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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
 

Visual MashUp: “Place, Process, and Personas”

Join us for the next installment of our happy hour artist and community networking event series! 

Visual MashUp features local and national artists giving informal presentations on their work, this week centered around the theme of "Place, Process, and Personas." When artists are "mashed up" with artists from other disciplines and places, unexpected connections are revealed.

Featuring artists: 
Cecelia Givens
Miro Hoffman
Horton Humble
Leroy Miranda
Catherine Nelson
Paul Wright

Joan Mitchell Center
2275 Bayou Road
Wednesday, December 16
7-9 PM (doors open at 6)

Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres + Two Drink Tickets

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. 

 

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