The San Francisco Foundation and SOMArts Cultural Center present a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual and media arts landscape. The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition showcases the work of promising visual artists from regional Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs working across disciplines and identifies young artists whose work intersects with emerging trends.
Opening with a reception and awards ceremony Friday, September 6, 2013, 6:30–9pm, awards at 7:00pm, the exhibition surveys new work from the 27 recipients of the competitive Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fellowships and the Edwin Anthony and Adelaine Bourdeaux Cadogan Art Awards, administered by The San Francisco Foundation.
The Fellowships provide a varying number of annual tuition awards of $5,000 to Bay Area Fine Arts graduate students in support of exploring and developing their artistic potential in digital art, film/video, hybrid practice, installation, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture.
Fellowship recipients were selected by Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Associate Director and Senior Curator of MACLA/San Jose Center for Latino Arts and Justin Hoover, Curator and Gallery Director of SOMArts Cultural Center. After careful evaluation of the 117 applicants, the panel recommended the following outstanding MFA visual art students to receive awards.
2013 AWARDEES & EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Sarah Ammons, San Francisco Art Institute
Javier Arbizu, San Francisco Art Institute
Shay Arick, San Francisco Art Institute
Megan Atherton, California College of the Arts
Alex Bargas, California College of the Arts
Michael Bartalos, Stanford University
Daniel Bouthot, California College of the Arts
Susannah Dotson, California College of the Arts
Heather Engen, Mills College
Jason Fritz Michael Glassford, University of California Berkeley
Maral Hashemi, California College of the Arts
Genevieve Hastings, San Francisco State University
Chandler Daniel Holmes, San Francisco Art Institute
Galen Jackson, Stanford University
Victoria Jang, California College of the Arts
Margaret Lawless, Mills College
Monika Lukowska, San Francisco Art Institute
Li Ma, San Francisco Art Institute
Lila Maes, San Francisco Art Institute
Golbanou Moghaddas, San Francisco Art Institute
Eleanor Oakes, Stanford University
Brittany M Powell, San Francisco State University
Andrea Michelle Roberts, California College of the Arts
Anna Meryl Rose, San Francisco Art Institute
Geoffrey Traxler, San Francisco Art Institute
Anja Ulfeldt, Stanford University
Missy Weimer, San Francisco Art Institute
ABOUT SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER
SOMArts (South of Market Arts, Resources, Technology, and Services) was founded in 1979 and operates the South of Market Cultural Center, one of four city-owned cultural facilities in San Francisco. SOMArts supports exhibitions, performances, classes and other collaborations that serve its mission: to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures.
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION
The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) is the community foundation serving the Bay Area since 1948, granting more than $800 million over the past ten years. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, both past and present, TSFF granted $89 million in fiscal year 2012. TSFF brings together donors and builds on community assets through grantmaking, leveraging, public policy, advocacy, and leadership development to make a greater impact in our community. By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods, and policy, advocacy and organizing, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of community health, education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment. The San Francisco Foundation serves San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo Counties. www.sff.org
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
Friday, September 6, 6:30–9pm, awards at 7pm
Tuition awards will be presented by The San Francisco Foundation to all exhibiting artists.