(Excerpt from 'SFMOMA ANNOUNCES 2012 SECA ART AWARD WINNERS' posted on SFMoMA. Found on http://www.sfmoma.org/about/press/press_news/releases/948)
SFMOMA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the art of our time a vital and meaningful part of public life.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced that Zarouhie Abdalian, Josh Faught, Jonn Herschend, and David Wilson are the recipients of the 2012 SECA Art Award. Established in 1967, this biennial award honors individual achievements of Bay Area artists through an exhibition, an accompanying publication, and an honorarium.
The award is sponsored by the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA), an SFMOMA art interest group, and is intended to support artists who are working at a high level but have not yet received substantial museum recognition. The SECA Art Award has been a cornerstone of SFMOMA's commitment to Bay Area artists, often introducing local talents to the museum's wide audience, and offering a focused look at contemporary art being made in the region.
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(Image on top: David Wilson, Memorial Fort Gathering, 2009, social practice: memorial fort structure and gathering including orchestration for cello, recorded voice, and trumpets, Richmond California; © David Wilson; photo: Terri Loewenthal)