Efroymson Family Fund Announces 2014 Contemporary Arts Fellowships

The Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced the recipients of the 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship at a private reception on September 10, 2014  in Chicago. In the past nine years, the Efroymson Family Fund has awarded 45 Fellowships worth $950,000 to contemporary artists in Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin. The 2014 Efroymson Fellowship recipients listed below were awarded $25,000 each to help them continue their artistic development:

  • Christopher Baker, Chicago, IL; Installation/New Media
  • Paul Catanese, Chicago, IL; Hybrid Media/Installation
  • Monica Haller, Minnesota, MN; Installation/New Media
  • David R. Harper, Sheboygan, WI; Sculpture/Installation
  • John Preus, Chicago, IL; Installation

Read more about the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellows or view a sample of their work below:

The Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship program was created in 2004 to foster creativity and to encourage contemporary artists at all stages of their careers. As one of the largest and least restrictive fellowship programs in the Midwest, Efroymson Fellows can use the monetary award for personal and professional development including living expenses, equipment and supplies, studio rental, travel essential to artistic research, to develop new bodies of work, or to complete works in progress. Fellows are selected based on the quality, skill, creativity and uniqueness of their work; their commitment to developing their work; and the impact the award will have on their careers. This year’s Fellows were chosen by a five-member selection committee through a blind selection process. The Selection Committee included:

  • Jeremy Efroymson, Vice Chair of the Efroymson Family Fund
  • Deanna Haggag, Director of The Contemporary (Museum) of Baltimore
  • Mardee Goff, Associate Curator at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Leonie Bradbury, Director and Curator for Montserrat College of Art Galleries
  • Julio Cesar Morales, Curator for the Arizona State Art Museum, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

ABOUT THE EFROYMSON FAMILY FUND: The Efroymson Family Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation and continues a long legacy of charitable commitment by the Efroymson family in Central Indiana. The Efroymson Family Fund was established in 1998 by Dan and Lori Efroymson to promote the viability of communities and to date has awarded more than $88 million in grants in Central Indiana and beyond.

ABOUT CENTRAL INDIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $710 million public charitable foundation transforming the lives of Central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to seize opportunities and address community needs. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. For more information about CICF, visit cicf.org, or contact Mike Knight at mikek@cicf.org.

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