Ruth Leonela Buentello is an artist from San Antonio, TX, and a 2017 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. We sat down with her in April 2019, when she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, to learn more about her work. Read more.
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. 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.
Residency includes private studio space at the Center for five months in 2020, plus a modest monthly stipend and the opportunity to participate in professional development offerings, communal dinners, and community events. Read more.