Three MFA Studio Arts Students Win Coveted Murphy Cadogan Awards

Oakland, CA—July 20, 2018

The distinguished panel of 2018 Murphy Cadogan Awards Jurors have selected Mills College MFA Studio Art students, Sarah Player Morrison, Tashi Wangdhu, and Claire Rabkin to receive Cadogan Scholarships.  

The awards are designed to further the development of Bay Area MFA students and foster the exploration of their artistic potential in hybrid practice, installation, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture. The competitive Edwin Anthony and Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan Scholarships are administered by The San Francisco Foundation.

The winners of the Cadogan Scholarships receive $6,500 each to support their MFA studies. All the students benefit from participation in a professionally curated exhibition. The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition brings a focused look at the future of Bay Area visual arts and is presented by the SOMArts Cultural Center August 16–20, 2018.

The exhibition, made possible by The San Francisco Foundation and its donors, showcases 14 promising visual artists working across disciplines and identifies young artists from Master of Fine Arts programs throughout the Bay Area whose work intersects with emerging trends.

In conjunction with the exhibition, SOMArts will host an afternoon of artist-led workshops providing community members an opportunity to experience exhibiting artists' creative processes. 

The 2018 Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition will open with a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, August 16, 2018, 6:30–9pm, awards ceremony at 7:00pm.

Learn more about the 2018 Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awardees and exhibition here.