The Artists’ Legacy Foundation was established with a mission of Artists Supporting Artists. Will you join us? Your gift will help the Foundation carry out its essential programming, from supporting creative legacies to awards and education for living artists.



Your gift can be directed to our general fund, or to a specific area of your choice. See below for more details.



Viola Frey Monograph

Join us in supporting scholarly research of Legacy Artist Viola Frey. Your donation will fund publication expenses including high-quality photographs, commissioned essays, design and layout, and proofing.

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Community Outreach

Support outreach to living artists through our outreach activities. Our Legacy Discussion Group brings together artists for supportive and informative conversations about long-term planning. We also host students from local art universities for conversations about documenting artwork and creating archives.

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The Artist Award

Help us celebrate and encourage living artists by directing a contribution to the Artist Award. Each year, the Foundation awards $25,000 to an outstanding painter or sculptor. Every dollar of your donation goes directly to the artist.

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We welcome online donations via check or PayPal. You don’t need to have a PayPal account to make a donation. If you prefer to send a check, or if you have questions about donating larger amounts, please contact us at for more details. All donations are tax-deductible, and you will receive a gift acknowledgement via mail.

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In 2022, we launched a campaign to support the Viola Frey monograph, which will be published in early 2024. We are grateful for the generous support of our donors who help to make this important new scholarship possible. Thank you!

Henry Luce Foundation

Alturas Foundation

James Harris

Nancy Hoffman Gallery

Nancy and Steven Oliver

Richard Silver and Robert Hayden III

Robert and Frances Coulborn Kohler

Vicente N. Lim and Robert Tooey

Ann Tenenbaum

Greg and Kathy Tibbles

Anonymous Donors