SOMArts is proud to partner with the San Francisco Foundation to present The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual arts. Made possible by the San Francisco Foundation and its donors, we’re excited to feature 13 promising visual artists working across disciplines and identifying young artists from Master of Fine Arts programs throughout the Bay Area whose work intersects with emerging trends.

The Jack and Gertrude Murphy Award 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 each receive support for their MFA studies. All the students benefit from the mentorship of curator Kevin B. Chen and SOMArts Cultural Center.

View the exhibition catalogue by clicking here
and learn more about each artist by clicking their image in the gallery below:

2020 MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEE

Artist feature gallery icon for artist Gregory Rick

2020 CADOGAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES

Artist feature gallery icon for artist Alexandru Salceanu
Artist feature gallery icon for artist Amy Elkins
Artist feature gallery icon for artist champoy
Artist feature gallery icon for artist Caludia Huenchuleo Paquien
Artist feature gallery icon for artist Consuelo Tupper Hernandez
Artist feature gallery icon for artist Dominique Birdsong
Artist feature gallery icon for artist Fred M. DeWitt
Artist feature gallery icon for artist Gabriella Grill
Artist feature gallery icon for artist John Joseph Contreras Romero
Artist feature gallery icon for artist Lenoard Reidelbach
Artist feature gallery icon for artist Monica Valdez

ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION
With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.