NOT REAL ART: The Exhibition Featuring Our 2019 Grant Winners > Watch Video
NOT REAL ART: THE EXHIBITION was held at Art Share LA on October 19, featured 12 artists whose works well defined the grant’s parameters, to “explore, experiment, question and disrupt the art world’s status quo through their art.”
Winners of 2019 NOT REAL ART: The Grant are:
Elizabeth Abaravich | @bethabaravich
Edmund Arevalo | @edmund_arevalo
Maria Balseiro | @delvs102
Juliana Bustillo | @juliaanaaaab
Talya Coviello | @mutherofdragons
Monica Leal Cueva | @tacosdeluna
Eben Eldridge | @rustedlimo
Marguerite Kalhor | @insteigram
Karen Florito | @karenfiorito
Thony Loui | @thonyloui
Jessie Noguchi | @boubmx
Rachel O'Donnell | @rachelodonnell
Some artists like Thony Loui traveled from as far as Haiti to the event that was as much an exhibition as a celebration of ingenuity and diversity.
As experimental musician Hans Fjellestad played his sonic textures in the background, guests mingled and interacted with the artists and their work and were also given an accompanying show book featuring the personal stories of each grant winner, their process, and their journey.
“As an organization, we aspire to honor artists and their invaluable contributions to human culture,” says Not Real Art creator, Scott “Sourdough” Power. “We do this by helping artists promote their work and tell their stories.”
This year’s grant recipients were selected based on several factors such as the quality of their work and how they challenge the status quo of our dysfunctional art world.
"I created NOT REAL ART with the intent to celebrate and elevate artists and their work. As an organization, we aspire to honor artists and their invaluable contributions to human culture. We do this by helping artists promote their work and tell their stories. We do this on our website and podcast, at our events and conference — and with this grant. " — Scott "Sourdough" Power
About NOT REAL ART: The Grant
NOT REAL ART: The Grant awards $1000 to 12 individual artists annually. NOT REAL ART: The Grant exists to empower artists and their work by encouraging them to explore, experiment, question and disrupt the art world’s status quo. NOT REAL ART: The Grant was founded in 2018 by Scott “Sourdough” Power and his wife Channing Dungey.
Grant recipients are selected based on a written application and artwork samples. Recipients demonstrate a strong sense of ingenuity, emotion and craft in their work.
Recipients were announced on March 16, 2019 in Los Angeles at the NOT REAL ART Conference for Creators, presented in partnership with Art Share LA.
"As the creator of NOT REAL ART, I want to congratulate our inaugural class of grant recipients! I also want to thank our friends at Art Share LA for helping us facilitate this grant. As well as Sugar Press Art and Moondance Events for their vital contributions." —Scott "Sourdough" Power