, 2013, 32 x2 5 inches, colored pencil on paper. La Sandra, 2014, 25 x 32 inches, colored pencil, spray paint, glitter on paper. 


Anja Ulfeldt
Oakland, CA 
From left to right: Domestic Infrastructure #2, 2014. cast iron drain pipes, antique hand pump, electric pump, plumbing and audio equipment. Time Machines 1-4, 2015, wood, donated personal possessions, custom electronics. The Hustle, 2015, steel, wood, upholstery, mechanical parts. Obstacles, 2012, concrete, wood, custom audio equipment.



Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. For more about the Emerging Artist Grant Program, the selection process and recipients, please visit the program page here.

Joan Mitchell Center Community Coffee: Artist Directory

Joan Mitchell Center
2275 Bayou Road
Wednesday, December 9
8:30am to 11:30am
 


Community Coffee: Artist Directory

Please join us at the Joan Mitchell Center for Community Coffee and to learn more about our Artist Directory. The Joan Mitchell Center Artist Directory connects local artists with peers, arts professionals, and Joan Mitchell Center related opportunities.

Workstations will be provided for guests to upload their information and work samples throughout the morning. Learn more about how the Artist Directory can benefit you, in addition to updates about the site and residency program. 

We will have coffee and refreshments prepared by Pagoda Café

Joan Mitchell Foundation Announces Inaugural Recipients of the Emerging Artist Grant

New York, NY - The Joan Mitchell Foundation is excited to announce the ten recipients of the 2015 Emerging Artist Grant Program. This program will provide each artist with an unrestricted grant of $12,000 each and professional support.

2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Recipients:

Greta Bank, Hollis, ME 
Adriana Corral, San Antonio, TX 
Kerry Downey, Brooklyn, NY 
Maria Gaspar, Chicago, IL 
Joiri Minaya, New York, NY 
Irvin Morazan, Brooklyn, NY
Nontsikelelo Mutiti, New York, NY
Shani Peters, New York, NY
Wendy Red Star, Portland, OR
Tattfoo Tan, Staten Island, NY

To identify artist nominees, the Foundation engaged nominators nationally to recommend artists, who were then invited to apply for the grant. Then, a secondary independent jury panel selected sixteen program finalists through an anonymous review process. Nominators and jurors included visual artists, curators, and individuals from arts organizations and the academic community. A committee of Foundation staff and an outside reviewer determined the final recipient group through an interview process in the fall of 2015. In addition to the above ten recipients, finalists who progressed to this interview round will receive a Finalist Award in the amount of $1,500.

2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Finalists: 

Morehshin Allahyari, Oakland, CA
Lili Bernard, Los Angeles, CA
Beatrice Glow, Queens, NY
Woomin Kim, Chicago, IL
Shizu Saldamando, Los Angeles, CA
Anja Ulfeldt, Oakland, CA
 


About the Emerging Artist Grant 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, and a selection of artwork by the Emerging Artist Grant Recipients, please visit the program page here
 


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 new 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, 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
 
 

VoCA Talk: Mimi Smith

Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 pm 

Joan Mitchell Foundation Education & Research Center
137 W 25th St, 2nd Floor, New York 


CALL artist Mimi Smith will sit down with Christie Mitchell, VoCA Program Committee member and Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum, to discuss her practice and the experience of documenting her 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 third 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.

Joan Mitchell Center Artist Talks + Open Studios

Joan Mitchell Center, Indigo Building
2275 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA 

Thursday, November 19  |  6-9pm
Artist Talks from 6-7:30pm, Open Studios from 7:30-9pm

Join us for an Artist Talk on the themes of "power, process, & memory" with Joan Mitchell Center Artists-in-Residence Vandana Jain, Glexis Novoa, and James Biederman, moderated by Kimberly J. Chandler, Ph.D. Following the discussion, come meet all of the Artists-in-Residence during Open Studios and see work in progress created during their residency. 

 

VoCA Talk: Juan Sánchez

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6 pm
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY


CALL artist Juan Sánchez will sit down with VoCA Program Committee member and Associate Conservator at Modern Art Conservation Jennifer Hickey at the Bronx Museum of the Arts to discuss his practice and the experience of documenting his life's work.

This event is the second 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.

** 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. **

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.

Joan Mitchell Center Community Coffee: Artist-Led Workshop

Joan Mitchell Center
2275 Bayou Road
Wednesday, November 11
8:30am to 11:30am
 


Community Coffee: Artist-Led Workshop

Join us for an interactive art-making workshop facilitated by Joan Mitchell Center Artists-in-Residence Lehna Huie and Maia Cruz Palileo, as we celebrate and honor our memories of the past, while envisioning potential futures through visual narratives. Participants are encouraged to bring photos, papers, and other materials that can be incorporated into collage/mixed media work. The workshop will begin at 9 AM.
Kindly RSVP by Monday, November 9, 2015. If you have additional questions, email Sharbreon Plummer at splummer@joanmitchellcenter.org.

We will have coffee and refreshments prepared by Pagoda Café

VoCA Talks Series: Fall/Winter

Joan Mitchell Foundation and VoCA are pleased to announce our partnership and launch of the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL)/VoCA Talks program series. This fall, the VoCA Talks series will feature four artists who have demonstrated a life-long commitment to their craft and who have recently completed comprehensive documentation of their life’s work as part of the Joan Mitchell Foundation's Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program.


Friday, October 30  |  7:00 pm
Arlan Huang 
with artist & CALL Legacy Specialist Beth Krebs and Robin Clark, Director of the Artist's Initiative, SFMOMA
Joan Mitchell Foundation Education & Research Center


 


Wednesday, November 18  |  6:00 pm
Juan Sánchez 
with Jennifer Hickey, Associate Conservator, Modern Art Conservation
Bronx Museum


 


Wednesday, December 9  |  6:30 pm
Mimi Smith
with Artist & CALL Legacy Specialist Denise Schatz and Christie Mitchell, Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art
Joan Mitchell Foundation Education & Research Center
 

 


Wednesday, January 13, 2016  |  6:00 pm
Jaime Davidovich 
with Steven O’Banion, Director of Conservation, Glenstone
Fales Library, New York University

 



RSVP to margaret@voca.network. For more information about the Talks series, visit VoCA here


Town Hall at the Joan Mitchell Center: Art + Social Justice

Join us for a Town Hall Call & Response Panel Discussion at the Joan Mitchell Center! The topic will be Art + Social Justice, with a focus on juvenile justice. Moderated by Gia M. Hamilton, the panelists include Ernest Johnson of Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, Chandra McCormick of L9 Center for the Arts, Cassandra Tran of VAYLA, and Kevin Griffin of 2 Cent Media.  

Plus, learn more about the IWES Mural Project + Cease Fire New Orleans, and participate in the special immersive pilot  #MYACTIVISMIS presented by Sharbreon Plummer. 

Joan Mitchell Center, Indigo Building
2275 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA

Doors open at 12 PM, discussion ends at 2:30 PM. 
 


Joan Mitchell Center Community Coffee: Unpacking Residencies

Joan Mitchell Center
2275 Bayou Road
Wednesday, October 14
8:30am to 11:30am
(Discussion beginning at 9 AM followed by Q & A.)



JMC ARTIST TAKEOVER: Unpacking Residencies

Join us on Wednesday, October 14 for a special Community Coffee, featuring a discussion with Joan Mitchell Center Artists-in-Residence Cece GivensHeather Hart
Philemona Williamson. Moderated by Mariana Sheppard, Interim Associate Director of Education and Public Programs (Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans). 

Learn more about the purpose and importance of residency programs and how they inform and assist visual artists' studio practices. Representatives from various local residency programs will be in attendance.

We will have coffee and refreshments prepared by Pagoda Café

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