Each year, two $10,000 Fellowships are awarded to individual visual artists to acknowledge their artistic excellence and encourage their careers. Artists practicing in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, craft, and new genres are eligible. Fellowship grants do not require matching funds.
Applying artists must demonstrate professionalism in their practice through quality images and documentation. Artists must be Utah residents not enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program.
The deadline for the 2014 Fellowship will be Monday, February 3, 2014. Please review the guidelines before submitting your application.
The juror for 2014 will be Nora Burnett Abrams. Abrams is Associate Curator at MCA Denver. She has organized solo exhibitions on Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Dario Robleto, Allison Smith, Frohawk Two Feathers, William Lamson, Tatiana Blass, and others. Recently, she co-curated the group exhibition Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art. She is currently organizing a large group exhibition exploring different representations of domesticity in contemporary art. She graduated from Stanford University and is completing her dissertation at the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU.
Christopher M. Gauthiér is an Assistant Professor of Art in Photography at Utah State University since 2008. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University in photography in 2003 and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL in 1997. His photography can be found in the permanent collections of the Mississippi Museum of Art; Webster University, The Netherlands; Koltsovo Airport, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation and in private collections nationally and internationally. His most recent project, Evidence and Artifacts has stimulated dialogue about the impact of environmental insults on human health and development. Selections from Evidence and Artifacts: Facing Autism have been exhibited at Johns Hopkins University and for two consecutive years at the US Autism and Asperger Association World Conference.
Mark Finch Hedengren has an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art and a BFA from Brigham Young University. He currently works for Getty Images — Global Assignments. He’s printed two books of his photography “The Mormons” and “Three Mormon Towns”. Most recently he’s exhibited his series “Cliff Jumpers” at The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA). His next series, “Ski Utah” will open on June 1, 2013 as part of the 12 x 12 exhibition at UMOCA.
Past Recipients also have the option to have a video interview conducted by Artists of Utah in their home or studio. Please see links below to some of the videos we’ve produced of our recent fellowship recipients.
Contact Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272