Tennis, Cottage (2010)
  • Tennis, Cottage (2010)
The Joan Mitchell Foundation picks a list of painters and sculptors every year and gives each $25,000. Last year, Seattle's Jeffry Mitchell was a winner. This time, it's the man behind the tarp. Announcement with full winners list on the jump. (Also congrats to Corin Hewitt; my podcast with him here.)

The Joan Mitchell Foundation announces the
2010 Painters and Sculptors Grant Recipients

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New York, NY - The Joan Mitchell Foundation is pleased to announce the
twenty-five recipients of the 2010 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program
in the amount of $25,000 each.

Samira Abbassy, New York, NY

M. Firelei Báez, New York, NY

Tom Burckhardt, New York, NY

Kaili Chun, Honolulu, HI

Bruce A. Davenport, Jr., New Orleans, LA

Chitra Ganesh, Brooklyn, NY

Michael Hall, San Francisco, CA

Corin Hewitt, Richmond, VA

Vandana Jain, Brooklyn, NY

Noah Landfield, Brooklyn, NY

Darryl Lauster, Arlington, TX

James Luna, Pauma Valley, CA

Walter McConnell, Belmont, NY

Michael C. McMillen, Santa Monica, CA

Jason Middlebrook, Craryville, NY

Postcommodity*, Tempe, AZ

Arlene Shechet, New York, NY

Jeanne Silverthorne, New York, NY

Travis Somerville, Berkeley, CA

Tavares Strachan, Mt. Vernon, NY

Whiting Tennis, Seattle, WA

Sam Van Aken, Syracuse, NY

Manuel Vega, Jr., New York, NY

Stacy Lynn Waddell, Chapel Hill, NC

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Lynne Yamamoto, Northampton, MA

* Postcommodity is comprised of artists, Raven Chacon, Kade L. Twist,
Steven J. Yazzie, and Nathan Young.

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.

The Foundation selected nominators nationwide dedicated to supporting
artists who are under-recognized for their artistic achievements and
whose career would benefit from the grant. The candidates' images
were viewed for consideration through an anonymous process by a jury
panel, which convened in November at the office of the Joan Mitchell
Foundation. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists,
curators, and arts 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, and grants
to artists and arts communities in need of emergency support after a
disaster.

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 strives to fulfill the ambitions of Joan
Mitchell to assist the needs of contemporary artists and to
demonstrate that painting and sculpture are significant cultural
necessities.

For more information on the Joan Mitchell Foundation and its
recipients, please visit our website at
www.joanmitchellfoundation.org.