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Studio Apprentices: From the 2018/2019 Working Artist Project

Jan 30, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021
12pm - 4pm

This exhibition features works by emerging artists, chosen by MOCA GA and the 2018/2019 Working Artist Project recipients Krista Clark, Myra Greene, and Cosmo Whyte to work as Studio Apprentices. The Exhibition features works by:

Jacob O’Kelley

Aaron Kagan Putt

Alexander Smith

Shon Kacey Walker


Click the center of any artwork, a detailed shot of the work with label copy will pop up, and the circle on the floor will maneuver you to the other side of the room.

ABOUT the Working Artist Project

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. A guest curator selects three visual artists to receive the Award. Representing our city’s best and brightest; these artists are 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.

ABOUT the Studio Apprenticeship

Each established artist selected for the WAP program mentors one or more emerging artists over the course of their fellowship year. This creates partnerships in which both mentors and mentees can benefit from sharing knowledge, skills, ideas, experience, and the potential for creative collaboration. The Museum partners with art departments at numerous local universities to recruit young artists who are selected based on their talent and professionalism. The apprentices each gain paid working experience with the Fellows and an exhibit of their work at MOCA GA during a group exhibition at the end of the year.


Featured Image:  Details of: 1. Clloyd Smith, Blood on the Leaves, Digital print on Dibond; 2. Shon Walker, Seven Yen, Wood, wire, fabric; 3. Jacob O’Kelley, Abi (Porch), Oil on canvas; 4. Aaron Putt, Untitled (Blue Fin), Mixed media (wood, plaster, cardboard, aqua resin, acrylic)