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 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.visit website »
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.
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.visit website »
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 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.visit website »
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.visit website »
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.
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.visit website »
Founded 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.
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 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.visit website »
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.
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.visit website »
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 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.visit website »
Otis 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.visit website »
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.visit website »
Materials 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.visit website »
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 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.visit website »
LAND 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.visit website »
LACMA 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.visit website »
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 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.visit website »
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 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.visit website »
The 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.visit website »
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 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.visit website »
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.
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.visit website »
Art 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.visit website »
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.
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.visit website »
PCC’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.visit website »
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.
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.visit website »
The 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.visit website »
Descanso 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.visit website »
Center 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.visit website »
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 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.visit website »
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 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.visit website »