The Biennial Fellowship Exhibition offers Wyoming residents and visitors the opportunity to view outstanding artwork created by the Wyoming artists who were selected as Visual Arts Fellowship recipients. The exhibition is hosted by major arts venues around the state and rotates on a two year cycle.
Artwork for the exhibition is selected by an out of state curator who has served as a fellowship juror for both years. The juror is tasked with conducting studio visits with each artist, selecting artwork for the exhibition, working with the hosting venue, and contributing an essay to the corresponding exhibition catalog. The exhibition catalog also features the artwork of the Honorable Mention artists from the previous two years.
This year’s curator is Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum (retired).
Wyoming to the World: The Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition 2016 and 2017 will be on view at The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper. The exhibition will be on view September 22 – December 31, 2017 with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm.
The artists included in this year’s Biennial Fellowship Exhibition are: Jennifer Rife (2016, Cheyenne), Georgia Rowswell (2016, Cheyenne), Susan Moldenhauer (2016, Laramie), Shelby Shadwell (2017, Laramie), Bailey Russel (2017, Laramie), and Florence Alfano McEwin (2017, Green River).
Artists who received Honorable Mentions are: Tawni Schuler (2016, Sheridan), Doug Russell (2016, Laramie), Margaret Haydon (2016, Laramie), Wendy Bredehoft (2016, Laramie), Bart Fetz (2017, Green River), and Jenny Dowd (2017, Alpine).
Contact: Rachel Clifton