Fellows of Contemporary Art:
Supporting emerging and mid-career California contemporary artists for nearly 50 years.

FOCA Exhibition Hours open Wednesday – Friday (appointment only) and Saturday, 12pm – 5pm 
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Award Programs

FOCA, a member-run organization, continues its 50-year tradition of funding influential exhibitions for contemporary California artists. Sponsoring California artists, curators, their exhibitions and activities is at the heart of FOCA’s mission. This is accomplished in three ways – the Curators Award, FOCAFellowships and Curators Lab. Publications from exhibitions are listed below and maintained in our archives. Activities of sponsored artists are tracked on the Fellows Artists Updates page.

curators AWARD

Sponsors exhibitions of California artists proposed by one or more curators that are held in California museums and other art venues.

FEATURED exhibition

curators lab

Underwrites exhibitions and documentation proposed by emerging curators whose work is shown at FOCA’s exhibition space in Chinatown, Los Angeles.

FEATURED Exhibition


Inaugurated in 2005 celebrating FOCA’s 30th Anniversary, this award is a biennial, unrestricted grant for up to three artists with an exhibition history of ten years or more.

FEATURED Exhibition

Upcoming Events


One of the guiding principles of the Fellows of Contemporary Art is to provide funding for exhibition catalogs.  FOCA considers it essential to document the history of emerging and mid-career California artists.


In addition to accomplishing our Mission through our philanthropic programs, we offer our members diverse educational and social events.
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

National & InternationalTravel

Trips that focus on contemporary art events, biennials and fairs.
Elaine Mann performance


Visits to artists’ studios, galleries, private and public collections.

Conversation with Stacy Switzer, Fathomers May 15, 2022

Art Conversations

An intimate setting for art conversations.

Kelly Akashi at François Ghebaly, July 24, 2022

Special Events

Annual Membership Gala and Summer Party.

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