The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced its 2017 Painters & Sculptors grant recipients, a group of 25 artists who will each receive $25,000 in unrestricted fundsand Chicago artist Riva Lehrer is among said recipients, according to ArtNews.
Established by the foundation's namesake in 1993, the grants are awarded annually to under-recognized artists working in the United States through a nomination and subsequent jury vote.
Another Chicago artist, Amanda Williams, also made the list. A 2016 Windy City Times article on Lehrer is at http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/ART-Riva-Lehrer-and-the-evolution-of-Risk/55207.html.
The ArtNews article is at www.artnews.com/2017/11/14/joan-mitchell-foundation-announces-2017-painters-sculptors-grant-recipients/ .