Grants Awarded



Located in Santa Monica, 18th Street Arts Center is a hub for artistic innovation that actively nurtures and promotes the work of contemporary artists from around the globe, from all disciplines at various career stages. It is particularly well-known for its artist residency program.

The PAA grant will support an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles artist Jenny Yurshansky from July through October 2023. Yurshansky will create new work in various media that explores how pain is buried in the body and how trauma is passed onto future generations.

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Located in Pomona, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the country dedicated solely to ceramic art and the only one of its kind on the West Coast. The museum champions the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics through exhibitions, collections, outreach, and studio programming.

The PAA provided funding for the exhibition Making in Between: LGBTQA Identities in Clay that will run May to October 2023. This will be the second major exhibition in the Making in Between series which brings together works by artists doing intersectional work and exploring common themes of identity, culture, and community.

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Located in Pomona, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the country dedicated solely to ceramic art and the only one of its kind on the West Coast. The museum champions the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics through exhibitions, collections, outreach, and studio programming.

Grants funding will be used to support the exhibition and catalog for Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay, a survey exhibition of groundbreaking female ceramic artists with more than 90 works spanning over 100 years of artistic contributions. It will be on view August 2022 – February 2023.

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Angel’s Gate Cultural Center provides space for artists to work and also engages the community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events. It strives to provide a year-round schedule of gallery exhibitions and community classes. In addition, the Center provides professional work-studio space for 52 artists, including musicians, ceramists, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, printmakers and jewelers.

The PAA grant will support three exhibitions scheduled for 2023: first, Notions of Place, opening in April 2023, will examine what it means to inhabit a complexity of different spaces that may be physical realities or imagined environments of home; second, LA-based artist duo Beck+Col will curate a performance art series and exhibition in summer/fall 2023; and lastly, Fragments of Nature, here, eight contemporary artists will explore the dichotomy of how nature is conceptually perceived in art versus the experience of the natural environment framed by the urban landscape and it opens in summer of 2023.

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Angels Gate Cultural Center provides space for artists to work and engages the community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events. It strives to provide a year-round schedule of gallery exhibitions and community classes. In addition, the Center provides professional work-studio space for 52 artists, including musicians, ceramists, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, printmakers and jewelers.

PAA will help fund two exhibitions: 1) Slanguage: The Influentials will celebrate local artists who have made an impact on the community through muralism, graffiti, stencil art and hip hop, on view October – December 2022; and 2) Uplifting Tales and Eroded Histories, curated by local artists Michael Davis, Paul Harris and Richard Turner, will be an immersive installation that presents a speculative view on the geology and history of San Pedro. It will be on view October 2022 – March 2023.

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The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena is a highly-regarded, community-based contemporary arts center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the visual arts. Deeply committed to public access, education, and outreach programs, the Armory designs its exhibition and education programs to work together to offer innovative experiences for all visitors.

The PAA grant will help support At the Table, a group exhibition and mapping initiative that explores our communal relationship with food. This exhibition, on view from July – December 2022, features the work of artists Jackie Amezquita, Yrneh Gabon Brown and Yeu “Q” Nguyen.

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Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts is a leader for contemporary art exhibitions and community-based arts education. The Armory believes that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is essential for a well-rounded human experience and a healthy community. At the core of our mission is a deep commitment to social justice through arts education.

In support of the exhibition Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology which documents contemporary indigenous artists’ responses to the impacts of nuclear testing, nuclear accidents, and uranium mining on Native peoples and the environment. Originating at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, the exhibition will be on view from January through June of 2023.

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Established in 1930, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter’s visionary approach to education is based on the college’s conservatory-like method of teaching and learning; a desire for rich, intercultural and transdisciplinary dialogue; and a mandate to provide students innovative learning and making spaces.

The two-part grant will be used for: 1) scholarship funding to highly qualified undergraduate fine art students who would otherwise be unable to pursue education and career goals in the arts; and 2) partial support of two exhibitions: Victor Estrada: Purple Mexican in the Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery in Fall 2022, and Devin Troy Strother at Art Center DTLA in Summer 2022. Both Estrada and Strother are Los Angeles based artists and alumni of the College’s visual arts degree program. These exhibitions will engage viewers with frank, first-person dialogues around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Established in 1930, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter’s visionary approach to education is based on the college’s conservatory-like method of teaching and learning; a desire for rich, intercultural and transdisciplinary dialogue; and a mandate to provide students innovative learning and making spaces.

The PAA is funding the exhibition Advance of the Rear Guard: Out of the Mainstream in 1960’s California which will be on display sometime from Fall 2023 to Spring 2024. This ambitious exhibition will present approximately 100 works from 33 artists associated with the Ceeje Gallery, a groundbreaking but underrecognized contemporary art venue in mid-1960’s Los Angeles.

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Arts at Blue Roof was founded in 2020 by LA-based artist Galia Linn and supports and builds relationships with contemporary artists to provide accessible arts programming and meaningful arts experiences for diverse audiences.

PAA funding will support its Room of One’s Own artists’ residency which celebrates and invests in three women artists per year. The artists are selected through an open call process which prioritizes artists from ABR’s immediate community in LA’s 9th District.

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The Benton Art Museum at Pomona College serves as museum and gallery, overseeing the college’s permanent art collections and mounting a variety of temporary contemporary exhibitions during the academic year. The museum originates innovative art experiences that foster creative and critical thinking.

Funding will support the exhibition Christina Fernandez: Under the Sun, on view August – December 2022. Fernandez, a Los Angeles-based artist, examines the Southern California border region through urban and landscape photography and will curate these photographs in dialogue with objects from the Benton’s permanent collection.

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The Benton Art Museum at Pomona College serves as museum and gallery, overseeing the college’s permanent art collections and mounting a variety of temporary contemporary exhibitions during the academic year. The museum originates innovative art experiences that foster creative and critical thinking.

The PAA grant will support the exhibition Tracing the Edge: Los Angeles Abstraction 1950-2023 with a scheduled run from August to December 2023. This exhibition will complement and run concurrently with the Benton’s major survey of Los Angeles painter June Harwood, contextualizing and expanding on our understanding of Harwood’s legacy in Southern California’s abstract painting tradition.

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The CSUDH campus in South Los Angeles was established in 1960 with a mission to provide education, scholarship and service that are accessible and transformative. The goal of the Department of Art and Design is to provide students with a rich and rigorous arts education through programs in Studio Art, Design and Art History. The University Art Gallery is a laboratory for contemporary art and design practices for many cultures.

The PAA grant will support the Praxis Artist-in-Residence exhibition Pau S. Pescador, Bronze, Silver and Gold. The total project will run from September 2022-April 2023 with the exhibition on display from January – April 2023. Praxis is an art engagement program founded by Devon Tsuno to provide a framework for bringing artists, students, and community members together to explore the history and social conditions of South Los Angeles. Pescador’s work will examine the effects of the summer Olympic Games on its host cities and citizens.

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The Kleefeld Contemporary at the College of the Arts at Cal State Long Beach is a community of people who examine, critique and create contemporary art and culture. Its gallery hosts rotating exhibitions of work by both students and international artists. Following a significant two-year expansion and renovation project, the museum recently reopened to the public in February 2022.

The PAA grant will help fund the first museum-level solo exhibition for Los Angeles photographer, Clifford Prince King. King’s work explores Black Queer Identity, experiences that are outside those traditionally seen on museum walls. His historically-grounded figurative arrangements feature Queer Black bodies in moments of close intimacy largely absent from art history. The exhibition will be on view December 2022-March 2023.

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The Kleefeld Contemporary at the College of the Arts at Cal State Long Beach University is a community of people who examine, critique and create contemporary art and culture. Its gallery hosts rotating exhibitions of work by both students and international artists. Following a significant two-year expansion and renovation project, the museum recently reopened to the public in February 2022.

PAA funds will support the Photo Portfolio Project, a pilot program that allows the public to view photographic works in the Kleefeld’s new prints and drawing study center. The project will highlight the portfolios of three photographers (a minimum of 10 works each) essentially presenting small, solo exhibitions that otherwise would not be available for public viewing. The portfolios will be accessible from June through April of 2024

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Clockshop is a multidisciplinary arts organization that works to expand the dialogue around cultural production, politics, and urban space by commissioning new projects by contemporary visual artists and writers, and by partnering with diverse cultural institutions. The organization was founded in 2004 by artist and filmmaker Julia Meltzer to create opportunities for artists working in public space.

PAA funds will support Watershifter, a public art installation by Sarah Rosalena Brady in Los Angeles State Historic Park, on view from August – November 2022. Watershifter will physically and virtually reimagine LA River rocks to call attention to the river’s emergence, divergence and convergence over time. The artist envisions four monumental concrete sculptures arranged in a row, pointing from the LA River channel toward the Pacific Ocean.

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Clockshop is a multidisciplinary arts organization that works to expand the dialogue around cultural production, politics, and urban space by commissioning new projects by contemporary visual artists and writers, and by partnering with diverse cultural institutions. The organization was founded in 2004 by artist and filmmaker Julia Meltzer to create opportunities for artists working in public space.

In support of the underpinning, a visual art commission by Rodrigo Valenzuela which will serve as both a sculptural installation and also a usable stage for public programming at the Los Angeles State Historic Park opening December 2023. The work will be a platform to explore systemic inequities around public land and private property ownership while imagining housing as a human right.

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Coaxial Arts Foundation is a multi-disciplinary media arts organization devoted to the support of media, sound and performance art. Coaxial provides residencies, studio space, technical support and public exhibition space for live events to showcase underground artists whose works are often not exhibited in galleries, as ephemeral art is not conducive to the gallery sales system. Coaxial activates a community of experimental media, sound and performance artists through commissions, events, workshops, live TV tapings, and exhibitions through the Foundation’s downtown Los Angeles studio space.

PAA Funds will support artists residencies in 2022 for media artists Julie Weitz and yunuen rhi. During the residency, each artist will create and present new video work.

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Coaxial Arts Foundation is a multi-disciplinary media arts organization devoted to the support of media, sound and performance art. Coaxial provides residencies, studio space, technical support and public exhibition space for live events to showcase underground artists whose works are often not exhibited in galleries, as ephemeral art is not conducive to the gallery sales system. Coaxial activates a community of experimental media, sound and performance artists through commissions, events, workshops, live TV tapings, and exhibitions through the Foundation’s downtown Los Angeles studio space.

Funds will support artists residencies in 2023 for media artists Samantha CC and Josh Cloud. During the week-long residency, each artist will create and present new multimedia work.

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Due to COVID related scheduling impacts there may be additional changes not reflected here. Please check the organization’s website for the most accurate information regarding exhibitions.

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Founded as a museum in 1973, Craft Contemporary reveals the potential of craft to educate, captivate, provoke, and empower. With a focus on contemporary art made from craft media and processes, Craft Contemporary presents dynamic exhibitions by established and emerging artists and designers who are often underrepresented in larger art institutions. Craft Contemporary cultivates an environment for people in Los Angeles to deepen their relationship to art, creativity, and one another.

The PAA grant will support a solo exhibition of recent work by Lezley Saar, on view from October 2022-January 2023. For this exhibition, Saar will engage with textile arts, costuming, and theatrical staging to create approximately seven tableaux, banners, and dioramas that address issues of race, gender, spirituality through the characters of Victorian-era black, female spiritualists or conjurers. The exhibition will encompass new work as well as work created in the last year.

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Founded as a museum in 1973, Craft Contemporary reveals the potential of craft to educate, captivate, provoke, and empower. With a focus on contemporary art made from craft media and processes, Craft Contemporary presents dynamic exhibitions by established and emerging artists and designers who are often underrepresented in larger art institutions. Craft Contemporary cultivates an environment for people in Los Angeles to deepen their relationship to art, creativity, and one another.

In support of the third Clay Biennial titled Wayfinding which will be on view at the museum from May to September 2023. This group exhibition will feature approximately 15 contemporary artists who use clay to map and compose a record of their emotional and physical relationship to the land.

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Craft in America is a Los Angeles-based organization with a mission to promote and advance original handcrafted work through programs in all media. Craft in America includes the PBS documentary series, websites, Craft in America Center, ongoing exhibitions, educational programs, and publications. It is dedicated to the exploration, preservation and celebration of craft, the work of the hand, and its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage.

The PAA grant will support the exhibition and catalog for Ceramic Beacon: Joan Takayama Ogawa, on view September – December 2022. This is the first major survey exhibition for Takayama-Ogawa, a native Pasadena artist and educator, and will include approximately 30 sculptures created over three decades.

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The Feminist Center for Creative Work nutures an ever-evolving, intersectional, intergenerational, and joyful collaborative feminist praxis – modeling ways of working and living through art, programming, media, publishing, and the redistribution of resources. The FCCW is the only organization in Los Angeles, and one of the few remaining in the country, that explicitly supports the work of gender marginalized artists.

The grant will support the exhibition Lylex 1.0, featuring new work by the artist collective known as Philth Haus. The exhibition will have three major elements: 1) a multi-edition sculpture series featuring blood bags infusing micropore fungus grow sacs with “blood”; 2) a multi-channel short film depicting an intravenous blood withdrawal; and 3) an installation mimicking a potential hub where many could donate blood to the production of Lylex. The exhibition will be on view March – April 2022.

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The Fowler Museum explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas – past and present. The Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through dynamic exhibitions, publications, and public programs, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented.

PAA funds will support the exhibition Gala Porras-Kim: The resurrection of a past life before history. The Columbian-born, Los Angeles-based artist will explore the uncertain history of ancient objects, in the form of sculptures, drawings, sound and other media. The exhibition will be on view October 2022 – February 2023.

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The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University was dedicated in September 1992, and since then, has showcased modern and contemporary art by internationally recognized artists, with a focus on art made in California. Under the current director, it is redirecting its focus to the work of women artists.

PAA will provide funding for the exhibition Hildur Asgeirsdottir Jonsson: Infinite Space, Sublime Horizons which will be on view from August to December 2023. This is Jonsson’s first solo museum show in nearly a decade and will feature recent works by the artist who creates large-scale paintings on a loom, in a practice that blurs the boundaries between painting and weaving, fine art and craft.

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Located in Pasadena, Fulcrum Arts empowers artists to invent, inspire and provoke, and also provides resources and opportunities for artists, collectives and independent arts organizations to advance their visions and contribute to a vibrant, challenging and inclusive community.

The grant provides support for freq_wav, a visual and sound installation by CM Von Hausswolff as a featured part of the 2022 AxS Festival, a Pasadena-wide art and science initiative featuring exhibitions, performances and educational initiatives. Hausswolff will transform the interior of the Mount Wilson Observatory in a collaborative work that responds to issues that affect our oceans through auditory frequencies and multichannel projections.

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Located in Pasadena, Fulcrum Arts empowers artists to invent, inspire and provoke, and also provides resources and opportunities for artists, collectives and independent arts organizations to advance their visions and contribute to a vibrant, challenging and inclusive community.

The PAA grant will support Procession, an experimental performance art project and festival led by artists Debra Scacco and Joel Garcia in 2023. This large-scale civic action and experimental collaborative public performance will trace the geographic and cultural memory of Los Angeles along previous courses of the LA River with an emphasis on strong indigenous voices.

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The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services, and residential scholars programs. Its Research Library and Special Collections of rare materials and digital resources serve an international community of scholars and the interested public. The Institute’s activities and scholarly resources guide and sustain each other and together provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange.

PAA funding will support the exhibition Barbara T. Smith: The Way To Be on view from February to July 2023 which examines the first fifty years of the artist’s life, marked by dramatic upheavals in her personal life, as well as the development of her most pioneering works, such as her Xerox pieces and early performances.

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The Hammer Museum at UCLA believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world. It champions the art and artists who challenge us to see the world in a new light, to experience the unexpected, to ignite our imaginations, and inspire change. A vibrant intellectual and creative nexus, the Hammer is fueled by dynamic exhibitions and programs—including lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and musical performances—that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas.

In support of Made in L.A. 2023 which will be on view September through December 2023. This will be the sixth iteration of the Hammer’s signature exhibition which represents the heart and soul of its mission – giving a platform for young and emerging artists in Los Angeles. The 2023 version will focus on Latinx and indigenous artists, setting it apart from previous iterations.

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The Hammer Museum at UCLA believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world. It champions the art and artists who challenge us to see the world in a new light, to experience the unexpected, to ignite our imaginations, and inspire change. A vibrant intellectual and creative nexus, the Hammer is fueled by dynamic exhibitions and programs—including lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and musical performances—that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas.

The PAA will help support the Hammer Projects featuring artists, Ho Tzu Nyen and noe olivas on view in the spring of 2022. Hammer Projects provide a dedicated gallery space for the work and ideas of emerging artists. Nyen’s presentation is a video and sound installation that explores the political narrative in the Korean Peninsula. Olivas, co-founder of the Crenshaw Dairy Mart, an artist collective in South Los Angeles, will create a garden installation, with handmade pots and large-scale sculptures.

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The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA-LA) is a non-collecting museum considered an epicenter of artistic experimentation and incubator of new ideas. Founded in 1984, the current ICA-LA builds upon a distinguished history of exhibitions, education, and public programs.

PAA will provide support for the exhibition Barbara T. Smith, the first major museum survey of the foundational Los Angeles performance artist. On view from September 2023 to January 2024, this historical survey will offer a focused view and contemporary interpretation of Smith’s singular contributions to art over the past five decades.

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The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) is a non-collecting museum considered an epicenter of artistic experimentation and incubator of new ideas. Founded in 1984, the current ICA LA builds upon a distinguished history of exhibitions, education, and public programs.

PAA will support a 15-year survey exhibition of works by the Los Angeles-based artist, Rebecca Morris. The exhibition will provide audiences the opportunity to see a range of paintings and drawings, produced since 2005, by one of the most formidable and important artists working today whose progression of style and approach demonstrates a rigorous commitment to experimentation and non-representational form. On view October 2022-January 2023.

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The mission of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. JANM has amassed the largest collection of Japanese American materials in the world, which include photographs, fine art, documents, moving images, and artifacts.

The grant will support the exhibition Kitsune & Orizuru (Fox and Crane), featuring the work of artist Glenn Kaino, which examines the injustice of Japanese American Internment in multiple forms including film, painting, drawings, a graphic novel, and sculpture. The exhibition follows the fictional story of three young Japanese Americans in America’s concentration camps during World War II and is inspired by the conflicts found in the traditional fable of the Fox and the Stork. On view September 2022 – January 2023.

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JOAN is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit art space for exhibitions, performances, screenings, and discursive events. Founded in 2015 by three female curators, and inspired by the history of feminist performance spaces, JOAN supports experimental practices that exist outside of commercial contexts and aims to enrich the communities it serves with free, public programming that is intellectually stimulating and that has creative, cultural, and educational value.

The PAA grant will support a solo exhibition of new work by interdisciplinary artist Johanna Hedva scheduled for late 2023. It will consist of a constellation of sculptural objects, works on paper, sound works, video, and photographs orbiting around the central theme that considers how objects and materials can act as conduits for personal and collective histories.

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LA Freewaves is a Los Angeles nonprofit that produces free, site-specific public art to engage artists and audiences on current social issues. It produces art online and in the streets with our intersectional network of artists, staff, and curators, challenging society’s ideas about race and gender. LA Freewaves began in 1989 as a multicultural video art festival on TV and in venues throughout SoCal. Since then, it has grown to host performance art events, IG Live dialogues, and one of the largest digital video art archives.

Funds will support HEAL HEAR HERE, a one-day event on May 6, 2023 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park featuring more than 25 artworks and performances. It will explore healing art methodologies by a broad community of arts organizations collaboratively creating a central event to help Los Angeles heal from the years of the pandemic, racial injustice, and economic disruption.

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The Mission of the LA River Public Art Project is to transform Paayme Paxaayt (aka the Los Angeles River) into a shared space intrinsically linked to public art. Founded in 2014, it combines advocacy, public policy, and the arts to re-present the river we share, believing that dynamic public art is the ideal platform for focusing public attention on the Los Angeles River and can right the environmental wrongs that have befallen the river and reclaim it for creative and community-led projects.

The PAA grant will fund El Meandro 51/52, a 2023 series of monthly, artist-led walks along all 51 miles of the LA River where participants will explore and encounter live performances, temporary art installations, and existing works of art.

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Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) both champions and challenges the art of our time by fostering artists who innovate, explore and risk. By moving within and beyond its four walls, LACE seeks to provide opportunities for diverse audiences to engage deeply with contemporary art. Uniquely positioned among commercial galleries and major art establishments in the heart of Hollywood, LACE has nurtured not only several generations of young artists, but also emerging art forms such as performance art, video art, digital art, and installations.

In support of the exhibition Of Seeds, Soil and Stars: Regenerative Actions In
Transformational Times curated by Joy A. Anderson and Robin Garcia which will feature artists who use soil and natural elements as a medium to open up conversations around land, memory, history, and indigeneity. The exhibition is scheduled for late 2023 and is part of LACE’s Emerging Curators program.

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Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) both champions and challenges the art of our time by fostering artists who innovate, explore and risk. By moving within and beyond its four walls, LACE seeks to provide opportunities for diverse audiences to engage deeply with contemporary art. Uniquely positioned among commercial galleries and major art establishments in the heart of Hollywood, LACE has nurtured not only several generations of young artists, but also emerging art forms such as performance art, video art, digital art, and installations.

The grant will support an Emerging Curator exhibition entitled Reclaiming Performance: A Revolutionary Act, curated by Cat Jones in Spring 2022. The exhibition will focus on Black Queer artistry and will consist of a series of performances where the gallery space will be transformed into a recreation center with dance, movement, and poetry from Jaden Fields, Aasir Cherot, Danni Cassette and Dr. Daniel B. Coleman.

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LACMA is the largest encyclopedic museum in the western United States with a collection that includes more than 139,000 objects from ancient times to the present from all corners of the globe. LACMA’s mission is to serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art from a broad range of cultures and historical periods.

The PAA grant will help fund the group exhibition Women Defining Women in Contemporary Art of the Middle East and Beyond on view from April through September 2023. This exhibition will bring together 75 works by 42 contemporary women artists highlighting their visions as they explore more expansive definitions of gender and cultural identity that bring to question persistent stereotypes about women in Islamic lands.

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LACMA is the largest encyclopedic museum in the western United States with a collection that includes more than 139,000 objects from ancient times to the present from all corners of the globe. LACMA’s mission is to serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art from a broad range of cultures and historical periods.

LACMA will host the first museum exhibition of works by the Venice, California-based sculptor Magdalena Suarez Frimkess. The show, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess: Immortality of the Crab, will bring attention to the artist’s 50-year practice and her significant body of works from the 1970’s to the present day. Additionally, LACMA will publish the first catalog of Suarez Frimkess’s work in conjunction with the exhibition which will be on view February – June 2023.

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Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) is an arts organization committed to presenting site-specific projects in public spaces throughout Los Angeles and beyond. LAND believes contemporary art has the power to help people see and engage our communities in innovative ways that can lead to new modes of thinking about our collective existence.

The PAA grant will support LAND’s production and installation of Gatherings (Chapters 2 & 3), an exhibition of public sculptures, performances, and programming in Spring 2022. Gatherings invites 13 Los Angeles-based artists to imagine what collective healing could look like through a lens of feminist ideals, mythologies, and matriarchal knowledge and will include large-scale sculptures by artists Catherine Feliz, Rosha Yaghmai and Adee Roberson.

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The MAK Center for Art and Architecture is a contemporary, experimental, multi-disciplinary center for art and architecture headquartered in three significant architectural works by the Austrian-American architect R.M. Schindler. Offering a year-round schedule of exhibitions and events, the MAK Center presents programming that challenges conventional notions of architectural space and relationships between the creative arts.

PAA funds will support Seeking Zohn, an exhibition of newly-commissioned photographic works that visually explore the public buildings designed by Austrian-Mexican architect Alejandro Zohn in Guadalajara. Both Mexican and Austrian artists will interpret his structures through photography attempting to capture the present day vitality of his buildings. The exhibition will be on view April through July 2023.

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Materials & Applications (M&A) is a Los Angeles-based non-profit cultural organization dedicated to building a public culture of experimental architecture. With a focus on architectural ideas and processes, M&A curates critical exhibitions and commissions new work by under-recognized architects, designers, and artists. Since 2002, M&A has produced more than 20 temporary site-specific installations and over 100 programs presenting new ideas in art, architecture, and design.

To support the installation Black – Still by artist collective enFOLD in the courtyard of the Craft Contemporary open from May to October 2023. This installation and its complementary programs explore narratives of wellness and cultural expression with specific attention to marginalized communities and is the second in a series commissioned by M&A and hosted by the Craft Contemporary.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) was founded in 1979 by artists, philanthropists, and civic leaders with the mission of building the defining museum of contemporary art. By providing a dynamic, interactive forum, the museum is able to introduce contemporary art to a large audience. MOCA serves over 300,000 visitors annually at two unique locations that make contemporary art readily accessible to the diverse communities of Los Angeles.

The PAA Grant will support the exhibition, Simone Forti, an exploration of the monumental career of Forti, artist, dancer, choreographer, and writer. The exhibition will feature weekly performances of historical works alongside a selection of works on paper, videos, sculpture, and performance ephemera, and will be on view August-November 2022.

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The mission of The Galleries at PCC is to present high-caliber exhibitions of local contemporary visual artists and to provide an opportunity for students to view and discuss challenging works, interact with artists and arts professionals, and have their art exhibited to professional standards.

This year, PAA will support two Artist-in-Residence exhibitions in the Boone Gallery on the PCC Campus. The Carolyn Castano exhibition, Cali es Cali, explores the relationship between humans and the environment and will be on view from March through April 2022. The Jason Hanasik exhibition, John Who Lives in the Dark, explores the life of a Vietnam Vet who lives by flashlight due to a light sensitivity and will be on view from November through December 2022.

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The mission of The Galleries at PCC is to present high-caliber exhibitions of local contemporary visual artists and to provide an opportunity for students to view and discuss challenging works, interact with artists and arts professionals, and have their art exhibited to professional standards.

In support of two Artist-in-Residence exhibitions in the Boone Family Art Gallery on the PCC Campus. The Shizu Salamando exhibition, Memento, is of recent works by the artist centering on six new paintings that expand on an ongoing series of portraiture within the Asian and Chicanx communities and will be on view spring 2023. My Wellbeing is a Collective Art, is an exhibition of complex sculptural installations exploring the individual and collective understanding of wellbeing by artist Shirley Tse and will be on view late 2023.

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Pitzer College Art Galleries believes in the power of art to inspire, engage, and transform. The Galleries’ exhibitions and programs facilitate inquiry into contemporary and historical issues of importance and reflect Pitzer College’s core values of social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, and environmental sustainability. With a focus on inclusivity, it seeks to expand and deepen the understanding of the surrounding world. Through collaborations and partnerships with artists, and the Pitzer community, it facilitates meaningful engagement across multiple constituencies and disciplines.

The PAA grant will support the exhibition of and catalog for Cammie Staros: New Work which will be on view September – December 2022. For this exhibition, Staros will create a museum environment that has been abandoned and reclaimed by nature. The project expands her ongoing interest in the relics of fallen empires, and links them to contemporary political and environmental instabilities that threaten our future.

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Founded in Eagle Rock by a group of Los Angeles artists, X-TRA has been produced quarterly since 1997 by the Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism. Now found on newsstands and bookstores around the country, in addition to its online presence, X-TRA is a contemporary art journal that presents expansive features, historical essays, interviews, substantive reviews and more. It is also Los Angeles’s longest running critical art journal.

To fund the 2023-24 project Artists’ Voices: From Thinking, to Practice, to Community which will support publishing of artists’ commentaries and projects in both X-TRA’s print and online editions. Additionally, it will provide fees for artist contributors and support production costs for both publishing the journal and special events related to it.

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Founded in Eagle Rock by a group of Los Angeles artists, X-TRA has been produced quarterly since 1997 by the Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism. Now found on newsstands and bookstores around the country, in addition to its online presence, X-TRA is a contemporary art journal that presents expansive features, historical essays, interviews, substantive reviews and more. It is also Los Angeles’s longest running critical art journal.

The grant will support artist projects and commentaries in X-TRA, print and online in 2022/23. Funds will be used for artist fees and production costs. X-TRA online has expanded the journal’s offerings with an emphasis on artist’s writings and conversations, documentation of readings and events, and a podcast, Artists and Rights.

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Founded in 1983, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College presents exhibitions spanning a wide range of art. Whether historical or contemporary, exhibitions enrich the teaching of art and humanities at Scripps as well as the cultural community of Claremont and environs. Since 1996, the Williamson Gallery has invited guest curators to organize the annual ceramics exhibition.

PAA will partially fund the catalog for the 78th Scripps Ceramics Annual, which presents new art in clay and will be on view in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery on the Scripps campus from January – April 2023. The exhibition will be entitled, Words on Clay: Please Handle Carefully, and will include the work of 12 contemporary artists.

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Founded in 1983, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College presents exhibitions spanning a wide range of art. Whether historical or contemporary, exhibitions enrich the teaching of art and humanities at Scripps as well as the cultural community of Claremont and environs. Since 1996, the Williamson Gallery has invited guest curators to organize the annual ceramics exhibition.

The PAA grant will help fund publication of the color-illustrated catalog for the Scripps Ceramic Annual which will be held from January to April in 2024. The exhibition is titled The idea of feeling brown and will explore Jose Esteban Munoz’ theories of browness in a novel way by assembling artists who use ceramics and clay to make affective work that conveys situated understanding, historical consciousness, and emotion.

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Since 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art fosters the creation and advancement of new artworks by artists of color through collaborative printmaking. SHG views the collaboration with artists as an exchange, where artists have the opportunity to create quality prints at no cost to them and share their perspectives and diverse narratives with a wide community. Located in East Los Angeles, SHG represents a critical part of Los Angeles’s art history and culture through our service to this community.

PAA will provide funding for the exhibition Essential Portraits of the Pandemic Portfolio, curated by Marianne Sandowski. On view in Spring 2022, the exhibition includes the work of 18 artists from across the United States. The works will be compiled as a print portfolio that includes a print, a photograph of the essential worker that inspired the print, and a short narrative from the worker that speaks to their pandemic experience.

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Since 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art fosters the creation and advancement of new artworks by artists of color through collaborative printmaking. SHG views the collaboration with artists as an exchange, where artists have the opportunity to create quality prints at no cost to them and share their perspectives and diverse narratives with a wide community. Located in East Los Angeles, SHG represents a critical part of Los Angeles’s art history and culture through our service to this community.

To support the production, exhibition and public programming for Quetzal Flores’ The Re-Membering Generation: 1990’s LA Chicana/o/x Music and specifically, the creation of a series of prints based on collaborations between visual artists and musicians. The exhibition will open late summer 2023 and is part of Self-Help Graphics & Art’s 50th Anniversary season.

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Based in San Marino, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens shares its world-renowned collections to support scholarship, foster learning, inspire creativity, and offer transformative experiences for diverse audiences.

In support of the exhibition Njideka Akunyili Crosby on view from February to June 2023 as part of a series highlighting contemporary female artists of color. Akunyili Crosby’s portraits will be installed in conversation with the 18th-century British portraits for which The Huntington is best known, fostering a dialogue about the rendering of status and personality, formality versus intimacy, and cultural legacy.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) was founded in 1979 by artists, philanthropists, and civic leaders with the mission of building the defining museum of contemporary art. By providing a dynamic, interactive forum, the museum is able to introduce contemporary art to a large audience. MOCA serves over 300,000 visitors annually at two unique locations that make contemporary art readily accessible to the diverse communities of Los Angeles.

In support of an exhibition in the MOCA Focus series entitled Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio on view from October 2023 through February 2024 at The Geffen Contemporary. The exhibition will include new and recent sculptures by the Los Angeles-based artist along with specially-commissioned works. It is part of the MOCA Focus series which celebrates artists working in Southern California with their first one-person museum show and monographic catalog.

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An integral part of the University of Southern California, the USC Pacific Asia Museum creates inspiring encounters with the art, history and culture of Pacific Asia to promote intercultural understanding in the service of elevating our shared sense of humanity.

The PAA will support the exhibition, Movements: Battles and Solidarity featuring the work of Los Angeles-based artist, T. Kim-Trang Tan. This exhibition examines and explores the common ground of significant political events in the early 1970’s such as labor unrest in the garment industry and the Vietnam War. On view July– September 2022.

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The mission of the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College is to serve as a unique educational resource for the diverse audiences of the college and the community through the exhibition, interpretation, collection, and preservation of works in all media of the visual arts. VPAM provides an environment to encounter a range of aesthetic expressions that illuminate the depth and diversity of artwork produced by people of the world, both contemporary and past.

In support of the exhibition Teddy Sandoval and the Butch Gardens School of Art on view from October 2023 to February 2024. This will be the first museum retrospective dedicated to queer, Chicanx artist Teddy Sandoval and will bring together serially produced works by the artist including prints, photocopies, mail art, and ceramics along with works by other artists who share conceptual and aesthetic affinities with Sandoval.

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Located in Pomona, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the country dedicated solely to ceramic art and the only one of its kind on the West Coast.

Grant funding will be used to support the exhibition “Don Reitz: This is Not A Dress Rehearsal” related educational programs, and a catalogue. This posthumous exhibition will feature, together for the first time, over 40 works from Reitz’s well-known but unstudied “Sara Series” from the mid-1980s.

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Located in San Pedro, Angels Gate Cultural Center is a lead partner in the State-designated San Pedro Arts and Cultural District, uniting art, community and culture through its contemporary art exhibitions, community arts education, and cultural events.

This grant will help support four exhibitions, Multiples, Betwixt and Between and Hair Pulling Between Good and Evil and Portals. Portals features the work of 6 contemporary artists examining portals as facilitators of human growth and experience.

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The Armory Center for the Arts is a community arts center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the visual arts to students of all ages. In addition to providing an outlet for contemporary art exhibitions and performances, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to schools in the community.

This funding will support how we are in time and space, a major group exhibition of work by Nancy Buchanan, Marcia Hafif and Barbara T. Smith. This long-awaited historical survey is the first to focus on the collaborations and empathic intersections between three remarkable artists in the forms of drawing, photography, collage, video, performance documentation, and architectural proposals, comprising over 50 years of art making.

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Established in 1930, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter’s visionary approach to education is based on the College’s conservatory-like approach to teaching and learning; a desire for rich, multicultural and transdisciplinary dialogue; and a mandate to provide students with innovative learning and making spaces.

Part of the grant will be used for scholarships for dedicated Fine Art students who otherwise would be unable to pursue their educational and career goals in the arts. The remainder of the funds will be used to support two exhibitions: Kim Schoenstadt: Enter Slowly, the Legacy of an Idea (in the Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery); and Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood (ArtCenter DTLA Gallery).

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The Benton Museum of Art is a primary visual art facility of Pomona College. It serves as museum and gallery, overseeing the college’s permanent art collections and mounting a variety of temporary contemporary exhibitions during the academic year. The Benton Museum originates lively and innovative art experiences that inspire creative and critical thinking. The Museum’s annual Project Series, inaugurated in 1999, is designed to showcase experimental or difficult-to-show works.

Grant support will go toward the exhibition catalogue and installation costs for Sadie Barnette: New Work Project Series 54. Employing her unique art practices, Barnette examines her family’s story, in particular the experiences of her father Rodney Barnette, a former Black Panther.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills provides education, scholarship and service that are by design accessible and transformative. CSUDH is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Serving largely first-generation college students, CSUDH welcomes students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the workplace of today and tomorrow. The University’s art gallery is committed to exhibiting work which involves and engages the local South Los Angeles community.

This grant will support the 2022 exhibition of new work by Southern California artist Patrick Martinez who will serve as Praxis Artist in Residence starting in January 2022.

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California State University, Long Beach is located in one of the most diverse regions of the country, with 82% of the student body identifying as non-white, and ranks second in the nation for degrees awarded to students of color. The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum at CSU Long Beach creates exhibitions and programs that provide space for critical interpretation of contemporary modern art and culture to students and the greater community.

Funding will support the monographic painting exhibition by the LA-based painter Linda Besemer, which will be the inaugural exhibition in the newly expanded facility.

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The mission of the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State LA is to serve the exhibition needs of the Department of Art’s students and faculty and to serve the entire urban and diverse university community by giving a forum for investigating a wide range of visual cultures, presenting cultural exhibits and the work of professional artists year round.

The funding will be used in support of the Diverted Destruction exhibition at the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition will focus on sustainability, and seeks to educate and disseminate global environmentalism through art, using objects and materials that would ordinarily be discarded.

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Center for the Arts Eagle Rock’s mission is to provide innovative, multidisciplinary, arts-inclusive programming to the diverse communities of Northeast Los Angeles and beyond.

This grant will support the exhibition The Golden Mean: A Procession.
The world premiere of this immersive project will feature an exhibition and evening of events and workshops that explore the history of mysticism in California and the Golden Mean.

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Coaxial is a multidisciplinary media arts organization devoted to the creation of new video art. Coaxial provides artists a studio to use pro-video equipment to realize pieces that otherwise would be out of reach, including use of analog video synthesizers, green screen, and a public exhibition space for live events. Coaxial is LA’s only arts organization devoted exclusively to video art.

Coaxial will use the funding to support two, month long artist-in-residencies for Los Angeles based media artists Paige Emery and Derek Holguin, who will work on the Coaxial video platform. Each residency will include one week of programming and 4 weeks of installation in the residency storefront.

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The Craft Contemporary (formerly the Craft & Folk Art Museum) is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to the support of contemporary craft and folk artists, giving audience to diverse makers and artists whose work is usually not represented in larger art institutions.

This grant will support the first solo museum exhibition of Zimbabwean contemporary artist Moffat Takadiwa. Takadiwa, a leading post-independence artist in Zimbabwe, has received international acclaim for his lush wall sculptures and installations made from found materials.

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The Fowler Museum explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas, past and present. The Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through dynamic exhibitions, publications, and public programs.

PAA funds will support the exhibition Painting with Beads: The Art of Myrlande Constant. The exhibition is the featuring approximately 40 elegantly hand-beaded banners depicting monumental scenes of Haitian history.

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ICA LA is an epicenter of artistic experimentation and an incubator of new ideas. ICA LA builds upon a distinguished history of bold curatorial vision and innovative programming of its predecessor organization, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, to illuminate the important untold stories and emerging voices in contemporary art and culture. Through exhibitions, educational programs, and community partnerships, ICA LA fosters critique of the familiar and empathy with the different.

This grant will support Witch Hunt, a group exhibition showcasing the work of 15 international contemporary artists committed to examining social and political constructs through the lens of feminism.

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LACE both champions and challenges the art of our time by nurturing artists who innovate, explore, and risk. By moving within and beyond their four walls, LACE seeks to provide opportunities for diverse populations to engage deeply with contemporary art. Uniquely positioned among commercial galleries and major cultural institutions in the heart of Hollywood, LACE has supported not only several generations of young artists, but also emerging art forms such as performance art, video art, digital art and installations.

LACE: This grant supports the exhibition Parable 003. This group exhibition draws on the history of Black communities and settlements as tools of resistance.

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Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing the uniquely diverse population of Los Angeles. Today, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes 142,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 year of artistic expression across the globe. Through its collections and temporary exhibitions, LACMA also highlights and supports living artists who represent the diversity of Southern California.

LACMA: This grant will support Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You. It will be a large-scale, comprehensive solo exhibition. In addition, street banners, and images on buses and Metro fare cards will provide Angelenos with the opportunity to ponder issues such as gender, consumerism and equality.

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LAXART is a leading independent non-profit contemporary art space in Los Angeles, committed to the production of ambitious and experimental exhibitions, public art projects, and publications with both emerging and mid-career artists working locally, nationally and globally.

A grant was provided for a site-specific mural. A grant was provided for a site-specific mural by Kameelah Jana Rasheed, a visual artist engaging primarily with text. The mural is anticipated to be on view for approximately six months.

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The Long Beach Museum of Art is one of the region’s most dynamic and enduring cultural resources. It provides quality arts education for thousands of local school children, and offers diverse and compelling exhibitions of art both in its permanent collections and in temporary exhibitions.

Funding will support Alex Gardner’s first solo museum exhibition on the West Coast, featuring seventeen acrylic paintings by the Long Beach based artist.

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Unique in its role as a constellation of historical architectural sites and contemporary exhibition spaces, the MAK Center develops local, national and international projects in art, architecture, and the intersections and tangents. The MAK Center serves as a cultural laboratory, encouraging the development of ideas in art and architecture by engaging the Center’s locations, spaces, and histories. MAK Center frequently collaborates with guest curators, artists and architects.

This grant supports the exhibition Kristin Posehn: Inverted Dome on view at the Mackey Garage Top in Mid-City LA. Through new-large scale sculpture, drawing and text, the artist decomposes, reformulates and reimagines the US Capitol Dome.

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MOCA was founded by a group of visionary artists, philanthropists and civic and business leaders in 1979 with the mission of building a permanent forum for contemporary art in Los Angeles. For over 40 years, MOCA has been committed to the collection, presentation and interpretation of its world-class permanent collection, as well as showcasing works in its “temporary” Geffen Contemporary space.

MOCA: This grant supporting the exhibition of the work of Tala Madani will be at The Geffen Contemporary, the first North American survey of 15 years of the artist’s work. The exhibition will feature 50 paintings, a selection of major animations, a selection of the artist’s notebooks, and newly conceived works made specifically for MOCA.

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Founded in 1996, the mission of MOLAA is to expand knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art through its collection, groundbreaking exhibitions, stimulating educational programs, and engaging cultural events.

This grant supports the exhibition Judith F. Baca: Memorias de Nuestra Tierra, the first retrospective of the work of internationally renowned contemporary artist, Chicana muralist, public intellectual and community activist Judith Baca.

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PCC’s Visual Arts and Media Studies Division is one Southern California’s leading arts education institutions. The mission of the Galleries at PCC is to present high-caliber exhibitions of Southern California’s contemporary visual artists and to provide an educational resource and opportunity for PCC students and the surrounding community to view and discuss challenging works, interact with artists and other art professionals, and have the art exhibited to professional standards. Since 1987, PCC’s Artist-in-Residence Program has brought diverse, exciting and engaging professional artists and their work to the community.

Funding will support PCC’s Student Scholarship Program for fine arts students and will also support Artist-in-Residence, Elliott Hundley and an exhibition of work by Digital Artist-in-Residence Natalie Bookchin.

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The Pitzer College Art Galleries provide visually arresting and memorable exhibitions for diverse community audiences, students and artists that promote the value and understanding of contemporary art within a local, national and global context. Through curatorial creativity and innovative programming, the Art Galleries seek to provide context, support, and a critical framework for artists and curators working today and, in doing so, inspire meaningful dialogue that fascinates, excites, and invigorates.

Grant support will go toward the exhibition Sadie Barnette: New Work, and two critical events accompanying the exhibition examining racial injustice, State surveillance, and the history of Black Power movements. Pitzer College Art Galleries will present this in conjunction with a joint show of Barnette’s work at Benton Museum of Art, Pomona College.

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Established in 2002, Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism promotes intelligent critical dialogue about contemporary art in Los Angeles and beyond through its biannual print and online art journal, X-TRA, year-round public events, and digital programming, all of which address the political, social and formal concerns of contemporary art. X-TRA is the longest-running critical art journal in Los Angeles, giving voice since 1997 to the impact and vision of Angeleno artists, as well as the growing impact of Los Angeles as a global center of contemporary art.

This grant will support the Artist’s Projects and Commentaries in X-TRA and related public programming. Each biannual issue of X-TRA will feature an Artist’s Project commissioned specifically for that publication. Four artists will present new, unique projects specifically designed for X-TRA.

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Self-Help Graphics & Art is the leading non-profit visual arts center servicing the predominately Latinx community of Los Angeles. Their mission is to develop and nurture artists of color in the medium of printmaking.

This grant will support the production, exhibition and public programming for Phung Huynh’s Khmerican: Printing on Pink Donut Boxes and Tracing the Stories of Cambodian and Vietnamese Refugees.

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The mission of USC PAM is to create inspiring encounters with the art, history and culture of Asia and the Pacific that promotes intercultural understanding and elevates humanity through its collections, exhibitions and educational programming. Its permanent collection of over 15,000 objects span more that 5,000 years, and its most recent exhibitions have traveled nationally and internationally.

This grant will support the exhibition Divine Immersion: The Experiential Art of Nick Dong. Nick Dong intricately integrates science and art to produce a new configuration of his immersive “Heaven” installation, in addition to new works unique to USC PAM.

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The Vincent Price Art Museum’s mission is to serve as a unique cultural and educational resource for the diverse audience of East Los Angeles College and its regional community through exhibition, interpretation, collection and preservation of works in all media.

This grant will support the exhibition Sonidx: Audio Culture in Latinx Art. This project, which includes a publication and public programs, presents the sound-based work of 40 Latinx artists, from early avant-garde to new interdisciplinary practitioners.

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Located in Pomona, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the country dedicated solely to ceramic art and the only one of its kind on the West Coast.

Grants funding will be used for exhibition support, educational programs and an accompanying illustrated catalogue for Making in Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics. This exhibition examines the works of first- and second-generation Chinese American ceramic artists from across the United States and provides a basis for dialogue and intercultural exchange during an era fraught with international tensions. The exhibition will run from March 14 to August 23, 2020.

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Located in San Pedro, Angels Gate Cultural Center is a lead partner in the state-designated San Pedro Arts and Cultural District, uniting art, community and culture through its contemporary art exhibitions, community arts education, and cultural events.

This grant will help support the print exhibition Mexicanismo/Chicanismo, curated by Kristina Newhouse, curator of contemporary art at Cal State Long Beach’s University Art Museum. The exhibition will explore the rise of and subsequent pushback against Mexicanismo in Mexico, as contrasted with Chicanismo in the United States and what that term means today, nearly 50 years after it was coined. The exhibition will be on view from September to December 2020.

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The Armory Center for the Arts is a community arts center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the visual arts to students of all ages. In addition to providing an outlet for contemporary art exhibitions and performances, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to schools and in the community.

This funding will support the solo exhibition Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe, a 30-year survey of sculpture and installations, showcasing female forms in various stages of transformation that activate histories and legacies of survival. The exhibition will run from September 14 to December 20, 2020.

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Established in 1930, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter’s visionary approach to education is based on the College’s conservatory-like approach to teaching and learning; a desire for rich, intercultural and transdisciplinary dialogue; and a mandate to provide students innovative learning and making spaces.

Part of the grant will be used for scholarships to dedicated Fine Art students who otherwise would be unable to pursue their educational aims and career goals in the arts. The remainder of the funds will be used as exhibition support for two shows in the college’s exhibition spaces: Upgrade Available, a solo exhibition of Julia Christensen’s works which examine “upgrade culture” — the perceived, relentless need to upgrade technology to remain relevant, and Sky, an exhibition which will ponder art and science objects and artifacts that represent provincial human perspectives on Earth’s sky, and contrast that frame of reference to the boundless sky exposed today by astronomy and astrophysics. Upgrade Available will run from April to August 2020, and Sky will be on view from March 2020 into Summer 2020.

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Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock’s mission is to be innovative in providing multidisciplinary, arts-inclusive programming to the diverse communities of northeast Los Angeles . . . and beyond.

This grant will support the exhibition World on Fire, a group show featuring new original site-specific pieces by master printmakers from the LA Printmaking Society. In the tradition of printmakers responding to the current socio-political conditions, the exhibition will feature each artist’s response to fire and the destruction of our habitat. The show will be on view during April 2020, coinciding with Earth Day.

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Clockshop is a multi-faceted arts organization that works at the intersection of cultural production, politics, and urban space. Clockshop’s projects bring people together to explore the strange particularities of Los Angeles and situate the city in its global context. The organization curates conversations and screenings, and commissions new works from contemporary visual and performing artists.

The funding will be used in support of Four adult fruit trees, a new public sculpture project by Los Angeles-based visual artist Carmen Argote at the Bowtie. This exhibition will include four yet-to-be-titled sculptures, two of which will be more permanent installations made of durable materials, and two of which will be performative and ephemeral pieces which will be left to decompose at the Bowtie. The exhibition will run from March to May 2020.

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Coaxial is a multi-disciplinary media arts organization devoted to the creation of new video art. Coaxial provides artists a studio to use pro-video equipment to realize pieces that otherwise would be out of reach, including use of analog video synthesizers, green screen, and a public exhibition space for live events. Coaxial is LA’s only arts organization devoted exclusively to video art.

Coaxial will use the funding to support a series of four monthly artists’ residencies, which feature multidisciplinary artists who will create new site-specific video installations and performances. Coaxial’s brick-and-mortar venue hosts the residencies of the four artists and all related events including exhibiting the videos. The project will run from March 2020 through March 2021.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills provides education, scholarship and service that are by design accessible and transformative. The university is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. It welcomes students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow. The University Art Gallery is committed to providing work which involves the local community and engages the regional contemporary art dialogue.

This grant will support the exhibition and scholarly publication for Lauren Halsey: The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project, an exhibition of new work by artist Lauren Halsey. Halsey will use her signature Afro-funk style to create an immersive installation, which is a further component of her monumental Hieroglyph project, in planning for four years to date. In this exhibition, Halsey will create an installation using her iconography to expand upon her relationship to the local community and the university’s social justice history, and will create components of the monuments for the Hieroglyph project in public spaces on campus. The exhibition will be on view from April to December 2020.

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California State University, Long Beach is located in one of the most diverse regions of the country, with 82% of its student body identifying as non-white, and ranks second in the nation for degrees awarded to minority students. The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum at CSU Long Beach creates exhibitions and programs that provide space for critical interpretation of contemporary modern art and culture to students and the greater community.

This grant will support Neha Choksi’s sequentially expanding, multi-channel film installation, Faith in Friction, which debuted in 2017 at the Manchester Art Gallery in England. At CSULB, it will grow to include new experimental animation and sculptural forms. Faith in Friction stems from Choksi’s conviction that to be oneself, one always needs others. She believes that interdependency is worthwhile, even as it depends on interpersonal friction. Installed across space, Choksi’s projections will provide an embodied experience for visitors who will be enveloped in their light, movement and sound, and yet unable to comprehend them all at once. This installation will be on view from January to March 2021.

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Descanso Gardens is a unique Southern California landscape distinguished by its specialized botanic collections, historical significance and rare natural beauty. In September 2011, Descanso opened the Sturt Haaga Gallery, an exhibition space housed in an environmentally sensitive reimagining of a historic building. The Haaga Gallery presents contemporary art exhibitions exploring themes of nature, science, and humankind’s place in creation.

Funding will support Castle Garden, an exhibition of contemporary artwork, videos and historic materials that explore how, over the centuries, plants and gardens have played a vital role in communicating our identity and culture. More specifically, the exhibition will examine issues surrounding Southern California landscaping, including origin stories of pervasive non-native plants, socio-political conditions surrounding gardening traditions, how drought and climate change route us back to native gardens, and how changes in climate will dictate our future landscapes. This exhibition will run from May 18 to September 6, 2020.

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The Hammer Museum champions the art and ideas that challenge us to see the world in a new light, experience the unexpected, ignite our imaginations, and inspire change. Originally built to showcase a private collection of historical paintings, the Hammer has grown to become a major institution dedicated to contemporary art and culture. The Hammer has a renowned exhibition program featuring young, new and under-represented artists, as well as dynamic public programming.

This grant will support of Made in L.A. 2020, the 5th iteration of the museum’s pioneering biennial devoted to the art and artists of Los Angeles. For the first time, the biennial will be presented in collaboration with The Huntington Library, Art Museum & Botanical Gardens in San Marino, bridging the west and east sides of LA. Thirty-five artists will be included in the biennial, addressing topics such as preconceived notions about the entertainment industry, performance art, breaking down the fourth wall through audience engagement, and entrepreneurship in art. This exhibition will be on view from July 17 2020 to January 2021.

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ICA LA is an epicenter of artistic experimentation and an incubator of new ideas. ICA LA builds upon a distinguished history of bold curatorial vision and innovative programming of its predecessor organization, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, to illuminate the important untold stories and emerging voices in contemporary art and culture. Through exhibitions, educational programs, and community partnerships, ICA LA fosters critique of the familiar and empathy with the different.

This grant will support Harold Mendez, the first LA exhibition of this artist, a first-generation American of Mexican-Columbian descent. Working between sculpture and photography, Mendez explores the tension between fiction and truth, with an interest in how constructions of history shape our sense of reality and self. This exhibition focuses on the artist’s work over the past decade, but will also include new commissions made specifically for this exhibition. This exhibition will run from July 12 to October 11, 2020.

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The Industry is an independent, artist-driven company creating experimental productions that expand the definition of opera. The Industry’s interdisciplinary collaborations with musical and dance organizations and LA arts institutions result in productions which explore the intersection of visual artistry and musical ingenuity and have established it as an innovative force in American art and opera.

This grant supports the world premiere opera Sweet Land, at the LA State Historic Park in Chinatown, which will explore the myths of American identity by re-imagining narratives surrounding our founding and westward expansion to make visible the violence and erasure of history. Sweet Land audience groups will be moved along two tunnel paths to experience different perspectives of a journey through sixteen scenes created by multi-disciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger. The opera is on view from March 1 to 22, 2020.

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The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is one of the nation’s premier culturally specific institutions. Through the building of a comprehensive collection of cultural material and development of multi-faceted exhibitions, educational activities, public programs and publications, JANM preserves and shares for current and future generations the rich and diverse stories of Japanese Americans for national and international audiences alike.

This grant will support the exhibition Stanley Hayami Diary: A Virtual Exploration of Camp through the Eyes of a Teenage Boy, an immersive installation which documents the journey of a young Japanese-American boy from his home in the San Gabriel Valley, to life in the WWII Heart Mountain concentration camp, to his service and eventual death in the U.S. military, through his letters, journal entries, and personal artwork. Using the latest technology, this contemporary exhibition will utilize virtual and augmented reality. This exhibition will be on view from April 25 to September 20, 2020.

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LACE both champions and challenges the art of our time by fostering artists who innovate, explore, and risk. By moving within and beyond their four walls, LACE seeks to provide opportunities for diverse publics to engage deeply with contemporary art. Uniquely positioned among commercial galleries and major art establishments in the heart of Hollywood, LACE has nurtured not only several generations of young artists, but also emerging art forms such as performance art, video art, digital art, and installations.

This grant will support the exhibition Ser todo es ser parte / To Be Whole Is To Be Part, which brings together a group of artists working fluidly within historical and contemporary traditions of drawing, illustration, graphic arts (including printmaking), street art, and muralism. These artists are connected by a seemingly-shared aesthetic language, manifested in their depictions of hybrid beings that are part human, part zoomorphic pre-Columbian deities, walking on Earth in the here and now. The exhibition will run from June 17 to August 16, 2020.

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Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing the uniquely diverse population of Los Angeles. Today, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes 142,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Through its collection and temporary exhibitions, LACMA highlights and supports living artists who represent the diversity of the Los Angeles area.

This grant will support the exhibition Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It, a solo exhibition by LA-based interdisciplinary contemporary artist Cauleen Smith which will showcase an interactive installation of Smith’s work that explores ideas about race, feminism, and radical social communities. Give It or Leave It conjures a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. The exhibition will be on view from November 2020 to October 2021.

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Freewaves creates public media art events that bring diverse audiences and independent media artists together in dialogue on current issues. Media arts include the work of artists who use communication technology — video, film, the web, and mobile devices.

This grant will support the third iteration of Dis…Miss, a multi-year, artistic exploration of non-binary gender images and issues as contrasted and compared with feminism, including research, editing, and five public events. In this phase of Dis…Miss, Freewaves will conduct further research and continue its engagement with participating artists and writers, in preparation for Dis…Miss, the book. This project will take place from March 2020 to March 2021.

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Unique in its role as a constellation of historical architectural sites and contemporary exhibition spaces, the MAK Center develops local, national and international projects in art, architecture, and their intersections and tangents. The MAK Center acts as a cultural laboratory, encouraging the development of ideas in art and architecture by engaging the center’s places, spaces and histories. It collaborates frequently with guest curators, artists and architects in its exhibitions and programming.

This grant supports DEMO, an exhibition that reflects on the fate of our architectural landscape and the history it embodies, in the face of economic and ecological forces and the uncompromising effect of the passage of time. Four artists will present the records and results of four different ruinations that will be situated one each in the studios of the MAK Center’s headquarters in the landmark Schindler House in West Hollywood, suggesting that wrecking balls are not final acts. This exhibition will run from March 14 to June 14, 2020.

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M&A is a Los Angeles based cultural organization dedicated to presenting new ideas in architecture and art through built experiments and critical programs. M&A commissions new works that give space to exceptional experiments across multiple disciplines, while challenging the relationship between art, architecture, and public encounters.

This grant will support Veil Craft, an exhibition examining the cultural resonance of industrial “ready-mades” which screen constructions sites throughout Los Angeles. For every historic building that comes down, a new temporary architecture goes up: shimmering veils of green, white, orange and black construction textiles wrap themselves around an unknown future. This installation will transform an underutilized urban courtyard at the Craft Contemporary into a temporary pocket park. This exhibition will take place during January 2021.

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The OxyArts Office is a hub for the arts at Occidental College, supporting its exhibitions and public programming. OxyArts engages the campus and the surrounding Los Angeles arts communities with a contemporary art dialogue via its Weingart Gallery, campus-wide art projects, and work developed by artists-in-residence.

This grant will support artist Mary Fagot’s immersive exhibition, FLOW, an interconnected series of sensory visual art installations that will facilitate STEAM learning through visual exploration. This exhibition will take place during Summer 2021.

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PCC’s Visual Arts and Media Studies Division is one of the pre-eminent arts education providers in Southern California. The mission of the Galleries at PCC is to present high-caliber exhibitions of contemporary Southern California visual artists and to provide an educational resource and opportunity for PCC students and those in the surrounding community to view and discuss challenging works, interact with artists and other art professionals, and have their art exhibited to professional standards. Since 1987, PCC’s Artist-in-Residence Program has brought diverse, exciting, and engaging professional artists and their work to the campus community.

Funding will support PCC’s Student Scholarship Program for fine arts students; the Artist-in-Residence exhibition Jacci Den Hartog: Blood and Bones, featuring sculptural works in metals, resins and fiberglass that evoke waterfalls, conch shells and other fragile organic forms; and a concurrent two-person companion exhibition of Yo am; I Soy: Abel Alejandre and Eloy Torrez, which will expand upon Den Hartog’s intriguing inquiry into the sense of self through Alejandre’s drawings and woodblock prints and Torrez’s mural-scale works that deconstruct and examine the forces that shape our perspective and behavior. These exhibitions will be on view from February 18 to April 10, 2020.

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The Pitzer College Art Galleries provide visually arresting and memorable exhibitions for diverse community audiences, students and artists that promote the value and understanding of contemporary art within a local, national and international context. Through curatorial creativity and innovative programming, the Art Galleries seek to provide context, support, and a critical framework for artists and curators working today and, by doing so, inspire meaningful dialogue that fascinates, excites, and invigorates.

Grant support will go toward the catalogue for the solo exhibition entitled Candice Lin: Etruscan Sarcophagus, which will take the form of a traditional vintage-style natural history museum guide. Lin will make a life-size ceramic sculpture of herself reclining with a future cat, referencing Etruscan funeral sculptures from the 9th through the 2nd Centuries BCE which often featured a man and woman reclining together. Lin also will create a series of illuminated glass aquarium vitrines housing colonies of flesh-eating beetles, which will consume sculptures resembling skeletal fragments made from combining commercial meat paste with the artist’s own dried skin and fingernail clippings. This exhibition will be on view during the Summer of 2020.

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The Pomona College Museum of Art (which will be known as the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College beginning in August 2020) is the primary visual art facility of Pomona College. It serves as museum and gallery, overseeing the college’s permanent art collections and mounting a variety of temporary contemporary exhibitions during the academic year. The Museum of Art originates lively and innovative art experiences that foster creative and critical thinking. The Museum’s annual Project Series, inaugurated in 1999, is designed to showcase experimental or difficult-to-show works.

This grant will support a catalogue and artist fee for Project Series: Alia Ali. Artist Alia Ali will develop a site-specific installation for several spaces in the new Benton Museum of Art galleries, including photographs and multi-media work which explore cultural binaries and challenge culturally-sanctioned oppression. This exhibition will run from September 1 to December 19, 2020.

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Founded in 1983, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College has a rich tradition of presenting outstanding exhibitions that enhance teaching in the arts and humanities for students at the Claremont Colleges as well as the surrounding community. Since 1996, the Williamson Gallery has invited guest curators to coordinate its annual ceramics exhibition.

This grant will help fund the color-illustrated catalogue for the 77th Scripps Ceramic Annual, entitled On Fire: Trailblazing Women, curated by Ashwini Bhat, a leading clay ceramic sculptor. The 77th Ceramic Annual will showcase 10 emerging and established ceramic artists from across the country who will exhibit three to four ceramic works each. This exhibition will be on view from January 23 to April 3, 2021.

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Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the predominantly Latino community of Los Angeles. SHG’s mission is to develop and nurture Latino artists in printmaking.

This grant will support the production and presentation of the Veteranos and Maestrxs Ateliers, serigraphs which will be published by Self-Help’s Professional Printmaking Studio. These portfolios will document the experiences, voices and cultural memories of our community of veterans, as well as five to seven women and women-identified artists. This project will take place during the Summer of 2020.

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The mission of Side Street Projects is to give artists of all ages the ability and means to support their creative endeavors. This is achieved through educational programs and artist projects that nurture relationships between artists and communities to promote creativity, well-being, and the potential for collective growth. Side Street presents community-based contemporary Artist Projects with emerging and established socially-engaged artists, which are integrated into free community programming offered weekly. Side Street also offers support services for artists through its Skill Shares Workshops; teaches tool-based design and through its Mobile Youth Education Program, and provides other school-based and community programming.

This grant will support Seeding Space for Speculation, an exploration of collective futurism engaging the future permanent location of Side Street Projects, envisioned to be an “art park” hub for community-based contemporary art projects and social engagement. Two artists interested in community planning will be selected through an open call process, resulting in an exhibition. The project will take place during the Summer of 2020.

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Founded in 1891, the University of La Verne is a nationally recognized private university offering its students distinctive educational programs. The Harris Art Gallery, Tall Wall Space, campus sculpture garden and university permanent collections comprise the University of La Verne Art Exhibition and Outreach Programs. It is the aim of the gallery programs at the University of La Verne to advance artistic and cultural awareness through exhibitions, artists’ lectures, workshops, and symposia in synergy with the art and art history programs in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

This grant will support a group exhibition entitled About Place, featuring artists from Los Angeles and around the world who approach their work from a quintessentially sculptural position, and examine ideas related to a broad range of topics including geography, architecture, environment, migration and home. This exhibition will run from April 17 to May 20, 2020.

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The mission of USC PAM is to create inspiring encounters with the art, history and culture of Pacific Asia that promotes intercultural understanding in the service of elevating humanity through its Pacific Asian collections, exhibitions, and educational programming. Its permanent collection of over 15,000 objects span more than 5,000 years, and its most recent exhibitions have traveled nationally and internationally.

This grant will support the exhibition We Are Here: Art & Asian Voices in LA, which will challenge viewers to rethink the boundaries of “Asian art” and introduce them to the rising generation of Asian voices who bring plural perspectives to the experience of living and belonging in LA. Seven female, Asian-American artists living in LA will challenge viewers to consider the stark differences between the identities that choose us and the identities we choose for ourselves. The exhibition will be on view from March 13 to June 7, 2020.

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The mission of the Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) is to cultivate Los Angeles’ feminist creative communities and practices. WCCW is the only LA organization and one of the few remaining in the United States to explicitly support the work of women artists. WCCW presents programming that delivers female, trans, non-binary, and femme-identified people with tools and skills, critical spaces for dialogue, research and creation, outlets for exposure and expression, all inside a designated safe and openly shared space.

This grant will support the artist-in-residence program for three women artists, including Andra Nadir-Shah (aka PHILTH HAUS). The artist-in-residence programs will take place from March 2020 to March 2021.

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Established in 2002, Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism promotes intelligent critical dialogue about contemporary art in Los Angeles and beyond though its quarterly print and online art journal, X-TRA, year-round public events, and digital programming, all of which address the political, social, and formal concerns of contemporary art. X-TRA is the longest-running critical art journal in Los Angeles, giving voice since 1997 to the impact and vision of artists in Los Angeles as well as the growing impact of Los Angeles as an international center of contemporary art.

This grant will support the Artist’s Projects and Commentaries in X-TRA, and related public programming. Each quarterly issue of X-TRA will feature an Artist’s Project commissioned specifically for publication. Four artists will present new, unique projects specifically designed for the pages of X-TRA. This project will take place from March 2020 to March 2021.

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Located in Pomona, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the country dedicated solely to ceramic art and the only one of its kind on the West Coast. The Museum champions the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics through exhibitions, collections, outreach, and studio programming.

Grants funding will be used to support the exhibition Silver Splendor: The Works of Anna Silver, examining over fifty years of studio work and tracking the creative evolution of Silver from her origins to her current role as a beacon of painterly aesthetics in the field of modern and contemporary art.  AMOCA’s exhibition is slated to run from April 9 through August 25, 2019.

 

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The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden was created as a living classroom in 1947.  The Arboretum continues to highlight the wonders of the botanic and natural world to cultivate learning, enjoyment and inspiration.  A focus on art as a medium to explore the natural world has recently been added to programing and installations.

PAA funds will be used to support in part, Digital Nature 2019, a night installation created by fifteen contemporary artists to who will exhibit new and existing video, and interactive digital work in the Arboretum landscape.  The installations will be open for five nights, February 27 through March 3, 2019.

 

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The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena is a highly regarded, community-based contemporary arts center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the visual arts. Deeply committed to public access, education, and outreach programs, the Armory designs its exhibition and education programs to work together to offer innovative experiences for all visitors.

The grant will help support newly commissioned and existing sculpture for the solo exhibition, Tanya Aguiñiga:  New Work.  Tanya Aguiñiga is a textile artist, weaver, and designer who recently has added weaving traditions, ceramics and hand blown glass to her art expression.  The exhibition will be on view in the Caldwell Gallery from February 9 through May 24, 2020.

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Established in 1930, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education.  ArtCenter’s visionary approach to education is based on the college’s conservatory-like approach to teaching and learning; a desire for rich, intercultural and transdisciplinary dialogue; and a mandate to provide students innovative learning and making spaces.

The two part grant will be used (1) for scholarship funding to highly qualified undergraduate Fine Art Students who would otherwise be unable to pursue education and career goals in the arts, and (2) to partially support two exhibitions in the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery:  Garb, exploring the different approaches in which clothing, attire and costumes intersect with visual arts from March through June 2019; and Tomes, artist’s books that will be featured from August through December 2019.

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The CSUDH campus in South Los Angeles was established in 1960 with a mission to provide education, scholarship and service that are accessible and transformative.  The goal of the Department of Art and Design is to provide students with a rich and rigorous arts education through programs in Studio Art, Design and Art History.  The University Art Gallery is a laboratory for contemporary art and design practices from many cultures.

CSUDH PRAXIS will feature an exhibition of artwork in the University Art Gallery and at other sites by Alan Nakagawa:  Unfinished Proof Ninomiya.  The PAA will support the archival and new work inspired by the Little Tokyo Ninomiya Photography Studio that existed in Japan Town, Los Angeles, from 1949-1970.  The exhibition will be open from May 8 through September 18, 2019.

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Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock’s mission is to be innovative in providing multidisciplinary, arts-inclusive programming to the diverse communities of northeast Los Angeles and beyond.

Grant funding will support the Center’s project Kin, a group show curated and featuring artist Ming Ong, plus new work in multiple mediums by local artists Ranee Henderson, Frieda Gossett and Eunice San Miguel, exploring family function, place, identity and home. The project will take place in the spring of 2019.

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Clockshop is a multifaceted arts organization that works to expand the dialogue around cultural production, politics, and urban space by commissioning new projects by contemporary visual artists and writers and partnering with diverse cultural institutions.  They bring their mission to a partnership with California State Parks on the Bowtie Project, an underused public space along the Los Angeles River.

In the September of 2019, Jesse Harrod will install Flagging 1,2,3, a series of sculputured sails using traditional knot making techniques.  The sculptures will be placed on tall metal poles and an existing structure in the Bowtie space.  This project will be presented within the context of a new sculpture exchange program with Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, New York.

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The Craft & Folk Art Museum is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to the support of contemporary craft and folk artists and gives audience to diverse makers and artists whose work is often not represented in larger art institutions.

The intersection of contemporary art, craft and design has led to a new name in 2019, Contemporary Craft.

Raw: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism is a thematic exhibition featuring ten international contemporary artists working with commodities (sugar, metal, cotton, etc.) a material to demonstrate how deeply economic inequality, racism and environmental degradation are embedded in the materials of everyday life.  The exhibition is open from September 29, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

 

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Craft in America is a Los Angeles nonprofit founded in 2004 with a mission to promote and advance original craft through educational programs through all media-accessible to all via a PBS documentary series on air since 2007, an archival website and the in-person Craft in America Center.

PAA’s grant will support the exhibition at the Center, Consume:  Craft at the Modern Table.  Consume will focus on handmade objects made by over 30 local artists for Southern California restaurants, bars, coffee shops and homes, and it will feature all forms of items associated with food consumption, including: serving boards, dishware, glasses, lighting, furnishings, and tablecloths.  The display will be open from September 28, 2019 through January 5, 2020

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The Fowler Museum explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas—past and present. The Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through dynamic exhibitions, publications, and public programs, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented.

The Fowler will host the traveling exhibition Rina Banerjee; Make Me a Summary of the World featuring large-scale installations, sculptures and paintings showcasing her contemporary practice of almost twenty years.  The exhibition is open from December 8, 2019 to May 31, 2020.

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Located in Pasadena, Fulcrum Arts empowers artists to invent, inspire, and provoke and provides resources and opportunities for artists, collectives and independent arts organizations to advance their visions and contribute to a vibrant, challenging, and inclusive creative community.

Fulcrum Arts produces the bi-annual AxS Festival, a two-week citywide celebration of art and science featuring exhibitions, performances, educational activities and a Conversation Series which honors and reflects on the allied importance of both the arts and the sciences to the dynamic tenor of our time.  The AxS Symposium in 2019, Free Radicals:  Evolving Perspectives on the Convergence of Art & Science will be held September 28 and 29, 2019.

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The Huntington, located in San Marino, is a multi-disciplinary, collections-based research and education center.  The mission is to encourage research and promote education in the arts, humanities and botanical sciences.

The H/five initiative is aimed at drawing a younger, more diverse audience to the institution by focusing on contemporary artists engaging with The Huntington’s historic collections in thought-provoking ways.  In the fourth of the five-year programs, also the Centennial Celebration-1919-2019, Clockshop will curate the H/five presentations based on Thomas More’s satirical work Utopia as a point of departure from November 2019 through February 2020.

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Freewaves creates public media art events that bring diverse audiences and independent media artists together in dialogue on current issues. Media arts include the work of artists who use communication technology – video, film, the web, and mobile devices.

DIS…MISS is a public visual art experience, with digital media and performance art components. LA artists engaging in dialogues online and in various public settings around evolving perceptions and attitudes about non-binary gender images and issues as contrasted and compared with feminism.   The multi-year culminating event will contain interactive graphics dynamically synthesizing over 1000 audience answers from artist’s postcards, documentation, readings about each image, and new performances.  The event will be held at LA State Historic Park on September 28, 2019.

 

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LAXART is a leading independent non-profit contemporary art space in Los Angeles, committed to the production of ambitious and experimental exhibitions, public art projects, and publications with both emerging and mid-career artists working locally, nationally, and internationally.

A grant from the PAA will help to support the exhibition and collaboration with Supergraphics designer and artist Barbara Stauffacher Solomon for a solo show of forty years of paintings and drawings and a site specific installation in the LAXART interior space.  The summer offering is scheduled on view June through August 2019.

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The Long Beach Museum of Art is one of the area’s most dynamic and enduring cultural resources.  It provides quality arts education for thousands of local school children, and offers diverse and compelling exhibitions of art both in its permanent collections and in temporary exhibitions.

LBMA presents the installation Stickwork a large-scale sculpture built on site by Patrick Doughterty.  Structures will consist of a series of 15-18 feet conical, abstract forms comprised of freshly cut willow saplings from a private ranch in Lone Pine, CA.  The Artist’s assistants, Museum staff, and community volunteers will build the structures.  Stickwork will be on view in the LMBA public space March 2019 through March 2020.

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LACE both champions and challenges the art of our time by fostering artists who innovate, explore, and risk. By moving within and beyond its four walls, LACE seeks to provide opportunities for diverse audiences to engage deeply with contemporary art. Uniquely positioned among commercial galleries and major art establishments at the heart of Hollywood, LACE has nurtured not only several generations of young artists, but also emerging art forms such as performance art, video art, digital art, and installations.

LACE presents the exploration of historical artistic innovations in social justice – combining methods from art and environmental science exhibition and public programs through the experience of Nonhuman Horizons:  Elaine Gan.  The exhibition is open June 26 through August 18, 2019.

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LACMA is the largest encyclopedic museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes more than 139,000 objects from ancient times to the present and from all corners of the globe.  LACMA’s mission is to serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art from a broad range of cultures and historical periods.

A solo exhibition of Los Angeles artist Betye Saar:  Call and Response- will be a retrospective presentation of her private sketch books relating to the works she has completed in a variety of media, including sculptural tableaux, assemblages, collages and prints from the early 1970’s to the present.  The Resnick Pavilion will be the exhibition site from September 22, 2019 until April 5, 2020.

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The MAK Center, established in 1994, inhabits the modernist landmark R.M. Schindler House and the Mackey Apartments & Garage in mid-Wilshire. Unique in its role as a constellation of historical architectural sites and contemporary exhibition spaces, the MAK Center acts as a cultural laboratory, encouraging the development of risk-taking ideas in art and architecture.

Soft Schindler is an exhibition at the R.M. Schindler’s Kings Road house that reevaluates the assumption of binary thinking embedded in the history of the house, art and architectural discourses, and within contemporary culture.  Participants include over a dozen artists and architects.  The show will open October 18, 2019 and remain on view through January 27, 2020.

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MOCA was founded by a group of visionary artists, philanthropists and civic and business leaders in 1979 with the mission of building a permanent forum for contemporary art in Los Angeles.  For 40 years, MOCA has been committed to the collection, presentation and interpretation of its world-class permanent collection.

MOCA at 40:  Open House, Elliott Hundley will feature the Los Angeles based artist selecting works from MOCA’s permanent collection for inspiration.  Hundley’s body of work oscillates across mediums from painting and sculpture to collage and photography.  The Grand Avenue Museum will display the exhibition from April 14 through September 2019.

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PCC’s Visual Arts & Media Studies Division is one of the preeminent arts education providers in Southern California. The mission of the Galleries at PCC is to present high caliber exhibitions of local contemporary visual artists and to provide an opportunity for students to view and discuss challenging works, interact with artists and arts professionals, and have their art exhibited to professional standards.

Funding will support the PAA Student Scholarships at PCC; the Spring 2019 Artist-in-Residence, Marnie Weber, will be featured in the Boone Family Art Gallery Twisted Refrain:  Marnie Weber in the spring`; the spring exhibition in Gallery V, Conbobulation:  The Art of Kyla Hansen and Alison Ragguette will feature the cobbled sculptures of Kyla Hansen with the ceramic, sculptural works of Alison Ragguette and the Guest Lecturer Series. The programs run throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.

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The Pomona College Museum of Art serves as museum and gallery, overseeing the college’s permanent art collections and mounting a variety of temporary contemporary exhibitions during the academic year. The Museum originates innovative art experiences that foster creative and critical thinking.

Los Angeles based artist Todd Gray’s project at the PCMA – Euclidean Gris Gris will activate the Museum’s largest gallery over the course of the entire academic year.  The exhibition will consist of a site-specific wall painting and a rotating selection of photographic work from Gray’s examination of the legacies of colonialism in Africa and Europe, accompanied by monthly programs and a publication.  The exhibition opens in September 2019 and runs through May 2020.

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Founded in Eagle Rock by a group of Los Angeles artists, X-TRA has been produced quarterly since 1997 by the Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism. Now found on newsstands and bookstores around the country, in addition to its on-line presence, X-TRA is a contemporary art journal that presents expansive features, historical essays, interviews, substantive reviews, and more.

The grant will support the Quarterly Publications of X-TRA Artist Projects & Commentaries in print and online, and related public programs for 2019-2020.  Sixteen artists will be chosen for the four publications by the X-TRA editorial board.

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Founded in 1983, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College presents four annual exhibitions spanning a wide range of art. Whether historical or contemporary, Western or Asian, exhibitions enrich the teaching of art and humanities at Scripps as well as the cultural community of Claremont and environs. Since 1996, the Williamson Gallery has invited guest curators to organize the annual ceramics exhibition.

The Scripps College Ceramic Annual presents new art in clay.  In January 2020, Scripps will celebrate the seventy-sixth year of the exhibitions of works by emerging and established artists in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.  Guest curator, Joanne Hayakawa, Professor of Ceramics and Product Design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, proposes an exhibition of artists whose work engages with and offers a variety of perspectives on the environment.  The PAA grant will support the color publication.  The presentation is from January 25-April 5, 2020.

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Founded in 1973 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics & Art is dedicated to the production, interpretations and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists.  The multidisciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.

The theme Utopia/Dystopia is inspired by the polarities produced by our current political climate on a local and national scale.  SHG will publish 60 sets of the Utopia/Dystopia portfolio.  Each portfolio will have 52 prints, designed and printed by 26 artists.  Each artist will create two playing cards for the set-one Utopia and the other Dystopia.  The presentation will be held at SHG in the winter of 2019.

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Side Street Projects is an entirely mobile artist-run organization that gives artists of all ages the ability and means to support their creative endeavors.  Working with artists it teaches them how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves with education and other programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving in a contemporary art context.

Side Street Projects will work with artist Alan Nakagawa to create a visual site-specific response to the historic and cultural significance of the past, present, and future of the Pasadena Buddhist Temple teahouse.  Place:  The Invisible Teahouse will be developed through research and a series of workshops that include performative engagements such as an Asian Futurism tea ceremony.  March through October 2019 are the dates of the installation and performances.

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The Vincent Price Art Museum’s mission is to serve as a unique cultural and educational resource for the diverse audiences of East Los Angeles College and its regional community through exhibition, interpretation, collection and preservation of works in all media of the visual arts.

In September 2019, VPAM will present the first career survey of Los Angeles photographer George Rodriguez, entitled  George Rodriguez: Double Vision.  Since the 1950’s Rodriguez has quietly documented multiple social worlds in California and beyond-that have never been displayed together, a rare mix of Hollywood and Chicano L.A., film premieres and farmworker strikes, album covers and street scenes, celebrity portraits and civil rights marches, The show will be up from September 2019 through February 2020.

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The Department of Art and Art History are integral to the focus and mission of the University of La Verne to provide opportunities for students to achieve excellence that promotes the appreciation of human creativity and the celebration of individuality and imagination.

Artist in residence, Phoebe Beasley, will be present on campus January through March 2019.  Her solo exhibition Unsung Requiem:  Lost Then Found featuring 25-30 works will include painting collage and 3D media, centering thematically around historic and persona narratives gathered during her long career.  The exhibition is scheduled from March 19 until May 16, 2019.

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Since opening in 2015 WCCW has cultivated Los Angeles feminist creative communities and practices.  WCCW provides physical space, educational experiences and conceptual platforms that foster growth of thriving women and femme-identified creative practice.

At the completion of their three-month stay, two artists-in-residence who fit into the PAA Grant cycle, will showcase their work in the WCCW gallery.  Adee Roberson’s work weaves sonic and familial archives, with landscape, technicolor, rhythm, form, and spirit.  Ahree Lee will present her ongoing project Techne, a multi-media installation on re-activating the innate connections between weaving and computing, and examining the relative value of their labor.  The proposed schedule of viewing the artist’s work is spring through fall of 2019.

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Located in Pomona, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the country dedicated solely to ceramic art and the only one of its kind on the West Coast. The Museum champions the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics through exhibitions, collections, outreach, and studio programming.

Grants funding will be used to support the exhibition Discovering Saar Ceramics: The Artistry and Legacy of Richard Saar, a ceramicist who worked in the decorative arts. The exhibition will also include work by a selection of contemporary artists working with a similar approach and tradition. AMOCA’s exhibition is slated to run from April 14 through September 1, 2018.

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The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena is a highly regarded, community-based contemporary arts center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the visual arts. Deeply committed to public access, education, and outreach programs, the Armory designs its exhibition and education programs to work together to offer innovative experiences for all visitors. 

The grant will help support the solo exhibition Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment. Pasadena-based Arledge was an under-recognized visual artist who was also an innovator in mid-20th century experimental cinema. As a filmmaker, Arledge created new visual experiences such as environmental light shows of abstract, hand-painted slide transparencies. She was also a prolific painter whose psychedelic abstractions feature vivid color and organic shapes. The funded exhibition will be on view from January 27, 2019 through May 19, 2019.

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Established in 1930, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education.  ArtCenter’s visionary approach to education is based on the college’s conservatory-like approach to teaching and learning; a desire for rich, intercultural and transdisciplinary dialogue; and a mandate to provide students innovative learning and making spaces.

The two-part grant will be used (1) for scholarship funding to highly qualified undergraduate Fine Art students who would otherwise be unable to pursue education and career goals in the arts, and (2) to support two exhibitions at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery: This Is Not a Selfie, which examines the two forms of photographic self-expression of the selfie and the fine art genre of photographic self-portraiture; and Moons, which will mix contemporary art and science to ponder the symbolism and textured surfaces of these floating spheres. The two exhibitions will span the period from February 23 through June 3, 2018.

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Cal State Dominguez Hills provides education, scholarship, and service that are by design accessible and transformative. It welcomes students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.

Grant funding will be used to support the creation, exhibition, and documentation of new work by emerging artist and CSUDH PRAXIS Studio Artist-in-Residence Yoshie Sakai. In the exhibition Yoshie Sakai: KOKO’s Neighborhood, Sakai creates immersive and inviting environmental installations and videos that embody the intricacies of familial gender roles, consumerism, pop culture, and related themes for many first-generation Americans in underserved communities. Documentation will be a 20-page publication featuring an essay by Meg Whitford of Artforum. The show is scheduled for January to March 2019.

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Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock’s mission is to be innovative in providing multidisciplinary, arts-inclusive programming to the diverse communities of northeast Los Angeles and beyond.

Grant funding will support the Center’s project Art Works/Art Words, which will allow audiences to experience five site-specific visual art performances over a period of five weekends, including making art in real time, by approximately ten local visual artists creating new works. The project will take place in May 2018.

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Clockshop is a multifaceted arts organization that works to expand the dialogue around cultural production, politics, and urban space by commissioning new projects by contemporary visual artists and writers and partnering with diverse cultural institutions.

Funding will be used to support Tzolk’in, a site-specific project by Los Angeles artist Beatriz Cortez. Tzolk’in (the 260-day Mayan calendar that measures time in permanent circularity) will be a freestanding sculpture envisaged as a metaphor for multiculturalism in LA County, as a site to a play, and a space in which to reflect upon industrial landscape and the passing of time. The project is anticipated to take place in June 2018.

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Coaxial is a non-profit multi-disciplinary media arts organization devoted to the creation of new video art. Coaxial provides artists a studio to use pro-video equipment to realize pieces that otherwise would be out of reach, including use of analog video synthesizers, a green screen, and a public exhibition space for live events.

Coaxial will use the funding to support four Los Angeles artists/collectives working in the media arts who will create new video-based works. By commissioning these video works, Coaxial supports the continuation of the medium while its brick-and-mortar venue hosts the residencies of the four artists/collectives and related events including exhibitions of the videos. The project is scheduled to run from March 2018 through March 2019.

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The Craft & Folk Art Museum is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to the support of contemporary craft and folk artists and gives audience to diverse makers and artists whose work is often not represented in larger art institutions.

Grant funding will go to a site-specific sculpture by Akio Hizume that will be in the front of the Museum.  The mathematically-conceived sculpture, built out of 600 bamboo stakes, does not use joints or ground support to remain stable. It will be a part of the exhibition entitled Bamboo, which will elaborate on how bamboo has been applied to the forms of sculpture and design in contemporary Japan. The exhibition will be on view from May 27 through September 9, 2018.

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The Fowler Museum explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas—past and present. The Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through dynamic exhibitions, publications, and public programs, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented.

Funding will provide exhibition support for Meleko Mokgosi: Bread, Butter, and Power, a new commission (sets of canvasses) that will fill over 100 linear feet of the Fowler’s Lucas Gallery. The overarching theme examines feminism and gender divisions in labor in southern Africa; a secondary current explores the different types of narratives in painting. The exhibition will run from February 11 to June 30, 2018.

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Fulcrum Arts is the new incarnation of Pasadena Arts Council, an art service organization that provided resources, communication services and other support to artists, cultural organizations, audiences, and visitors throughout the Pasadena area. In 2016, PAC began refining its mission to better articulate a deep commitment to directly supporting artists. Fulcrum Arts, PAC’s new name, reflects a broader geographic and programmatic scope, and promotes an identity based around innovative community arts support that is inclusive and forward-thinking.

Grant funding will go toward the production of Electric Walk by visual and sound artist Christina Kubisch. Electric Walk will map Pasadena’s public art and allow visitors to experience that art on a new sensory plane. It is a public art walk enhanced by special, sensitive wireless headphones by which acoustic qualities of aboveground and underground electromagnetic fields become amplified and audible. The project will run from November 2 to November 11, 2018.

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Over the past 25 years the Hammer Museum at UCLA has emerged as a driving force for artistic innovation in Los Angeles – taking risks and building programs that have made it one of the most vibrant and influential museums in America. The Museum presents a unique mix of major thematic exhibitions, solo retrospectives, projects by emerging artists, and a diverse calendar of free public programs throughout the year.

The grant will help support the organization and presentation of Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer’s pioneering biennial for the arts and artists of Los Angeles. This fourth iteration of Hammer’s Made in L.A. series will feature approximately 35 emerging and mid-career L.A. artists in a variety of media, from sculpture, painting, and photography to film, performance, and dance.  Taking place across the entirety of the Museum’s gallery space, Made in L.A. 2018 will run from June 3 to September 2, 2018.

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Human Resources LA is an arts organization founded in 2010 by a team of creative artists who seek to broaden engagement with contemporary and conceptual art, with an emphasis on performative and underexposed modes of expression. HRLA’s gallery is located in Los Angeles’s arts-vibrant Chinatown neighborhood.

Funding will provide support for Beyond Nature, a group exhibition in HRLA’s Chinatown space of multimedia works and public programming that explore the natural environment as a racialized and gendered site of reflection. The project investigates issues of environmental sustainability, land appropriation, and ecological destruction, and their deep-rootedness in colonial histories. The project is scheduled for September through November 2018.

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Founded in 1984 as the Santa Monica Museum of Art, ICA LA is one of the few kunsthalles – non-collecting museum – in the United States. Its mission is to support art that sparks the pleasure of discovery and challenges the way we see and experience the world, ourselves, and each other. It is committed to upending hierarchies of race, class, gender, and culture.

The grant will help support the exhibition Norm Laich: This Brush for Hire. Co-curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, this will be the first museum exhibition to explore Norm Laich’s hidden hand in producing iconic contemporary visual artworks and his singular contributions to contemporary visual art in Southern California and beyond. This Brush for Hire explores the relationship between an artist’s original work and the “hired brush” who helped create it. The exhibition will be on view from May 26 through September 9, 2018.

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The Japanese American National Museum is one of the nation’s premier culturally specific museums. Through the building of a comprehensive collection and development of multi-faceted exhibitions, educational activities, public programs, and publications, the Museum preserves and shares for current and future generations the rich and diverse stories of Japanese Americans for national and international audiences alike.

The grant-supported exhibition, hapa me: 15 Years of The Hapa Project, will feature “then and now” portraits by filmmaker and artist Kip Fulbeck, along with portraits of hundreds of new individuals. Hapa is the Hawai’ian derivative of the English word “half.” The exhibition will explore themes of multiracial identity by featuring 2001 and current (then and now) portraits of mixed race Asian/Pacific Islanders, along with their personal statements in those same years in response to the question “What are you?” The exhibition will be held from April 7 through October 28, 2018.

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LACE both champions and challenges the art of our time by fostering artists who innovate, explore, and risk. By moving within and beyond its four walls, LACE seeks to provide opportunities for diverse audiences to engage deeply with contemporary art. Uniquely positioned among commercial galleries and major art establishments at the heart of Hollywood, LACE has nurtured not only several generations of young artists, but also emerging art forms such as performance art, video art, digital art, and installations.

Funding support will be provided for Bold Visual Language: Emory Douglas, an exhibition that explores historical artistic innovations in social justice (Douglas was Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party). The exhibit features photographic and video documentation of the Black Panther Party, as well as early and new artworks by Douglas and “Zapa-panther” artworks by Los Zapatistas artists. The installation runs June 27 through August 12, 2018.

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Freewaves creates public media art events that bring diverse audiences and independent media artists together in dialogue on current issues. Media arts include the work of artists who use communication technology – video, film, the web, and mobile devices. 

The grant will support two thematically-related projects, Ain’t I a Womxn?, an evening of performances and public interactions; and Dis . . . Miss Data, an on-line “book” of LGBT and feminist artists’ reactions illuminating public responses to questions being asked over two years. The on-line book will explore gendered images and messages from artists’ perspectives and will address intersectional feminist issues, actually confronting inequalities and stereotypes, and will include original postcards alongside new art works and performance documentation. The evening performance is slated for July 28, 2018, and the on-line book will be available in fall 2018.

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LA><ART is a leading independent non-profit contemporary art space in Los Angeles, committed to the production of ambitious and experimental exhibitions, public art projects, and publications with both emerging and mid-career artists working locally, nationally, and internationally.

This grant will provide support for a solo presentation – a new video installation and 3D rendering – of Nira Pereg’s work, Melt Away Before You or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Battle! Pereg was granted special clearance by the military to witness a staged military training exercise in a fake Middle Eastern town built in Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert. Her video installation takes this site as a subject to investigate the nature of authenticity, simulation, fiction, and the theatre of war. Pereg’s installation runs from March 1 through April 7, 2018.

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The Long Beach Museum of Art is one of the area’s most dynamic and enduring cultural resources.  It provides quality arts education for thousands of local school children, and offers diverse and compelling exhibitions of art both in its permanent collections and in temporary exhibitions.

Funding will support the creation of Fragile Thoughts, a stained glass contemporary art installation by Jane Brucker.  In collaboration with master artisans at Judson Studios, Brucker will create multiple panels of stained glass reflecting her research on early 20th century healthcare advocate, Elizabeth Milbank Anderson.  The show will run from September 28, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with an opening reception on October 11, 2018.

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Materials & Applications is an open-air, outdoor exhibition space dedicated to advancing new and underused ideas in art, architecture, and design. Its mission is to provoke new work through exhibitions and public programming, in the form of open calls, temporary architectures, curated performances, and happenings.

Funding will support Privacies Infrastructure, an exhibition and installation that explores the physical, social, and embodied structures of privacy and privatization in the residential landscape of east Los Angeles (Silver Lake and Echo Park). Four artists and designers (Tanya Brodsky, the Beslers, Fiona Connor and Gwyneth Shanks) will observe, respond, and activate through publication, performance, programming, and public architecture.  The project is slated for July 20 through September 30, 2018.

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The MAK Center, established in 1994, inhabits the modernist landmark R.M. Schindler House and the Mackey Apartments & Garage in mid-Wilshire. Unique in its role as a constellation of historical architectural sites and contemporary exhibition spaces, the MAK Center acts as a cultural laboratory, encouraging the development of risk-taking ideas in art and architecture.

Grant funds will help realize the exhibition Closed Down Clubs, a sculptural presentation by Fiona Connor of a series of freestanding doors fabricated by the artist to match those of a nightclub or small community establishment when they ceased to exist. The exhibition will include artist-reproduced ephemera from the events inside (such as club flyers), eviction notices from city authorities, and direct statements posted by the clubs regarding their demise. The exhibition will be mounted at the Center’s Mackey Garage Top on May 11 and remain on view through August 12, 2018.

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Founded in 1979, MOCA collects, exhibits, and interprets art created since 1940 in all media, and is dedicated to preserving it for future generations. The Museum is housed in three locations, MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Funding will be used to support a major retrospective of the work of Zoe Leonard, Zoe Leonard:  Survey, which will include approximately 150 works of photography, sculpture, and installations. Leonard and her work are at the forefront of conversations around contemporary photography, the politics of representation and documentation, the trauma and impact of AIDS, and feminist and queer identity. The exhibition, at the Geffen, is scheduled for November 4, 2018 through March 25, 2019.

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The Museum of Jurassic Technology chronicles an uncommon history of expression and innovation in the arts, humanities, and sciences, with an emphasis on illuminating forgotten or little-known knowledge and beliefs, and honoring individuals who have remained under- or unrecognized yet have gone to great lengths in the service of unusual ideas.

The grant will help fund the commission of a series of oil paintings by Jose Clemente Orozco Farias for installation in the Museum’s upcoming permanent exhibition dedicated to medieval bestiary manuscripts, entitled Fauna of Mirrors. The artist has been commissioned to paint floor-to-ceiling flora and fauna-themed murals and large-scale oil paintings, to be installed in a new wing of the Museum dedicated to Fauna of Mirrors, and will be installed in summer 2018.

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NewTown is a dedicated consortium of accomplished professional artists who donate their time to ensure new creative opportunities for their colleagues throughout Southern California. NewTown has brought cutting-edge visual arts, media, music, dance, and performance to over 100,000 people in diverse sites, including streets, alleyways, stairwells, plazas, storefronts, parking lots, a hiking trail in the San Gabriel Mountains, a swimming pool, and church basement.

Funding will be used to support the extension of 2017’s popular Vladimir’s Underpants. This year’s title is Vladimir’s Underpants Unfolded, which features 12 media and sonic artists (three pairings per night, over two nights) in public stairwells in Old Pasadena, DTLA and Monrovia, all close to Gold Line routes to enable viewers to use this mode of transportation to attend the exhibits. NewTown will commission the artists to create site-specific digital imagery using small pocket projectors in public stairwells, combined with live sonic creations. This project is scheduled to take place over two nights in  January and February 2019.

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PCC’s Visual Arts & Media Studies Division is one of the preeminent arts education providers in Southern California. The mission of the Galleries at PCC is to present high caliber exhibitions of local contemporary visual artists and to provide an opportunity for students to view and discuss challenging works, interact with artists and arts professionals, and have their art exhibited to professional standards.

Funding will support the PAA Student Scholarships at PCC; the Spring 2018 Artist-in-Residence, Kori Newkirk, including a show of his mixed-media artworks in the Boone Family Art Gallery; the Spring Video Installation Show in Gallery V, featuring the video installations and sculptures of Joshua Haycraft; and the Guest Lecturer Series. The programs run throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.

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The mission of the Pasadena Museum of California Art is to present the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions that explore the cultural influences and dynamics that are unique to California. PMCA’s exhibitions and educational programs explore the ways that California’s unique perspectives and customs have shaped and defined art in all media.

The grant will help support the exhibition Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again, a new exhibition that re-gathers a number of exceptional original Birth Project works together. The Birth Project is Judy Chicago’s analysis of the interrelationships among gender, femaleness, maternity, and motherhood. The exhibition will be on view from June 17 through October 7, 2018.

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Pitzer College Art Galleries exist to provide visually arresting and memorable exhibitions for diverse audiences, students, and artists that promote the value and understanding of contemporary art within a local, national, and international context.

Grant funding will support a publication that will accompany the solo exhibition of Elana Mann, entitled Elana Mann. Mann will create a series of sculptural musical instruments that will engage the sonic and socio-political properties of the gallery and surrounding area. The exhibit will reference the Renaissance scholar who invented the megaphone, as well as contemporary protest movements. The sculptural instruments will synthesize casts of the human figure with acoustic properties, symbolizing how sounds travel through the human body and affect politics in the world. The exhibition will be presented at the Pitzer College Art Galleries from September through December 2018.

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The Pomona College Museum of Art serves as museum and gallery, overseeing the college’s permanent art collections and mounting a variety of temporary contemporary exhibitions during the academic year. The Museum originates innovative art experiences that foster creative and critical thinking.

Funds will support Project Series 52: Hayv Kahraman, which will present the artist’s newest figurative paintings on large linen panels that depict a singular woman with iridescent pale skin and inky black hair, either nude or clad in shawls with Islamic geometric patterns. Borrowing from a number of styles, including Persian miniatures, Japanese illustrations, and Italian Renaissance paintings, the artist’s paintings take on themes of violence and involuntary migration as Kahraman processes her childhood in war-torn Iraq and her adolescence as a refugee. The exhibition will be on view from September 4 through December 22, 2018.

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Founded in 1983, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College presents four annual exhibitions spanning a wide range of art. Whether historical or contemporary, Western or Asian, exhibitions enrich the teaching of art and humanities at Scripps as well as the cultural community of Claremont and environs. Since 1996, the Williamson Gallery has invited guest curators to organize the annual ceramics exhibition.

Grant funding will provide support for the color-illustrated catalogue for the 75th Scripps Ceramic Annual. The exhibition will be curated by Kirk Delman, Registrar and Collections Manager of the Williamson Gallery. The exhibition will focus on the insights and influence of collector Fred Marer, who amassed his collection of ceramics and other artworks over a period of 40 years through actual contact with the artists themselves. His collection provides unique insight into the development of some of the greatest post-war artists who used clay as their primary material. The exhibition will be on view from January 19 to April 7, 2019.

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Side Street Projects is an entirely mobile artist-run organization that gives artists of all ages the ability and means to support their creative endeavors. It works with artists and teaches them how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves, with education and other programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving in a contemporary art context. Each year Side Street Projects serves over 10,000 individual adult artists and over 2,500 children.

Funds will be used to realize Our Garden of Dreams, a work of assemblage art in the form of a sculptural construction that will salvage windows, doors, wheels, bottles, and branches on a mobile trailer that will become part of Side Street’s fleet of mobile facilities. This is a process-based piece that will allow the audience to be participants, contributors and co-creators of the sculpture, with an emphasis on community engagement and with a goal of creating a space for reflection for “Dreamers” in the neighborhood. The project will take place in fall 2018, when there will be six two-day workshops over the course of three months.

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The University Art Museum, located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, is a unique cultural institution that champions new and often challenging ideas through wide-ranging exhibitions and provocative programs. The mission of the Museum is to present education and exhibition programs that blur the boundaries between visual arts and design, technology, music, and contemporary culture.

Funding will be used to support a solo exhibition of Dallas-based artist lauren woods, entitled lauren woods. Woods is a conceptual artist whose hybrid media projects – film, video and sound installations, public intervention, and site-specific work – engage history as a lens by which to view the socio-politics of the present. For the Museum project, woods will explore issues related to the Jim Crow era and a meditation on monuments as they relate to violent times in history. The exhibition is scheduled for September 15 through December 9, 2018.

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Founded in Eagle Rock by a group of Los Angeles artists, X-TRA has been produced quarterly since 1997 by the Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism. Now found on newsstands and bookstores around the country, in addition to its on-line presence, X-TRA is a contemporary art journal based in Los Angeles that presents expansive features, historical essays, interviews, substantive reviews, and more.

This grant supports commissioned artist’s projects and digital programming during the March 2018 – March 2019 grant period, with an emphasis on “phase two” of X-TRA’s 20th anniversary programming.  Included in this phase are: Artist Writes, a limited-run publication that anthologizes four long-form essays; special on-line content featuring text and works by approximately 16 artists and writers; and documentation and digital presentation of performance-based live events (X-TRA Forums) exploring the X-TRA archives.

 

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Located in Pomona, the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is one of the few museums in the country dedicated solely to ceramic art and the only one of its kind on the West Coast.

Grants funding will be used to support the exhibition Plunder Me, Baby, the first West coast exhibition by U.S.-based Peruvian artist Kukuli Velarde. The show will be part of a series of thematically linked exhibitions through Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. This initiative, which is being led by the Getty, is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.  AMOCA’s exhibition is slated to run from September 16, 2017 through January 28, 2018.

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The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena is a community-based contemporary arts center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the visual arts.

The grant will help support the exhibition Down and to the Left: Reflections on Mexico in the NAFTA Era. This exhibition is part of a year-long series of programs that consider the social, economic, political, and cultural conditions of Mexico in the 1990s, a decade characterized by political corruption, violence, border politics, industrial pollution, and a widening gap between the wealthy and impoverished. At the launch of NAFTA, many in Mexico — artists, activists, laborers, and others — reacted against it, and that climate influenced the forming of new contemporary art in Mexico at that time.  The funded exhibition will run from May 7 through September 17, 2017.

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Established in 1930, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education.  ArtCenter’s visionary approach to education is based on the college’s conservatory-like approach to teaching and learning; a desire for rich, intercultural and transdisciplinary dialogue; and a mandate to provide students innovative learning and making spaces.

The two-part grant will be used for scholarship funding to highly qualified undergraduate Fine Art students who would otherwise be unable to pursue education and career goals in the arts, as well as funding to support three exhibitions at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery. The three exhibitions are:  1) Yoshio Ikezaki: Elements, which will feature selected works of this international artist from 1991-2016; 2) Eclipse, an exhibition containing original works involving solar eclipses; and 3) Mars: Astronomy and Culture, a worldwide traveling show featuring remarkable drawings and beautiful photographs of Mars. The three exhibitions will span the period between March 17, 2017 through January 21, 2018.

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Boston Court Performing Arts Center is dedicated to presenting works that are creative, bold and daring.  They strive to challenge the audiences of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley with diverse programs in an intimate setting.

Funding will be used to support Boston Court’s ongoing series, Art Upfront, along with their Annual Art Show. The exhibitions are curated shows displaying work by local artists exploring themes within the current Main Stage shows. The culmination of the series is Boston Conservatory’s Annual Art Show which coincides with ArtNight Pasadena.

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REDCAT is a 7,000 square foot state-of-the-art black box performance space, a 3,000 square foot exhibition space, and lounge located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles. It is CalArts’ downtown center for innovative visual, performing, and media arts.

Grant funding will support It is obvious from the map, an exhibition exploring the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa through map-making. The exhibit will examine methodologies of map-making through examining several types of maps: those created, exchanged, distributed and annotated by migrants on paper and through their cell phones; and those produced by governmental and interstate agencies for the control, tracking and management of migrants. The exhibition will run from March 25 through June 4, 2017.

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Cal State Dominguez Hills provides education, scholarship and service that are by design accessible and transformative. It welcomes students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.

Grant funding will be used to support Praxis, an exhibition intended to strengthen the visibility and voice of the South Los Angeles community through socially engaged design, sculpture, installation, performance, and painting. The show will highlight the results of a year-long studio collaboration between CSUDH students, the local community, and Big City Forum, by exploring the intersection between design-based creative disciplines within the context of public space, the built environment and social change. The show is scheduled to be exhibited from January to March 2018.

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Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock’s mission is to be innovative in providing multidisciplinary, arts-inclusive programming to the diverse communities of northeast Los Angeles and beyond.

Grant funding will support the center’s exhibition, Haunted Memories. This project will commission and feature new work by approximately ten emerging Los Angeles-area visual artists working in ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting, print and film, exploring the concept of fear: how it is created, retained, manifested, and played back in the minds and bodies of all those who experience it. The show will run from May 8 through June 2, 2017.

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Clockshop is a multifaceted arts organization that works to expand the dialogue around cultural production, politics, and urban space by commissioning new projects by contemporary visual artists and writers and partnering with diverse cultural institutions.

Funding will be used for a site-specific artistic performance at the Bowtie, a plot of land on the LA River where the public has engaged in dozens of artist projects executed by Clockshop since 2014.  This project features London-based, Croatian artist Vlatka Horvat, who will draw connections between past performances at the LA River and her performance of a piece called Beginnings Marathon, anticipated to take place in the last two weeks of  June 2017.

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Coaxial is a non-profit multi-disciplinary media arts organization devoted to the creation of new video art. Coaxial provides artists a studio to use pro-video equipment to realize pieces that otherwise would be out of reach including use of analog video synthesizers, a green screen, and a public exhibition space for live events.

Coaxial will use the funding to support a series of four international media artists who will create new video-based works. By commissioning these video works, Coaxial supports the continuation of the medium while their brick-and-mortar venue hosts the residencies of the four artists and related events including exhibiting the videos. The project is scheduled to run from March 2017 through March 2018.

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CAFAM is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to the support of contemporary craft and folk artists and gives audience to diverse makers and artists whose work is often not represented in larger art institutions.

The grant will help fund Material as Metaphor.  The title is taken from an essay by Anni Albers celebrating the free experimentation occurring when one takes up raw materials whose working parameters are set by nature rather than by humans.  Nine contemporary West Coast artists will work with fiber to create unique sculptural forms through experimentation with gravity, process and mass. The exhibition will be on view from May 28 through August 20, 2017.

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The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas—past and present. The Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through dynamic exhibitions, publications, and public programs, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented.

Funding will provide exhibition support for African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization and Style.  This show will feature the traditions of African print-cloth from Western and Central Africa, and its increasing connections to the international fashion and contemporary art worlds. The exhibition will feature contemporary visual artists whose works with print cloth reveals the continuum between fashion and art and will run from March 26 to July 30, 2017.

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The Japanese American National Museum is one of the nation’s premier culturally specific museums. Through the building of a comprehensive collection of material culture and development of multi-faceted exhibitions, educational activities, public programs and publications, the Museum preserves and shares for current and future generations the rich and diverse stories of Japanese Americans for national and international audiences alike.

The grant-supported exhibition, Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, LA, Mexico City & Sao Paulo, will expand the understanding of what constitutes Latin American art by highlighting the experiences of four historical and thirteen contemporary artists of Japanese ancestry who were born, raised, or are living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California. The exhibition will be held from September 16, 2017 through February 25, 2018.

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Freewaves creates public media art events that bring diverse audiences and independent media artists together in dialogue on current issues.  Media arts include the work of artists who use communication technology – video, film, the web, and mobile devices.

The grant will support Dis…Miss, a two-year project to support a public visual art experience with digital media and performance art components. Dis….Miss will explore gendered images and messages from artists’ perspectives to address intersectional feminist issues, actually confronting inequalities and stereotypes.  The audience engagements take the form of screenings, workshops and discussions in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. This project, beginning in June 2017 will culminate with an opening in February 2018.

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LA><ART is the leading independent non-profit contemporary art space in Los Angeles, committed to the production of ambitious and experimental exhibitions, public art projects and publications with both emerging and mid-career artists working locally, nationally and internationally.

This grant will provide support for a newly commissioned installation by New Orleans-based female artist, Zarouhie Abdalian. Representing the artist’s first solo project in LA, the exhibition will feature new work that responds to the specific context of LA><ART’s site in Hollywood and the history of the building as a former recording studio.  This endeavor will materialize as both literal sound and sculptural objects displayed in the main space of the gallery.  The installation is anticipated to be on view June through July, 2017.

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LACE both champions and challenges the art of our time by fostering artists who innovate, explore, and risk.  By moving within and beyond their four walls, LACE seeks to provide opportunities for diverse audiences to engage deeply with contemporary art.  Uniquely positioned among commercial galleries and major art establishments at the heart of Hollywood, LACE has nurtured not only several generations of young artists, but also emerging art forms such as performance art, video art, digital art, and installations.

Funding support will be provided for I can call this progress to halt, an exhibition featuring experimental documentary practices in the Middle East. The goal of the show is to create a meaningful exhibition that both explores artistic innovations in documentary and provides LACE’s audience and local community with opportunities for dialogue regarding prevalent international issues.  The installation runs March 8 through April 16, 2017.

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Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art.

This grant will provide funding for two major art installations by Carolina Caycedo, an LA based Colombian artist. The first work, Be Dammed, is a video installation exposing the corporatization and decimation of water resources in Columbia. The second work is Serpent Book, an accompanying one-of-a-kind, multi-functional book including documentation of performances, satellite photos, drawings, video stills and research images as well as texts, interviews and native poetry associated with the body of work.  Caycedo’s installation and publication are part of a larger exhibition, “A Universal History of Infamy” and part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.  The works will be on view beginning in August 20, 2017 thru January 21, 2018.

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Machine Project supports artist experimentation with the intent to influence culture. The organization organizes events, workshops and site-specific projects both in their gallery and beyond that bring together artists of all different backgrounds to share ideas and engage with the public.

For this grant, artist/psychic/experimental performance director Asher Hartman will develop Taint Taint, an interdisciplinary project at the Machine Project storefront.  Taint Taint will be investigating the physical space of the building with particular focus on the alterations and history of Machine Project’s floor, the site of over a decade of experimental art, performance, and creative interventions. This project will run from September through November, 2017.

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Founded in 1979, MOCA collects, exhibits, and interprets art created since 1940 in all media, and is dedicated to preserving it for future generations. The museum is housed in three locations, MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Funding will be used to support the exhibition, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, a 35 year retrospective of painter Kerry James Marshall.  This artist’s first major retrospective in the US contains nearly 80 paintings, all of which contain images of Black subjects going about their daily business, presented with utter equality and humanity.  The exhibition is scheduled for March 12 through July 3, 2017.

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NewTown is a dedicated consortium of accomplished professional artists who donate their time to ensure new creative opportunities for their colleagues throughout Southern California.  NewTown has brought cutting-edge visual arts, media, music, dance and performance to over 100,000 people in diverse sites, including streets, alleyways, plazas, storefronts, parking lots, a hiking trail in the San Gabriel Mountains, a swimming pool and church basement.

Funds will be used to support Vladimir’s Underpants, a three-part series of  temporary stairwell exhibits, lasting 45 minutes each. Eighteen artists, over the course of three nights, will create site-specific digital images projected on public stair walls combined with live sonic creations. This project is scheduled to take place over three nights in May, June, and July of 2017.

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The recently formed OxyArts Office is a hub for the arts at Occidental College, supporting its exhibitions and public programming.  OxyArts engages the campus with a contemporary art dialogue via its Weingart Gallery, campus-wide art projects, and work developed by artists-in-residence.

This grant will go in support of a performance  featuring multi-media artist Molly Allis. The performance raises questions around the boundaries of material reality through activating a world of make-believe with shadow puppetry.  The artist designs and constructs interactive environments with sculpture, illustration and sound design, encouraging audience participation and improvisation. The installation will occur between April 2017 and January 2018.

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The Pasadena Arts Council is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that provides resources, programs and services to artists, arts and cultural organizations, audiences, young people and visitors to Pasadena.  The agency offers an independent voice for promoting a vibrant cultural community by facilitating, empowering and advocating for the arts.

The Pasadena Arts Council’s AxS Incubator will receive support for a NEA funded pilot residency program providing mid-career visual artists with opportunities to produce four documentary shorts and two public talks.  The project involves an AxS Incubator program that looks to provide critical insights to unique collaborations fostered between teams of artists and scientists.  The project is slated to be in production beginning in March and culminating prior to December 31, 2017.

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PCC’s Art Division offers more than 140 visual arts courses. The Boone Family Art Gallery has eight exhibitions during fall and spring semesters, which reflect professional work representing the disciplines taught in the division including a guest-curated show, a group faculty show, and the Artist-in-Residence exhibit.

Funding will go towards their Student Scholarship Program, an exhibition series including the 30th Anniversary of Artist-in-Residence exhibition and the Guest Lecture series.  Included in the exhibition series are works by Tim Hawkinson, Lynn Aldrich, Miyoshi Barosh, and Doug Harvey.  The programs run throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Pitzer Art Galleries exist to provide visually arresting and memorable exhibitions for diverse audiences, students and artists that promote the value and understanding of contemporary art within a local, national and international context. The Galleries are comprised of two sites, the Nichols Gallery—committed to solo and group exhibitions by national and international artists both emerging and established— and the Lenzner Family Art Gallery—a space for risk and experimentation dedicated to emerging artists working in all media.

Support will go towards an exhibition catalogue accompanying the exhibition Juan Downey: Radiant Nature.  This show will focus on Juan Downey’s earlier bodies of work, specifically his electronic sculptures, performances and “Life-Cycle” installations.  Downey probed relationships between humans and machines, and critiqued the claim by ethnographers that they can be objective, uninfluenced by their own histories and cultural norms.  The show is expected to run September 2017 through January 2018.

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Founded in Eagle Rock by a group of Los Angeles artists, X-TRA has been produced quarterly since 1997 by the Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism. Now found on newsstands and bookstores around the country, X-TRA is a contemporary art journal based in Los Angeles that presents expansive features, historical essays, interviews, substantive reviews and more.

This grant continues support of the publication’s artist commentaries, in the form of 20th anniversary programming:  X-TRA Forums, a series of dynamic events activating the recent history of contemporary art and criticism; and Artist Writes, new essays and lectures exploring the form of artist writing. The events involve eight artists writing for  X-TRA’s spring volume 20, published in March 2018.

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Founded in 1983, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College presents four annual exhibitions spanning a wide range of art. Whether historical or contemporary, Western or Asian, exhibitions enrich the teaching of art and humanities at Scripps as well as the cultural community of Claremont and environs.  Since 1996, the Williamson Gallery has invited guest curators to coordinate the annual ceramics exhibition.

This grant will be providing support to fund the 74th Scripps Ceramic Annual catalogue. The show will be curated by Patsy Cox, Professor of Visual Arts and Head of Ceramics at Cal State Northridge. The exhibit celebrates artists who embrace a myriad of cultures and backgrounds, and will serve as a touchstone for the next generation of ceramic artists.  The exhibition related to the catalogue will take place January through April 2018.

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Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the predominantly Latino community of East Los Angeles.  SHG’s mission is to develop and nurture Latino artists in the production, distribution and interpretation of prints and other art media through its multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programming.

The funds will be used in support of nine Native American artists whose work will be exhibited at Atelier LIX: Mini Wiconi, a title which translate to “water is life.”  Los Angeles County contains the largest concentration of Native Americans in the entire United States and this project pulls together Native American artists to respond to the preservation and conservation of our water sources through dialogue and ultimately printmaking. The artists prints will be exhibited in the 2017-2018 Annual Print Fair & Exhibition at Self Help Graphics and Art.

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Side Street Projects is an entirely mobile artist-run organization that gives artists of all ages the ability and means to support their creative endeavors. They teach artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves with education programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving in a contemporary art context. Each year they serve over 10,000 individual adult artists and over 2,500 children.

Support will go towards Public Anchors, a series of three site-specific installations at the agency’s new headquarters. Three artists will be commissioned to create new works that will allow Side Street to celebrate their new neighborhood by creating works that reflect that location. The project begins March of 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by September 2017.

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The Skirball Cultural Center is a place of meeting that is guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality.  People of all communities and generations are welcomed and invited to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to help build a more just society.

Exhibition support will be provided for Ken Gonzales-Day, Surface Tension: Murals, Signs & Mark Making in LA.  On a route stretching from East LA to Venice Beach, and from the San Fernando Valley to Crenshaw and Watts, Gonzales-Day will photograph murals in the broadest and most inclusive sense. For Skirball, the he will create a photographic installation that looks at murals as creative expressions across Los Angeles, taking a critical look at racial representations in the images. The exhibition is expected to run from September 14, 2017 through February 25, 2018.

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Building on Henry E. Huntington’s legacy of renowned collections and botanical gardens that enrich the visitor, The Huntington today encourages research and promotes education in the arts, humanities, and botanical sciences through the growth and preservation of its collections, through the development and support of a community of scholars, and through the display and interpretation of its extraordinary resources to the public.

Funding will be used to help support the second year of /five, a five-year initiative taking place from 2016-2020 built around collaborations with community-based contemporary art organizations.  For the 2017 /five project, The Huntington is partnering with the Women’s Center for Creative Work to explore the theme of collecting and collections. WCCW will invite their associated artists to propose projects that engage with specific collections across the institution in order to create new work. Outcomes could include site specific installations, readings, events, podcasts, or any number of performance or media-based works.  The project is expected to commence in March 2017.

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The Industry is an independent artist driven company creating experimental productions that expand the definition of opera and performance art.

Support will go towards artist Liz Glynn’s sculpture which will be used in The Industry’s latest production, Galileo.  At the literal and figurative center of the production will be Glynn’s significant sculptural set; a bonfire-like fountain used for the performances as well as existing as sculptural art beyond. Glynn is known for her sculptural and installation-based work made from found objects and materials. Her work deals with institutional critique, collecting practices, antiquity, monument building, and the concept of material value.  Galileo is expected to be staged in September 2017.

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The Underground Museum is dedicated to exhibiting museum quality art to diverse communities for free. The UM upholds the belief that art is an essential part of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. The UM’s role as a cultural hub and urban oasis serves low-to-moderate income neighborhoods and cultivates the hope that increasing access to art will inspire, educate and transform lives.

Grant funding will be used in support of the exhibition Artist of Color which will present a bold collection of color field paintings and immersive installations meant to shift viewers’ perceptions of space. It is The Underground Museums third exhibition created in collaboration with MOCA and features some of the biggest names from MOCA’s permanent collection including Josef Albers, Michael Asher, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd and more.  The exhibition is scheduled for May 2017 through September 2017.

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UCLA CSRC, is committed to foster multidisciplinary research efforts as part of the University of California. The research must be in the service of the state and maintain a presence in the local community. CSRC’s research mission is supported by five distinct components: a library with special collections archive, an academic press, collaborative research projects, public programs and community-based partnerships, and a competitive grant and fellowship program.

The Chicano Studies Research Center will be using their grant to support a catalog for the exhibition Home-So Different, So Appealing.  Featuring 40 artists and 80 artworks, the exhibition will explore the universal concept of “home.”  The exhibition is scheduled to be on view June 2017 through October 2017.

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The University Art Museum, located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, is a unique cultural institution that champions new and often challenging ideas through wide-ranging exhibitions and provocative programs.  The mission of the museum is to present education and exhibition programs that blur the boundaries between visual arts and design, technology, music, and contemporary culture.

Funding will be used for the exhibition Robert Irwin: Site Determined which is the first exhibition to explore four decades of the artist’s outdoor environmental projects through his drawings and architectural models. The exhibition traces the gradually widening scope of Irwin’s art and culminates with twenty drawings and two architectural models for one of Irwin’s most important site determined works in Marfa, Texas.  This show is scheduled for January 27 – April 15, 2018.

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Founded in 1891, the University of La Verne is a nationally recognized private university offering its students distinctive educational programs. The Harris Art Gallery, Tall Wall Space, campus sculpture garden and university permanent collections comprise the University of La Verne Art Exhibition and Outreach Programs. It is the aim of the gallery Programs at the University of La Verne to advance artistic and cultural awareness through exhibitions, artists’ lectures, workshops, and symposia in synergy with the art and art history programs in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

As part of an ongoing commitment to public art, the University is commissioning a large-scale outdoor mural reflecting the cultural diversity of their institution and that of the surrounding community.  The PAA’s grant will go towards partially funding that mural.  The mural will be painted from March-May 2017.

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Located in Pomona, the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is one of the few museums in the country dedicated solely to ceramic art and the only one of its kind on the West Coast.

The grant will be used to partially fund Dirk Staschke: Beyond Nature Morte.  Staschke creates transgressive and lavish sculpture inspired by 16th century Dutch vanitas still-life paintings that show a surprisingly contemporary commentary on craving, over-consumption and excess.  The show will run from April 9, 2016 through September 17, 2016.

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The Armory Center for the Arts is a community arts center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the visual arts to students of all ages. In addition to providing an outlet for contemporary art exhibitions and performances, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to schools and in the community.

The funding will go towards “Traversing,” which will feature the work of  artists Ellen Lesperance and Helen Mirra.  The show includes distinct presentations of the two artists’ individual practices as well as collaborative, participatory components.  It will be organized around the format of a conversation, exploring topics as exchanges relating to artistic production.  Exhibition dates are June 2016 through September 2016.

 

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Established in 1930, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, as well as Public Programs offering design education to all ages and levels of experience.

This grant will support two endeavors.  First, it will continue a tradition started in 1992 by supporting scholarships to dedicated Fine Art students who otherwise would be unable to pursue their educational aims and career goals in the arts. Secondly, it will support three exhibitions that will be on view at the Hillside Campus’ Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery:  “Urbanature” (reassessment of the natural in the beginning of the 21st century),  “Yoshio Ikezaki: Elements” (selected works by the artist done between 1991-2016) and “Uncertainty” (an exhibition by director Stephen Nowlin that will ponder the meaning of the term in 21st century art and life).  The exhibitions will be on view between February 2016 and January 2017.

 

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The University Art Museum, located on the campus of California State University Long Beach, is a unique cultural institution that champions new and often challenging ideas through wide-ranging exhibitions and provocative programs.  The mission of the museum is to present education and exhibition programs that blur the boundaries between visual arts and design, technology, music, and contemporary culture.

The exhibition “Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren: AND/OR” will be the focus of this grant.  This exhibition is a two-person collaborative 20-year survey that explores the work of the artists Fine and McCarren from their series “Currency and Continental Edge Dwellers,” incorporating sound, video projects, photographs, sculpture, and performance.  More than 25 pieces will be presented exploring what it means to live on an “urban edge” of the Pacific Ocean and to dwell on the continental edge – some of the most exclusive and expensive space on the planet that is also fragile and threatened.  The show is planned for September 10, 2016 through December 17, 2016.

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Clockshop is a multifaceted arts organization that works at the intersection of cultural production, politics, and urban space.  Clockshop’s projects bring people together to explore the strange particularities of Los Angeles and situate the city in its global context. The organization curates conversations and screenings, and commissions new work from contemporary visual and performing artists.

Support will go towards the group exhibition entitled “Contemporary Artists in the Archives of Octavia E. Butler,” which will take place at the Armory Center for the Arts.  The show will feature approximately ten artists who will create new artworks in response to their experience perusing Butler’s archives, which are maintained at the Huntington Library.  The exhibition is scheduled to be on view October 2016 through January 2017.

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The museum serves Los Angeles through its mission to champion cultural understanding by encouraging curiosity about our diverse world through the universal lens of art.  CAFAM is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to the support of contemporary craft and folk artists.

This grant will support “Work Over School: Art from the Margins of the Inside,”  which sheds new light on the idea of the self-taught artist by examining the work of nine established and emerging artists who have developed great conceptual and technical skill through nontraditional means. Combining their training in other professional fields with their own artistic investigations, these artists produce a dynamic range of works in painting, metal, sculpture, and ceramics and share a reverence for material and a commitment to process and technique.  The show is planned for September 25, 2016 through January 8, 2017.

 

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Descanso Gardens is a botanical garden in La Cañada Flintridge, California, with a recently added contemporary art gallery. The Sturt Haaga Gallery was conceived as an important addition to Descanso’s education mission.  Programming in the gallery derives from and seeks to illuminate the intersection between contemporary arts and the sciences represented by the garden — botany, horticulture, biology, ecology, conservation, and the study of gardens as cultural artifacts.

The grant will provide exhibition support for “Woven” in the Sturt Haaga Gallery which is a show dedicated to weaving, one of humankind’s earliest achievements that transformed plant material into fiber and cloth.  “Woven” will invite contemporary artists to explore and celebrate all aspects of  weaving, and will be on view May 2016 through August 2016.

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The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas—past and present. The Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through dynamic exhibitions, publications, and public programs, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented. Also featured is the work of international contemporary artists presented within the complex frameworks of politics, culture and social action.

The grant will lend support for the exhibition “Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayon.”  This show will introduce audiences to the late Cuban contemporary printmaker Belkis Ayon and her distinctive work, which has never been shown as comprehensively in North America.  The exhibition is scheduled to run October 2016 through February 2017.

 

 

 

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The Hammer Museum is a fine arts museum and the public arts unit of the University of California, Los Angeles’s (UCLA) School of the Arts and Architecture.  The Hammer champions the art and artists who challenge us to see the world in a new light, to experience the unexpected, to ignite our imaginations, and to inspire change.

Support will be provided for the third iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition,”Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only,”  which continues to highlight the practices of artists working throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.   As part of an ongoing series, the show addresses Los Angeles as a center of activity inseparable from the global network of art production and reveals how artists move fluidly between contexts and respond to their local conditions.  The show runs from June 12, 2016 through August 28, 2016.

 

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Founded in 1971, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States.  The mission of the JACCC is to present, perpetuate, transmit and promote Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture to diverse audiences, and to provide a center to enhance community programs.

Partial  funding will be provided for the exhibition “Enka!,” a multi-channel media presentation, which will include a series of original digital photographs by artist Bruce Yonemoto that aim to refresh the original political content of Enka songs. As a Japanese American artist, Yonemoto identifies with the multiple influences and people of Japan who reflect the present and future impact that Asia has on world culture and art.  This show will open in February 2017.

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The Japanese American National Museum is one of the nation’s premier culturally specific museums. Through the building of a comprehensive collection of material culture and development of multi-faceted exhibitions, educational activities, public programs and publications, the Museum preserves and shares for current and future generations the rich and diverse stories of Japanese Americans for national and international audiences alike.

This award will provide exhibition support for “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami,” which will include approximately 15 conceptual works and installations that will expand the visitor’s appreciation of the compelling contemporary art form of origami.   The exhibition is planned for May 2016 through August 2016.

 

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Freewaves creates public media art events that bring diverse audiences and independent media artists together in dialogue on current issues.  Media arts include the work of artists who use communication technology – video, film, the web, and mobile devices.  Freewaves has pioneered every new development in the field of media art, establishing itself as one of the most respected and adventuresome advocates for raising media arts to a truly democratic vector for ideas and images.

Support will go towards “Dis…Miss,” a multi-genre, public visual art experience with media and performance arts components.  Twenty artists will be commissioned to make projects to be featured on six websites that will explore issues facing women today, with the goal to saturate Hollywood.

 

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The Los Angeles Printmaking Society (LAPS) is a national non-profit dedicated to the encouragement of printmaking, educating the public and promoting the interests of printmaking as an art form.

The grant will support the creation of a legacy video entitled “Portraits of Six Printmakers Breaking the Mold” that will showcase the work and methods of contemporary artists who push beyond the boundaries of printmaking.

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Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art.

Support will go towards “Beyond Bling,” an exhibition showcasing an extraordinary assemblage of contemporary studio jewelry from the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.  The exhibition, which features selections from the gift of Lois and Bob Boardman, explores the use of nontraditional materials and techniques, the ways jewelry can communicate personal or political messages, and the medium’s potential to shock and delight.  The show will run from October 2, 2016 through February 5, 2017.

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LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is a non-profit organization committed to curating site-specific public art exhibitions in Los Angeles and beyond. LAND believes that all people deserve the opportunity to experience innovative contemporary art in their everyday existence, to enhance their quality of life and ways of thinking about their community. In turn, artists deserve the opportunity to realize projects in the public realm, unsupported through traditional institutions. LAND brings contemporary art outside of the walls of museums and galleries, into our shared public spaces and unique sites.

Grant resources will support “Exchange Value,” a large-scale temporary contemporary art exhibition taking place in various sites in Downtown Los Angeles.  This exhibition runs from June 2016 through December 2016.

 

 

 

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LA><ART is the leading independent non-profit contemporary art space in Los Angeles, committed to the production of ambitious and experimental exhibitions, public art projects and publications with both emerging and mid-career artists working locally, nationally and internationally.

Two shows will be funded with this grant.  The first (February 20, 2016 through March 26, 2016) will feature the work of artist Katie Grinnan.  The second (June 4, 2016 through July 9, 2016) will be an exhibition of Kristin Calabrese’s work.  Both artists are interested in the interaction between the physical space, the artist’s work and the audience.

 

 

 

 

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The Long Beach Museum of Art is a community-based organization that collects and cares for a permanent art collection, presents changing exhibitions in a variety of media, and provides engaging educational programming for youth and adults.

The funding received from this grant will support the exhibition “Vitality and Verve,” which will invite contemporary ceramic artists to transform the museum space with ephemeral, site-specific ceramic installations.  The show is expected to run June 2016 through October 2016.

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Machine Project is a loose group of artist/performer collaborators who do projects together when invited by other people and institutions, usually museums.  Even though it is half their name, the word “Project”  is loosely defined. Most of the time, it means an institution has asked us them to do something to explore their space. Sometimes, they explore a topic on their own, like ping-pong. Sometimes, they turn their store-front into a forest.

Funding will be used to help support the print series “Machine Project 2016 Public Posters Project,” in which Machine Project will commission ten Southern California designers to create posters for a public performance and workshop series.  It is the hope that the posters will engage the city and national parks throughout the Los Angeles area.  The project will run from Spring 2016 through Fall 2016.

 

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The MAK Center was established in 1994 as an alliance between MAK Vienna and Friends of the Schindler House. Unique in its role as a constellation of historic architectural sites and contemporary exhibition spaces, the MAK Center develops local, national and international projects exploring the intersection of art and architecture.

The grant will lend support to artist Stephanie Taylor’s “The Stay Funny Sailor Kong Boos,” which will include six narrative, character-based installations that Taylor has made since 2011.  A live performance will present the works together with the six songs associated with each installation, featuring tales moving from Boston to Rome to London to Texas and then to Los Angeles.  It will run from September 15, 2016 through October 25, 2016.

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Materials & Applications (M&A) is an independent space for contemporary, experimental and alternative architecture. Their mission is to advance innovative and critical ideas in architecture through public programming, which includes temporary architecture, curated events, and special projects.

The funding will be used as exhibition support for “The Kid Gets Out of the Picture,” which is a cycle of three shows dealing with the language of painting and depiction that was developed in 19th Century England.  This exhibition will explore the way the picturesque functioned so that we might ask how these tactics can be deployed in reverse, moving us from picturesque images and converting them back to the real world.  The show will run from July 2016 through December 2016.

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Mark Dion, "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, (Toys 'R' U.S.)," 1994

Mark Dion, “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, (Toys ‘R’ U.S.),” 1994

Founded in 1979, MOCA collects, exhibits, and interprets art created since 1940 in all media, and is dedicated to preserving it for future generations. The museum is housed in three locations, MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and MOCA Pacific Design Center.

The grant will go in support of the exhibition “Don’t Look Back: The 1990’s at MOCA,” which will be a large-scale showcase of works from MOCA’s permanent collection, many of which have never been exhibited.  The show will include Southern California artists such as Paul McCarthy, Catherine Opie and Jason Rhoades and will run at The Geffen Contemporary from March 12, 2016 through July 11, 2016.

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The recently formed OxyArts Office is a hub for the arts at Occidental College, supporting its exhibitions and public programming.   OxyArts engages the campus with a contemporary art dialogue via its Weingart Gallery, campus-wide art projects, and work developed by artists in residence.

Support will go towards a site-specific performance and video of the performance by Los Angeles artist Flora Wiegmann.  This piece will re-contextualize dance and grant it new possibilities for communication and to question the limitations inherent in time-based performance.  The performance and resulting video will take place in Fall 2016.

 

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The mission of the PMCA is to present the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions that explore the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California.

The funding will go towards the exhibition “Claire Falkenstein: Beyond Sculpture,” a retrospective which includes 65 key works that show her mastery of many media, styles and ideas from her career of over 60 years.  The artist is described as one of America’s most experimental and productive twentieth-century artists, and the exhibition will be on view April 17, 2016 through September 11, 2016.

 

 

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PCC’s Art Division offers more than 140 visual arts courses. The Boone Family Art Gallery has eight exhibitions during fall and spring semesters, which reflect professional work representing the disciplines taught in the division. These include a guest-curated show, a group faculty show, and the Artist-in-Residence exhibit.

This grant will go towards continued funding of the Pasadena Art Alliance Scholarship, Art Gallery exhibitions, Artist-in-Residence program,  and the Visiting Artist Speakers Program.  This year’s Artist-in-Residence will be Sant Khalsa whose photographic work dealing with water and drought issues is especially significant to the Southern California region.

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The Pomona College Museum of Art is the primary visual art facility of Pomona College. It serves as museum and gallery, overseeing the college’s permanent art collections and mounting a variety of temporary contemporary exhibitions during the academic year.

This grant will go towards the museum’s Project Series invitational program for 2016-2017, which is designed to bring art that is experimental, and that introduces new forms, techniques or concepts that may be difficult to show in other contexts.  The series will run from January 2017 through May 2017.

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Founded in 1983, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College presents four annual exhibitions spanning a wide range of art. Whether historical or contemporary, Western or Asian, exhibitions enrich the teaching of art and humanities at Scripps as well as the cultural community of Claremont and environs.  Since 1996, the Williamson Gallery has invited guest curators to coordinate the annual ceramics exhibition.

The grant will support the color-illustrated catalogue for the 73rd Ceramics Annual, and will be curated by Joan Takayama-Ogawa.  The theme will be focusing on “A Sense of Place and Play” and will run January 2017 to April 2017.

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Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the predominantly Latino community of Los Angeles.  SHG’s mission is to develop and nurture Latino artists in printmaking.

The funding will go towards “Atelier LVIII,”  a project that focuses on LGBTQ gender identities and will provide space for artists to create in a safe space.  Curator Dalila Paola Mendez will work with local artists/activists to produce a series of prints that they hope will encourage constructive and positive dialogue between artists and the community.  The project is ongoing.

 

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Side Street Projects is an entirely mobile artist-run organization that gives artists of all ages the ability and the means to support their creative endeavors. They teach artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves with educational programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving in a contemporary art context. Each year they serve over 10,000 individual (adult) artists and over 2,500 children.

The funded project works with Los Angeles based artist Nancy Popp to create site-specific installations at Side Street mobile headquarters.  The installations will consist of hammocks knitted from mason line, which will be at sites for practical use as well as a series of events that will be developed in collaboration with community partners.  The installations will be on view from July 2016 through March 2017.

 

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Open to the public since 1996, the Skirball Cultural Center has established itself as one of the world’s most dynamic Jewish cultural institutions and among the leading cultural venues in Los Angeles. Its mission is to explore the connections between 4,000 years of Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals.

The funding will go towards an exhibition entitled, “The Unauthorized History of Baseball in 100-odd Paintings: The Art of Ben Sakoguchi.”   The son of a grocer and avid baseball fan, Sakoguchi juxtaposes the iconic imagery of vintage orange crate labels from the 1920s to the 1950s with whimsical, eccentric, and sometimes scathing portrayals of America’s beloved sport.  The exhibition will run from April 2016 (coinciding with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ opening day) through October 2016.

 

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Located on the campus of East Los Angeles College, VPAM provides an environment to encounter a range of aesthetic expressions that illuminate the depth and diversity of artwork produced by people of the world, both contemporary and past.

This grant will provide exhibition support for “Movements and Ofrendas: Yreina Cervantez,” a career survey of Cervantez’s ground-breaking work.  Her work explores the relationship between contemporary art and social activist art and is a model of how art has a history of revealing injustices by bearing witness.  The show will run from May 2016 to July 2016.

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Venice Arts’ programs serve as a catalyst for people of all ages living in low-income or underrepresented communities, to create and share personal and community stories through photography, film and multi-media.

This grant will support “Reading Room,” an exhibition that will transform the gallery into a space for exploration and engagement with a variety of work by photographic artists working in book form.  The exhibition will take place August 2016 through September 2016.

 

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Founded in Eagle Rock by a group of LA artists, X-TRA has been produced quarterly since 1997 by the Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism. Now found on newsstands and bookstores around the country, X-TRA is an intelligent and respected national publication based in Los Angeles. It is currently the longest running critical art journal ever published in L.A.

Funding will support the publication of commissioned Artist’s Projects and Artist’s Commentaries in four issues of X-TRA to be published between March 2016 and March 2017

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The Armory Center for the Arts is a community arts center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the visual arts to students of all ages. In addition to providing an outlet for contemporary art exhibitions and performances, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to schools and in the community.

This grant will be used as exhibition support for Faith Wilding:  Fearful Symmetries, a Retrospective.  Faith Wilding is a leading figure in the feminist art movement, and was a key contributor in Womanhouse in 1972.  Wilding spent her formative years in a studio just three blocks a way from the Armory on Colorado Boulevard.  This is Wilding’s first retrospective and will highlight works from the past 40 years.   The show will be on view from September 2015 through January 2016.

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Established in 1930, Art Center College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, as well as Public Programs offering design education to all ages and levels of experience.

Funding will provide for the Pasadena Art Alliance Scholarship that has supported Fine Arts students since the opening of the Hillside campus in the late 1970’s.  In addition, the grant will support the exhibition Outside In which will be a visual survey and environmental experience to explore the nature of street art in a new way. Participating artists will be a combination of street artists, fine artists, illustrators, and fashion designers.  The show will be mounted at the Hillside campus’ Williamson Gallery October 2015 through January 2016.

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The University Art Museum, located on the campus of California State University Long Beach, is a unique cultural institution that champions new and often challenging ideas through wide-ranging exhibitions and provocative programs.  The mission of the museum is to present education and exhibition programs that blur the boundaries between visual arts and design, technology, music, and contemporary culture.

Exhibition support will be provided for Rebecca Campbell and Samantha Fields:  Dreams of Another Time.  The two-person exhibition presents the narrative paintings, drawings and installations by these LA-based artists who are both interested in how familiar imagery both comforts and unnerves.   The exhibition will include an engagement component between the drawing and painting departments at CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, and CSU Fullerton.  The show will run January through April 2016.

 

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The museum serves Los Angeles through its mission to champion cultural understanding by encouraging curiosity about our diverse world through the universal lens of art.  CAFAM is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to the support of contemporary craft and folk artists.

The grant will provide exhibition support for Paperwork, a survey of work highlighting contemporary innovations of traditional craft techniques associated with paper cutting.   In the age of “the cloud,”  paper has come to seem quaint, decorative, even wasteful or obsolescent.  In the contemporary art world, this ancient medium is enjoying a new heyday, as artists around the globe explore it as though it were a newly discovered material, a medium in its own right.  The exhibition will run from September 2015 through January 2016.

 

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Center for the Arts Eagle Rock’s mission is to present innovative and multicultural arts programming to the communities of northeast Los Angeles.

The funds will support the exhibition Edo oo bes (No One but Edo), which features new work by Gilda Davidian inspired by the archives of Edward Tatoulian.   Davidian became captivated by the life and work of octagenarian portrait photographer Edward Tatoulian and the stories behind his pictures, as well as their shared American heritage.  She presents Tatoulian’s historical work alongside her own photographic responses, developing a new dialogue.  The show will be on view March 5 through April 2, 2015.

 

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The Hammer Museum is a fine arts museum and the public arts unit of the University of California, Los Angeles’s (UCLA) School of the Arts and Architecture.  The Hammer champions the art and artists who challenge us to see the world in a new light, to experience the unexpected, to ignite our imaginations, and inspire change.

The funds will be used in support of Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition, which will be the museum’s first major group show in many years that focuses on contemporary photography.  The show will feature 20  international photographers, and aims to bring to light a new perspective on photography as a representational medium.  The exhibition will run from June through September, 2015.

 

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The Japanese American National Museum is one of the nation’s premier culturally specific museums. Through the building of a comprehensive collection of material culture and development of multi-faceted exhibitions, educational activities, public programs and publications, the Museum preserves and shares for current and future generations the rich and diverse stories of Japanese Americans for national and international audiences alike.

This grant will provide support for the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale 4,  which will contain contemporary art plus objects that push the boundaries of art and product.  Giant Robot began in 1994 as an LA-based zine about Asian, Asian American and the new hybrid culture combining art gallery and retail spaces.  The show will include 12-15 contemporary artists who create distinctly illustration-based work that is part of a developing art scene and aesthetic based mainly in Southern California.  The exhibition will run October 2015 through January 2016.

 

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Freewaves creates public media art events that bring diverse audiences and independent media artists together in dialogue on current issues. Media arts include the work of artists who use communication technology – video, film, the web, and mobile devices.  Freewaves has pioneered every new development in the field of media art, establishing itself as one of the most respected and adventuresome advocates for raising media arts to a truly democratic vector for ideas and images.

Tagging on to the successful Freewaves program, Out the Windowwhich transformed and enriched the daily commutes of over one million LA Metro bus riders, this grant will be in support of a new series of videos called Long Live LA.  The current series will focus on community health concerns such as nutrition, mental healthcare, enhanced physical activity, awareness of environmental hazards and promotion of healthy lifestyles.  Artists collaborate with local non-profit community health experts to produce 30 short videos a year and the videos will be on view in waiting rooms and websites of community health clinics.  Artists include Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno with Dorsey High School; Wesley Groves, Antonio Ogaz, Christina Pierson and Yoshie Sakai, Public Matters with students from Community Health Advocates School at Augustus Hawkins High School; and Kent Yoshimura.

 

 

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LA><ART is the leading independent non-profit contemporary art space in Los Angeles, committed to the production of ambitious and experimental exhibitions, public art projects and publications with both emerging and mid-career artists working locally, nationally and internationally.

The funds will go in support for a multifaceted project with artist Melanie Schiff.  The artist’s practice has developed through works that juxtapose man-made objects with the natural environment.  For this project, LA><ART has commissioned Schiff to create new work that builds on this foundation and, in combination with her 2008 move to Los Angeles, uses the coastal sunshine as her muse and uses long exposures, unexpected juxtapositions, and a play with light refraction.

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The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden cultivates natural, horticultural, and historic resources for learning, enjoyment and inspiration.  It is the Arboretum’s vision to serve as a contemporary and compelling public resource that builds upon its traditional strengths in botanical collections, horticultural information, and history.  As a 21st Century public garden, the Arboretum will serve as an educational resource for environmental stewardship, the history of our region, the study of plants, and a place of learning and respite for the people of Southern California.

This grant will provide exhibition support for Natural Discourses: Artists, Architects, Scientists & Poets in the Garden.  It will be a collaborative project between the Arboretum and a multi-disciplinary group of artists, writers, architects and researchers – invited to spend time at the Arboretum, engage with horticulturists and develop new site-specific work.  It hopes to engage the entire San Gabriel valley to attract a dialogue through art with history, science, and the environment of this region.  The exhibition is expected to run September through May 2016.

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Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art.

The funds will be used to support Diana Thater: From China to Chernobyl.   The exhibition promises to be a visually compelling, monographic mid-career retrospective of artist Diana Thater’s large-scale video art.  The show will be mounted in both the Art of the America’s Building and Broad Contemporary Art Museum and will travel to at least one international and two domestic venues.  The exhibition will run at the museum from November 2015 through March 2016.

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Machine Project is a loose group of artist/performer collaborators, who do projects together when invited by other people and institutions, usually museums.  Even though it is half their name, the word “Project”  is loosely defined. Most of the time, it means an institution has asked us them to do something to explore their space. Sometimes, they explore a topic on their own, like ping-pong. Sometimes, they turn their store-front into a forest.

This grant will support an art installation and performance set by Patrick Ballard entitled Return to Foreverhouse.  This exhibition will take place at the Machine Project store-front in Echo Park and will start with the construction and installation of a sculptural environment transforming the space into a fantastical landscape that will be used both as a kinetic sculpture and as a platform for sculptural and architectural investigations.  Next will be a 2-month programming series with many Los Angeles based artists creating new works within the installation.

 

 

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PCC’s Art Division offers more than one hundred forty visual arts courses. The Art Gallery has eight exhibitions during fall and spring semesters, which reflect professional work representing the disciplines taught in the division. These include a guest-curated show, a group faculty show, and the Artist-in-Residence exhibit.

This grant will go towards continued funding of the Pasadena Art Alliance Scholarship, Art Gallery support, Artist-in-Residence program and the Visiting Artist Speakers Program

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The MAK Center was established in 1994 as an alliance between MAK Vienna and Friends of the Schindler House. Unique in its role as a constellation of historic architectural sites and contemporary exhibition spaces, the MAK Center develops local, national and international projects exploring the intersection of art and architecture.

The funds will go in support of Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures.  Erwin Wurm is an Austrian artist who has influenced a generation of American sculptors, though his work has never had a major show in Los Angeles.  In this show, the artist will come to the West Hollywood Schindler House location and fabricate location-specific and preservation-sensitive sculpture pedestals from Los Angeles-specific sources and then produce a set of instructions for visitors to perform the various sculptures for 60 seconds at a time.   The show will run from January through March 2016.

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Founded in 1979, MOCA collects, exhibits, and interprets art created since 1940 in all media, and is dedicated to preserving it for future generations. The museum is housed in three locations, MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and MOCA Pacific Design Center.

The funds will be used in support of Sturtevant: Double Trouble, which will explore the artist Elaine Sturtevant’s work in a sweeping retrospective.  Known simply as “Sturtevant” (American, b. 1924, d. 2014), the artist has been “repeating” the works of her contemporaries since 1964, using some of the most iconic artworks of her generation as a source and catalyst for the exploration of originality, authorship, and the interior structures of art and image culture.  Her chameleon-like embrace of other artists’ art has also resulted in her being largely overlooked in the history of postwar American art.  The show will run March 20 through July 27, 2015.

 

 

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NewTown is a non-profit consortium of accomplished professional artists and artist/ administrators all of whom donate their time to ensure new creative opportunities for their colleagues throughout Southern California. For 15 years, NewTown has presented over 675 artists in all disciplines, brought art works and new art forms to an estimated 400,000 people–many of the events free and in public spaces.

The grant will go in support of Shelved Art which is a collaboration with the Pasadena Public Libraries.  It transforms a trip to any Pasadena Library into an adventure in the stacks. Thirteen exceptional regional artists have hidden their creations inside books they feel relate to their original postcard-sized work of art.  This project explores the relationship between visual art, public library use and the use of the internet to foster new ways people can encounter art, discover art’s relationship to the printed word, and open discussions between consumers and creators of art.  Ongoing through May 30. 2015.

 

 

 

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ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries is the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives currently houses over two million archival items including periodicals, books, film, video and audio recordings, photographs, artworks, organizational records, and personal papers. ONE Archives has been a part of the University of Southern California Libraries since 2010.

The grant will go towards the accompanying catalogue for the exhibition Queer Collage.  This exhibition finds its catalyst in the Graphic Albums Collection at ONE Archives and also collaborates with archives around the United States that hold similarly unexhibited work.  The show will also commission four new works by contemporary artists to investigate ideas around collage, queer identity and performativity.  The show will run January through May 2016.

 

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The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas—past and present. The Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through dynamic exhibitions, publications, and public programs, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented. Also featured is the work of international contemporary artists presented within the complex frameworks of politics, culture and social action.

Funds will be used in support of Making Strange: Gagwaka + Postmortem by Vivan Sundaram which shows the work of Delhi-based contemporary artist Vivan Sundaram, a founding member of Sahmat and a veteran of socially engaged art.  In Making Strange Sundaram captures the tension between beauty and illness, pleasure and pain, life and death. Using modernist avant-garde aesthetic strategies (including those associated with Dada and Surrealism), high fashion, recycled materials, and pop cultural references, he invites us to contemplate the fragility of the body, as well as the possibilities for representing the human figure within the conditions of our globalized world.  The exhibition will run from April 19 to September 6, 2015.

 

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The Pacific Asia Museum is one of only four U.S. institutions dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands, serving Los Angeles and the greater Southern California region. The museum’s historic building has served as a center for art, culture and learning in Pasadena since its construction in 1924 by pioneering collector and entrepreneur Grace Nicholson as her residence, galleries, and Treasure House/emporium. Ms. Nicholson’s championing of Asian art early in the century set the tone for much of the Pasadena community’s arts-related activities during the ensuing decades. The building also served as the site of the Pasadena Art Museum, which was renowned for its groundbreaking exhibitions of contemporary art, and the institution for whom the Pasadena Art Alliance was founded.

The grant will be used for exhibition support for Reshaping the Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia which will be the first major international survey exhibition of contemporary Asian ceramics organized by the museum.   The show will include 30-40 artists, including work by this artist Ah Xian, who explores the relationship between artistic tradition and cultural context by combining the two most common media – sculpture and painting with ceramics.  The exhibition will be on view from September 11, 2015 through January 31, 2016.

 

 

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The mission of the PMCA is to present the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions that explore the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California.

Funds will be used to support These Carnations Defy Language, a collaboration between Alexandra Grant and Steve Roden.  The exhibition gives aesthetic form to the spoken and written word as both artists reference language and text as part of the composition in their paintings and drawings.  The show will run from June through November 2015

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Pitzer Art Galleries exists to provide visually arresting and memorable exhibitions for diverse audiences, students and artists that promote the value and understanding of contemporary art within a local, national and international context. The Galleries are comprised of two sites, the Nichols Gallery—committed to solo and group exhibitions by national and international artists both emerging and established— and the Lenzner Family Art Gallery—a space for risk and experimentation dedicated to emerging artists working in all media.

Funds will be used in support of the catalogue to accompany Wunderkammer which looks at prevailing exhibitionary practices.  The show calls attention to museological displays, interrogating classificatory norms to show how they impact self identity. The wunderkammer—generally regarded as a prototype for the first museums—provides an alternative to current museological models. Distinguished by their eclectic and all-encompassing collections, these early museums celebrated heterogeneity and difference as accolades As the name suggests, these museums championed wonderment as a vital tool for knowledge acquisition.  The exhibition runs January 24 through March 26, 2015.

 

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The Pomona College Museum of Art is the primary visual art facility of Pomona College. It serves as museum and gallery, overseeing the college’s permanent art collections and mounting a variety of temporary contemporary exhibitions during the academic year.

This grant will go towards the museum’s Project Series invitational program for 2015-2016, which is designed to bring art that is experimental, that introduces new forms, techniques or concepts that may be difficult to show in other contexts.  The series will run from September 2015 through April 2016.

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Founded in 1984 and opened in 1988, SMMoA supports the art of our time through exhibitions and related programs that embrace diverse aesthetic, cultural, and ideological perspectives. SMMoA presents innovative work by emerging and established artists; initiates and maintains artistic partnerships and collaborations; connects the visual arts to other systems of representation and knowledge; and provides an opportunity for audiences to experience significant developments in the Southern California art world.

The grant will go towards exhibition support for Norm Laich: This Brush for Hire.  Organized by curators John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, this will be the first exhibition immediately after the opening of Metro Expo light rail station in January of 2016.   The show explores a selection of specific works by 16 world renowned artists who shared one indispensable assistant, artist and sign painter Norm Laich, who fabricated each work and installation in the exhibition.

 

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SCI-Arc is widely regarded as one of the top architecture and design schools in the world. Since 2002, SCI-Arc has curated a yearly series of five site-specific contemporary visual art installations in their Main Gallery. Exhibitions exist at the intersection of art and architecture, the lens of contemporary art.

The grant will support En Pointe a site-specific installation by artist and architect Heather Roberge.  The exhibition will fill the gallery at SCI-Arc with a large-scale installation of a dozen, oddly – shaped aluminum columns balanced on points and dependent on one another for stability as a group and will run from June to August 2015

 

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Founded in 1983, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College presents four annual exhibitions spanning a wide range of art. Whether historical or contemporary, Western or Asian, exhibitions enrich the teaching of art and humanities at Scripps as well as the cultural community of Claremont and environs.  Since 1996, the Williamson Gallery has invited guest curators to coordinate the annual ceramics exhibition.

This year’s grant will go towards publication of the color-illustrate catalogue for the 72nd Scripps Ceramics Annual.   The curator will be Susan Beiner, from Herbinger College of Fine Art and the theme will be focusing on process and touch.  The exhibition will run from January to April of 2016

 

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Founded in 1891, the University of La Verne is a nationally recognized private university offering its students distinctive educational programs. The Harris Art Gallery, Tall Wall Space, campus sculpture garden and university permanent collection comprise the University of La Verne Art Exhibition and Outreach Programs. It is the aim of the gallery Programs at the University of La Verne to advance artistic and cultural awareness through exhibitions, artists’ lectures, workshops, and symposia in synergy with the art and art history programs in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. The Harris Art Gallery opened in 1996 and is recognized as a distinctive space for the exhibition of contemporary art by professional and student artists.

Funds will be used for acquisition and installation of large-scale artworks for display on campus.

 

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Side Street Projects is an entirely mobile artist-run organization that gives artists of all ages the ability and the means to support their creative endeavors. They teach artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves with education programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving in a contemporary art context. Each year they serve over 10,000 individual (adult) artists and over 2,500 children.

This grant will be used to help support the creation of an interactive guide workbook by artist May Jong to accompany the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant project, My Pasadena.  September 20 to December 20, 2018.

 

 

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Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the predominantly Latino community of Los Angeles.  SHG’s mission is to develop and nurture Latino artists in printmaking.

Funds from this year’s grant will be used to support Atelier LVII:  The Art of the Los Angeles River.  SHG plans to build a mobile printing press which will be taken on-site to work with local artists in producing a series of prints.  Ink for the prints will be derived from local vegetation along the river and the goal is to tell the story of the LA River, and the communities that live there, to the larger community.

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Founded in Eagle Rock by a group of LA artists, X-TRA has been produced quarterly since 1997 by the Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism. Now found on newsstands and bookstores around the country, X-TRA is an intelligent and respected national publication based in Los Angeles. It is currently the longest running critical art journal ever published in L.A.

Funding to support the publication of commissioned Artist’s Projects and Artist’s Commentaries in four issues of X-TRA published between March 2015 and March 2016

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American Museum of Ceramic Art/AMOCA
Archives of American Art
Armory Center for the Arts
Art Center College of Design
Art Table
Cal State LA/Luckman Fine Arts Gallery
Cal State Long Beach, University Art Museum
California Institute of Technology
California Institute of the Arts/REDCAT
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Claremont Graduate University
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Descanso Gardens, Sturt-Haaga Gallery
East Los Angeles College/Vincent Price Art Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Hammer Museum
Japanese American National Museum
Kidspace Museum
L.A.C.E.
LA Freewaves
LA><Art
Laguna Art Museum
Long Beach Museum of Art
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Municipal Gallery
Los Angeles Printmaking Society
Machine Project
Materials and Applications
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Museum of Latin American Art
NewTown Pasadena
Otis College, Ben Maltz Gallery
Outpost for Contemporary Art
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena Art Services
Pasadena Art Workshops
Pasadena Arts Council
Pasadena City College
Pasadena Education Foundation
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pitzer College, Pitzer Art Galleries
Pomona College Museum of Art
Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism/X-Tra
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Scripps College, Williamson Gallery
Self Help Graphics and Art
Side Street Projects
Skirball Cultural Center
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIArc)
The Brewery Project
The HeArt Project
The Huntington Library
Velaslavasy Panorama

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Amoca1Located in Pomona, the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is one of the few museums in the country dedicated solely to ceramic art and the only one of its kind on the west coast.

The grant will be used to support the exhibition Large as Life: Betty Davenport Ford, Elaine Katzer and Lisa Reinertson.  It will feature 60-80 artworks, many monumental in size, as well as other art media, such as drawings, prints and watercolors, that inform their process.  The show runs June 14, 2014 through August 31, 2014.

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VeniceArtsVenice Arts’ programs serve as a catalyst for people of all ages, living in low-income or underrepresented communities, to create and share personal and community stories through photography, film and multi-media.

Funds will support the schedule of exhibitions and expand free public programs. During the grants cycle there will be six exhibitions by emerging and mid career artists, running March 2014 through February 2015.

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Xtra 2014Founded in Eagle Rock by a group of LA artists, X-TRA has been produced quarterly since 1997 by the Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism. Now found on newsstands and bookstores around the country, X-TRA is an intelligent and respected national publication based in Los Angeles. It is now the longest running critical art journal ever published in L.A.

Funding to support the publication of commissioned Artist’s Projects and Artist’s Commentaries in four issues of X-tra published between March 2014 and March 2015.

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4Phil-Smith (2)Founded in 1891 the University of La Verne is a nationally recognized private university offering its students distinctive educational programs. The Harris Art Gallery, Tall Wall Space, campus sculpture garden and university permanent collection comprise The University of La Verne Art Exhibition and Outreach Programs. It is the aim of the gallery Programs at The University of La Verne to advance artistic and cultural awareness through exhibitions, artists’ lectures, workshops, and symposia in synergy with the art and art history programs in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. The Harris Art Gallery opened in 1996 and is recognized as a distinctive space for the exhibition of contemporary art by professional and student artists.

Funds will be used to support the permanent installation of contemporary artwork campus wide.

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SelfHelpGraphics_LVI1Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the predominantly Latino community of Los Angeles. SHG’s mission is to develop and nurture Latino artists in printmaking.

Funding will support Atelier LVI: Visions of Boyle Heights, an exhibition of 5 visions of the neighborhood. Ten artists will be paired and conduct conversations with local youths, street venders, artists, businesses and residents of Boyle Heights. They will create a limited edition of prints to be exhibited at Self Help Graphics and other partnering organizations and businesses. Project will run from Spring 2014 through August 3, 2014.

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Scripps 2014Founded in 1983, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery presents four annual exhibitions spanning a wide range of art. Whether historical or contemporary, Western or Asian, exhibitions enrich the teaching of art and humanities at Scripps as well as the cultural community of Claremont and environs.
This grant will support the color-illustrated catalogue for the 71st Scripps Ceramic Annual, which will be curated by Julia Haft-Candell. . The show will run from January 24 through April 9, 2015. 


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SCIArc 2014SCI-Arc is widely regarded as one of the top architecture and design schools in the world. Since 2002, SCI-Arc has curated a yearly series of five site-specific contemporary visual art installations in their Main Gallery. Exhibitions exist at the intersection of art and architecture, the lens of contemporary art.

The grant will help support Tart, a site specific installation by emerging artist/architect Heather Flood. It will be a woven metal installation that articulates 2D graphic patterns in 3D space and will be exhibited in the main gallery at Sci-Arc. The exhibition will be on view from June 20 through August 3,2014.

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Installation ReferenceFounded in 1984 and opened in 1988, SMMoA supports the art of our time through exhibitions and related programs that embrace diverse aesthetic, cultural, and ideological perspectives. SMMoA presents innovative work by emerging and established artists; initiates and maintains artistic partnerships and collaborations; connects the visual arts to other systems of representation and knowledge; and provides an opportunity for audiences to experience significant developments in the Southern California art world.

Funds will be used to support the exhibition Robert Swain: The Form of Color. The work combines strategies of Minimal Art, Op Art, and Color Theory into a unique life work. The show will be on view from May through August 2014.

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ps49_sam_falls_3The Pomona College Museum of Art is the primary visual art facility of Pomona College. It serves as museum and gallery, overseeing the college’s permanent art collections and mounting a variety of temporary contemporary exhibitions during the academic year.

This grant will go towards the museum’s Project Series program for 2014-2015, which is designed to bring art that is experimental, that introduces new forms, techniques or concepts that may be difficult to show in other contexts. Exhibition will continue from September 4 2014 through April 2015.

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4_Untitled Vessel Imari_1988_12.5x26.75Otis prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision. The Ben Maltz Gallery presents a diverse program of group and solo exhibitions in a variety of media. It serves Los Angeles’ vigorous art community and the city’s diverse public at large, while acting as an important resource for Otis students and faculty.

Funds will support the exhibition, Exquisite Beauty: The Ceramics of Ralph Bacerra. They will also be used to underwrite scholarly research about the artist, educational programming and an illustrated catalogue documenting his life, work and the exhibition. The project will take two years to complete. The exhibition is scheduled for September 26 through December 6 2015.

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Mike Kelley_Kandor 15 (2007)Founded in 1979, MOCA collects, exhibits, and interprets art created since 1940 in all media, and is dedicated to preserving it for future generations. The museum is housed in three locations, MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and MOCA Pacific Design Center

Funds will be used to support the exhibition: MIKE KELLEY: Mobile Homestead. With over two hundred works, it is the artist’s first comprehensive survey since 1993. Originally organized by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, it has traveled to Paris and New York. The exhibition will be on display beginning in March 2014.

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M&A2014Materials and Applications is an artist-led, non-profit organization that is one of the most important and influential sites of contemporary visual art and social inquiry in Los Angeles at the intersection of art and public space.  M&A is a research center dedicated to pushing new and underused ideas for landscape and architecture into view.

Funding will help support production of the catalogue, Materials and Applications: Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful, Projects 2002 – 2014,  the first time record of its formative years and projects.

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MAK Schindler House 2014The MAK Center was established in 1994 as an alliance between MAK Vienna and Friends of the Schindler House. Unique in its role as a constellation of historic architectural sites and contemporary exhibition spaces, the MAK Center develops local, national and international projects exploring the intersection of art and architecture.

The funds will be used to support the exhibition Tony Greene: Room of Advances, the largest collection of this artists’ paintings assembled since his death from AIDS at age 35 in 1990. Exhibition will be up from May through August 2014.

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LANDLAND is a non-profit public art initiative committed to curating site and situation specific projects in Los Angeles and beyond.

The grant will be used to support three site-specific sculptural installations in Century City by artist Ruben Ochoa. Installations will be sited on the median of Avenue of the Stars, the external campus of the Avenue of the Stars and the lobby of 2000 Avenue of the Stars. The installation will be up for approximately 10 months beginning in mid-June 2014.

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LACMALACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. Its holdings of more than 100,000 works span the history of art from ancient times to the present.

Funds will be used toward the purchase of two photographic works of Larry Sultan: Dad on Bed and Discussion, Kitchen Table.

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LACELACE is a non-profit organization that supports, exhibits and advocates innovations in art-making. The core programs include gallery exhibitions and public events such as screenings, experimental media performances, performance art events, gallery walk-throughs and lectures to make contemporary art more accessible to the community.
This grant will help fund the sculptural installation and durational performance work on Dawn Kasper: The Green Truck. Projects include Visual Poems: Studies in Time and Space; On the Exposure of Process: A Nomadic Practice Experiment; Private Performance for People in Their Homes. The exhibition will be on view January 2015 through March 2015.

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LA<>ARTLA><ART is the leading independent non-profit contemporary art space in Los Angeles, committed to the production of ambitious and experimental exhibitions, public art projects and publications with both emerging and mid-career artists working locally, nationally and internationally.

This grant will support the exhibitions: Patricia Fernandez : A Melancholy Walk and Rebecca Morris: Fantastic L.A.  These will be the first solo institutional exhibitions of these two Los Angeles artists. The exhibition will take place March through April 2014.

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Jap-Amer MuseumThe Japanese American National Museum is one of the nation’s premier culturally specific museums. Through the building of a comprehensive collection of material culture and development of multi-faceted exhibitions, educational activities, public programs and publications, the Museum preserves and shares for current and future generations the rich and diverse stories of Japanese Americans for national and international audiences alike.

The funds will support the exhibition, Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Traditions in a Modern World, a celebration of tattooing as a contemporary art form as seen in 70-framed photographs of tattoos and body suits. Exhibition will include a traditional Japanese tattooing room, live tattooing, videos of participants and a 200 page catalogue. The show will be on view March 8 through September 14, 2014.

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HammerThe Hammer Museum is a fine arts museum and public arts unit of the University of California, Los Angeles’s (UCLA) School of the Arts and Architecture.

The funds will be used to support the exhibition Made in L.A. 2014, which will highlight the work of emerging and under-recognized artists in Southern California. The exhibition will run from June 15 through September 7, 2014.

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Craft and Folk ArtThe museum serves Los Angeles through its mission to champion cultural understanding by encouraging curiosity about our diverse world through the universal lens of art.  CAFAM is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to the support of contemporary craft and folk artists.

This grant will partially underwrite the exhibition of work of the contemporary Guatemalan artist Dario Escobar.  He modifies and shapes sports equipment into installations and sculptures, using traditional Guatemalan artisanal techniques and mythological references. The show will run from May 18 through August 31, 2014.

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Redcat2014REDCAT is a 7,000 square foot state-of-the-art black box performance space, a 3,000 square foot exhibition space, and lounge located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles. It is CalArts’ downtown center for innovative visual, performing, and media arts. 


This grant will support the first California exhibition of two Puerto Rican based artists, Allora & Calzadilla. Exhibition will feature past projects in videos and performance documentations and a new reconfigured project for REDCAT. The exhibition will be on display in April, 2014.

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ArtDivisionMural_GronkArt Division is a group of artists and educators that provide individualized, intensive training to promising young artists. By providing students with the techniques and skills they would otherwise go without, allowing them to launch successful careers in the arts and maximize their potential as individuals.

Funds to support the Art Education Program for underserved youth ages 18 – 25 in Rampart Area of LA. The program has two parts, a lecture series and field trips, and runs from January 2014 through February 2015.

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PMCA_JuneWayneThe mission of the PMCA is to present the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions that explore the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California.

Funding will support the exhibition and catalogue, June Wayne: Paintings, Prints & Tapestries, the first retrospective of her work in 40 years. Exhibition will run from May 4 through August 3, 2014.

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PCCPCC’s Art Division offers more than one hundred visual arts courses. The Art Gallery has eight exhibitions during fall and spring semesters, which reflect professional work representing the disciplines taught in the division. These include a guest-curated show, a group faculty show, and the Artist-in-Residence exhibit.

This grant will go towards continued funding of the Pasadena Art Alliance Scholarship, Art Gallery support and Artist in Residence program.

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Opening word of this new scripture, 2013The Pacific Asia Museum is one of only four U.S. institutions dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands, serving Los Angeles and the Greater Southern California region. The museum’s historic building has served as a center for art, culture and learning in Pasadena since its construction in 1924 by pioneering collector and entrepreneur Grace Nicholson as her residence, galleries, and Treasure House/emporium. Ms. Nicholson’s championing of Asian art early in the century set the tone for much of the Pasadena community’s arts-related activities during the ensuing decades. The building also served as the site of the Pasadena Art Museum, which was renowned for its groundbreaking exhibitions of contemporary art, and the institution for whom the Pasadena Art Alliance was founded.

Funding will be used towards purchase a diptych, Opening word of this new scripture by South Asian artist Imran Quereshi, to be featured in the redesigned South Asia gallery for the inaugural exhibit The Art of South Asia. It will be the only example of his work in a museum in the western US. This will be on view in the fall of 2014.

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tether 75x36The Weingart and Mullin art galleries consist of three gallery spaces in the Art History and Visual Arts department exhibiting the work of Los Angeles artists, visiting artists, alumni, and students.

Funding will support exhibition of three bodies of work by Robert Fontenont at the college’s Weingart Gallery. His techniques include craft. Embroidery, sewing, watercolor painting and bread dough sculpting. Included in the exhibit are two water color portrait series: Chain of Command and Presidential Losers. A third set of images is from Practical Applications for Science, images in bread dough sculpting. Work will be on view in the fall of 2014.

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Descanso GardensDescanso Gardens is a botanical garden in La Cañada Flintridge, California, and recently added a contemporary art gallery. The Sturt Haaga Gallery was conceived as an important addition to Descanso’s education mission. Programming in the gallery derives from and seeks to illuminate the intersection between contemporary arts and the sciences represented by the garden — botany, horticulture, biology, ecology, conservation, and the study of gardens as cultural artifacts.

The funds will be used for an artwork for the exhibition Signs of Life with a theme which explores the nature of water as the source of life. The exhibition will occur in the fall of 2014.

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Center for Art Eagle Rock-1Center for the Arts Eagle Rock’s mission is to present innovative and multicultural arts programming to the communities of northeast Los Angeles.

This grant will support the exhibition Amazon Solitaire which presents the work of 20 local, emerging women artists. Amazons and the power of women will be celebrated featuring video work, sculptures, paintings, mixed media works. The exhibition will be up March 8 – April 8, 2014.

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Art CenterEstablished in 1930, Art Center College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, as well as Public Programs offering design education to all ages and levels of experience.

Funding awarded to support two exhibitions in the Williamson Gallery, Robert Lang: Folding (May 30 – August 17, 2014) and Realspace (October 11, 2014 – January 18, 2015). Additional funding will provide for the Pasadena Art Alliance Scholarship that has supported Fine Arts students since the opening of the Hillside campus in the late 1970’s.

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ArmoryThe Armory Center for the Arts is a community arts center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the visual arts to students of all ages. In addition to providing an outlet for contemporary art exhibitions and performances, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to schools and in the community.

This grant will support The Floor Show, a group exhibition of seven artists from Los Angeles, rural Connecticut, Warsaw and Berlin: Alice Konitz, Evan Hollaway, Marco Rios, Corrina Schnitt, Farrah Karapetian, Tom Friedman and Artur Zmijewski. The dates of the exhibition will be July 12 – October 19,2014.

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AMOCA II_2012Located in Pomona, the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is one of the few U.S. museums dedicated solely to ceramic art and the only one of its kind on the West Coast.

Funding will be provided to partially underwrite the production of a retrospective exhibition and publication of the ceramic work of artist Patti Warashina entitled Patti Warashina: Wit and Poignancy. The dates of this exhibition will be July 14 through September 29, 2012.

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