Jim Barsness and Radcliffe Bailey, two painting and drawing professors in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, are among only 20 national winners of an award from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
They each received a grant of $15,000 in recognition of artistic merit and financial need to further their artistic careers.
The Mitchell Foundation strives to demonstrate that painting and sculpture are significant cultural necessities. To further this mandate, the foundation provides grants, stipends and scholarships for painters and sculptors.
Established in 1994, the foundation’s Painters and Sculptors Grant Program is conducted annually with the selection of 20 recipients. The foundation celebrates the unique legacy of Joan Mitchell as an American artist by encouraging the ambitions of developing artists.