April 11, 2006 - Flintridge Foundation - 2005/2006 Awards Recipients
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April 11, 2006

2005/2006 Awards Recipients

Flintridge Foundation
2005/2006 Awards Recipients

Adela Akers
Judy Cooke
Dewey Crumpler
Robbert Flick
Lauren Grossman
Ferne Jacobs
Heather Dew Oaksen
Ben Sakoguchi
Michael C. Spafford
Jamie Walker

www.FlintridgeFoundation.org

Flintridge Foundation Awards $25,000 Each to Ten Artists from California, Oregon and Washington

Flintridge Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2005/2006 AWARDS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS. Five artists from California and five from Oregon/Washington have been awarded unrestricted grants of $25,000 each. The fifth biennial Awards honor California, Oregon and Washington artists working in fine arts and crafts media whose work demonstrates high artistic merit and a distinctive voice for 20 or more years. The Awards recognize artists who have a sustained career in the arts but are not currently nationally renowned. Artists must have lived at least nine months per year in the tri-state region for the last three years. The Foundation presented the first Awards in 1997/1998 and, with this current cycle, has awarded a total of $1.4 million in grants to 56 individual artists.
2005/2006 Awards Recipients

CALIFORNIA Adela Akers, Guerneville, fiber art Dewey Crumpler, Berkeley, painting, sculpture, works on paper, prints Robbert Flick, Los Angeles area, photography Ferne Jacobs, Los Angeles, fiber art Ben Sakoguchi, Pasadena, painting

OREGON/WASHINGTON Judy Cooke, Portland, painting Lauren Grossman, Seattle, sculpture, installation Heather Dew Oaksen, Seattle, film/video, installation Michael C. Spafford, Seattle, painting, works on paper, prints Jamie Walker, Seattle, ceramic sculpture
Information about the artists and examples of their artwork can be found at www.FlintridgeFoundation.org

Flintridge Foundations open application process attracts a large number of submissions863 artists applied for the 2005/2006 Awards613 from California, 250 from Oregon/Washington. Two separate panels of artists and art professionals selected the recipients from each region. The panelists examined submission materials including slides documenting each applicants minimum 20-year body of work. This is a 35 day commitment for the jurors in which they view many thousands of slides.
2005/2006 Awards Panelists

CALIFORNIA Jay Belloli, Director of Gallery Programs, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena Arline Fisch, artist, San Diego Mildred Howard, artist, Oakland

OREGON/WASHINGTON Jo Hockenhull, artist, Sheridan, OR Barbara Johns, independent curator, Seattle Patti Warashina, artist, Seattle

The Awards acknowledge the profound dignity and value of a life dedicated to creating a meaningful body of work. We are proud to recognize the achievements of these ten artists whose singular visions contribute to the strength and vibrancy of the visual arts on the West Coast, said Armando Gonzalez, Board President, Flintridge Foundation.

The 2005/2006 recipients range in age from 43 to 72 years. All demonstrate a deepening of ideas, skills and creativity throughout their lifelong commitment to making art. The Foundation seeks to provide a significant financial award that encourages future work and to broaden recognition of the recipients by publishing a catalog highlighting their accomplishments.
A celebration honoring the artists will be held Thursday, April 27 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) . PMCA is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture and design. Concurrent with Flintridges event, PMCA plans to host the traveling exhibit, “Family Legacies: The Art of Betye, Lezley and Alison Saar. Betye Saar and her daughter Alison were previous recipients of Flintridge Foundations AWARDS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS in 1997/1998 and 1999/2000 respectively.

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Flintridge Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Grantmaking Flintridge Foundation was founded in 1985 and began making grants in 1986. The Foundations current annual contributions total approximately $1.8 million. In addition to the AWARDS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS, the Foundation supports the work of small to mid-sized ensemble theatre companies in California, Oregon and Washington and environmental conservation groups in the Pacific Northwest, and provides organizational development assistance to community-based nonprofit organizations in Northwest Pasadena/Altadena, CA.

FLINTRIDGE FOUNDATION
1040 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 100, Pasadena, CA 91103
Tel: 800/303-2139
Awards@FlintridgeFoundation.org

www.FlintridgeFoundation.org

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