The winners of the 2008 Astraea Lesbian Visual Arts Fund (USA) are Jess Dunn, Elaine Gan and Amey Gee. The Astraea Lesbian Visual Arts Fund promotes the work of contemporary lesbian visual artists. Grants are awarded to artists working in an array of media including sculpture, painting, prints, mixed media and works on paper. The Fund was founded in 2002 and is committed to LGBTI visibility and social justice. Each year, three grants of $2,500 are awarded to artists. The awards are determined by a distinguished panel of artists and art professionals. This year’s panel was composed of: Nancy Azara, Jess Leigh, Karyn Olivier, Flavia Rando, Linda Stein and Mickalene Thomas.
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