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(Images from left: Jill Downen, “Beauty Mark,” 2015; Photo of Jeff Harshbarger by Jeremy Charles; Rashawn Griffin, “Everything Counts,” 2013)

Charlotte Street Foundation is proud to announce five recipients of 2015 Charlotte Street Awards. The 2015 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellows are Jill Downen, Rashawn Griffin, and Misha Kligman. The 2015 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Fellows are Jeff Harshbarger and Hunter Long. Each artist will receive an unrestricted cash award of $10,000. Misha Kligman is also the recipient of the annual Byron C. Cohen Award, established in memory of gallerist and collector Byron Cohen and administered by Charlotte Street Foundation. This Award provides funding for one Award Fellow each year to attend an international art fair.

In addition, Cory Imig has been selected as the Charlotte Street resident of the Art Omi International Artists Residency program in Summer 2015.

The Charlotte Street Visual Artist and Generative Performing Artist Awards Fellows were selected through competitive processes, which began with an open call for applications from artists based in the 5-County Kansas City Metro Area. The selected processes culminated in-person visits, presentations by 11 finalists for the Generative Performing Artists Awards and studio visits with 10 finalists for the Visual Artist Awards. Art Omi uses an independent competitive jury process is select their residency artists. Imig will attend this four-week residency in upstate New York as one of thirty artists from around the world.

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(Images from left: Cory Imig, “Buoyant Loss,” 2014; Misha Kligman, “Untitled (Man),” 2014; photo of Hunter Long courtesy of Black House Collective)

For more information, please see the full press release.

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