Artadia is pleased to announce the 2021 San Francisco Artadia Awardees:

Sydney Cain, Terri Friedman and Dana King will each receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds, as well as access to the ongoing benefits of the Artadia Award program. The decision followed an extensive jury process, culminating in a virtual studio visit with jurors Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and Monetta White, Executive Director, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco.

Of the process, Monetta says, “It was an honor to be included as one of the jurors for the San Francisco Artadia award. The creative output of the participating artists was incredible, and just reinforced that the Bay Area is rich with art and artists who push the boundary of deeply rooted innovation and justice that the world craves right now. Congratulations to the 2021 San Francisco Artadia awardees, I was extremely impressed with their artistic excellence, rigorous practice and their clear artistic voice.  I applaud the team at Artadia for keeping artists at the core of local, national and global conversations.”

This year’s Finalists for the Award included Rodney Ewing, Klea McKenna, and MCXT Collective, selected by jurors Pujan Gandhi, Jan Emison Assistant Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art; Monetta White, Executive Director, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco; and Juana Williams, Independent Curator. Click here read the full Press Release

Learn more about our 2021 San Francisco Awardees in the San Francisco Chronicle article “Artadia Awards recognize three Bay Area visual artists with financial and institutional support,” By Joshua Kosman. Click here to read.

The 2021 San Francisco Artadia Award application was open to visual artists working in any visual media, at any stage in their career, who had been living and working for a minimum of two years within any of the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

The 2021 San Francisco Artadia Awards are generously supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, as well as the Artadia Board of Directors, Artadia Council Members, and individual donors across the country.