Please join us in congratulating Carlos Estévez (Cuba), Sherezade García (Dominican Republic), and Ebony G. Patterson (Jamaica), who are among the 25 artists to receive a 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grants. Also on the list are Latino artists Lina Puerta (Colombian-American) and Vincent Valdez (Mexican-American).
Description: The Artist Programs demonstrate the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s commitment to understanding the needs of visual artists throughout their lives, through awarding individual artist grants, administering aid programs, and funding arts organizations.
The Painters and Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality through unrestricted career support. The first year of grants was awarded in 1994 and the Foundation has funded individual artists annually since that time.
The Foundation currently awards $25,000 to twenty-five artists through a nomination process. Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists, at any stage in their career, who are currently under-recognized for their creative achievements, and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant. In an anonymous process, a jury panel then selects the twenty-five awardees. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and art educators who are dedicated to supporting artists.
See García’s page at http://scherezade.net/#_
See Estévez’s page at http://www.carlosestevez.net/
See Patterson’s page at http://ebonygpatterson.com/
[Image above, Carlos Estévez’s “El enemigo”; second, a piece from García’s “Paradise Redefined” series; third, Patterson’s “Swag Swag Krew-From the Out and Bad Series.”]
Source: Repeating Islands