The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, in a partnership with the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, announced the grant recipients for the Black Lives Matter Artist Grants.
The winning artists will each receive $2,500 to fund the creation of art that communicates the voices, experiences, and artistic expression of social justice efforts in response to systemic racism. Works from each of the artists are scheduled to be exhibited at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU beginning in the fall semester of 2021.
Mikayla Makle, English major, WSU Black Student Union (president) and member of the jury discussed the grant award process by saying, “This artist’s grant has not only provided me with the opportunity to work with an amazing panel of jurors, but it has also allowed me to be witness to impactful and nuanced artistry. I appreciated gaining knowledge throughout this process about the conceptualization of art, as well as developing appreciation for the stories surrounding it.”