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.
2017 Visual Art Fellowship Juror
Gilbert Vicario is The Selig Family Chief Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum since October 2015. Prior to joining the Phoenix Art Museum he was senior curator and division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center since 2009. Vicario has extensive international experience working with artists and organizing exhibitions that present artwork from around the globe; experience working in major encyclopedic museums; a passion for exploring ideas that show links between historical works and contemporary art; and an interest in Latin American and Latino Art. He holds a masters in curatorial studies from Bard College.
Applications will be open January 1, 2017, and due February 1, 2017. Please check back then.
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.
- Wendy Wischer (2014), Salt Lake City
- Mark Finch Hedengren (2013), Provo
- Christopher M. Gauthiér (2013), Logan
- James Charles (2012), Salt Lake City
- Jared Clark (2012), Salt Lake City
- Kathy Puzey (2011), Logan
- Jan Andrews (2010), Salt Lake City
- Joseph Ostraff (2010), Provo
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