CCA-Affiliated Artists Sweep SECA Awards

Painting by Liam EverettLiam Everett, Untitled (Bagnac), 2016View slideshow 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has announced the 2017 SECA Art Award winners, and all five are affiliated with California College of the Arts (CCA):

In addition, CCA alumna Cybele Lyle (BFA Printmaking 2001) was among the finalists in the 2017 competition.

K.r.m. Mooney recently had an exhibition at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

About the SECA Awards

Since 1967, SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) has honored over seventy Bay Area artists with the SECA Art Award, which includes an exhibition at SFMOMA and inclusion in the accompanying catalog.

The 2017 SECA exhibition will be on view in July 2017; exact dates TBA.

Selection Process

Recipients of the SECA Art Award are chosen during a ten-month process involving artists, SECA members, museum staff, and members of the local arts community.

The SECA Art Award honors Bay Area artists whose work has not, at the time of nomination, been accorded substantial recognition from a major institution. SECA members, employees of SFMOMA, artists currently in school, and previous SECA award recipients are not eligible for the Art Award.

Artists nominated for the SECA Art Award are invited to apply by submitting their CV, an artist’s statement, and representative images of their work. The SECA Art Award co-curators select approximately sixteen of these applicants for studio visits, which are led by the SECA Art Award co-curators and are open to all SECA members.

Following the completion of the studio visits, the SECA Art Award co-curators select the winners.