were both awarded the prestigious California Community Foundation Getty Fellowship for mid-career artists for 2012. Only 10 mid-career and 10 emerging artist fellowships were awarded out of 388 applicants, and Chapman University is the only university represented by two of its faculty.
Hebron was awarded a fellowship in support of her mixed-media work, performance art, collaborative projects, and interdisciplinary art, writing, and curatorial career.
Berens was awarded a fellowship in support of his broad ranging photographic practice that includes 15 bodies of work since 2000 and his work on the art journal
, which he co-founded.
Examples of artworks, artist statements and the biographies of the 2012 fellows are available online in
the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists
virtual art gallery.
CCF fellows engage with the public, effect change through their art and add to the culture and diversity of Los Angeles County. The fellowship was created in 1988 with an initial investment from the J. Paul Getty Trust and subsequent gifts from the Brody Arts Fund, the Atlass Fund, the Joan Palevsky Endowment for the Future of Los Angeles, the T.M. and R.W. Brown Fund, the Harry J. Volk Fund and other CCF funds.