Joan Mitchell Foundation’s 2010 MFA Grant Recipients
June 9, 2011 – July 30, 2011
JANET BRUHN | MICAH DAW | MICHEL DROGE | PATRICIA FERNANDEZ | REMA GHULOUM | ERIK GONZALEZ | KRISTIN HAAS | ERIC KNISS | JON LEE | CAITLIN LONEGAN | COBI MOULES | BRIAN PORRAY | ASHLEY SHELLHAUSE | MICHAEL SIRIANNI | MOLLY ANDERSON SMIGELSKI
Moving forward with the success of the last eight years, the Directors of CUE Art Foundation are pleased to host the ninth annual Joan Mitchell MFA Award exhibition. This year the exhibition will showcase the work of artists who were granted the award in 2010 to further demonstrate our continuing respect for a sister Foundation that has a laudable record of supporting artists at all stages of their careers. In the philanthropic and educational aims of its grants and programs, we feel that the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s mission is consonant with our own.
The support the Joan Mitchell Foundation gave these artists has enabled them to establish a foothold in their artistic careers. Some used the grant as seed money to acquire or build a studio space; others purchased art materials; still others used the money to travel or relocate. However the money was used, this exhibition highlights the importance of assisting artists in the formative years of their career. All of these artists exhibit a high level of quality, imagination and commitment to their work and studio practice. We thank them for participating, and hope that this exhibition will further generate new opportunities for them in the ensuing years.