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The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation:
2011 Awards in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Video, and Craft Media
Original Vintage Collectible 2011 Softcover Catalog
Marvelous Addition to Any Art Collection!!
Significant Information and Art Color Illustrations for Each Award Recipient
Artist Information for 2011 includes Place of Birth, Residence, Education, Exhibition/Performances, and Bibliography
Awards recipients from 1979 – 2011, listed with names only, are included at the back
Great for researching artists and/or their art pieces
Great collectible manuscript
ABOUT THE AWARDS:
American artists and crafts people are recognized every two years by a series of monetary grants. 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; enabling foremost the opportunity to produce new work and continue their development. Award winners are selected from nominees proposed by the Foundation trustees, artists, critics, and museum professionals throughout the United States.
The nominees submit various materials which are reviewed by a jury consisting of a committee of Foundation trustees, as well as a changing roster of artists, critics, and museum professionals. Winners are selected for their talent, promise, and individual artistic strength.
The 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Competition has been administered by Artists Space.
Included in this catalog are full color art pieces from the:
2011 Biennial Competition Awards to Individual Artists
Mequitta Ahuja, Baltimore, MD
Darren Bader, New York, NY
Trisha Baga, New York, NY
Moyra Davey, New York, NY
Josh Faught, San Francisco, CA
LaToya Ruby Frazier, New Brunswick, NJ
Many Greer, Seattle, WA
Shadi Habib Allah, Brooklyn, NY
David Hartt, Chicago, IL
Maren Hassinger, New York, NY
Sergey Jivetin, High Falls, NY
Lauren Kelley, Houston, TX
Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, New York, NY
Miguel Luciano, Brooklyn, NY
J. J. McCracken, Mt. Rainier, MD
Rodney McMillian, Los Angeles, CA
Nicole Miller, Los Angeles, CA
Dianna Molzan, Los Angeles, CA
Rashaad Newsome, New York, NY
William J. O’Brien, Chicago, IL
Karthik Pandian, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Rakowitz, Chicago, IL
Ivor Hartley Shearer, New York, NY
Erin Shirreff, New York, NY
Anna Shteynshleyger, Chicago, IL
Slanguage Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Zoe Strauss, Philadelphia, PA
C. Matthew Szӧsz, Oakland, CA
Wu Tsang, Los Angeles, CA
Anicka Yi, New York, NY
HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION
Tiffany & Company (known colloquially as Tiffany or Tiffany's) is an American worldwide luxury jewelry and specialty retailer, headquartered in New York City.
Since 1940, Tiffany's flagship store has operated at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. The polished granite exterior is well known for its window displays, and the store has been the location for a number of films, including Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring Audrey Hepburn, and Sweet Home Alabama, starring Reese Witherspoon. The former Tiffany and Company Building on 37th Street is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
In 2000, The Tiffany & Company Foundation was established to provide grants to nonprofit organizations working in the areas of the environment and the arts.
More from the Book’s Preface:
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
‘It is my dearest wish to help young artists of our county to appreciate more the study of nature, and to assist them in establishing themselves in the art world.’
-Louis Comfort Tiffany
It was this purpose that in 1918 led Louis Comfort Tiffany to establish a foundation to operate Laurelton Hall – at his estate at Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island – as a summer retreat for young artists and craftspeople. Tiffany, son of the founder of the famous New York jewelry store Tiffany & Co., was himself a painter, interior decorator, and, of course, renowned innovator in the design of glass objects and windows.
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation provided no formal instruction at Laurelton Hall. Rather, it offered an unfettered atmosphere where artists could work in a beautiful natural setting by day and enjoy a touch of elegance by night.
Tiffany hoped that Laurelton’s sixty acres of gardens and woodlands, his art collection and art library, and the estate’s lavish amenities would combine to nourish the imagination and further development of the young artists in residence. As time went on, the Foundation expanded its scope to include exhibitions and modest publications program.
Tiffany died in 1933, but the Laurelton program continued until 1946, when the estate was sold. After the sale of Laurelton, the Foundation changed its purpose from the operation of an artists’ retreat to the bestowing of grants to artists. These grants were awarded annually through a competition in painting, sculpture, graphics, and textile design, a range of categories reflecting Tiffany’s manifold talents and interests. Each year, hundreds of applicants sent examples of their work to the National Academy of Design, where the work was exhibited and judged.
To nurture creative talent, the Foundation initiated grants including: (1) a fine-arts purchase program through which artworks were purchased and donated to institutions, (2) an apprenticeship program enabling young craftspeople to work with masters, and (3) a program of direct grants to young painters and sculptors. In 1980, the grant programs were consolidated into a biennial competition for which the candidates are nominated by a national committee.
Today, the Tiffany Foundation makes biennial monetary awards in painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, and craft media – thus continuing the approach of direct grants to artists originally adopted by the trustees in 1946.
Board of Trustees
Angela Westwater, President
Robert Meltzer, Vice President
Nicolas Rohatyn, Treasurer
Vaughn C. Williams, Secretary
Amanda M. Burden
Kerry James Marshall
Robert F. Shapiro
Lowery Stokes Sims
Paul J. Smith
Tiffany Awards Coordination: Elizabeth Hirsch
Catalogue Coordination: Elizabeth Hirsch and Steven Hiatt
Catalogue Layout: Russell Hassell