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Announcing 2012 Recipients of Painters & Sculptors Grants

New York, NY - The Joan Mitchell Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-five recipients of the 2012 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program in the amount of $25,000 each.

Olive Ayhens, Brooklyn, NY
Conrad Bakker, Urbana, IL
Rachel Berwick, Killingworth, CT
Katherine Bradford, Brooklyn, NY
Melissa Brown, Brooklyn, NY
Scott Davis, Rockland, ME
Abigail DeVille, Fort Lee, NJ
Yvonne Estrada, Brooklyn, NY
Lauren Gallaspy, Salt Lake City, UT
Jeffrey Gibson, Hudson, NY
Joel Handorff, New York, NY
Nancy Hom, San Francisco, CA
Martin Kersels, Sierra Madre, CA
Judith Linhares, New York, NY
Anissa Mack, Brooklyn, NY
Noelle Mason, Tampa, FL
Sarah McKenzie, Boulder, CO
Meleko Mokgosi, New York, NY
Darryl Montana, New Orleans, LA
Ralph Pugay, Portland, OR
Peter Saul, Germantown, NY
Gary Stephan, New York, NY
Keith Tallett, Paauilo, HI
Leslie Wayne, New York, NY
Sherri Lynn Wood, Oakland, CA

The Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to assist individual artists. The grants are given to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality.

Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists, at any stage in their career, who they feel deserve more recognition for their creative achievements and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant. The candidates' images were viewed for consideration through an anonymous process by a jury panel that convened in December at the office of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and art educators.

Additional programs undertaken by the Foundation include free art classes for New York City youth, grants to MFA graduates to aid in their transition from academic to professional studio work, grants to arts organizations, and grants to artists and arts communities in need of emergency support after a disaster. The Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans is welcoming the pilot participants of the Artist-In-Residence program this month and also offers programming that engages the local community.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in April 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation following the death of Joan Mitchell in October 1992. The Foundation celebrates the legacy of Joan Mitchell and expands her vision to support the aspirations and development of diverse contemporary artists. We work to broaden the recognition of artists and their essential contributions to communities and society.

To view the work of the 2012 Painters and Sculptors Recipients please click here.

Allison Hawkins
Grants Program Director

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