upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Candy Depew

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1999 Edna Andrade Award

I come from a large family of nine. My mother had a consuming passion that drove her to amass a vast collection of antiques. Her massive inventory filled the home in which we lived. The walls of nearly every room were lined with glass cabinets filled with examples of early American cut glass and European porcelains. These cabinets housed, protected and categorically displayed the prized examples of her obsession and desire. My exposure every day for 17 years to the cabinets provided me with a heightened visual vocabulary for understanding pattern, style and design, as well as arrangements of form and of surface.

My mother's urge to collect and to decorate the domestic environment with her collections is the driving force behind the sculpture that I make. My sculptural ceramic installations investigate the environments and places created by and for collections, and represents my personal interest in the decorative arts, ornament- ation, the organization of interior space and the history of design. I have become aware of not only the subtle relationships among the decorative, design and the fine arts, but the potential for combining these genres in "room installations." I think of these rooms as "virtual tableaux" which require the viewer to be within, and part of, the space.


Leeway grant?

Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. [read more]

deadline 08/01
Upcoming events
09/232:00 pm - 3:00 pm

I’m Afraid Of Men Book Reading and Q&A

Vivek Shraya will read and answer questions about her new book, I’m Afraid of Men, co-presented by Asian Arts Initiative, Leeway Foundation, City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs, and City of Philadelphia Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

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10/0510:45 am - 12:00 pm

RELEASE: Art in the Context of Gender Justice & Mass Incarceration

Leeway will facilitate an interactive workshop and panel discussion on gender justice and the role that art has in decarceration activism as a part of Philadelphia FIGHT's Beyond The Walls Prison Reform Summit.

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