Cindy Sherman and Bruce Nauman are among the 23 visual artists and architects honored by the National Academy in New York City. For the first time in the institution’s 187-year history, photographers were included in the annual roundup of “Academicians.” Last year the membership categories changed from “Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking and Architecture” to “Visual Arts and Architecture.” This revised designation allowed the inclusion of photographers, videographers and installation artists.
The National Academy was established in 1825 to “promote the fine arts in America through instruction and exhibition,” and includes a museum and art school. As part of the designation, each National Academician contributes a “representative work” to the National Academy’s permanent collection. Visit nationalacademy.org to see the complete list on honorees.
Sherman’s retrospective at Museum of Modern Art in New York City wrapped up this month and will be on display next at SFMOMA from July 14 to October 7, 2012. After that, the exhibition will move on to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis from November 3, 2012 to January 27, 2013. Check out our review of the exhibition for more details.
Get 2017 rolling in the right direction by applying for a grant or submitting your work to a juried exhibition. The following organizations are now accepting applications: The Alexia Foundation Student and Professional Grants The Alexia Foundation is now accepting applications for its Professional and Student Grants. The Professional Grant of $20,000 is awarded to... More ›
Ten photographers have won $1,000 each as part of the 2016 Yunghi Grant. The Yunghi Grant, founded last year, is meant “to emphasize the importance of copyright registration [and] to give back to the profession of photojournalism,” according to photojournalist and grant founder Yunghi Kim. The 2016 recipients are: Frank Fournier Carol Guzy Amnon Gutman Derek Hudson Dania Maxwell Myriam... More ›
Nigel Poor and photography collaborators Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman have each won $5,000 ($10,000 total) as part of the 2016 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship—an annual award given to emerging creative photographers. The award honors the late John Gutmann, a Bay Area photographer who captured everyday scenes of American life during the mid to late 1900’s.... More ›