Grants Awarded



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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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