Sierra Arts Foundation announces its recipients for the 2013 Grants To Artists program. These grants, reinstated after a four year hiatus due to financial constraints, support local professional and student artists in four major disciplines: Visual, Literary, Performance, and Music. The moneys are independent of any project but are awarded instead as a celebration of artistic merit as a member of our community.
Sierra Nevada College English Program Chair, June Saraceno, and Fine Arts student, Molly Allen, have been selected as 2013 grant recipients by the foundation. Saraceno was awarded $1000 in the literary arts category for professional artists and Allen was awarded the George Hutchinson Student Artist Award of $500 for visual arts.
Grants are intended to encourage personal artistic growth and development. Awards may be used by artists in any manner that will help support them in their endeavors. The SAF Grants Committee is comprised of current, active board members, many of whom are working artists themselves, and other arts professionals in the community with expertise in one of the following, visual art, music, theater arts, creative writing or poetry and dance.
As part of their selection to receive these awards all of the artists will participate in a group exhibition in the Sierra Arts Gallery at 17 S. Virginia St. from July 2 through August 2 with an artist reception on Friday, July 12 from 5-7pm. This reception is free, open to the public, and sponsored by Wild River Grille.
Source: Sierra Arts Foundation