"The Joan Mitchell Foundation supported my practice in a variety of ways in 2018 while I was in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. As an artist, I was allowed the time and space both physically and mentally to think, recharge, and engage in inspiring conversation with my fellow resident artists." Read more.
"As someone who tends to shy away from hyperbole, I don’t often use signifiers like 'life changing.' However, there isn’t a more accurate way to describe the impact of receiving the Emerging Artist Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2016. This grant has been so much more than generous financial assistance." Read more.
"Being supported by the pioneering feminist and artistic legacy of Joan Mitchell has been particularly significant during this time in our nation’s history, when the rights of women, as well as Black people, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants, are virtually under attack. I believe we are currently living at a crossroads, where the question of 'past and future' is ever so crucial." Read more.
"Being a part of the local Joan Mitchell community means being connected with artists who reflect the expanse of New Orleans visual culture... It is uniquely empowering to know there is an arts organization invested in multiple generations of New Orleans artists that is also invested in me." Read more.
"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.