SOMArts is proud to partner with The San Francisco Foundation to present The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, a look at the future of the Bay Area's visual arts, August 16-20, 2018. The exhibition, made possible by The San Francisco Foundation and its donors, features 16 promising visual artists working in various disciplines and identifies young artists from Master of Fine Arts programs across the Bay Area whose work intersects with emerging trends.
The jack and gertrude Murphy competitive award and the Edwin Anthony and Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan scholarships are administered by the San Francisco Foundation. The awards are designed to promote the development of Bay Area MFA students and encourage exploration of their artistic potential in hybrid practice, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, and sculpture.
The $40,000 Jack and Gertrude Murphy Award is given to an MFA student of unusual caliber with great artistic promise. Edwin Anthony and Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan experienced financial challenges as art students and understood the big difference scholarships can make in the early phase of an artist's career. Cadogan Scholarship winners receive $6,500 each to support their MFA studies. All students benefit from participation in a professionally curated exhibition at the SOMArts Cultural Center and mentorship from curator Kevin B. Chen.
Award winners were selected by a panel of three judges, including freelance artist, writer and curator Kevin B. Chen, artist and curator Grace Rosario Perkins; and multidisciplinary artist Zulfikar Ali Bhutto/Faluda Islam.
Along with the exhibition, SOMArts will host an afternoon of artist-led workshops that will give community members the opportunity to experience exhibiting the artists' creative processes.
2018 AWARDS AND ARTISTS ON DISPLAY
Michelle Bonilla Garcia Scholarships, Sophia
Cook College of the Arts, San Francisco
Ben Cornish Art Institute, Ricki Dwyer San Francisco
Art Institute, University of California at Berkeley
Preston Fox, Heesoo
Kwon College of the Arts, University of California at Berkeley
Vincent Miranda, Miguel
Monroy Melgoza College of the Arts, Stanford
University Sarah player Morrison, Mills College
Judit Navratil, California
College of Arts Claire Rabkin, Mills College
Joanna Ruckman-Gallegos, San Francisco
Art Institute Sally Scopa, Stanford
University Daniel Southard, San Francisco
State University Tashi Wangdhu, Mills College
Livien Yin, Stanford University