I am proud to report that one of our commonwealth’s very own, Jill Slosberg-Ackerman (Drawing Fellow ’06), has been awarded a prestigious grant from the foundation Anonymous Was a Woman.
If you are not familiar with the foundation, its name refers to a line in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. As the name implies, the nominators and those associated with the program are un-named, and artists are unaware that they are being considered for the award. The program was started in response to elimination of National Endowment for the Arts grants to individual artists. Awards are $25,000 each and recognize the work of women artists over the age of 35.
This years other winners include Miriam Beerman, Lois Conner, Petah Coyne, Agnes Denes, Diane Edison, Paula Hayes, Joan Semmel, Leslie Thorton, and Carrie Mae Weems. 121 such awards have been made over the past 12 years.
Image: Drawing for a Sculpture #23 (2004), sumi ink and wood on paper, 24″ x 18″, by Jill Slosberg-Ackerman