Corral & Cathers Artist Fund Grants

Corral & Cathers Artist Fund Grants



New Corral & Cathers Artist Fund At Coral Gables Community Foundation Recognizes Creativity by Honoring a Dozen Extraordinary Artists 

Artist and Philanthropist Ray Corral and Mosaicist Teams with Veteran Arts Supporter Catherine Cathers to Seek and Reward Miami’s Top Working Artists

CORAL GABLES, FL (June 7, 2023) –  The Corral & Cathers Artist Fund at the Coral Gables Community Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants on Friday, to professional  artists representing a range of  disciplines in the visual arts community. 

Established by Coral Gables resident and founder of Mosaicist, Inc. Ray Corral, and Catherine Cathers, arts advocate, the Corral & Cathers Artist Fund at the Coral Gables Community Foundation serves to recognize and support regional artists with grants to further their professional development and skill in a variety of disciplines and mediums. 

The Corral & Cathers Artist Fund encourages artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art. Grants are intended to assist with artistic exploration, supplies, exhibits, project-related expenses, residences, artistic professional development and opportunities. The Corral & Cathers Artist Fund supports professional artists and thus does not fund organizations, educational institutions or students.

“I’m delighted to be able to financially support the professional artists of Miami-Dade through a charitable fund at the Coral Gables Community Foundation,” said Ray Corral. “In meeting many of them for the first time, the vibe was amazing – these twelve are highly practiced professionals, and the opportunity is huge.”  


  • Angela Bolanos – Abstract and Figurative Visual Art
  • Jessica Gispert – Interdisciplinary art
  • Adler Guerrier – Photography, collage, works on paper
  • James Herring – Socially engaged functional ceramics 
  • Amanda Linares – Multidisciplinary, installation, sculpture, mixed media
  • Jillian Mayer – Disciplinary sculpture and various forms
  • Robert McKnight – Multimedia contemporary art.
  • Ruben Millares and Antonia Wright – Multidisciplinary Visual Art
  • Aurora Molina – Fiber Art
  • Christina Pettersson – Activist community-based multi-media environmental
  • Donna Patricia Torres – Drawing, painting, textile design,  installation
  • Julia Zurilla – Mixed media art

“This opportunity attracted nearly a hundred applications from Miami’s top names in the visual arts.  Working with the Foundation made it a smooth process to create this new grant opportunity for our community.” said Catherine Cathers, arts advocate and consultant.


The Coral Gables Community Foundation inspires impactful philanthropy through charitable funds and programs using local knowledge, expertise and trusted relationships. The Foundation is proud of awarding more than $11 million to worthy causes throughout our community and manages 21 scholarship funds. Learn more at

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