2013 Call for Entry Artist Awards

October 11, 2013

The Santo Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of our 2013 Individual Artist Awards.  We send our sincere gratitude for every artist who took the time and energy to apply to our 5th Anniversary International Call for Entry.  This year’s distinguished juror Marilu Knode commented on the high level of quality and diversity of our candidates.  After diligently reviewing every portfolio, three artists will receive the top honors and $5000 to be used at their discretion.

Chinn Wang, Boulder Colorado   www.chinnwang.com

Matthew Mazzotta, Canton NY   www.matthewmazzotta.com

Elisa Harkins, Los Angeles, CA  www.pooptronica.com

In addition Ms. Knode wished to Award Honorable Mention to ten Artists:

Yvonne Buchanan
Kirsten Stolle
Joe Page
Brenda Oelbaum
Madsen Minax
Krishnaraj Chonat
Maria Rebecca Ballestra
Jeffrey Marshall
T. Kelly Mason
Jill Downen

Our first Artist Choose Artist awards selected by Buzz Spector are:
Maria Rebecca Ballestra and Krishnaraj Chonat.

Call for Entry 2013

September 24, 2013

Thank you to everyone who submitted work to the 2013 Call for Entry!

Submissions are now being juried and the Foundation will announce the awards in early October.

2013 Call For Entry Deadline Extended

August 6, 2013

The 2013 Call For Entry Deadline has been extended to August 30th, 2013.  Entries are accepted through Call for Entry.org.  MFA students, emerging, mid-career, established, national and international artists are eligible. All mediums are eligible. $40.00 Fee.

Awards will still be announced on October 1st, 2013.

2013 Call For Entry Deadline Approaching

July 19, 2013

The deadline for the 2013 Santo foundation Individual Artist Awards is fast approaching! The deadline for submittal through Call For Entry is August 15 2013. Entries are open to all mediums and emerging, established, student, and professional artists are eligible, as well as international artists.  Distinguished juror Marilu Knode will award three individual artists $5000.00 each. In addition artist and critical writer Buzz Spector will award two individual artists $500.00 each.

Call For Entry Update

June 9, 2013

DEADLINE AUGUST 15, 2013 – $16000 in Awards

To celebrate our 5th Anniversary The Santo Foundation will be awarding five Individual Artist Awards. Our distinguished juror is Marilu Knode, Executive Director of Laumeier International Sculpture Park. She will award three individual artists $5000.00 each. In addition we are introducing the Artists Choose Artists Award. Internationally acclaimed artist and critical writer Buzz Spector will award two individual artists $500.00 each. Please see our call listed in callforentry.org. Entries are only accepted on callforentry.org. MFA students, emerging, mid-career and established artists are eligible. All art mediums/categories are eligible. National/International candidates are eligible. Deadline is August 15, 2013. $40.00 Fee.

The announcement of award winners will be October 1st 2013.

2013 Call For Entry

March 4, 2013

The Santo Foundation is pleased to announce that our Distinguished Juror for our 2013 Call for Entry is Marilu Knode, Director of Laumeier International Sculpture Park. For more than two decades, Ms. Knode has worked in curatorial departments at several arts organizations including The Museum of Modern Art, the Newport Harbor Art Museum, and the Huntington Beach Art Center and will bring her unique vision to the selection process.

Artists are to submit 6 jpegs of their work and a current resume. All mediums of visual art are eligible including video/performance and audio. There is a nominal application fee of $40.00. Ms. Knode will award $5,000 each to 3 artists from the entries. Graduate School candidates are eligible as well as mid-career to mature artists. This is an international call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of nationality. Applications are accepted April15-July 31 2013. Applications are only accepted through Call for Entry.org

The announcement of award winners will remain the same: October 1st 2013

2012 Individual Artist Award Winners

October 4, 2012

The Jury process for The Santo Foundation 2012 Individual Artist Awards are now completed. This year’s distinguished juror, Miki Garcia, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum carefully reviewed each artist’s submission to insure each candidate received her full attention. We would like to thank Ms. Garcia for her expertise, diligence, and serious consideration of all of our candidates.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Advisory Committee we wish to congratulate:

Ruben Ochoa
Letha Wilson

who were selected as this years top award winners. Each will receive a $4,000.00 honorarium to be used at the artists’ discretion.

We would also like to congratulate our honorable mention winners:

Devon Dikeou
Renee Gertler
Frank Poor
Margi Weir

We extend our sincere gratitude to every candidate for your time and effort and hope that in the future The Santo Foundation will be of assistance to you.

2012 Individual Artist Awards Deadline Extended

July 30, 2012

2012 Individual Artist Awards Deadline Extended

Due to a large number of requests from artists the deadline will be extended to August 15th at midnight.  The announcement of award winners will remain the same: October 1st 2012

Applications are only accepted through Call for Entry.org. There is a nominal application fee of $40.00.

Zoe Crosher at the Dallas Contemporary

July 30, 2012

The Santo Foundation is pleased to announce that one of last years winners Zoe Crosher was selected for a solo exhibiton at the Dallas contemporary.


Zoe Crosher, Mae Wested no.3 (Crumpled)
from the series 21 Ways to Mae Wested, 2012
Courtesy Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles.

ZOE CROSHER Mae Wested

13 April – August 2012
Opening celebration – Friday 13 April 21.00 – 24.00 (9.00 – midnight).

The new Mae Wested series, presented at the Dallas Contemporary for the first time, fits into Crosher’s larger body of work, The Michelle duBois Project (2005–present). Inspired by the impossibility of knowing oneself through photographs, even after an endless accumulation of images, the artist reimagines and intervenes in the extensive personal photographic archive of Michelle duBois, a call girl who traveled extensively in the Pacific Rim during the 1970s and ’80s. With a material awareness and strong interest in the arc of the photographic context in relation to the end of the analog, Crosher has re-photographed, scanned and re-ordered duBois’ slippery self-portraits into a careful amalgam of documentary and the imagined.

duBois often liked to dress in elaborate costume for the camera, and one of her favorite personas was famed 1930s actress Mae West. For Dallas, Crosher’s Mae Wested series will introduce three elements investigating this obsession. Large-scale black and white images of duBois attending an event dressed as West will accompany a series of glamorous staged images which activate the gallery as duBois’ various characterizations of West gaze at one another across the room. Imaginative screenplay haikus written by Jason Underhill, which collapse the Japanese and Western fantasies of Mae West, the Marlboro Man and Michelle duBois, will also punctuate the gallery. Throughout the duBois project, Crosher has manipulated the original images as a way to emphasize the archive’s physicality. Here, each image has been crumpled, re-photographed, and printed on metallic paper, resulting in shimmering, faceted surfaces which evoke the silver screen.

Zoe Crosher was born in 1975 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, and was recently awarded the prestigious Art Here and Now Award by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

2012 Call for Entry

April 23, 2012

The Santo Foundation is pleased to announce our distinguished juror for our 2012 Call for Entry is Miki Garcia, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. Keeping an open mind to the creative possibilities of exploring art through a variety of themes is a hallmark of Garcia’s career.

Artists are to submit 6 jpegs of their work and a current resume. All mediums of visual art are eligible including video/performance and audio. There is a nominal application fee of $40.00. Ms. Garcia will award $4,000.00 each to 2 artists from the entries. Graduate School candidates are eligible as well as mid-career to mature artists. This is an international call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of nationality. Deadlines are April 15-July 31 2012. Applications are only accepted through Call for Entry.org


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