The 2012 SECA Art Award recipients have just been announced: Zarouhie Abdalian, Josh Faught, Jonn Herschend, and David Wilson.
Many Open Space readers will know that the biennial SECA Art Award was established in 1967 to honor individual achievements of Bay Area artists through an exhibition, an accompanying publication, and an honorarium. In a nice new turn of events, the exhibition for this year’s awardees will take place beyond the walls of the museum, in the fall of 2013, during the construction period for SFMOMA’s major expansion project. For this unique iteration of the award, the museum will commission new work to be presented at various locations in the Bay Area — a first in the history of the award program — as part of SFMOMA’s extensive off-site programming.
The 15 finalists for the 2012 SECA Art Award were: Zarouhie Abdalian, Elisheva Biernoff, Nate Boyce, Tammy Rae Carland, Anthony Discenza, Liam Everett, Josh Faught, Chris Fraser, Jonn Herschend, Cybele Lyle, Jonathan Runcio, Jesse Schlesinger, Chris Sollars, Lindsey White, and David Wilson.