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The Joan Mitchell Foundation announces the 2013 Painters & Sculptors Grant Recipients

New York, NY - The Joan Mitchell Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-five recipients of the 2013 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program in the amount of $25,000 each.

Sarah Amos, Enosburg Falls, VT
Adam Bateman, Salt Lake City, UT
Kajahl Benes, Brooklyn, NY
Carolyn Castaño, Los Angeles, CA
Loring Cornish, Baltimore, MD
Jane Dickson, New York, NY
Gaela Erwin, Louisville, KY
Amy Feldman, Brooklyn, NY
Benin Ford, Brooklyn, NY
Heather Hart, Brooklyn, NY
Alicia Henry, Nashville, TN
Robert Hodge, Houston, TX
Maria Hupfield, Brooklyn, NY
Fay Jones, Seattle, WA
Jennie C. Jones, Brooklyn, NY
Shana Kaplow, St. Paul, MN
Lavar Munroe, Germantown, MD
Glexis Novoa, Miami, FL
Lamar Peterson, Minneapolis, MN
Robert A. Pruitt, Houston, TX
Amanda Ross-Ho, Los Angeles, CA
Amy Sherald, Baltimore, MD
Sean Shim-Boyle, Los Angeles, CA
Kate Teale, Brooklyn, NY
Xiaoze Xie, Palo Alto, CA

The Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to assist individual artists. The grants are given to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality.

Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists, at any stage in their career, 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 art educators.

Additional programs undertaken by the Foundation include free art classes for New York City youth, grants to arts organizations, our Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program that supports older artists in the areas of studio organization, archiving and inventory management, and grants to artists and arts communities in need of emergency support after a disaster. The Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans started its Artist-in-Residence program this year and offers programming that engages the local community.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in April 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation following the death of Joan Mitchell in October 1992. 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.

For more information on the Joan Mitchell Foundation and its recipients, please visit our Artist Grants section. See the work of the 2013 P&S Grant Recipients here.

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