For 2017 three nominators: Jose Luis Blondet, LACMA; Kristina Newhouse, CSULB; and Sara Cannon, LA Municipal Art Gallery each chose ten mid-career artists for the award. Subsequently jurors Elizabeth Gerber, LACMA; Alma L. Ruiz; and Irene Tsatsos, Armory Center for the Arts made the final selections.
A month-long exhibition started with a reception from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017 including an artists’ conversation with moderator Jim Daichendt, Professor and Dean at Point Loma Nazarene University.
The exhibit is open for viewing Mondays through Fridays from 10:00am -5:00pm until April 24, 2017.
The 2017 FOCA Fellowship recipients Sean Griffin, Simon Leung, and Susan Silton were introduced to the Fellows attending annual meeting on January 9, 2017at the Four Seasons Hotel.