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Breaking News: MOCA GA announces 2016/17 Working Artist Project grants

Lauri Stallings, René Morales (curator), Paul Stephen Benjamin, and Annette Cone-Skelton (Director of MOCA GA). Image courtesy MOCA GA.
Lauri Stallings, René Morales (curator), Paul Stephen Benjamin, and Annette Cone-Skelton (Director of MOCA GA). Image courtesy MOCA GA.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia has announced the winners of the 2016/17 Working Artist Project grants: Craig Drennen, Lauri Stallings and Paul Stephen Benjamin.

The program, now in its ninth year, seeks to support metro Atlanta’s visual artists and in turn support the city’s arts community. Each artist will receive a $15,000 stipend, studio assistant and a solo exhibit at the museum with a catalogue.

This year’s recipients were selected by juror René Morales, curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami since 2005. Morales organized three well-received exhibitions for the opening of PAMM in 2013 —  Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity; A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry; and Monika Sosnowska: Market. “The three artists selected for next year’s Working Artist Program represent a wide diversity of artistic approaches, testifying to the vibrancy and dynamism of Atlanta’s artistic community,” said Morales.

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