No News is Bad News. Join the SA Current Press Club.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Vincent Valdez Receives Joan Mitchell Foundation 2015 Painters & Sculptors Grant

Posted By on Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 3:19 PM

  • Joan Mitchell Foundation

San Antonio artist Vincent Valdez was awarded a $25,000 grant by the New York City-based Joan Mitchell Foundation.

"The Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality through unrestricted career support," the foundation says in a press release. "The first year of grants was awarded in 1994 and the Foundation has funded individual artists annually since that time."

Vincent Valdez thanked the Joan Mitchell Foundation on Facebook. 

Just 25 artists across the nation receive the grant.

Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists whom they feel deserve more recognition for their creative achievements and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant," the foundation says in a press release. "The candidates' images were viewed for consideration through an anonymous process by a jury panel that convened this fall at the office of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and arts administrators."

Joan Mitchell was an important 20th century abstract expressionism painter and print maker. The Joan Mitchell Foundation is an artist-endowed non-profit organization established in 1993 that works to support Mitchell's legacy (she died in 1992) by expanding "her vision to support the aspirations and development of diverse contemporary artists. We work to broaden the recognition of artists and their essential contributions to communities and society."

Tags: , , ,

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation