The Judith Alexander Foundation is here to help and is offering $500 individual visual artist grants to up to 100 Georgia-based artists to assist with financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Visual arts include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and fine art photography.
The application process is open from Monday, July 27th until midnight on Monday, August 10th.
Grants are available to practicing visual artists living in Georgia who are able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work and career and who are experiencing immediate financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, living and working in the state of Georgia since at least July 2019 and must have created at least one body of work in the past twelve months.
We wish you all success and a bright future.
If you or someone you know would like to help us reach more artists, in need, a secure, tax-deductible donation to the fund at our donation page is available, encouraged and appreciated!
We are a small family foundation, founded by Henry Alexander, brother of Judith Alexander, in 2005. We come together, having been inspired by the uniqueness that was Judith, with a dedication to keeping the spark of her spirit active in the world. Our heartfelt desire is to inspire and engage our community by promoting and supporting Georgia artists and arts organizations and to aid in extending the understanding of the importance of art in our society to future generations.
While Judith was supportive in myriad ways to many artists, her primary focus in later years was on the artist Nellie Mae Rowe. Judith insured a lasting legacy with her major gift of 130 pieces of Nellie Mae Rowe's work to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and through the establishment of a permanent, rotating display there. We are devoted to sustaining that legacy.
Above: Memorial at Crestlawn Cemetery, Atlanta, GA, designed by artist and friend Mario Petrirena.
Nellie Mae Rowe and Judith Alexander. Photo by Lucinda Bunnen. 1979. Embellishment by Nellie Mae Rowe.
Thumbnail: Peace by Nellie Mae Rowe, 1978 - High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Gift of Judith Alexander