The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant

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The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant
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The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. The mission of this grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art, and to encourage interest in artists who lack adequate recognition.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be American painters aged 45 years or older at the time of application.
  • For the purposes of this grant, painting is considered the application of various media (oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, tempera, watercolor, egg tempera, casein) on paper, canvas, fabric, or wood. This excludes mixed media, encaustic, collage, pastels, digital paintings, prints, and work in graphite or drawings. The use of multiple paint mediums is allowed (ie mixing acrylics with oil paints). Do not submit images in ANY of these excluded mediums. Only paintings will be considered.
  • A need for financial support must be clear and demonstrated.
  • Applications must be submitted by an individual working artist or collaborators in an artist group; organizations cannot apply.
  • Only one application may be submitted per individual during each round of funding.
  • Artist groups or duos may apply. Multiple artists applying together must have an established history of collaboration.
  • Artist groups should complete the application form together, completing one essay, resume, one artist statement, one image identification list and one set of images. Each group member should submit individual personal information and financial disclosure sections. All materials can be mailed together.
  • Applicants must be either citizens of the United States or have permanent residency in the United States, though they can be presently living abroad.

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  1. This very interesting and important financial support from the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant would have been most meaningful to my now-deceased friend Jean Henriksen, who passed away last year. In her late 80s, Jean was a widow who had spent her life painting the irreplaceable rivers, streams, and springs of the State of Florida. She and I had begun writing her memoir (she

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