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Fellowships for Visual Arts Excellence in Utah

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 awards 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.

Fellowships applications will be due February 1, 2016 and guidelines will be posted in the coming weeks. Past guidelines can be reviewed here.

2015 Fellowship Guidelines

Congratulations to the 2015 Fellowship Winners

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Daniel Everett is an artist and professor working across a broad range of media including photography, video, sculpture, and installation. He received his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Daniel currently teaches at Brigham Young University as an assistant professor of New Genres. His work has been exhibited widely in group exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States and he has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2010) and at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City (2012). Recent publications include a monograph, Standard Edition, published by Études (2012), and features in Blind Spot (2013), Foam Talent (2014), and Granta (2014).




In 1985, Lee graduated Hongik University having majored in painting. At the end of that year, she moved to Australia where she would remain for six years and achieve two post-graduate degrees. She exhibited in her first commercial gallery in Sydney in 1989, when her work also was published in “Art Four,” a contemporary art book. After earning a master’s and MFA at the Sydney College of Arts, University of Sydney, she returned to Korea where she lived for the next seven years. There she taught at Hongik University as a lecturer and exhibited in solo shows in major art galleries and museums. In 1997, Lee came to America and settled in Utah. In 2001 she joined the faculty of Utah Valley University. She had her first solo show in America, called “Mountain Armatures,” at Orem’s Woodbury Art Museum in 2002. “When Gesture Finds Its Power,” her solo exhibition at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum in Logan was held in 2005. She showed her large-scale work at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in 2006 in an exhibition titled “Intimacy without Restraint.” After receiving tenure at Utah Valley University, Lee retired from teaching in 2009 and concentrated more fully on her art. She is currently working with established galleries in the United States in: Salt Lake City; Santa Fe, N.M.; New York City; Miami; Vail, Colo.; Baltimore; and Chevy Chase, Md. She has an annual solo show and recently changed her style following lengthy trips to Asia and Korea. She has added color to her well-known monochromatic works; her gestures alive with her signature calligraphic mark-making. 

Read the full Juror Statement

2015 Visual Art Fellowship Juror

Cameron Martin is an artist who lives in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings, drawings and printed works deal with the imaging of the natural world and have been shown internationally. In addition to solo shows at galleries in the United States, Japan and Europe, he has had one-person exhibitions at the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and roundabout at the City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand which traveled to the Tel Aviv Museum. He has received several awards including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2008 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010. His work is part of many museum collections, including the Albright Knox Art Gallery, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Past Recipients, 1986-2014

Fellowship Video Profiles

In partnership with “Artists of Utah-15 Bytes,” we produce short artist profiles of the recipients as part of the award. Please see the links below to some of the videos we’ve produced of our recent fellowship recipients.


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