Affiliate Artists, Graduate Fellows, and Tournesol Awardee 2019–20

Affiliate Artists, Graduate Fellows, and Tournesol Awardee 2019–20

Headlands Center for the Arts

Clockwise from top left: Sholeh Asgary, Anahita, 2019. Bailey Anderson, Untitled, 2019. Kira Dominguez Hultgren, Crossed in Parts, 2018. Sherwin Rio, FOOTWORK, 2017. Troy Chew, The Grass is sometimes Purple on the Other Side, 2017. Beatriz Escobar, Breathe With Me I, 2019.*

July 12, 2019
Affiliate Artists, Graduate Fellows, and Tournesol Awardee 2019–20
Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, California 94965
United States
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Headlands Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 25 artists and collaboratives awarded into its 2019-2020 Affiliate Artists and Graduate Fellows programs, as well as the recipient of the annual Tournesol Award. With a focus on Bay Area artists, these programs fulfill a critical need within the region’s art ecosystem by providing local artists and writers with the space and support needed to maintain a robust and thriving creative practice. All awardees are listed below.

Affiliate Artists Program 
An immersive studio practice program which provides partially subsidized studio space, public presentation opportunities, and participation in Headlands’ creative community.

Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill (Vitreous Chamber), Visual / Alex Arzt, Visual* / Sholeh Asgary, Visual / Nishant Batsha, Writing / Takming Chuang, Visual* / Beatriz Escobar, Visual / Stacey Goodman, Visual* / Dohee Lee, Visual*** / Golbanou Moghaddas, Visual* / Natani Notah, Visual* / Mary O’Brien, Visual* / Ploi Pirapokin, Writing* / James Sansing, Visual* / Nancy Sayavong, Visual / Christine Wang, Visual / Hazel White, Writing** / Shelley Wong, Writing / Rene Yung, Visual*

Graduate Fellows Program
Provides meaningful support—including private studio space and other benefits—to recent, promising studio art MFA graduates, in partnership with esteemed Bay Area academic institutions.

Bailey Anderson, University of California, Davis / Kira Dominguez Hultgren, California College of the Arts / Sarah Player Morrison, Mills College / Sherwin Rio, San Francisco Art Institute / Daniel Southard, San Francisco State University / Livien Yin, Stanford University / Connie Zheng, University of California, Berkeley

Tournesol Award to Troy Chew
The Tournesol Award recognizes one local painter annually, supporting them in taking the first major steps toward establishing a career in the Bay Area. The award is designed to support a full year of artistic work and development, and includes a 10,000 USD cash stipend, an 800 square-foot private studio, and a funded final exhibition or project.

2019–20 Affiliate Artist and Graduate Fellow Panelists:
Veronica Esposito, Constance Hockaday, Dean Rader, Sam Vernon, and Anna Martine Whitehead

*Continuing Headlands Affiliate Artist
**Former Headlands Affiliate Artist
***Former Headlands Artist in Residence

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, and ultimately aim to foster creative breakthroughs and new modes of working and thinking.


*Images above: Clockwise starting from top left: Sholeh Asgary (Affiliate Artist 2019–20), Anahita, 2019; Bailey Anderson (Graduate Fellow 2019–20), Untitled, 2019; Kira Dominguez Hultgren (Graduate Fellow 2019–20), Crossed in Parts, 2018; Sherwin Rio (Graduate Fellow 2019–20), FOOTWORK, 2017; Troy Chew (Graduate Fellow 2018–19, Tournesol Awardee 2019-20), The Grass is sometimes Purple on the Other Side, 2017; Beatriz Escobar (Affiliate Artist 2019–20), Breathe With Me I, 2019.

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