$642,000 Awarded To 95 New York State Artists
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of its Artists’ Fellowship Program. The organization has awarded a total of $642,000 to 95 artists (including four collaborations) throughout New York State in the following disciplines: fiction, folk/traditional arts, interdisciplinary work, painting, and video/film. Fifteen finalists (three per discipline), who do not receive a cash award, but benefit from a range of other NYFA services, were also announced. A complete list of the Fellows and finalists follows.
The Artists’ Fellowship Program makes unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 to artists working in 15 disciplines, awarding five per year on a triennial basis. The program is highly competitive and this year’s recipients and finalists were selected by discipline-specific peer panels from an applicant pool of 2,606. Since it was launched in 1985, the program has awarded over $27 million to more than 4,000 artists. This year’s announcement marks the 30th anniversary of the program and NYFA, with regional partners, will be celebrating that milestone with public programming around New York State this coming year.
“The grants give our new Fellows the chance to create freely, support their communities, inspire their audiences, and make our society richer in the process,” said NYFA Executive Director Michael L. Royce, “The leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts has been essential and we are grateful to them and our other funders for enabling us to continue the encouragement of New York State artists.”
Fiction Fellow Bill Cheng from Brooklyn mirrored this sentiment, stating that for him “it’s really the affirmation that your work has potential that I find the most nourishing as an artist.” He continued to say that “so much of writing is done by yourself, in your own head that it’s easy to lose track of how you think your work is. I feel privileged to be a winner of a NYFA Fellowship this year”.
For Onondaga-based artist Biboti Ouikahilo the award is providing him with the opportunity to continue the work with his community. He expressed that “everything I’m doing is not about me. So upon receiving the grant, my first thinking was how can everybody enjoy this? This Fellowship will help with essential dance studio maintenance, the repairs of all Djembe and Dundun drums, and it will assist me in giving remuneration to my two consultants, who are incredibly helpful.”
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CE-P405 – Painting the Figure
(Introductory – Advanced)
September 18 - December 4
2pm – 5pm / 630pm – 930pm
$525 (Half-day) = $450 Tuition + $75 Model Fee
(3 CEUs – Twelve 3-hour Sessions)
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(6 CEUs — Twelve 6-hour Sessions)
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"People feel connected to the @Gowanus Canal for different reasons. @Artist Chris Wright is drawn to the forms he finds in the @landscape of industry. He was rendering these large storage tanks in small scale to carry them away. @FritzPhotos by natgeo"
Thank you to everyone at Pratt Institute and the Educational Alliance who made postcards and came out to support me on November 8th. I am currently undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and making progress toward recovery.
On May 27th I'll be a guest artist on a rooftop in Bushwick Brooklyn for an afternoon of plein-air painting to help support Auto-Paint, USA. This group consists of Eric Diehl and Jackson Hunt they are two of my former painting students who are planning a painting trip across the USA.
One Story’s Second Annual Literary Debutante Ball
Friday, April 29, 2011, 7pm - 11pm
The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen St. (between. Court St. & Smith St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
"This year’s Literary Debutante Ball will celebrate five One Story authors who published their first book in the last year, and honor novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro for her role as a mentor to so many emerging writers. The night will feature the debutante procession, an art auction, and a signature BULLDOG gin cocktail, “The Six Poisons,” named for One Story issue #69 by Dani Shapiro."
Feature Issue 65 March 23 - April 5
New Artists Feature, Winter 2011
Lydia Anne McCarthy, Chris Wright, Brian Gillis, Matthew Gamber
A juried selection of work by David Andrew Frey and Tema Stauffer
The Dining Room Project: Food, Art & The Ritual of Eating, The Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, Kansas
March 20 - May 15, 2011
Sweetness and Light
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Curated by Linda Griggs
September 19 - October 14, 2010
A catalogue of the exhibition is available on the Download page
Richard Baker, Tom Bogaert, Ya Ya Chou, Sally Curcio, Lori Ellison, Emily Eveleth, Linda Griggs, Julia Jacquette, T. Charman Lewis, Christina Marsh, Tracy Miller, Mary Schiliro, Rebecca Siemering, Lynn Talbot, Mary Jo Vath, Jessica Westbook, Chris Wright