Community Foundation Announces 20 L.A. Artists To Receive Unique Fellowships

CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists invests in mid-career and emerging visual artists to build successful, sustainable careers in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF) has announced 20 mid-career and emerging visual artists living and working in Los Angeles as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists for 2012.  Since its inception in 1988 with a generous contribution to CCF from The J. Paul Getty Trust, the fellowship program has supported 215 of L.A.'s visual artists working in a multitude of media and forms with $2.1 million in grants and access to business development support.

The CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists is part of the portfolio of the Arts Program of the community foundation, a public charitable organization committed to strengthening the cultural vitality of L.A. County by increasing the operational capacity of small and mid-size arts and cultural organizations, increasing arts opportunities that are affordable and accessible to underserved communities, improving participation in the arts by diverse, low-income residents and professional artists, and helping visual artists develop successful, sustainable careers in Los Angeles.

The artwork and biographies of current and past fellows are available online in the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists virtual art gallery (www.calfund.org/artist-gallery), as well as on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ccfartists).

The recipients of the 2012 CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists, in alphabetical order by first name, are:

Name

Community

Discipline

Category

Adam Overton

Eagle Rock

Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media, Performance Art, Other

Emerging

Alan Nakagawa

Mid-City

Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media

Mid-Career

Amitis Motevalli

Silver Lake

Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media

Mid-Career

Eileen Cowin

Park Mesa Heights

Experimental Film and Video, Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media, Photography

Mid-Career

Emily Mast

Cypress Park

Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media, Performance Art

Emerging

Fabian Debora

East L.A.

Painting

Emerging

Heather Cassils

Silver Lake

Experimental Film and Video, Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media, Installation, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Other

Emerging

James Rojas

Alhambra

Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media

Emerging

Jody Zellen

Santa Monica

Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media

Mid-Career

John David O'Brien

Lincoln Heights

Drawing, Installation, Sculpture

Mid-Career

Mario Ybarra Jr.

Wilmington

Installation

Mid-Career

Mark Steven Greenfield

Eagle Rock

Drawing

Mid-Career

Micol Hebron

Cypress Park

Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media

Mid-Career

Nick Kramer

Cypress Park

Sculpture

Emerging

Olga Koumoundouros

Cypress Park

Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media, Installation, Sculpture

Mid-Career

Pascual Sisto

Cypress Park

Experimental Film and Video, Interdisciplinary-Mixed Media, Photography

Emerging

Sherin Guirguis

Highland Park

Painting, Sculpture

Mid-Career

Shirley Tse

Santa Monica

Installation, Sculpture

Mid-Career

Stephen Berens

Eagle Rock

Photography

Mid-Career

Yoshie Sakai

Gardena

Experimental Film and Video, Installation, Performance Art

Emerging

"Los Angeles County is a place that embraces diversity and creativity in all forms and expressions," said Antonia Hernandez, president and CEO of the California Community Foundation. "As L.A.'s foundation, we are thoroughly committed to help the creative community, especially individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations, to thrive through meaningful and sustained support like the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists program."

California Community Foundation (CCF) is a public, charitable organization serving Los Angeles County since 1915.  It encourages philanthropy by individuals, families, companies and organizations, and serves as a steward of their charitable funds and legacies.  It also makes grants to nonprofits and collaborates in addressing the needs of vulnerable members of the community.  In addition, it engages in community problem solving with business, civic, government and other organizations.  For more information, visit www.calfund.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/calfund.

Media Contact: Barbara Lee
Phone: (213) 452-6258
E-mail: blee@calfund.org

SOURCE California Community Foundation



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