Wyoming Arts Council

Biennial Fellowship Art Exhibition

sentinel ii biennial
Sentinel ii, Do Palma, fiber arts, 13.5″ x 23.5″

South Pass: Wyoming Arts Council Biennial 2015

The next Biennial Fellowship Exhibition will be at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie from May 16-August 1, 2015. The opening reception is June 11, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This exhibit was curated by Marjorie Vecchio of Reno, Nevada. Six artists, the fellowship recipients from 2014 and 2015, will participate:

Marjorie Vecchio, PhD is an independent curator and from 2006-2012 was the Director of Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno. Since 1999, she has curated over 40 exhibitions, worked with over 250 artists, published 20 scholars, philosophers, writers and poets in 25 catalogues, and has written over 20 catalogue essays. In 2009 she won the inaugural Scholar-in-Residency at Columbus State University, Georgia to work for a semester on her recently published book, The Films of Claire Denis: Intimacy on the Border (October 2014, IB Tauris: London). Before becoming a curator, Vecchio was a photographic installation artist. She exhibited throughout America, as well as in Germany, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. She won numerous awards for her work, was a studio assistant to Polly Apfelbaum, and taught photography and philosophy for numerous years in Chicago and Austria. She has degrees from Mount Holyoke College (BA), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA), Bard College (MFA), and European Graduate School (PhD, Magna Cum Laude). Vecchio will serve as curator for the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2015 Biennial Fellowship Exhibit at the UW Art Museum.

For more information, contact Camellia El-Antably (307) 777-5305.

About the Biennial Fellowship Art Exhibition

The Biennial Fellowship Exhibition offers Wyoming residents the opportunity to view outstanding artwork created by Wyoming artists which they may otherwise not have the opportunity to view. The exhibition is hosted by major arts venues in the state, including the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the University of Wyoming Art Museum and the Art Association of Jackson Hole.

Artwork for the exhibitions is selected by an out-of-state juror who served on both years of Visual Arts Fellowship panels represented in the exhibition. The juror returns to the state prior to the exhibition to visit artist studios and select work. The juror also contributes an essay to the catalog that is produced for each exhibition.

For a list of visual arts fellowship winners, see the Past Fellowship Winners & Exhibitions.

About the 2012-2013 biennial:

The Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition opens September 27, 2013 through January 4, 2014 at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper. A public reception will be held November 8, 2013, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the museum and will feature a talk by curator Napoleon Jones-Henderson. A free catalog of the exhibit will be available in late September. Copies can be found at the Wyoming Arts Council offices and the Nicolaysen Art Museum. You may request a copy from the Wyoming Arts Council.

Video interviews with the fellowship winners.

The exhibit features six fellowship winners from 2012 and 2013:

​Joe Arnold, Laramie; Jenny Wuerker, Buffalo; Abbie Miller, Jackson; Susan Durfee Thulin, Jackson; Brian Haberman, Cheyenne; Chuck Kimmerle, Casper

Also included are the honorable mention recipients from 2012 and 2013:

Suzanne Morlock, Wilson; Jennifer Hoffman, Jackson; June Glasson, Laramie; Diana Baumbach, Laramie; Cat Urbigkit, Big Piney