Mass Cultural Council and the New Art Center (NAC) will present Mass Cultural Council Awardees in Crafts and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, September 18-October 17, 2015, at the NAC. Samuel Rowlett, one of the participating artists, will be exhibiting new work. "New" as in, painted-day-of-the-opening new. Samuel Rowlett and his mobile portrait painting studio … [Read more...]
Fellows Notes – Sep 15
Back to school. Bummer!/Awesome! (Depending on whether you like school.) Take a break from the syllabus and read this news from past MCC awardees. The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and The New Art Center (NAC) will present the MCC Awardees in Crafts and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, 9/18-10/17) at the NAC, with an opening reception on Friday, September 18, … [Read more...]
Why Fund Artists?
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been supporting artists for over 40 years through the Artist Fellowships Program. To help illuminate why, Mass Cultural Council has asked past awardees going all the way back to 1975 to share their personal stories of receiving the state award for artistic excellence. The following gallery compiles of some of those stories, which tell of … [Read more...]
How Do You Talk about Your Art?
Periodically, we pose a question to artists about an issue they face in their work and lives. At some point, most artists are asked to either speak or write about their work and about their creative process. How much do they explain? What aspects do they steer away from discussing? We asked artists in different disciplines, What do you strive to convey when speaking or … [Read more...]
Fellows Notes – Aug 15
As our Artist Fellowships turn 40, here's the current news of the awards' recent and past recipients. Watch 40 Years of Fellowships videos featuring Diane Arvanites & Tommy Neblett, Niho Kozuru, Melinda Lopez, and Rania Matar. Mark Cooper and Joo Lee Kang are both exhibiting at the Seattle Art Fair, as part of the Samson Gallery. ** Sandra Allen's drawing … [Read more...]