|"Lamps," Jenny Dowd, muslin, fabricated steel|
armature, porcelain, 64x34x14 inches
Jenny Dowd of Alpine, David Klaren of Pinedale and Adrienne Vetter of Lander have been named the winners of the 2011 Wyoming Arts Council visual arts fellowships.
Each artist will receive a $3,000 prize. Their work will be on display Nov. 4-Dec. 30 at the
Two artists received honorable mentions in the 2011 competition. They are Abbie Miller of
Jackson and Suzanne Morlock of . There is no cash prize, but both artists’ work will be featured in the biennial show. Wilson
Judges for this year’s fellowships were Nancy Bowen,
Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mark Klett, Tempe, Ariz.; and Joshua Wiener, Boulder, Colo.
Jenny Dowd is a mixed-media artist who works with paper, ink, porcelain, acrylic and muslin fabric, among other materials. She is education director and painting and drawing studio manager at the
Arts Center in . Her work was featured in the 2010 Wyoming Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition, the 2011 Feats of Clay XXIV exhibit in Jackson Lincoln, Calif., and the 2007 Texas National exhibit in . Nacogdoches, Texas
|"Black Gulf," David Klaren, ink on vellum,|
David Klaren draws with ink and graphite on paper and vellum. He’s exhibited his work throughout
Wyoming and at galleries and museums in Florida, Colorado, Nebraska, Idaho and . He’s a member of the Pipeline Art Project, a group of contemporary artists who “promote their work in the wider world while maintaining Montana residency.” Wyoming
Adrienne Vetter grew up in
Wyoming and studied art at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs, the University of Wyoming and the . She is program manager for Wyoming Kids First of the Wind River Reservation. She works in sculpture and multimedia installation and is interested in “social class, cross-cultural organizing, autobiography and rural culture.” University of Michigan
|"White Trash Beautiful" (interior), Adrienne Vetter, |
The Wyoming Arts Council has offered fellowships to individual artists since 1987. Applications for the 2012 visual arts competitions will be available in March 2012 with a deadline in May.
For more information, contact Michael Shay at email@example.com or 307-777-5234.