Mass Cultural Council is honored to announce the 2012 Artist Fellowship awards in Drawing, Painting, and Traditional Arts. Fifteen artists will receive fellowships of $7500 and another 16 will receive $500 finalist awards. See a complete list of this year’s fellows and finalists.
The awards are anonymously judged, based solely on the artistic quality and creative ability of the work submitted. Applications were open to all eligible Massachusetts artists. A total number of 866 eligible applications were received; 317 in Drawing, 531 in Painting, and 18 in Traditional Arts.
Hear Irish-American button accordion-playing by Traditional Arts Fellow Joe Derrane.
The Drawing panelists were Dina Deitsch, Jan Howard, Kate McNamara, and Evelyn Rydz. The Painting panelists were Margaret Burgess, Masako Kamiya, Al Miner, and Susan Stoops. The Traditional Arts panelists were Winnie Lambrecht, Rebecca Miller, and Lynne Williamson.
Learn more about the fellows/finalists at Gallery@MCC.
Later this year, we will award artists in Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry. The deadline to apply in these categories is Monday, January 30, 2012.
Images: August Ventimiglia, UNTITLED (YELLOW RADIAL) (2010), yellow snap-line chalk on paper, 22 1/4×22 in; Joo Lee Kang, BOUQUET OF NATURE #1 (2010), Ballpoint pen on paper, 55×43 in; Daniela Rivera, GROWTH (2011), oil on canvas on board, 8x30x30 ft; Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz, UNTITLED WAR RELIEF (2011), oil and cast pigmented Hydrocal, 20x9x2 in; Yari Livan, ELEPHANT POT (2006), White stoneware clay, glaze, 9x10x10 1/4 in, photo by Jason Dowdle.