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 are open January 1 – February 1, 2016. Apply HERE.
2016 Visual Art Fellowship Juror
JoAnne Northrup is the Director of Contemporary Art Initiatives at the Nevada Museum of Art. In 2011 Northrup was Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the ZKM Center for Art + Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. As Chief Curator (2008-2011) and Senior Curator (2001-2008) at the San Jose Museum of Art, she curated and authored the first nationally touring survey exhibitions and monographs on contemporary media artists Jennifer Steinkamp (2006) and Leo Villareal (2010). Northrup received a B.A. in Art History from the University of California Santa Barbara and an M.A. from the University of Southern California’s Art History/Museum Studies Program. She currently oversees the Nevada Museum of Art’s efforts to expand the contemporary collection and exhibition program, cultivates collectors and donors, and collaborates with her colleagues to organize the Nevada Museum of Art’s flagship triennial Art + Environment Conferences.
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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