Jordan Schnitzer, in a partnership with the Jordan Schnitzer Museums of Art at the University of Oregon, Washington State University, and Portland State University, is establishing an $150,000 Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program. Each Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art awarded $2,500 grants to 20 artists who use their voices, experiences, and artistic expression to reflect on social justice efforts in response to systemic racism.
The Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition will celebrate and showcase twenty Washington artists who are using their voices, experiences, and artistic expression toward social justice efforts in response to systemic racism. The WSU Schnitzer Museum’s 20 recipients are: Aisha Harrison, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Hasaan Kirkland, Rene Westbrook , Troy Riley Miles, Jasmine Iona Brown, Robert J Lloyd, Grace June, Zinda K Foster, Whitney Evans, Jennifer Kuhns, Cynthia Camlin, Myron Curry, Jackie Schaubel, Derek E Johnson, Maya Milton , Bonnie Hopper, Tracy Poindexter-Canton, Damon Brown, and Felicia Follum.
Each awardee received a grant of $2,500 to fund the creation of art and pubic awareness. The grants were made in a partnership with the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation which funded similar programs at the University of Oregon and Portland State University.
“I have often said artists are chroniclers of our time. We all feel anguish about the death of George Floyd and many others at the hands of racial oppression,” said Jordan Schnitzer, president of The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. “We, more than ever, need artists to help us understand this issue and help us heal.”
Aisha Harrison: Website; Instagram
Lisa Myers Bulmash: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Hasaan Kirkland: Website; Instagram
Rene Westbrook: Website; Facebook
Troy Riley Miles: Instagram
Jasmine Iona Brown: Website; Instagram
Robert J Lloyd: Website
Grace June: Website; Instagram
Zinda K Foster
Whitney Evans: Website; Instagram
Jennifer Kuhns: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Cynthia Camlin: Website; Instagram
Myron Curry: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Jackie Schaubel: Instagram
Derek E Johnson: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Maya Milton: Website; Instagram
Bonnie Hopper: Website; Instagram
Tracy Poindexter-Canton: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Damon Brown: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Felicia Follum: Website; Instagram