Atlanta’s arts community gathered at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia for the organization’s annual announcement of its Working Artist Project winners for 2017.
This year’s recipients are Bojana Ginn, Michi Meko and Kirstin Mitchell. Thanks to the support of the Charles Loridans Foundation, Antinori Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts they will receive, among other perquisites, a $15,000 stipend, a solo show and catalog as well as a part-time assistant. The three recipients were selected by this year’s curator, Joey Orr. “Reviewing the incredible spectrum of contemporary art practice in Atlanta was an embarrassment of riches,” said Orr in a statement released this weekend.
This week also marks the opening of the Hudgens Finalist group exhibition. Artists Cosmo Whyte, Lauri Stallings, Jiha Moon and Sarah Hobbs are the four artists who will be showcased in the group exhibition. The show opens this week and will be on view through October 21. The winner of the coveted prize of a $50,000 grant and a solo exhibition at the Hudgens Center will be announced on September 30.