"The Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Award began the process of my becoming more confident in myself and my art. The program helped me look beyond what is—the conditions and realities of most artists’ lives—and focus on what can be." Read more.
"The award, the professional workshops, and the financial education offered by the Foundation allowed me to grow into an artist who can successfully identify and negotiate for my own best interests and ultimately feel right-sized and more myself going forward." Read more.
"Being in the Joan Mitchell Foundation Art Education programs, where I was surrounded by students who were as passionate as I am about making art, really helped me develop and fit into the community even though I’m a first-generation immigrant." Read more.
"All and all, being a resident at the Joan Mitchell Center changed my life in that I went from being unknown outside of New Orleans, to people seeking me out because of the opportunities I’ve had to show my work in other cities. It also increased visibility of my work in New Orleans." Read more.
"For years, I half-joked that I would be offered a show at MoMA before I showed in Portland. Regional discrimination is less prevalent now, but is still challenging for artists living far from a cultural center. Joan Mitchell Foundation is helping level the field. The grant raised my profile in the region." Read more.
"What happened to me and my studio during Sandy seems now, with the perspective of time, to have had a purpose. Applying for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant was a great opportunity for me to get my life as an artist together." Read more.
"I can still remember receiving the call from Allison Hawkins that I had been awarded a 2010 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. I’ll never forget that moment because it reinforced the adage that artists hear time and time again: Never give up. The award had come after my third or fourth nomination." Read more.
"When I was growing up, as the daughter of a low-income single mother, the Brooklyn Public Library was everything for me. One day when I was in 6th grade, I saw a flyer at the library that said the Joan Mitchell Foundation was offering free art classes on Saturdays at The Door. I was so excited because the only thing I loved to do more than reading was making art." Read more.
"The Foundation connected me to an incredible intergenerational community of artists, both through teaching and through the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Program, through which I was trained as a Legacy Specialist. The collective energy and ideas that came out of the Art Education team have informed my values as an artist and as an educator." Read more.