The Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York City has announced grants totaling more than $3.1 million to a hundred and eleven artists and twelve organizations.
Grants awarded through the foundation's 2018-19 funding cycle include support for artists from eighteen states, Puerto Rico, and seventeen countries, as well as emergency relief grants to artists affected by the wildfires in California and recent hurricanes. Recipients include the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York, in support of an upcoming exhibition and its Shandaken residency program; the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri, in support of its residency program and capital projects; and the Byrdcliffe Guild in Woodstock, New York, for the renovation of studio spaces.
The foundation also announced Squeak Carnwath and Blane De St. Croix as the recipients of the Lee Krasner Award, which recognizes a lifetime of artistic achievement.
"At the core of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation's mission is fostering the work and development of artists, and our 2018-19 grant and award recipients highlight the impact we can have due to Lee Krasner's legacy," said Pollock-Krasner Foundation chair and CEO Ronald D. Spencer. "In addition, through our support of institutions such as the Barbican Centre and their upcoming Lee Krasner retrospective and catalogue, and the Katonah Museum of Art's exhibition of the work of Krasner and other women artists who participated in the groundbreaking Ninth Street Show, we are continuing to advance much-needed scholarship."
(Photo credit: Storm King Art Center)