Project Angel Food is proud to announce that Catherine Opie will receive the Angel Artist Award at Angel Art 2018 ART=LOVE, to be held at NeueHouse Hollywood on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Opie is being honored because her work contains elements of documentary and classism and seeks empathy with its subjects. The theme of inclusion versus exclusion runs throughout her ongoing exploration of communal, sexual and cultural identities, which takes the form of cityscapes and landscapes along with her signature portraits.
China Chow will serve as Honorary Chair. An actress, advocate and philanthropist China, is the daughter of renowned restaurateur and art collector Michael Chow and his late wife, model and jewelry designer Tina Chow. China is a recognized figure in the art world and a longtime Project Angel Food volunteer.
Since the very first Angel Art, countless internationally recognized artists have created and presented works with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the free meal delivery program at Project Angel Food. This year we are excited to announce works for auction by Alma Allen, David Hockney, Catherine Opie, Herb Ritts and Ed Ruscha with many more artists pending. Online bidding is open June 8th to June 23rd at www.paddle8.com/auction/angel-art and live at Angel Art 2018 ART=LOVE the evening of June 23rd at NeueHouse Hollywood.
Angel Art is Los Angeles’ preeminent contemporary art auction now celebrating its 23rd year and has raised more than $10.5 million for Project Angel Food, helping to provide millions of meals for thousands of men, women and children facing life threatening illnesses.
Catherine Opie is currently a tenured professor of photography at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She lives and works in Los Angeles. Her awards and grants include: 2016 Smithsonian Archives of American Art Medal, 2013 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award, 2013 REDCAT Award, 2009 Women’s Caucus for Art President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2008 Hanjin Shipping and Yang Hyun Foundation International Art Award, 2006 United States Artists Fellowship, 2006 San Francisco Art Institute President’s Award for Excellence, 2004 Larry Aldrich Award, 2003 CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts, 1999 Washington University Freund Fellowship, and 1997 Citibank Private Bank Emerging Artist Award.
Since 1989, Project Angel Food has prepared and delivered more than 11 million meals — currently 11,000 per week — free of charge to men, women and children living with critical illnesses. Project Angel Food expanded its initial mission from serving people living with HIV/AIDS to include medically tailored meals, prepared by the staff and volunteers, for those combatting cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, congestive heart disease and other illnesses. The mission has always remained intact, to feed and nourish the sick, by delivering healthy, nutritious meals throughout 4,400 square miles of LA County.
More than 97% of Project Angel Food clients are living below the poverty level, and Project Angel Food is their lifeline, filling a vital need in all communities. The client demographics are testimony to this: 37% Latino, 29% African-American, 22% Caucasian, 6% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1% Native American and 5% Multicultural.