News from the Artist-Endowed Foundation Field

October 24, 2018  • Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative/AEFI

“A New and Growing Force.” Inside the World of Artist-Endowed Foundations

Christa Blatchford, CEO of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, speaking at the 2017 Artist-Endowed Foundation Leadership Forum.

October 2018
In a recent exchange with Inside Philanthropy’s Mike Scaturi, Christine Vincent, project director of the Aspen Institute’s Artist-Endowed Foundation Initiative (AEFI), discussed how the rising art market is influencing the growth of the artist-endowed foundation field, as well as AEFI’s efforts to strengthen the field’s charitable impact in cultural philanthropy and stewardship.

View the full article on Inside Philanthropy.

Celebrating Maine’s Artist-Endowed Foundations

Kenneth Noland, “Mysteries – Gold Silence” Photo courtesy of Kenneth Noland Foundation

May 2018
The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation in Portland, ME is presenting an exhibition featuring 20 works from artists associated with eight of Maine’s artist-endowed foundations. A local review comments “Not only is it a worthy introduction to these institutions, it is a fascinating and beautifully installed exhibition of works by such artists as Kenneth Noland, Stephen Pace, John Heliker, and Beverly Hallam.” For further information, contact the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation.

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Western States Artist-Endowed Foundations (WSAEF) Gather for Collegial Exchange

Courtesy SFMOMA. Photo Don Ross.

January 2018
Twenty-four leaders from 17 artist-endowed foundations based in the western states convened in San Francisco on January 25, 2018 for a program of collegial exchange. The invitational gathering of the regional network was organized by the Richard Diebenkorn, Jay DeFeo, and Artists’ Legacy Foundations, hosted by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art at its new Collections Center facility (photo), and held in conjunction with the Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA) Summit. For more information, contact Daisy Murray Holman at the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.