The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation (BAPF) are pleased to present the 2018 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artists Fellowships. Representing the spectrum of LA’s exemplary mid-career contemporary artists, the grants allow 14 artists to create and present new multi-media work in an expansive exhibition on view from May 3 to June 24 at DCA’s LAMAG (4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Barnsdall Park). With LA being one of the few remaining municipalities in the country that funds significant grants to individual artists, this year’s exhibition continues to be a hotbed for LA's artistic talent, featuring artists who have responded to today's turbulent social and political climate in the creation of their new works.
Marking its 20th anniversary in 2017, this year’s C.O.L.A. Fellows in the design/visual arts, literary arts* and performing arts** are David Hullfish Bailey, Guillermo Bert, Terry Braunstein, Cassils, Sandra de la Loza, Michelle Dizon, Tim Durfee, June Edmonds, d. Sabela Grimes**, Peter J. Harris*, Michele O’Marah, Julie Shafer, Doris Sung and Kristina Wong** The C.O.L.A. fellows were chosen in three review-rounds and received grants of $10,000 each to create new artworks for the show. On April 29th from 2-5 p.m., there will be a public opening reception—free and open to all—hosted by Barnsdall Art Park Foundation to celebrate these innovative artists, whose achievements enhance the city’s creative landscape. Visit www.lamag.org