Grantee Spotlight

Artist fuels her passion at Clay Art Center.

A grant from WCF in 2014 to the Clay Art Center in Port Chester gave artist Lindsey Francis a rare opportunity to grow as a teacher and as an artist at Clay.


With the experience she gained as a fellow, she became the program manager at Lifetime Arts in New Rochelle. This nonprofit art organization provides art to elders across the country through partnerships with local libraries.


Lindsey was able to cultivate her skills working with older adults during her residency at Clay Art Center and discovered a special interest as she taught workshops for adults with Alzheimer’s. One of Lindsey's pieces is shown here.


The Foundation’s Valentine fellowship grant gives emerging artists a year to explore their art and become leaders in the community, bringing the joy of clay arts to young and old.