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The First 21: Working Artist Project

Mar 8, 2016 - Apr 16, 2016
11am - 5pm

This exhibition will include artwork that has come into the MOCA GA Permanent Collection after each WAP Fellows’ solo exhibition from the past 8 years.

Working Artist Project Fellows


Danielle Roney, Don CooperLarry Walker


Maria Artemis, Marcia R. Cohen, Matt Haffner


Katherine Mitchell, Micah Stansell, Caomin Xie


Brian Dettmer, Martha Whittington, Gregor Turk


Shara Hughes, Katherine Taylor, Jiha Moon


Fahamu Pecou, E.K. Huckaby, Scott Ingram


Sarah Emerson, Sheila Pree Bright, Jonathan Bouknight


The MOCA GA Working Artist Project (WAP) is an awards program to support established visual artists of merit who reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area. This initiative provides an unparalleled level of support for individual artists, expands the Museum’s mission, and promotes Atlanta as a city where artists can live, work, and thrive. As with past years, a guest curator will select three visual artists to receive the Award. Representing our city’s best and brightest; these artists will be supported with an exhibition, promotion, a studio apprentice, and a major stipend to create work over the course of the year. This program is supported in large by a grant from The Charles Loridans Foundation with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This year MOCA GA will provide the 2015/2016 WAP award recipients each with a stipend of $15,000; a paid studio apprentice for up to 300 hours at $10 per hour; an opportunity to interface with collectors, artists, and the public through programming and studio visits; an opportunity to interface with collectors, artists, and the public through programming and studio visits; documentation of the artist and work via MOCA GA’s Oral History Project & Education/Research Center; Presentation of a solo exhibition at MOCA GA of new works created at during the WAP grant period; inclusion of one (1) new work from the solo exhibition in the MOCA GA permanent collection; and production of an accompanying full-color exhibition solo catalogue.

Pictured above: Maria Artemis, Hermeion, 2009