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About the Fellowships for Visual Artists

Los Angeles is a place where cultures converge to create a unique mélange of originality, diversity, synchronicity and dissonance.  In L.A., we value and support a wide array of artistic endeavors.

California Community Foundation has been an intrinsic part of L.A. as a strong advocate for the arts for more than 100 years, encouraging and supporting the arts community by funding and nurturing a full range of artistic expression through grants and technical support.

The CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists is unique to Los Angeles, supporting local emerging and mid-career artists in advancing to the next level of professional development and ensuring a long-term, sustainable career in the arts in Los Angeles.

Since 1988, CCF has awarded fellowships to 274 professional artists, for total grants of nearly $2.5 million.

“Comparing my production from the year I was awarded the grant to the year prior, I as able to make more than twice as much work, be included in more than twice as many shows, and participate on panels and selective talks at various art schools and colleges.  More importantly, I was able to have sometime to look forward as well as back – to evaluate my studio practice that has led me to new directions and approaches to my work, my teaching, my involvement in the city and community.”

– 2007 Mid-Career Fellow

CCF fellows engage with the public, effect change through their art and add to the culture and diversity of L.A.  County.  They also contribute to the foundation’s mission of strengthening communities and building a better future for L.A.

The fellowship was created in 1988 with an initial investment from the J. Paul Getty Trust and subsequent gifts from the Brody Arts Fund, the Atlass Fund, the Joan Palevsky Endowment for the Future of Los Angeles, the T.M. and R.W. Brown Fund, the Harry J. Volk Fund and other CCF funds.

Together, we support the history and future of arts in L.A..

List of Supported Artists

  • Kim Abeles
  • Scoli Acosta
  • Danielle Adair
  • Laura Aguilar
  • Lynn Aldrich
  • Rheim Alkadhi
  • Edgar Aparicio
  • Kevin Appel
  • Gregg Araki
  • Elia Arce
  • Edgar Arceneaux
  • Deborah Aschheim
  • Carmen Argote
  • Alvaro Asturias
  • Lisa Anne Auerbach
  • Dave Hullfish Bailey
  • Raul Baltazar
  • Judie Bamber
  • Dan Bayles
  • Stephen Berens
  • Cindy Bernard
  • Guillermo Bert
  • Sandow Birk
  • Natalie Bookchin
  • Andrea Bowers
  • Danielle Brazell
  • David C. Bungay
  • Jedediah Caesar
  • Jeff Cain
  • Kristin Calabrese
  • Dennis Olanzo Callwood
  • Juan Capistran
  • Carole Caroompas
  • Barbara Carrasco
  • Karen Carson
  • Heather Cassils
  • Carolyn Castaño
  • Enrique Martínez Celaya
  • Ann Chamberlin
  • Audrey Chan
  • York Chang
  • Carl Cheng
  • Christopher Chinn
  • Erica Cho
  • Robbie Conal
  • Miles Coolidge
  • Eileen Cowin
  • Meg Cranston
  • Zoe Crosher
  • Camilo Cruz
  • Sara Daleiden
  • Los Angeles Urban Rangers
  • Sandra de la Loza
  • Tony de los Reyes
  • Fabian Debora
  • Allan deSouza
  • Alex Donis
  • Roy Dowell
  • Zackary Drucker
  • Sean Duffy
  • Martin Durazo
  • Alyse Emdur
  • Deanna Erdmann
  • Rafael Esparza
  • Merion Estes
  • Alice Fellows
  • Carlee Fernandez
  • Christina Fernandez
  • Patricia Fernandez
  • Cayetano Ferrer
  • Michael Flechtner
  • John Fleck
  • Mark Flores
  • Corey Fogel
  • Kianga Ford
  • Eve Fowler
  • John Frame
  • Jocelyn Foye
  • Charles Gaines
  • Diane Gamboa
  • Harry Gamboa Jr.
  • Margaret Garcia
  • Mariah Garnett
  • Juan Carlos Garza
  • Cheri Gaulke
  • Janie Geiser
  • Roberto Gil de Montes
  • Liz Glynn
  • Ken Gonzales-Day
  • Alexandra Grant
  • Todd Gray
  • Mark Steven Greenfield
  • Katie Grinnan
  • Mineko Grimmer
  • Iva Gueorguieva
  • Sherin Guirguis
  • Fritz Haeg
  • Karl Haendel
  • Clement Hanami
  • Jacci Den Hartog
  • Richard Hawkins
  • Pato Hebert
  • Micol Hebron
  • Gregory Michael Hernandez
  • F. Scott Hess
  • EJ Hill
  • Margaret Honda
  • Pearl Hsiung
  • Salomon Huerta
  • Jibade-Khalil Huffman
  • Ashley Hunt
  • Jim Isermann
  • Danny Jauregui
  • William E. Jones
  • Vishal Jugdeo
  • Adrià Julià
  • Stanya Kahn
  • Glenn Kaino
  • Annetta Kapon
  • Farrah Karapetian
  • Dawn Kasper
  • Hilja Keading
  • Habib Kheradyar
  • Gelare Khoshgozaran
  • Soo Kim
  • Karen Kimmel
  • Tran, T. Kim-Trang
  • Tom Knechtel
  • Cindy Kolodziejski
  • Hirokazu Kosaka
  • Olga Koumoundouros
  • Nick Kramer
  • Dan Kwong
  • Charles LaBelle
  • Suzanne Lacy
  • William Leavitt
  • Nery Lemus
  • Julie Lequin
  • Jesse Lerner
  • Laida Lertxundi
  • Simon Leung
  • Andrew Lewicki
  • Mark Licari
  • Joyce Lightbody
  • Won Ju Lim
  • Candice Lin
  • Clarence Lin
  • Sharon Lockhart
  • Alma López
  • Catherine Lord
  • José Lozano
  • Shana Lutker
  • Nuttaphol Ma
  • Euan Macdonald
  • Susanna Maing
  • Monica Majoli
  • John Malpede
  • Elana Mann
  • Barry Markowitz
  • Lisa Marr
  • Daniel J. Martinez
  • Max Maslansky
  • Emily Mast
  • Michael C. McMillen
  • Desmond McVay
  • Rebeca Méndez
  • Adrian Meraz
  • Matthias Merkel-Hess
  • Willie Middlebrook
  • Nicole Miller
  • Robin Mitchell
  • Mineo Mizuno
  • Susan Mogul
  • Dominique Moody
  • Jennifer Moon
  • Rebecca Morris
  • Amitis Motevalli
  • Sandeep Mukherjee
  • Alan Nakagawa
  • Kori Newkirk
  • Linda Nishio
  • Liz Nurenberg
  • John David O’Brien
  • Alison O’Daniel
  • Pat O’Neill
  • Ruben Ochoa
  • Rika Ohara
  • Noni Olabisi
  • Eamon Ore-Giron
  • Stas Orlovski
  • Julie Orser
  • Rubén Ortiz-Torres
  • Ruby Osorio
  • John Outterbridge
  • Adam Overton
  • Nate Page
  • Michael Parker
  • Sarah Brinn Perry
  • Paul Pescador
  • Renee Petropoulos
  • Suzan Pitt
  • Lari Pittman
  • Nancy Popp
  • Gala Porras-Kim
  • Jose Ramirez
  • Vincent Ramos
  • Sarah Rara
  • Jessica Rath
  • Peter Reiss
  • Dont Rhine
  • Marco Rios
  • Steven Roden
  • Artemio Rodriguez
  • James Rojas
  • Rachel Rosenthal
  • Erika Rothenberg
  • Mel Rubin
  • Betye Saar
  • Lezley Saar
  • Yoshie Sakai
  • Michael Sakamoto
  • Ben Sakoguchi
  • Shizu Saldamando
  • Connie Samaras
  • Jimena Sarno
  • Franceska Schifrin
  • Aili Schmeltz
  • Anna Sew Hoy
  • Kyungmi Shin
  • Fran Siegel
  • Susan Silton
  • Susan Simpson
  • Pascual Sisto
  • Jim Skuldt
  • Alex Slade
  • Alise Spinella
  • Carlos Spivey
  • Linda Stark
  • Jennifer Steinkamp
  • Coleen Sterritt
  • George Stone
  • May Sun
  • Kenneth Tam
  • Haruko Tanaka
  • Kara Tanaka
  • Stephanie Taylor
  • Diana Thater
  • Mungo Thomson
  • Lincoln Tobier
  • Eloy Torrez
  • Clarissa Tossin
  • Tam Van Tran
  • Kerry Tribe
  • Shirley Tse
  • Devon Tsuno
  • Carrie Ungerman
  • John Valadez
  • Patssi Valdez
  • Jeffrey Vallance
  • Sara Velas
  • Tricia Ward
  • Mary Weatherford
  • Nancy Webber
  • Jennifer West
  • Charlie White
  • Pae White
  • Pat Ward Williams
  • Megan Williams
  • Rosten Woo
  • Peter Wu
  • Takako Yamaguchi
  • Mario Ybarra Jr.
  • Norman Yonemoto
  • Bruce Yonemoto
  • Liz Young
  • Jody Zellen

Sandeep Mukherjee
Mid-Career Artist Fellow, 2009

Contact

Contact Program Manager Andrea Abeleda at (213) 413-4130 to discuss how you can support the arts, or to learn more about this program.

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