Wyoming Arts Council

Apply by March 21 for WAC Visual Arts Fellowships


The 2016 Visual Arts Fellowships were announced at the 2015 CLICK! Conference in Cody. (Shown, from left): Fellowship juror Pedro Velez; visual arts fellowship recipients Jennifer Rife and Georgia Rowswell, both of Cheyenne; and former WAC Deputy Manager Camellia El-Antably.

The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2017 Visual Arts Fellowships. Open to Wyoming residents, the visual arts fellowships are merit-based awards selected on the artist’s portfolio and honoring work that reflects serious and exceptional investigation. Artists working in any media may apply. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2016, and applications must be submitted through CaFE (callforentry.org).

Applications are juried by noted artists, curators, and other professionals in the field of visual arts from outside the state. This year’s jurors are: Mindy Besaw, curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum; and Ivar Zeile, director and owner of Plus Gallery and founder and director of Denver Digerati.

Up to three fellowships may be given each year, and jurors may also select honorable mentions. Recipients of Visual Arts Fellowships exhibit their work in the Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Exhibition, held every two years at a major museum in state. Work by the 2016 and 2017 Visual Arts Fellowship recipients will be shown at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in the fall of 2017. The exhibition will be curated by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, who has served as a juror for both years.

Complete eligibility requirements and additional information can be found on the WAC website at www.wyomingartscouncil.org and is included in the call on CaFE.

For more information, contact Rachel Clifton at the WAC, 307-777-5305 or rachel.clifton@wyo.gov.

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