Each year, Contemporary Forum (CF) – a support group of Phoenix Art Museum dedicated to the support and presentation of contemporary art – fosters the creation of contemporary art by awarding grants to emerging artists working in Arizona. The recipients are selected by a jury in a competitive process from a pool of applicants who respond to an annual open call. Funds for the Artists Grants Program are made available through the Nathan Cummings Foundation with matching funds from Contemporary Forum.
Contemporary Forum has also given the Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award annually over the past few years. The award recognizes a mid-career Arizona artist whose work demonstrates a sustained degree of excellence and commitment. These efforts to recognize and support such artists are made stronger by Mr. and Mrs. Scult, who have made a generous endowment towards the award. The Recipient is chosen by a jury from a competitive pool of candidates who are nominated by current CF members. The 2016 recipient of The Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award is Patricia Sannit.
Congratulations to the 2016 recipients. Pictured above: David Emitt Adams, Constance McBride, Patricia Sannit, Christine Cassano, Mary Meyer. Not pictured: Bryan David Griffith.
Join us at the Museum on Wednesday, June 7, to celebrate the exhibition and meet the artists. Hear a lecture from the 2016 Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award recipient, Patricia Sannit, followed by the announcement and presentation of the 2017 winners of the Contemporary Forum Artists Grant Awards and the Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award.
Seating is limited and RSVP's are recommended. Available soon.
Courtesy of Patricia Sannit.