Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jurors announced for 2010 Wyoming Arts Council visual arts fellowships

Applications for the 2010 visual arts fellowships will be mailed by the end of this week. Printable apps will also be available by Feb. 19 on this blog and on the WAC web site at http://www.wyomingartscouncil.org/.

Postmark deadline is April 1, 2010.

Here are this year's jurors:

KATE BUDD was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1969. She received her bachelor’s degree from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1990, and her MFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University in 1995. She has received two Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and her work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibits in the U.S. and U.K. Solo exhibits include “tableau” at William Busta Gallery in Cleveland; “Thorny” at Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston; “Kate Budd: On Site Ohio” at the Akron Art Museum and “Honey” at The College of Wooster in Ohio. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, New Art Examiner and Sculpture magazines and she is currently represented by William Busta Gallery, Cleveland. Before coming to teach at the University of Akron, Kate taught in the sculpture department at the University of Texas for three years. She is now an Associate Professor of Art at the Myers School of Art where she has taught 3-D Design and Sculpture since 1998. FMI: http://art.uakron.edu/faculty/kate-budd

SUE JOHNSON earned a BFA in painting from Syracuse University and an MFA in painting from Columbia University. She has had one-person exhibitions at the Tweed Museum of Art, Jan Cicero Gallery, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Midwest Museum of American Art, Swarthmore College, Anderson Gallery/VCU, The Rosenbach Museum and Library, and University of Richmond Museums. Grants include awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts/Mid Atlantic Foundation Fellowship, and four Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. Selected residency fellowships include the Arts/Industry Program, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Millay Colony, Art Omi International Artist Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, City of Salzburg/Salzburg Kunstlerhaus Residency Fellowship, American Philosophical Society/Andre Michaux Library Research Fellowship, and American Antiquarian Society research fellowship. Johnson is a professor of art in the Department of Art and Art History at St. Mary's College of Maryland where she has taught painting, drawing, printmaking and book arts since 1993. FMI: http://www.suejohnson1.com/

MARK KLETT photographs the intersection of cultures, landscapes and time. His background includes working as a geologist before turning to photography. Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Buhl Foundation, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. His work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally for over 30 years, including a 2000 show at the University of Wyoming Art Museum entitled “Witness to an Occupied Land.” His work is held in over 80 museum collections worldwide. He is the author of thirteen books including Saguaros (Radius Press and DAP, 2007), After the Ruins (University of California Press 2006), Yosemite in Time (Trinity University Press, 2005), and Third Views, Second Sights (Museum of New Mexico Press 2004). Mark Klett is Regents’ Professor of Art at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. FMI: www.artnet.com/artist/9580/mark-klett.html