In 2021, the first year of the Initiative, using moneys raised by the Kingsley Art Club and a special donation, a group of five panelists selected three projects for support.
- CSUS Professor Tavares Blackman’s “O Dad” was purchased for the Crocker Art Museum’s collection.
- Artist Shonna McDaniels has been commissioned to prepare an exhibition for the Crocker featuring the works of Black artists now held in the Crocker Art Museum’s collection.
- Artist Craig Martinez will prepare an educational program for presentation at the Crocker Art Museum illustrating his personal approach to art.
Scott Shields and Stacy Shelnut-Hendricks serve as the Crocker contacts for the Initiative in 2021-22.
© Tavarus Blackmon
* Work purchased for the Crocker Art Museum by the Kingsley Initiative