Opening with a reception and awards ceremony Thursday, August 16, 6:30–9pm, awards at 7:00pm, The San Francisco Foundation & SOMArts Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition surveys new work from the 14 recipients of the competitive Jack K and Gertrude Murphy Award and the Edwin Anthony and Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan Scholarships. The awards are designed to further the development of Bay Area MFA students and foster the exploration of their artistic potential in hybrid practice, installation, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture.
The Jack K and Gertrude Murphy Award of $40,000 is given to an MFA student of unusual caliber with great artistic promise. Edwin Anthony and Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan both experienced financial challenges as art students and understood the great difference scholarships can make in the early phase of an artist’s career. The winners of the Cadogan Scholarships receive $6,500 each to support their MFA studies. All the students benefit from participation in a professionally curated exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center.
The opening reception, exhibition, and all accompanying events are free to attend and take place at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. in San Francisco, CA.
2018 AWARDEES & EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Michelle Bonilla Garcia, California College of the Arts
Sophia Cook, San Francisco Art Institute
Ben Cornish, San Francisco Art Institute
Ricki Dwyer, UC Berkeley
Preston Fox, California College of the Arts
Heesoo Kwon, UC Berkeley
Vincent Miranda, California College of the Arts
Miguel Monroy Melgoza, Stanford University
Sarah Player Morrison, Mills College
Judit Navratil, California College of the 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
Shirin Khalatbari, San Francisco State University
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Image credit: Livien Yin, Pigeon Orchid. Image courtesy of the artist.