Best of Bay Area Visual Artists from Regional MFA Programs Awarded

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The San Francisco Foundation and SOMArts Cultural Center present The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition

Juried selection showcases best of Bay Area MFA programs; accompanying events identify key influences in Bay Area art and connect artists with the public for creative skill-sharing, September 3–28, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA The San Francisco Foundation and SOMArts Cultural Center present a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual and media arts landscape, September 3–28, 2013. The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition showcases the work of promising visual artists from regional Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs working across disciplines and identifies young artists whose work intersects with emerging trends.

Opening with a reception and awards ceremony Friday, September 6, 2013, 6:30–9pm, awards at 7:00pm, the exhibition surveys new work from the 26 recipients of the competitive Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fellowships and the Edwin Anthony and Adelaine Bourdeaux Cadogan Art Awards, administered by The San Francisco Foundation.

The Fellowships provide a varying number of annual tuition awards of $5,000 to Bay Area Fine Arts graduate students in support of exploring and developing their artistic potential in digital art, film/video, hybrid practice, installation, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture.

Tere Romo, Program Officer for Arts and Culture at The San Francisco Foundation, commented, “The early phase of an artist’s career is when encouragement and financial support matter most. Through the generosity of our donors, the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards will support exemplary graduate student artists at a crucial time—and lift up the next generation of artists who will ensure the Bay Area remains a thriving center for arts and culture. The San Francisco Foundation is proud to recognize and support these exceptional artists.”

Lex Leifheit, Executive Director of SOMArts commented, “As an organization, we wholeheartedly embrace the opportunity to connect student artists with the South of Market Cultural Center’s rich legacy of community activism and cultural learning. Each year this exhibition becomes more popular as a chance to connect longtime San Franciscans with emerging talents and together peer into the future of Bay Area arts and ideas.”

Fellowship recipients were selected by Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Associate Director and Senior Curator of MACLA/San Jose Center for Latino Arts and Justin Hoover, Curator and Gallery Director of SOMArts Cultural Center. After careful evaluation of the 117 applicants, the panel recommended the following outstanding MFA visual art students to receive awards.

2013 AWARDEES & EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Sarah Ammons, Painting

Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute

Javier Arbizu, Painting

Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute

Shay Arick, Mixed Media
Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute

Megan Atherton, Painting
Cadogan Scholarship, California College of the Arts

Alex Bargas, Hybrid Practice
Cadogan Scholarship, California College of the Arts

Michael Bartalos, Mixed Media
Cadogan Scholarship, Stanford University

Daniel Bouthot, Hybrid Practice
Cadogan Scholarship, California College of the Arts

Susannah Dotson, Mixed Media
Cadogan Scholarship, California College of the Arts

Heather Engen, Sculpture

Cadogan Scholarship, Mills College

Jason Fritz Michael Glassford, Mixed Media
Murphy Fellowship, University of California Berkeley

Maral Hashemi, Installation
Cadogan Scholarship, California College of the Arts

Genevieve Hastings, Mixed Media
Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco State University

Chandler Daniel Holmes, Photography
Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute

Galen Jackson, Film/Video
Cadogan Scholarship, Stanford University

Victoria Jang, Sculpture
Cadogan Scholarship, California College of the Arts

Margaret Lawless, Hybrid Practice
Cadogan Scholarship, Mills College

Monika Lukowska, Printmaking
Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute

Li Ma, Installation
Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute

Lila Maes, Sculpture
Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute

Golbanou Moghaddas, Printmaking
Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute

Eleanor Oakes, Photography
Cadogan Scholarship, Stanford University

Brittany Powell, Photography
Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco State University

Andrea Michelle Roberts, Sculpture
Cadogan Scholarship, California College of the Arts

Anna Meryl Rose, Film/Video
Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute

Geoffrey Traxler, Sculpture
Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute

Anja Ulfeldt, Hybrid Practice
Cadogan Scholarship, Stanford University

CALENDAR LISTINGS

The exhibition and all accompanying events are free to attend and take place at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th) in San Francisco, CA

The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition

September 3–28, 2013

Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–7pm & Saturday, 12–5pm

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

Awards will be presented by The San Francisco Foundation to all exhibiting artists.

Friday, September 6, 6:30–9pm, awards at 7pm

Bay Area Trajectories

Moderated by curator, critic and educator Anuradha Vikram and featuring panelist Charles Desmarais, President of San Francisco Art Institute, seasoned artists and curators discuss how exhibiting artists reflect, extend and advance the rich history of art in the Bay Area.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 6–8pm

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