The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund was established in 2001 in accordance with the will of the late Virginia Bader to provide grants to visual artists who have reached the age of 40, reside within 150 miles of Washington, D.C., and whose ability to concentrate on their art would be enhanced by receiving a grant.

Franz Bader

Franz Bader at the door of his 2124 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, gallery. Photograph © Lautman Photography Washington

Executive Director

  • Johanna Halford-MacLeod


  • Christian Clausen emeritus
  • Benjamin Forgey
  • Hans Wolfram Gerhard
  • Lenore Miller
  • Berthold Schmutzhart
  • Rajka Ungerer
  • Thomas Ward


  • Thomas E. Weil, Jr.