- Utah Division of Arts & Museums
- Utah Division of State History
- Utah Division of Indian Affairs
- Utah State Library Division
- Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs
- U Serve Utah Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism
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.
Janet Dees is the Steven and Lsa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. Prior to her appointment at the Block in September 2015, she was curator at SITE Santa Fe, where she had held various curatorial positions since 2008. Dees was apart of the curatorial team for the inaugural SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas biennial, and has curated exhibitions and produced new commissions with a wide variety of artists including Kristine Aono, Jamison Chas Banks, Gregory Crewdson, Amy Cutler, Leonardo Drew, Shan Goshorn, Deborah Grant, Ann Hamilton, Harmony Hammond, Samantha Hill, Linda Mary Montano, McCallum & Tarry, Sarah Oppenheimer, Mary Reid Kelley, Dario Robleto, Rose B. Simpson and Marie Watt among others. Her writing has been featured in publications for SITE Santa Fe, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and Radius Books, among others. She earned a B.A. from Fordham University in Art History & African-American Studies, and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Delaware. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the University of Delaware.
In partnership with “Artists of Utah-15 Bytes,” we have 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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