Dallas Museum of Art Presents Its 2018 Awards to Artists

Dallas Museum of Art Presents Its 2018 Awards to Artists with Ten New Recipients; the Combined Awards Programs Have Given More Than 300 Artists Over $760,000 Since 1980

Dallas, TX—May 2, 2018—The Dallas Museum of Art is pleased to announce its 2018 Awards to Artists. This year, ten artists received one of three awards: the Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund Award, the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award, and the Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant. The funds will support a range of artistic endeavors including travel across the United States and to Berlin, Germany; funding for supplies and studio rent; publications; and exhibitions. The artists work within a range of media, from sculpture, painting, and photography to time-based media and artists’ books. Francisco Moreno, a Dallas-based artist and previous recipient of the Kimbrough Fund, was invited this year as a guest juror. “Francisco is the first artist we have had serve on the jury for the Awards to Artists grants,” said Katherine Brodbeck, the DMA’s Nancy and Tim Hanley Associate Curator of Contemporary Art. “We felt it was important for us to hear from the artist’s perspective, and Francisco, having been awarded in the past, was aware of both sides of the process.”

The four 2018 Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund Award recipients:

Jacqueline Blanco
Victoria Brill
Sasha Fishman
Audrey Travis

The four 2018 Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award recipients:

Clayton Harper
Ashlyn Lee
Angelica Reisch
Brooke Vega

The 2018 Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant recipients:

Christopher Blay
Linda Post

Awards to Artists grants have been awarded to more than 300 recipients, many of whom have gone on to successful careers within North Texas and across the country. Over the years, the DMA has acquired works from many of the artists who have received awards from the DeGolyer, Kimbrough, and Dozier funds. DeGolyer artists include Jeff Elrod, Misty Keasler, and Robyn O’Neil. Kimbrough artists include David Bates, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Lawrence Lee, Melissa Miller, Robert Pruitt, Michael Miller, Erick Swenson, and Kelli Connell. Dozier artists include Helen Altman, Scott Barber, Julie Bozzi, Joseph Havel, Stephen Lapthisophon, Annette Lawrence, Katrina Moorhead, John Pomara, and Ludwig Schwarz.

“Receiving the Kimbrough fund award was really a kick start to my career in Dallas, which supported the production of WCD Project, a hot-rodded car used in a performance for the inaugural SOLUNA Festival,” remarked Francisco Moreno. “Following that important benchmark, I have had the opportunity to exhibit my work and complete other large-scale projects. I know firsthand the importance of community support for artists and am honored to be asked to serve as a juror for these grants.”

The Museum’s annual awards were established in 1980 by the Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund and the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund to recognize exceptional talent and potential in young visual artists who show a commitment to continuing their artistic endeavors. The two funds have awarded over $580,000 to artists since their founding.

Created in 1990, the Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant honors the memory of Dallas artists Otis and Velma Dozier, who strongly believed in the enriching influence of travel on an artist’s work. The grant seeks to recognize exceptional talent in professional artists who wish to expand their artistic horizons through domestic or foreign travel and is awarded to professional artists at least 30 years of age who reside in Texas. Since the fund’s development, the Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant has given over $180,000.

Image: Clayton Harper, next gen 1.0 (farce edition promo), 2018, four-channel video for web, Courtesy of the artist, © Clayton Harper

About the Dallas Museum of Art

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than 3.2 million visitors. For more information, visit DMA.org.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

For more information, please contact:

Jill Bernstein
214-922-1802
JBernstein@DMA.org