We are pleased to announce the appointment of Toccarra A. H. Thomas as Director of the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Thomas has previously served as the inaugural general manager of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY, and inaugural managing director of SPACE, a contemporary multidisciplinary art organization in Portland, ME. In her new role, she will oversee the Center’s expansive artist residency program, develop public programming and special projects to support community engagement with the Center’s artist residents, and manage the day-to-day operations of the Center. Read more.
We are pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of our annual Painters & Sculptors Grants, which provide 25 artists with $25,000 each in unrestricted funds. The recipients join more than 500 contemporary artists who have received Painters & Sculptors Grants over the last 26 years. Read more.
"Since I’ve been here at the Joan Mitchell Center, I’ve been doing a lot of reference photography, filling the well back up with visual information that I can use when I get back to the desert, like the architecture, street scenes. Especially if it’s raining at night, I get down to the Quarter and try to do as much photography as possible." Read more.
Join us on Saturday, June 22, 3-6pm, for an Open Studio event at the Joan Mitchell Foundation in New York, featuring work by four artists participating in the 2019 Early Art Practitioners Council. Read more.