The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grantees, 2013
Provincetown Art Association and Museum is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant.
Congratulations to Steve DeFrank of Brooklyn, NY and Donald Beal of Provincetown, MA. Recipients were awarded a total of $30,000 and an exhibition in fall 2014 at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
Grants are offered to American painters aged 45 or older who demonstrate financial need. The primary emphasis is to promote public awareness and a commitment to American art, as well as encouraging interest in artists who lack adequate recognition. A total of $30,000 is awarded annually.
The jurors for this year’s award were James Hull, an artist, an educator, a critic, and an independent curator and Gilbert Vicario, Senior Curator and division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. Prior to coming to the Des Moines Art Center, Vicario worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Nearly 500 applications were submitted for the annual grant which is in its fourth year. Applicants hailed from 41 states and seven countries, ranged in age from 45 to 88, and were 67% female and 33% male.
Application materials are currently being updated and will be available online at www.paam.org in September 2013.
The postmark deadline for applications is April 1, 2014.