Faben Artist Fund Now Accepting Applications

This is a press release from the Humboldt Arts Council:

The Faben Artist Fund is designed to help support Humboldt county artists. The fund is named on honor of Mike and Beverly Faben. The fund is administered by the Humboldt Arts Council.

Artists often find the financial rewards of their occupation to provide less than adequate living expenses. Preparation for a solo show at a nonprofit gallery can require months of work during which all of an artist’s work is required for the future show limiting opportunities for current income. The expenses for framing, mounting, transportation, and other costs required in advance of a solo show can be overwhelming.

Similarly, few area artists can afford the monies required to accept an artist-in-residence appointment at some remote location – travel and living for a month or more is an extraordinary expense. However, the benefits of being selected for and participating in a residence program are many, including increased recognition, and the opportunity to produce new work in a new environment.

The fund’s main objective is to support and encourage Humboldt artists to produce and show their art, particularly outside the boundaries of the Humboldt area. This will enliven and enlarge the individual artist’s experience. It will also expand recognition of the both the artist work and the Humboldt area as an art center.

Grant guidelines are posted on the HAC websitewww.humboldtarts.org. Questions may be directed to Jemima Harr, Executive Director/Curator at  Jemima@humboldtarts.org or 707-442-0278, ext. 205.

The Morris Graves Museum of Art, located at 636 F Street, Eureka is open to the public noon-5p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for seniors (age 65 and over), military veterans, and students with ID; children 17 and under free; Families with an EBT Card and valid ID receive free admission through theMuseums for All initiative, Museum members are free. Admission is always free for everyone on the first Saturday of every month, including First Saturday Night Arts Alive!, 6-9 p.m. and Mini Masters at the MGMA.

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