Four of our six MFA students have received the prestigious Murphy Cadogan award!

The Jack K. and Gertrude Murphy Fellowships, and Edwin Anthony and Adelaide Boudreaux Cadogan Scholarships help fuel the continued forward-thinking, visual arts movement that makes the Bay Area unique. Established in 1986, these awards are designed to further the development of Bay Area MFA students’ and to foster the exploration of their artistic potential in digital art, film/video, hybrid practice, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, and sculpture. Winners receive $5,000 in tuition assistance and have their work displayed in a professionally-curated exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center. – See more at:

The four MFA students who have received the award are:

Leslie Dreyer
Tanja Geis
Lee Lavy
Matt Smith