Established in 1967, the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) award program "is intended to honor the individual achievements of innovative Bay Area artists who have not yet received substantial recognition." SFMOMA celebrates 50 years of SECA awards with this exhibition. On the website, visitors can browse the full list of SECA awardees, from 1967's Mel Henderson to 2010's Mauricio Ancalmo, Colter Jacobsen, Ruth Laskey, and Kamau Amu Patton. You can see more works by Ancalmo, Jacobsen, Laskey and Patton featured in the 2010 SECA Award section, and there is a video interview with Patton included in a group of 16 short recordings by artists who have received the SECA award. The videos provide a good way to see more artwork by SECA artists, such as David Best, talking about the temples he constructs for the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada that are burned at the end of the event, or Rigo 23 discussing his work using lost bird flyers he's found posted around San Francisco, which he believes are "very romantic and incredibly optimistic".


  • Arts > General
  • Arts > Visual Arts

Education Levels:


    Arts,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928105354367T,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Arts -- Visual arts,Social Sciences,NSDL



    Access Privileges:

    Public - Available to anyone

    License Deed:

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike


    This resource has not yet been aligned.
    Curriki Rating
    'NR' - This resource has not been rated
    'NR' - This resource has not been rated

    This resource has not yet been reviewed.

    Not Rated Yet.

    Non-profit Tax ID # 203478467