The Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, September 4–October 2, 2012

What: The San Franicsco Foundation & SOMArts Present The Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition

When: September 4–October 2, 2012, scroll down for dates & times of free accompanying events

Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–7pm & Saturday, 12–5pm

Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: Free Admission

SOMArts Cultural Center and The San Francisco Foundation present a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual and media arts landscape, September 4–October 2, 2012. The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition showcases the work of promising visual artists from regional Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) programs working across disciplines and identifies young artists whose work connects directly to the pulse of emerging trends.

Opening on Friday, September 7, 6:30–9pm with a reception and awards ceremony, the exhibition surveys new work from the recipients of the competitive Jack and Gertrude Murphy and Edwin Anthony and Adelaine Bourdeaux Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards, funded by The San Francisco Foundation and administered by SOMArts. The Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards provide annual tuition awards of $4,000 to MFA students in digital art, film/video, hybrid practice, installation, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture to support their artistic exploration and development.

Fellowship recipients were selected by Adrian Arias, mixed-media artist and Multimedia Coordinator at the Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts; Mildred Howard, sculptor and installation artist; and Justin Hoover, Curator & Gallery Director at SOMArts Cultural Center. After careful evaluation of the 121 portfolios submitted, the panel recommended the following outstanding MFA visual art students to receive awards.


Fatema Abdoolcarim, California College of the Arts
Teresa Baker, California College of the Arts
Dan Battle, California College of the Arts
Mika Boyd, San Francisco Art Institute
Tristan Cai, San Francisco Art Institute
Ji Eun Chun, California College of the Arts
Amber Crabbe, San Francisco Art Institute
Missy Engelhardt, San Francisco Art Institute
Seamus Harte, Stanford University
Nancy Ivanhoe, San Francisco Art Institute
Beckey Kaye, San Francisco State University
Amber Fawn Keig, California College of the Arts
Sahar Khoury, University of California, Berkeley
Jesus Landin-Torrez III, California College of the Arts
Keegan Luttrell, Mills College
Yan Yan Mao, California College of the Arts
Elizabeth Moran, California College of the Arts
David Olsson, California College of the Arts
Kate Short, Mills College
Dimitra Skandali, San Francisco Art Institute
Dawn Weleski, Stanford University
Michal Wisniowski, San Francisco Art Institute
Momo Yao, San Francisco Art Institute

Free to attend accompanying events:

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
$4,000 tuition awards will be presented to all exhibiting artists by The San Francisco Foundation
Friday, September 7, 6:30–9pm, awards at 7pm

Bay Area Trajectories
Artists and curators discuss historic trends in the arts
Wednesday, September 12, 7–9pm

Makers, Mimosas & Matinees
Creative workshops & film screenings
Saturday, September 22, 12–3pm

The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) is the community foundation serving the Bay Area since 1948, granting more than $800 million over the past ten years. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, both past and present, TSFF granted $82 million in fiscal year 2011. TSFF brings together donors and builds on community assets through grantmaking, leveraging, public policy, advocacy, and leadership development to make a greater impact in our community. By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods, and policy, advocacy and organizing, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of community health, education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment. In response to the economic downturn, TSFF is also focusing funding on safety net partners, job creation and training, and mortgage foreclosure relief and neighborhood preservation. The San Francisco Foundation serves San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo Counties.