FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rema Hort Mann Foundation is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2019 Emerging Artist Grant in Los Angeles: Arshia Fatima Haq, David O. Alekhuogie, Dylan Mira, Elliot Reed, Gabrielle Civil, Jaklin Romine, Narsiso Martinez, and Sterling Wells.
Seven artists will receive a $10,000 unrestricted grant for demonstrating critical and rigorous work in the field of contemporary art, as well as an ability and commitment to making future substantial contributions to the visual arts. For the fourth year, RHMF is offering the Stanley Hollander Award in honor of Stanley Hollander, a passionate supporter and collector of emerging artists who helped RHMF grow in Los Angeles since 2013. The Stanley Hollander Award is given to one of the eight LA grantees for a grant award that totals $15,000.
The 2019 Stanley Hollander Award winner is Narsiso Martinez.
Through a closed-call nomination process—which included over 50 distinguished LA-based curators and arts professionals—100 artists were invited to apply for the grant. View the portfolios of the 2019 Los Angeles nominees here. An independent jury selected the grant recipients through a competitive selection process. Jurors for the 2019 Emerging Artist Grant in Los Angeles included:
- Catherine Taft, Deputy Director & Curator, LAXART
- Susan Hort, Co-founder, Rema Hort Mann Foundation
- Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Artist and former RHMF Grantee
- Despina Stokou, Artist
- Vishal Jugdeo, Artist
Since 1996, Rema Hort Mann Foundation has awarded the Emerging Artist Grant to promising visual artists in the greater New York City metropolitan area. The goal of the Emerging Artist Grant is to support an artist at a critical time in the development of their practice. For an Emerging Artist Grantee the funds can mean another year in their studio, or a year’s worth of supplies, but most importantly, the grant offers artists the time to create their work unfettered by the monetary restrictions that often hinders their creative production. Past Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grantees have included Njideka Akunyili Crosby, who last year was the third RHMF Grantee to be awarded a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship, Mary Reid Kelley, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Keltie Ferris, Rashaad Newsome, Virginia Overton, Dana Schutz, Sarah Sze, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley, among others.
Rema Hort Mann Foundation offers eight Emerging Artists Grants in both New York City and in Los Angeles annually through a nomination process.
About REMA HORT MANN FOUNDATION
Rema Hort Mann Foundation was founded over 20 years ago to carry forward the passion and strength of Rema Hort Mann by providing direct support both to cancer patients needing help during treatment to connect to family and loved ones, and emerging artists at a critical juncture in their careers.
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Above image: Arshia Fatima Haq, “Rihla”, 2017, Digital photograph, 2.5’ x 3.5’