Artadia, a non-profit grantmaking organization and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons, is pleased to announce the 2023 Los Angeles Artadia Awards Finalists:

The Finalists will each hold virtual studio visits with second-round jurors, who will ultimately select two artists to receive $15,000 and one to receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds.

This year’s Round 1 jurors were Anjuli Nanda Diamond, Artistic Director, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Leilani Lynch, Associate Curator, MCA Denver; and Daniela Lieja Quintanar, Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Programs, REDCAT.

The Round 2 jurors will be Daniela Lieja Quintanar joined by Henriette Huldisch, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, Walker Art Center. 

On the jurying process, juror Anjuli Nanda Diamond remarked “It was inspiring to see the diversity and breadth of artistic practices in the applicant pool, which demonstrates the dynamism and vibrancy of Los Angeles’ artistic community. I feel privileged to have participated in this rigorous process to further Artadia’s essential support of artistic excellence.”

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Since its founding in 1999, Artadia has awarded over $6 million in unrestricted funds to over 380 artists nationally. Celebrating visual artists and their foundational role in shaping society, the Artadia Award benefits three artists annually in seven major US cities with high concentrations of creative workers—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

 The 2023 Los Angeles Artadia Awards are supported by the Marciano Art Foundation, Angeles Art Fund, Capital Group, Rose Fiorentino – In honor of Franklin J. Mattei, the Artadia Board of Directors, Artadia Council Members, and individual donors across the country.

Image Captions:

Top, left to right: Maria Maea, Sarah Rosalena, Kang Seung Lee.

Bottom, left to right: Iman Person, Samira Yamin, Chris Emile.