Marin’s Isidoro Angeles Selected as the Thirteenth Recipient of the Pirkle Jones Visual Artist Support Program Grant

Dec 18, 2023

Josefina by Isodoro Angeles

Novato (December 18, 2023): The Pirkle Jones Fund (PJF), established to honor Marin photographer Pirkle Jones who died in 2009, has named Isidoro Angeles a resident of Greenbrae, as the thirteenth recipient of a grant from its Visual Artist Support Program. The program supports promising emerging and mid-career artists living in Marin County, California. The artist will receive a grant of $50,000.

The PJF Visual Artist Support Program grant aims to recognize, encourage, and nurture artistic imagination and drive, commitment to the creative process, aesthetic standards, and artistic potential.

Isidoro is a talented multifaceted artist who works in painting, sculpture, murals and installations. As his practice evolves, so does his ambition to create larger-scale sculptures which blend metal fabric designs to provide structural form, while integrating other materials, such as ceramics, paper and resins – providing a more immersive and diverse experience.

“There are moments in your life where you struggle – economically, mentally and physically”, said Isidoro. “I have been going through that moment and I am ready to transform. A friendly hand can sometimes be the thing that creates the transformation, and this grant from MCF is the friendly hand that will start the process. I can now visualize a life ahead.”

“The joy I feel is immense. Joy to relieve me of my debts and to be able to buy the tools that I need. Tools that will help me to create new art pieces. Pieces that live only in my imagination, in my sketches, and in my art projects. To feel this way is a huge sensation. It’s like a fireworks party in my head.”

Isidoro was born in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1965. From an early age he loved to draw. In 2005, at the age of 40, he began his formal art training at the College of Marin in Kentfield, and had his first solo show in 2007 at the Student Center. Since then, he has exhibited at Marin MOCA, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Artworks Downtown, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts and Sausalito Center for the Arts. In addition, his murals and sculptures are dotted throughout the Marin County landscape.

For more information or images, contact Odette Nemes at the Marin Community Foundation, at either 415.464.2565 or

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