Image details of Bob, Aaron & Sarel, from the project "Shot" © Kari Wehrs, 2020 Launch Grant Honorable Mention

NEW IN 2021: SPOTLIGHT NEW MEXICO – The Project Launch Grant supports a reportage, documentary or fine art series from New Mexico-based individuals. The Grant provides financial support and platforms for professional development opportunities.

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Career Advancement Package

// $2,500 Grant
// Professional Development Workshop Admission
// Complimentary participation and presentation at Review Santa Fe
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Marisa SageMarisa Sage – Director & Head Curator, New Mexico State University Art Museum

Marisa Sage is the Director and Head Curator of the New Mexico State University Art Museum in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Sage is a curator with a passion for emerging contemporary art and artists. Throughout her fifteen-year career, Sage has planned and executed over 100 international exhibitions, which included more than 200 individual artists globally. Previously, Sage served as the Director of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, in New York, NY, and Galleries Manager for Salisbury University Art Galleries, in Salisbury, Maryland, before that, she established Like the Spice Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn which held over 65 exhibitions between 2006 and 2012. At NMSU Sage has curated “Off the Wall”, a two-parted exhibition tracing the history of Sol LeWitt’s relationship with NMSU, as well as showing the extent of his influence on a new generation of artists who use the surface of the wall as their canvas. Sage has written and received multiple grants for NMSU including the National Endowment for the Arts which funded the exhibition GEOMAGIC: Art, Science, and the Zuhl Collection. Sage is a New York native, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Syracuse University and Master of Digital Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.


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