ARTISTS SELECTED FOR THE SPACE PROGRAM 2012
The Space Program, offered by The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation along with a Consortium of funders including: Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc., The Robert Sterling Clark Visual Arts Space Award, The Richard Florsheim Art Fund Award for Older Artists, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., and Agnes Gund announces grants of studio space to 17 visual artists selected from over 1100 applicants. A jury consisting of artists Tara Donovan, Janet Fish, Robert Kushner, Tracy Miller, and Fred Tomaselli selected the grantees for The Space Program.
The Space Program, a national program in its 21st year and located in Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO), provides free studios that are non-living spaces for the making of new works of art.
Marie Walsh Sharpe, a Colorado Springs, CO philanthropist, created the Foundation before her death in 1985 to benefit visual artists. The Foundation’s Artists Advisory Committee: Cynthia Carlson, Janet Fish, Philip Pearlstein, Irving Sandler, Harriet Shorr, Robert Storr and Chuck Close, Emeritus initiated and developed The Space Program in 1991 as a service to artists. In 2006 Phong Bui, Matthew Deleget and Tara Donovan were added to the Artists Advisory Committee. Please visit our website at www.sharpeartfdn.org for more information.
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