Each year, Contemporary Forum (CF) – a support organization that champions contemporary art at Phoenix Art Museum – awards up to seven grants to emerging artists working in Arizona. Since 1986, CF has bestowed more than $224,300 to 168 Arizona artists. The recipients are selected by a jury in a competitive process from a pool of applicants who answer an annual open call. Funds are made available through The Nathan Cummings Foundation with matching funds from Contemporary Forum.
The work of selected artists is exhibited in a group show the following year. The work of the 2014 Contemporary Forum Artists Grant recipients will be on display in Lyon Gallery at Phoenix Art Museum.
Join us at the Museum on Wednesday, May 13 to celebrate this exhibition, meet the artists, hear a talk by the 2014 Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award winner Rachel Bess and witness the presentation of 2015 winners at the Contemporary Forum Artists Grant Awards.
2014 Contemporary Forum Artist Grant Winners:
Kerstin Jones Dale
Lauren Strohacker & Kendra Sollars
Larry Valencia Madrigal
This exhibition will be shown in conjuction with 2014 Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award recipient Rachel Bess. Share your appreciation for Arizona art and congratulate our winners with #CFGrantWinners on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Left: Karen Hymer, skin 3, 2012-2013 (detail). Archival pigment print, 64 x 64”. Image courtesy of the artist.
Right: Kerstin Dale, Plywood #21, 2013. Wood, Baltic Birch Plywood, mahogany, 32 x 67 x 12”. Image courtesy of the artist.
This exhibition is organized by Phoenix Art Museum.
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