We are pleased to announce the 32 artists who have been awarded residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans for the coming year. The residency program provides artists with studio space, lodging, and financial and career-development support.
"For me, Joan Mitchell’s request to create a foundation in her name that would be both a steward of her legacy and support the advancement of other visual artists punctuates how one lives beyond the physical realm." Read more.
"In 2005, I arrived in New York as a result of the flooding of New Orleans that followed Hurricane Katrina. I heard about the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant from a fellow New Orleans artist who I was working with on a mural project, and I applied for and received a grant from the Foundation. That support provided a way for me to continue developing my work before I returned home to New Orleans to help with recovery." Read more.
"Joan Mitchell certainly captured light in her art, and her thoughtful legacy created the capacity for another type of illumination to be placed on the works of future generations of artists." Read more.
"As one of the first artists to be awarded a Painters & Sculptors Grant in 1994, this year’s 25th anniversary also marks my 25-year connection with the Joan Mitchell Foundation—a connection that deepened into a working relationship when I joined the Foundation’s board of directors in 2010." Read more.