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Statement [This is just a mock example for formatting reference, In your one-page statement,
please explain how the Working Artist Project
grant would benefit you and your work]
If I were to win the 2020/21 MOCA GA WAP award, I would use this grant to
expand my body of work to show the Georgia art community an exhibition in which
I challenge myself to experiment with new materials, in a new and original way….
an idea I have been thinking about for several years but have not had the resources to
engage. Throughout this year long endeavor, I hope to discover new techniques and
materials that I have not used before. This will advance my skill in the new formats
and methods that have evolved since my past studies, and launch me into a whole
new way of thinking about my art-making process.
The grant will allow me to enlarge my current small-scale two-dimensional images
into life size wooden sculptures. I have always wanted to see how my print making
studies of figural scenes might translate into carved wood. I have always loved
woodworking as a hobby, but have never had the opportunity to study the different
textures and hues associated with different types of wood.
Creating a new body of work to fill the large MOCA GA gallery would be a
wonderful challenge. I am enthralled with the idea being able to experiment with a
completely new material, while also having the opportunity to think about the space
in which this work will be viewed for the first time.
Working with an apprentice would also be a fantastic opportunity. Having someone
to bounce ideas off and help with the preparation of surfaces would be a real treat. I
must mention that I have spent thirty years educating and encouraging young artists.
I do get much satisfaction seeing my mentees achieve beyond their self-perceived
limitations. The apprentice would be of great help researching new materials and
contacting suppliers, as well as experimenting with surface stains and helping me
organize my thoughts. Moreover, the feedback from another artist will prove
Even if I only reach the semifinalist level, it would be a wonderful opportunity for
me to have a well-known curator such as Marcela Guerrero virtually visit my studio
and provide some feedback about my work.
Images attached to submission:
1. Woman, 2019, Lithograph, 24 x 48 inches
2. Beach Family, 2019 Lithograph, 24 x 48 inches
3. Sandstorm, 2018 Woodcut, 12 x 16 inches
4. Joe and Zoey, 2018, Linocut, 18 x 18 inches
5. Woman, 2019, Ink Wash study, 12 x 12 inches
6. Summer Sun at Tybee, from the Summer Sun Series, 2019, Lithograph, 24 x 48 inches
7. Woman in the Summer Sun, from the Summer Sun Series, 2019, Lithograph 24 x 48
8. Woman, 2019, Beachwood, 14 x 5 x 3 inches
My father was a woodcarver and I have been a carving hobbiest all my life.
1. Summer Sun Series video: animated stop motion film created at the Williams artist
retreat in the summer of 2019, 4minutes, MOV
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Jane Smith [fictional artist]
Born: Dalton, Georgia
BFA: The Atlanta College of Art, 1981
MFA: Georgia State University, 1993
Independent Curator, 1993-present.
Professor of painting and drawings, Atkins college 1994-2000
Professional Activities and Affiliations: Chairman of Artists Advisory Committee, Museum of Art, 1998-2012. Member of College of Liberal Arts Advisory Council and Fine Arts Council, Auburn University, 1987-1995. Grants and Awards: One of three top prizes, National Drawing Competition, Jacksonville, Florida, 2018. First Oil Painting Award, Association of Georgia Artists Exhibition, 2017. Second Purchase Prize, Mississippi National Exhibition, 2003. Travel Award, Atlanta Arts Alliance, 1983 SOLO Exhibitions: (selected)
Kiang Gallery, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia, 2019 Bennett Gallery, Inc. Dalton, Georgia, 2018 Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, Florida, 2017 New Arts Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 2017. Fred Reed Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016.
Group Exhibitions: (selected)
"Artists of the Heath Gallery", the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, 2019. "Crossing the Threshold", Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia, 2019. "Revision", Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia, 2017. "Women in Georgia", Swam Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 2017. "Nine Women in Georgia", National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., 2016. "Minimal Expressions", Heath Gallery, 2015.
"Vital Signs", Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia, 2015. "Multiples", City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta, Georgia, 2015. "Points of View", Southeastern Expressions series, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989. "Views", University Gallery, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1988. "Artists in Georgia", Nexus, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, 1988. "Art in Atlanta", Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1988. "Stones Throw", Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina, 1987. "Distant Vision", Atlanta International Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, 1985. "Florida Creates", Invitational Exhibition of Florida Artists, 1971-1972. "Sesquicentennial Exhibition Part II, Invitational, Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida, 1972.
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