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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CUAC Executive Director, Curator, and Local Artist, Adam Bateman Awarded Prestigious Joan Mitchell Grant

Media Contact: Dana Hernandez, 385-215-6768, art@cuartcenter.org
CUAC is pleased to announce that Adam Bateman, CUAC executive director, curator and local Utah artist is the recipient of the 2013 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant.
According to the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s website, “The Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to assist individual artists. The grants are given to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality.” Bateman and the 24 other recipients will be awarded a $25,000 prize to further their art careers.
Nominated for the nationally renowned grant anonymously, Bateman’s work was reviewed and selected by a panel of visual artists, curators and art educators in the fall of 2013 at the Joan Mitchell Foundation in New York. Artists who have received the award in the past include; Janine Antoni, Chakaia Booker, Mel Chin, Willie Cole, Mark Dion, Julie Mehretu, Ernesto Pujol, Dan Steinhilber, and Kara Walker, all of who have prosperous international art careers. Bateman is the first Utahn to receive the award.
CUAC is thrilled to celebrate Adam Bateman’s accomplishments along with the one-year anniversary celebration of the gallery’s success in Salt Lake City.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in April 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation following the death of artist Joan Mitchell in October 1992. The Foundation celebrates the legacy of Joan Mitchell and expands her vision to support the aspirations and development of diverse contemporary artists. The Foundation works to broaden the recognition of artists and their essential contributions to communities and society. For additional information and to view the other recipients of the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant visit the Joan Mitchell Foundation website.
CUAC strives to develop and expand Utah’s regional art-culture through exhibitions of contemporary art and by creating a context for understanding. Admission to CUAC is always free

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