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Utah Division of Arts & Museums will award $10,000 to Visual Artists for Outstanding Work – 20 Dec 2014

Each year, Utah Arts & Museums recognizes the substantial contribution artists are making by offering a $10,000 fellowship award to two outstanding professional artists. Last year’s recipients were Wendy Wischer and David Wolske, both of Salt Lake City.

“Utah Arts & Museums has a mission to acknowledge and encourage the careers of Utah artists,” says Director Lynnette Hiskey. “Each year the remarkable and notable accomplishments of Utah’s visual artists bring national attention to the state for artistic achievement. It’s important to us to recognize and support these artists for their critical work.”

The artists are chosen by an esteemed juror, recognized for his/her accomplishments and accolades in the field of visual art. The juror for 2015 will be Cameron Martin. 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, Okla.  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.

Applying artists must be Utah residents not enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program. Applications are available on Jan. 1. 2015 and will be accepted through Feb. 2, 2015. Applications and guidelines available at artsandmuseums.utah.gov.

For more information please contact: Felicia Baca, Visual Arts Manager at 801.245.7272, or email fbaca@utah.gov