Past Grants and Awards

From 1997 to 2007, the Golden Foundation awarded over $100,000 in grants to individual artists and arts organizations. Individual grants are no longer awarded. In 2008, the Foundation focused its sights on building an artist residency facility. During this time, the Foundation supported an artist-in-residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts and Vermont Studio Center. With the completion of the Residency Barn in 2012, support now focuses on the development of the Golden Foundation Artist in Residence Program.

Beginning in 2004, with the initial development of its own residency program, the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation established the Golden Foundation Fellowship to provide continued assistance to the art community specific to the residing program.

2007-2011 Recipients

Atlantic Center for the Arts
Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists’ community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of composing, visual literary, and performing arts.

Artist Erik Benson is the 2011 Golden Fellowship recipient
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
The spirit and programs of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts are based on the conviction that exceptional talent deserves to be supported. Our practical commitment to this belief is achieved by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and a monthly stipend to artists who are awarded residencies.
Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through artists' residencies and public programs, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.

Eva Struble is the 2011 Golden Fellowship recipient.
Vermont Studio Center
The Center located in Johnson, VT is the largest international residency program in the USA. It offers artists the gift of uninterrupted time while working in the fellowship of professional peers.

Sean Foley is the 2011 Golden Fellowship recipient

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2006 Recipients

A Gathering of Tribes
The gallery located in the Lower East Side of NY features the work of artists not seen in mainstream galleries and serves as a meeting place for artists in a multi-cultural environment.
Arts Now
Located at Edmonds Community College, near Seattle, was created to meet the professional development needs of visual artists.
Asian American Arts Center
Serves Lower Manhattan and features contemporary Asian and American art forms including exhibitions, and intergenerational educational arts programs.
Cue Art Foundation
Located in NYC was founded in 2002 to provide a substantial transformation in the careers of gifted, but still unrecognized artists.
Triangle Arts Association
Sponsor workshops, a residency program and exhibition opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists in NYC.
Vermont Studio Center
Vermont Studio Centers tis he largest international residency program in the USA. It offers artists the gift of uninterrupted time while working in the fellowship of professional peers.

Brent Holland was awarded funding through the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for a 2007 residency.
Weir Farm Art Center
The Art Center was founded to protect the home and studio of artist, J. Alden Weir. One of the core programs of this farm located in Wilton, Ct. is the Artist in Residence.
Women's Studio Workshop (WSW)
Located in Rosendale, NY, WSW provides opportunities, specifically time, space, technical assistance and remuneration so women artists of merit can create new work.
New York Foundation for the Arts
NYFA serves and promotes the work of individual artists. NYFA co-sponsored, "The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love." This book is a comprehensive handbook that provides the information, tools, and techniques, for developing and sustaining a successful art career.
Chicago Artists Coalition
An arts service organization providing professional and educational services for visual artists.

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2005 Recipients

James Barsness
“My Garden”
48” x 66”
Pen & Acrylic on Paper Canvas
Year 2003 - Athens, Georgia
Theresa Chong
66” x 84”
Oil on Linen
Year 2001 - West New York, New Jersey
Joey Fauerso
“Above Bubba”
22.5” x 30”
Oil & Acrylic on Paper
Year 2003 - Roswell, New Mexico
Juri Morioka
“Never-ending Changes”
72” x 60”
Oil on Canvas
Year 2004 - New York, New York
Dannielle Tegeder
“Above Bubba”
22.5” x 30”
Oil & Acrylic on Paper
Year 2003 - Roswell, New Mexico

2005 Selection Committee

Andrea Inselmann
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Mary Murray
Curator of Contemporary Art
Munson William Proctor Art Institute
Utica, NY
Frank Owen
Professor of Art
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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2004 Recipients

Art House
“Where Art Lives” is located in Cleveland, OH and serves as a nexus between art and business by providing tools and opportunities for artists to become self-sustaining professionals.
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
Located in Philadelphia, PA, the center provides services to emerging visual artists through its Career Development Program and its Regional Community Arts Program.
International Studio & Curatorial Program
Located in NYC this international residency program makes a concerted effort to connect artists and curators to the local community by introducing the community to new art from all over the world.
PS 122 Gallery
Provides alternative space and exhibition opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists and offers emerging curators an opportunity to collaborate with artists to produce innovative shows of high aesthetic merit.

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2003 Recipients

Curt Barnes
“Copper Counterpoint”
35”x 49”x12” from wall to center
Micasceous and matte acrylics on curved birch
Year 2002 - New York, New York
Richard Craig Harden
In a Field of Poppies “Sisters and Crossing”
300”x 90”
Oil on plaster panels
Year 2002 - Pleasant Valley, Connecticut
Haley Hasler
Self Portrait as a Lady in a Paper Dress with Attendants
48” x 38”
Oil on Linen
Year 2003 - Charlottesville, Virginia
Teresa Stanley
"Blue Girl”
36” x 36”
Acrylic on Wood Panel
Year 2002 - Arcata, California

2003 Selection Committee

Ronnie Landfield
Professional Artist
New York, New York

Dr. Dewey Mosby
Director, Picker Art Gallery
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Mary Murray
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Utica, New York

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2002 Recipients

Art Omi
International Arts Center located in Hudson, NY. Since 1991, the center has sponsored artist's residencies for the world's emerging creative talent.
Buffalo Art Studio
Provides affordable studio space and public exposure for regional, national and International artists.
DUMBO - Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass - is dedicated to preserving the neighborhood as an established artists' community in Brooklyn. Promotes the collective work of emerging visual artists.
New York Artists Equity Assoc., Inc.
Provides professional opportunities and services for visual fine artists and their estates, assists with economic, education, and health needs. Maintains a slide registry.
Triangle Artists' Workshop
Assists an international group of professional painters by sponsoring an intense two-week studio session designed to maximize exchange, stimulate new ideas and foster dialogue.

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2001 Recipients

Andrew Dupont recipient_image "Target 2001" 33”x23.6" Oil and enamel on paper Year 2001 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Elinore Schnurr recipient_image "Vodka Bar II" 24”x36" Oil on canvas Year 2000 - Long Island City, NY
Frank Webster recipient_image "The Guard-towers" 40”x80" Acrylic on canvas Year 2001 - Brooklyn, New York
Lynda Ray recipient_image “Cliff Face, Oil on Canvas” 35”x50" Oil on canvas Year 2001 - Brooklyn, New York
Neil Berger recipient_image "loisaida Avenue, NYC" 10”x13" Oil on board Year 2001 - Brooklyn, New York

2001 Selection Committee

John Griefen Professional Artist New York, New YorkWilliam Warmus Internationally recognized author, Curator, Art Appraiser and Consultant Lansing, New York
Mary Murray Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Utica, New York

2001 Organization Award Recipients

New York Foundation for the Arts recipient_image Received a special award for the NYC Arts Recovery Fund established to address the challenges facing New York's artists and arts organizations affected by the events of September 11th.

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2000 Recipients

Doug Argue
3' x 3'
Oil on canvas
Year 1997 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Catherine Kehoe
6" x 6"
Oil on wood
Year 2000 - Oslindale, Massachusetts
Creighton Michael
"Mesh (999)"
60" x 60"
Acrylic and Oil on canvas
Year 1999 - Mt. Kisco, New York

2000 Selection Committee

Dr. John Marciari Assistant Professor of Fine ArtsLoyola CollegeBaltimore, Maryland

Mary Murray Curator of Modern and Contemporary ArtMunson-Williams-Proctor Arts InstituteUtica, New York
Frank Owen National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship '79, '90Professional ArtistKeene Valley, New York

2000 Organization Award Recipients

Art Omi
Art OMI International Arts Center is located in Hudson, NY. Art OMI received support for their international visual artists residency program.
Change, Inc.
(The Rauschenberg Foundation) Received an award to assist artists of all disciplines in need of emergency aid.
  • Tel: 212-473-3742
Triangle Artists Workshop
Based in Manhattan, Triangle Artists Workshop received a grant for their artist’s workshops, which bring painters together from around the world.
Based in NYC, Ceres was awarded funds to provide women painters studio space and artists materials.
  • Tel: 212-226-4725
Preservation for Posterity
This Boston group received a grant toward publishing "A Guide to the Preservation of Art Lacking a Contemporary Market. As of 4/03 their name is: Society for Expanding the Mission of Art Museums.

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