Monday, June 16, 2014

BESTOWED: Tiffany Foundation 2013 Biennial Grants

Steffani Jeminson, Untitled (Projection X), 2013, Inkjet print on acetate, gesso, hardware, and custom panel, 24 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches. Image via
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation disburses $600,000 in awards to American contemporary artists

In June 2014, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation presented thirty unrestricted grants, each in the amount of $20,000, to American artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video, craft and multimedia. Recipients were chosen from a poll of 137 nominees proposed by the Foundation’s trustees, artists, critics, and museum professionals throughout the United States. Submissions by the nominees were reviewed by a seven-member jury. Winners were selected for their talent and individual artistic strength. It is the intention of the Foundation to support artists whose work shows promise, but who have not yet received widespread critical acclaim or commercial recognition.

Among the 2013 recipients are:

A full list of winners and online catalogue with images, biographies and streaming video samples is available at:

The Foundation has published a full-color 84-page catalogue documenting the award recipients’ work.

Established in 1918, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation remains one of the largest single sources of unrestricted monetary awards to artists. The present Biennial Competition, a format established in 1980, has over the years granted $8,534,00 in awards to 441 artists nationwide.

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