2013 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ March 8, 2012 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
1708 East Main, Inc. (aka 1708 Gallery )
To support InLight Richmond 2013, a juried exhibition of light-based art. The exhibition will include video projections, interactive environments, multi-media projects, light installations, a community lantern parade, and a curatorial program in which a group of artists will be commissioned by a curator to produce projects that respond directly to the site. Facades, walls, storefronts, doorways, parking lots, alleyways, and the natural environment in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood will serve as installation sites.
American Academy in Rome
New York, NY
To support a residency opportunity for visual artists to create, interpret, and present new work. The residency will provide an opportunity for four American artists to spend a year in Rome in a historic setting on the Janiculum hill within the walls of Rome, and will include a stipend, studio space, housing, and meals.
Archie Bray Foundation (aka the Bray)
To support a residency program for ceramic artists. During the month-long residency artists Linda Arbuckle, Matt Kelleher, Shoko Teruyama, Chris Staley, Wanxin Zhang, and Tony Marsh will receive studio space, housing, an honorarium, a materials budget, and transportation. They will participate in public demonstrations, lectures, and workshops culminating in an exhibition of representative work at the Bray's North Gallery Exhibition space.
Armory Center for the Arts
To support Home Away, a multimedia exhibition. Organized by guest curator Kris Kuramitsu, Home Away will feature eleven artists and collaborative teams, each of which have strong ties to Los Angeles yet live part-time in cities across Asia and Latin America. Their work will highlight various international artistic practices that resonate with Southern California audiences and will delve into the politics of place, space, and identity.
Art in General, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the New Commissions Program. The program will afford between four and six emerging New York-based artists and one international artist the opportunity to create and present new work. Each artist will receive an artist fee, a production budget, a solo exhibition, a publication, and technical, logistical, and organizational support to realize the work.
Art Papers, Inc.
To support Art Papers' print, online, and public lecture series. Project activities include the publication of six issues of Art Papers magazine; the expansion of archival issues on the Art Papers website; the commissioning of new content for web and mobile devices; and the expansion of Arts Papers Live!, a national public lecture series offered free-of-charge in select cities.
Artpace, Inc. (aka Artpace San Antonio)
San Antonio, TX
To support an International Artist-in-Residence program. The program will invite as many as nine artists selected by guest curators to produce and exhibit new work during a two-month residency that will provide housing, work space, technical assistance, transportation costs, and a stipend.
New Haven, CT
To support Toonskin, a group exhibition of culturally diverse artists who contemplate the essence of blackness in animation, comic books, and illustrated narratives. Organized by curator Kenya Robinson, the exhibition will include printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media collage, video, computer-animation, sound, and artist books. Artists expected to participate include Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Michael Paul Britto, Kara Crombie, Damien Davis, Lauren Kelley, Robert Pruitt, Erika Ranee, graphic novelists Mat Johnson and Jeremy Love, Nyeema Morgan, Katayoun Vaziri, and Tian XiaoLei.
Ballroom Cultural Arts Foundation (aka Ballroom Marfa)
To support a series of three solo exhibitions. Following a two- or three-month residency, artists Enrico David, Teresa Hubbard, Alexander Birchler, and Rashid Johnson will create site-specific installations that explore themes of race and identity in the American West.
Center for Book Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a series of group exhibitions of contemporary book arts and related media. Organized by guest curators, each of the four exhibitions will be accompanied by a lecture and a catalogue that explore traditional artistic practices of book-making while encouraging contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object.
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Inc.
To support a residency program for photographers. As many as seven artists and one critical studies scholar will be selected by a peer review panel to receive studio, darkroom and equipment access, an honorarium, lodging, and meals.
Centre for the Living Arts
To support an artist residency and public practice initiative by artist Rick Lowe in several historic inner-city neighborhoods around Mobile. A series of community engagement activities will be designed to stimulate creativity, civic-mindedness, and economic revitalization through a nine-month visual and performing arts program that will examine how people of the region are imagining the future in relation to economic development, education, health care, and housing. Activities will include exhibitions, live music, storytelling, film screenings, public forums, and workshops.
College of Charleston
To support an exhibtion of work by mixed media artists who create sculptural compositions from books. The exhibition will be presented at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art during the Spoleto Festival. Proposed artists Noriko Ambe, Brian Dettmer, Long-Bin Chen, Guy Laramee, Francesa Pastine, and Doug Beube will be asked to create new work that responds to the diminishing relevance of the physical book.
Creative Growth, Inc. (aka Creative Growth Art Center)
To support Creativity/Connectivity, a year-long program for artists with disabilities. Program activities include workshops in painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles, printmaking, and video production for adult artists with disabilites, a summer art instruction program for disabled youth, visiting artist workshops, an exhibition series with accompanying catalog, and presentations on art and disabilities by Creative Growth Art Center Director Tom di Maria.
Creative Time, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Artists on the News, a multimedia website that will provide a platform for artists to disuss critical issues affecting local communities. Through the creation and presentation of interviews, podcasts, and videos, the website will feature weekly updated content connecting the thinking and ideas of artists to events happening around the world. Artist columnists will provide local reports from their cities or regions, increasing public awareness of artists as active citizens positively working within communities to shape society.
Dr. James W. Washington Jr & Janie Rogella Washington Foundation (aka James Washington Foundation)
To support an artist-in-residence program. Artists will receive a stipend, housing, and 24-hour studio access for emerging artists to develop large-scale sculptures, an exhibit, and a public program at the home, studio, and gardens of James W. Washington (1909-2000), a regional pioneer in sculpture and painting in Seattle's historically African American Central District.
Elsewhere, Inc (aka Elsewhere Artist Collaborative)
To support a site-specific residency program for southern artists at Elsewhere in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. As many as six artists nominated by a committee of southern non-profit arts professionals will receive travel funds, room and board, and a stipend for their participation in a four-week residency that includes access to Elsewhere's collection of vintage objects, production support to create experimental new work, professional documentation and development tools, project publicity, and participation in Elsewhere's global artist network.
En Foco, Inc.
To support publication of the bilingual photography journal Nueva Luz. Each issue will feature the work of emerging photographers of color, an essay by a guest curator/editor, a section dedicated to cultural dialogue, and a section for emerging local artists. Outreach will include artist lectures that will be available through podcasts, panel discussions, and digital access to the publication through the organization's website.
Esopus Foundation, Ltd.
New York, NY
To support the creation and distribution of ESOPUS, a bi-annual publication. Each issue features three contemporary artists' projects, writing on the arts by creative practitioners from various disciplines, fiction and poetry by emerging authors, visual essays, interviews, archival material reproduced from the Museum of Modern Art archives, and a themed CD of music commissioned from established or emerging musicians.
FORECAST Public Artworks (aka Forecast Public Art)
St. Paul, MN
To support the creation and distribution of the biannual journal Public Art Review and the expansion of the publication's website. Each issue will include trends in public policy, funding, technology, and conference reports, recent awards, and projects that explore the diversity and excellence of public art.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a 50th anniversary publication commemorating the founding and history of the foundation by artist Jasper Johns (b.1930) and musician John Cage (1912-1993). With interviews, essays, photographs and ephemera, the publication will document the first benefit exhibition to which many leading artists contributed work and out of which the FCA granting program was established. Initial contributing artists included Willem de Kooning, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol.
Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park (aka Peralta Hacienda)
To support the creation of a sculpture by African American artist/landscape architect Walter Hood. The sculpture will explore themes of African American history and identity in a participatory public art and audio installation. The figure of a horse will be layered over with papier mache text and images from African American community members and storytellers from Oakland's Fruitvale district.
Galeria/Studio 24 (aka Galeria de la Raza)
San Francisco, CA
To support a multidisciplinary exhibition of contemporary photography and photo-based art. Featured works by emerging and established California-based Chicano artists will layer personal, political, cultural, and artistic histories while exploring the relationship between the United States and Mexico, and the intersections between private and public space.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
To support creation and exhibition of new work by artists Willie Cole (b.1955) and Do Ho Suh (b.1962) with an accompanying catalog. The artists will be provided unlimited access to printmaking facilities and materials and will work in collaboration with a master printer.
International Print Center New York (aka IPCNY)
New York, NY
To support the New Prints Program and related public programs. Contemporary prints by artists at all stages of their careers will be juried through an open call and installed in three exhibitions at ICPNY's Chelsea gallery.
Laundromat Project, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Co/mmissions, a public art project. Artists will be invited to develop and mount a site-specific, socially relevant public art project in a local coin-op that engages neighbors and fellow laundry patrons as participants in the creative process.
Light Work Visual Studies, Inc.
To support a residency program for artists and publication of their work in Contact Sheet-The Light Work Annual. As many as 12 emerging artists working in photography or electronic media will be invited for one-month residencies which will include facility and equipment access, housing, an honorarium, publication of their work, and inclusion of their work on Light Work's online image database.
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Publishing Residency Program. The six-month residency will provide four emerging artists with studio space, technical assistance, a materials budget, and a stipend to develop new work. Resident artists will collaborate with print professionals, receive catalogue documentation, promotion, and exhibition opportunities.
Miami-Dade County, Florida (aka Parks & Rec )
To support an artist residency for visual and performance artists to create a series of workshops, a symposium, and a community-wide ecoart exhibit. Project participants will plan and create interrelated exhibitions, performances, film screenings, and artist talks to educate audiences about the function and purpose of ecoart and to facilitate dialogue about sustainability and how to incorporate art and science collaborations in environmental stewardship activities.
Midway Contemporary Art
To support a solo exhibition series by emerging and underrepresented national and international artists. As many as four artists will be selected to receive a stipend, production costs, travel costs, and technical support to realize new work for installation in Midway's 1,000 square-foot gallery space.
To support the re-creation of Marcel Breuer's St. Paul house (1962) that will be floated down the Mississippi River as part of the Northern Spark nuit blanche festival. Minnesota artist Chris Larson will work with Professor of Architecture Charlie Lazor, a group of graduate architecture and BFA students from the University of Minnesota, and the current owner of Marcel Breuer's Frank Kacmarcik home to recreate it to scale following the original architectural plans, using wood frame, cardboard, and paint. Set on a solid floating platform, the house will float on the river and then be set on fire as a symbolic act of celebration and destruction.
Pilchuck Glass School
To support an artist residency program. Artists will be provided with resources, facilities, and technical assistance for a variety of residency opportunities including the John Hauberg Residency for distinguished artists whose medium is not glass, summer artists' residency, and emerging artists' residency.
Point Community Development Corporation (aka The Point)
To support a public art initiative in the Hunts Point neighborhood of Bronx, New York. Using themes related to environmental and social justice concerns, visiting artists will be selected to create two new temporary or permanent site-specific public artworks. Artists will engage the Hunts Point community through workshops, exhibitions, and an online interactive catalog to document the work.
Pratt Fine Arts Center
To support the MasterArtist and Artist-in-Residence program. Pratt will bring 10 nationally and internationally renowned artists to Seattle to present lectures, exhibit new work, and teach workshops in jewelry, metalsmithing, glass, sculpture, wood, painting, and printmaking. Select Master Artists will be asked to stay and participate in a month-long artist-in-residence program.
To support the New Works Series. The series of contemporary art commissioning programs will serve as a showcase for new work made by local emerging artists in the Oakland/Bay Area. The series includes 2 x 2 Solos, Project, and the Annual Exhibition Call, each with accompanying catalogs and public events.
Project Row Houses
To support a series of residencies for artists to undertake projects in Houston's Third Ward. Site-specific artist installations by approximately 14 artists will be installed in the shotgun-style row houses along Dowling Street. Resident artists will work with community members from the Third Ward in realizing their projects and will be provided a commissioning fee, travel costs, materials stipend, and documentation of their work.
Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism (aka X-TRA)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the reviews section of X-TRA Magazine. The quarterly visual arts publication features expansive articles, historical essays, commissioned artist's projects, interviews, and substantive exhibition and book reviews. It will be published and distributed to galleries, museums, and art schools throughout Southern California and to subscribers across the country.
Real Art Ways, Inc.
To support Step Up, a solo exhibition series for emerging artists and a 10th anniversary exhibition series of alumni artists' current work. Exhibitions for emerging artists will be accompanied by an artist talk and a critical essay published in print and on the web. Alumni artists selected to present new work are Mike Womak, Xaviera Simmons, Julian Montague, Zoë Sheehan-Saldaña, Kate Gilmore, and Nadya Volicer.
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
San Jose, CA
To support the Sandbox program for emerging and mid-career artists to create and exhibit large-scale experimental artworks. The institute will present three, three-month-long Sandbox projects in the Focus Gallery. Educational outreach opportunities, including gallery tours and Talking Art lectures led by staff and artists, will accompany each exhibit along with exhibition brochures that include scholarly essays.
Sculpture Center, Inc.
Long Island City, NY
To support a public art project involving local residents in commissioning a temporary sculpture for Court Square Park in Long Island City, Queens. Workshops for local residents will be offered in urban design, contemporary art, the history of public sculpture, and architecture. Their participation will inform the artist selection process.
Smack Mellon Studios, Inc.
To support the Artist Studio Program which provides access to studio space and career building opportunities for artists who live and work in New York City. Participating artists will receive an honorarium, access to studio space, equipment, technical support, and professional development opportunities. Two groups of six artists each will be selected from an open call by a panel of artists, curators, and critics for year-long residencies to create new work.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Inc.
Long Island City, NY
To support the Emerging Artist Fellowship Program, a studio residency for the production and presentation of large-scale public sculpture and multimedia outdoor installations. Between 15-20 artists will be selected through a competitive, juried application process to receive a six-month residency to produce new work. Artists will be given financial support, working space, materials, technical expertise, and administrative assistance.
To support the World Artists Program, a residency opportunity for national and international artists to create new work. A jury of local, national, and international artists and curators will select six artists for two-month residencies that will include studio space, housing, an honorarium, a materials budget, the opportunity for new work to be exhibited in the gallery, and a brochure with a critical essay and color reproductions to be produced for each artist.
Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
To support Curtain Call, a sculptural artwork designed by artist/landscape architect Walter Hood for the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The project design involves a series of rain gardens surrounded by vertical frames that will display thousands of glass photo tiles collected through a process of engaging the local community.
University of New Mexico Main Campus (on behalf of Tamarind Institute)
To support printmaking residencies for Native Americans at the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico and at Northern Editions in Darwin, Australia. The artists will receive a stipend, a materials budget, travel costs, and a portfolio that includes the work of all project artists. Artists will be in residence for two weeks with master printers to create new work that will be exhibited in both locations.
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
To support the " Image and Word" issue of World Literature Today. The issue devoted to photography and literature will feature the work of more than 20 photographers who will contribute a gallery of 3-5 photographs each along with an essay that describes their work as a creative language or as inspired by writers.
Women's Studio Workshop, Inc.
To support residencies for artists at a print and papermaking facility. Artists in residence will be provided a stipend, studio space, technical and production assistance, a materials allowance, and travel costs during a four or eight-week residency.
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