The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.
Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a high competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.
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EAF14 is made possible by the generosity and commitment of the Jerome Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and The New York Community Trust.
Additional support is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, Mark di Suvero, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Agnes Gund, Lambent Foundation, Ronay and Richard Menschel, Ivana Mestrovic, The Pincus Family Foundation, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Silvercup Studios, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith, and Robert and Christine Stiller.
Socrates Sculpture Park’s Exhibition Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Special thanks to the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.
Socrates is incredibly grateful for the materials and manpower donated by our longstanding partners: Build It Green! NYC, R & R General Supply Co, Materials for the Arts, Plant Specialists, and Spacetime C.C.