Mass Cultural Council is honored to announce the 2011 Artist Fellowship awards in Crafts, Film & Video, and Photography. Twenty artists will receive fellowships of $7500 and another 19 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 619 eligible applications were received; 152 in Crafts, 128 in Film & Video, and 339 in Photography.
The Crafts panelists were Michael Giaquinto (Cape Cod Museum of Art Exhibitions Curator), Robbie Heidinger (Crafts Fellow ’09), and Perry Price (Fuller Crafts Museum Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Collections).
The Film & Video panelists were Claire Andrade-Watkins (Film & Video Fellow ’09), Carter Long (Museum of Fine Arts Boston Katharine Stone White Curator of Film & Video), and Jake Mahaffy (filmmaker), with David Dinnell (Ann Arbor Film Festival Program Director), Rebecca Meyers (ArtsEmerson Director of Film Programs), Marlo Poras (filmmaker), and Jonathan Schwartz (filmmaker) serving as first-round readers.
The Photography panelists were Vaughn Sills (Photography Fellow ’09), George Slade (Photographic Resource Center Program Manager/Curator), and Paula Tognarelli (Griffin Museum of Photography Executive Director).
Earlier this year, we announced awards in Music Composition, Playwriting, and Sculpture/Installation.
Read profiles of the fellows/finalists on Gallery@MCC.
Images: Stephen DiRado, CARA, AQUINNAH, MA (2009), from the series BEACH PEOPLE, Silver gelatin contact photograph, 9.5×7.5 in; Carrie Gustafson, PALE PRIMROSE (2008), hand blown glass – sandblasted and wheel cut, 7.5×8 in; Still from FWD: UPDATE ON MY LIFE by Nicky Tavares (28 minutes, Video, 2010); Toni Pepe, THE GESTURE OF TRADITION, INSTALLMENT 2 (2010), Archival Inkjet, 30×40 in; Still from TWIST OF FATE by Karen Aqua (8:40 minutes, 35mm, 2009); Mariko Kusumoto, RYOUNKAKU (2007), board game, metalworks, 27x9x1-1/2 in, photo by Dean Powell.