2016–17 Affiliate Artist Program, Graduate Fellowships, and Tournesol Award recipients

2016–17 Affiliate Artist Program, Graduate Fellowships, and Tournesol Award recipients

Headlands Center for the Arts

Clockwise from top-left: Marshall Elliott, Daniel Melo, Malena Lopez-Maggi, Fox Hysen, Cy Keener, Minoosh Zomorodinia.
June 21, 2016
2016–17 Affiliate Artist Program, Graduate Fellowships, and Tournesol Award recipients

Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965


Headlands Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 29 creative practitioners who have been awarded placement in their year-long programs for local artists: Affiliate Artist Program, Graduate Fellowships (in partnership with seven Bay Area academic institutions), and the prestigious Tournesol Award. Artists participating in each of these programs will be welcomed into Headlands’ community of local, national, and international artists working in a multitude of disciplines; provided private studio space and shared meals in Headlands’ historic campus within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; and given opportunities to participate in an array of public events, presentations, and exhibitions. All awardees are listed below.

Tournesol Awardee presented to Fox Hysen. The Tournesol Award recognizes one local painter annually, and supports them in taking major steps toward establishing a career in the Bay Area within the critical first five years after receiving an MFA. The Tournesol Award provides the chosen artist a 10,000 USD cash stipend, private studio, participation in Headlands’ creative community, and a funded final project of the artist’s choice, typically in the form of an exhibition or a publication.

The Affiliate Artist Programis an immersive studio practice program awarded to approximately 20 Bay Area artists, writers, and designers annually. Affiliate Artists receive partially subsidized studio space, public presentation opportunities, one complimentary Mess Hall dinner a week, and discounts on public events.

2016–17 Affiliate Artists:
Natalia Almada (film/video/new media) / Gary Edward Blum (visual) / Sydney Cohen (visual) / Marshall Elliott (visual) / Kate Folk (writing) / Tanja Geis (visual) / Susan Gevirtz (writing) / Kaveh Irani (visual) / Marco Lean (writing) / Malena Lopez-Maggi (visual) / Lauren McKeon (visual) / Daniel Melo (visual) / Jennie Ottinger (visual) / Aimee Phan (writing) / Clare E. Rojas (visual) / James Sansing (visual) / Jonathan Sprague (visual) / Studio for Urban Projects: Ali Sant & Rick Johnson (architecture & environment) / Lizette Wanzer (writing) / May Wilson (visual) / Minoosh Zomorodinia (interdisciplinary)

Headlands’ Graduate Fellowships are year-long studio residencies that are awarded to promising MFA graduates immediately following their graduation, in partnership with seven esteemed Bay Area academic institutions. Graduate Fellows receive private studio space, chef-prepared meals in the Mess Hall, and public presentation opportunities. The fellowships culminate in a curated group exhibition.

2016–17 Graduate Fellows:
Shannon Abac (San Francisco State University) / Jose Figueroa (University of California, Berkeley) / Kunlin He (San Francisco Art Institute) / Cy Keener (Stanford University) / Nicole Lavelle (California College of the Arts) / Holden Schultz (Mills College) / Angela Willetts (University of California, Davis)

Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center located in the Marin Headlands, and is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Headlands’ Artists Programs provide opportunities for research, experimentation, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange for artists working across disciplines at critical times in their careers. Headlands’ dynamic programs provide meaningful resources—time, space, community, and financial support—to artists who are working on the cutting-edge of their field to catalyze new modes of thought, work, and discourse. By bringing together artists from a wide range of disciplines—visual and interdisciplinary arts, architecture, performance and dance, music and sound, writing, curating, and art criticism—these programs emphasize a balance in developing an individual practice, a valuable exchange with other artists and visitors, and a meaningful engagement with place.


Headlands Center for the Arts announces recipients of 2016–17 Affiliate Artist Program, Graduate Fellowships, and Tournesol Award

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