ARTPACE ANNOUNCES 2007 Travel Grant recipients
Media Contact: Celina Emery
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SAN ANTONIO, TX – Artpace San Antonio is pleased to recognize Sabra Booth, Margaret Craig, Mimi Kato,
and Chris Sauter
as recipients of the 2007 Travel Grant for San Antonio-Area Artists. The grant, which previously awarded up to $2,500, has been doubled this year as part of an institutional initiative to expand support for local artists. This year, the $5,000 prize will support four San Antonio-based artists seeking opportunities for creative growth and career development, undertaking specific project research, or attending other residency programs. The award is given to encourage an on-going dialogue between local artists and the international arts community in keeping with Artpace?mission to advance contemporary art while enriching our community.
, an adjunct instructor at Incarnate Word University, has been awarded an Artpace Travel Grant to support her attendance at two residencies in Finland this fall, the Nelimarkka Residence in Alajarvi and the Majala Artists Residence in Salo.?In addition to graphics workshops and multi-media labs, these residency programs will offer Booth research access to art institutions and museums throughout the country.
Artpace is pleased to support the summer travels of Margaret Craig
, Chair of Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at the Southwest School of Art and Craft, as she participates in the first China Sanbao International Printmaking Exhibition Symposium. In addition to exhibiting and participating in the symposium, Margaret will travel to the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute to collaborate with Chinese master potters.
Artist and University of Texas at San Antonio instructor, Mimi Kato
, will receive funding from Artpace to install and exhibit her first overseas solo exhibition at the Ballina Arts Center in Ballina, Ireland. This exhibition will feature her three-channel video Fox Wedding, which expands on diminishing elements of Japanese mythology and cultural tradition.
With support from an Artpace Travel Grant, former International Artist-in-Residence Chris Sauter
will travel to Mexico City to participate in a two-month residency as part of the experimental creative lab, Albada Arte. During the residency, Sauter will work to create large scale, site-specific installations in the capitol?city center.
Artpace San Antonio serves as a laboratory for the creation and advancement of international contemporary art. Artpace believes that art is a dynamic social force that inspires individuals and defines cultures. Our residencies, exhibitions, and education programs nurture the creative expression of emerging and established artists, while actively engaging youth and adult audiences.
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