Wyoming Arts Council

Visual Arts Fellowships

The 2016-2017 Biennial Fellowship Exhibition was held at the Nicolaysen Art Museum last fall.

Visual Arts Fellowships

WHAT IS A VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP?

Visual Arts Fellowships are awards of merit, based on the artist’s portfolio, honoring the work of Wyoming visual artists whose work reflects serious and exceptional aesthetic investigation. Artists working in any media, including film and video, may apply. Applications are juried by noted artists, curators, and others in the visual arts from outside the state. Up to three fellowships may be given each year, and jurors may also select honorable mentions.

Recipients of the Visual Arts fellowships exhibit their work in the Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Exhibit, held every two years at a major visual arts institution or museum in the state. The exhibition is curated by one of the jurors, who serves on the panel for two years. The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the Visual Arts Fellowships. Applications must be submitted online through CaFE.  The deadline to apply to the fellowships is June 12, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY

•Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
•Must not be a full-time student pursuing high school, college, or university art-related degrees.
•Must be a U.S. citizen or have legal resident status (evidence of U.S. citizenship, resident status and state residency may be required).
•May not be affiliated with the Wyoming Arts Council either as a board member or staff member, including their families, whether full-time, part-time or contractual.
•May not be an employee of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.
•Must have been domiciled within the state borders for a total of 20 months in the previous two years.
•Must remain a Wyoming resident for at least one year after award, living in the state for at least 10 months of the year.
•Applicants must register or update their information in the Wyoming Arts Council’s Artists and Venues Directory.

•Must not have received a Visual Arts fellowship within the last four years.
•May receive a total of two fellowship awards in your lifetime.
•You may enter the competition only once by the deadline.
•Jurors may choose not to award the number of fellowships or honorable mentions available.

WHAT IF YOU WIN AN AWARD?

  • You’ll receive $3,000 up front
  • Fellowship recipients agree to participate in the Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Exhibition, and are included in the catalog produced.
  • You’ll sign a contract that verifies you’re eligible to receive this award.
  • You’ll need to supply a bio and a headshot for publicity.
  • You will retain all rights to this work and the work you produce during the grant period.
  • You must fill out a final report form, due August 31, 2020, which asks questions about how this award helped you and what you accomplished during the year you received it.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Applications must be submitted through CaFE (callforentry.org). Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted.
  • Artists working in any visual media are invited to apply, including: experimental (conceptual/new media), graphic (printmaking/book arts), painting, sculpture, installation, photography (includes experimental, color, black & white, photocopy and computer), clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, plastic, wood, mixed media, film or video.
  • Artists may submit up to ten work samples, of which up to two may be detail images, if appropriate.
  • Film/video applicants may submit up to 4 samples, and have the option to submit stills. Jurors will only be required to watch up to 10 minutes of a film/video submission.
  • Work must have been created within the past 5 years.
  • Applicants are asked to submit an artist’s statement, and to verify that they meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Please ensure your name does not appear anywhere on the application or work samples, except where specifically requested, to preserve the anonymous nature of the judging.

Jurors

Iwan Bagus was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He began his career in front of the camera, working as a model in South East Asia for over 10 years. While modeling, he received a B.A. in Economics in Jakarta. Soon after he moved to Washington, DC to earn his M.S. in Engineering from George Washington University and M.A in Film Production from American University. Iwan’s work has been shown at the National Geographic Society, The Corcoran-Washington Performing Arts Society, The Carnegie Institute-DC, The Center for Fine Art Photography-Colorado, The Museum of America Organization States, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, H-Gallery Bangkok, Times Square-NYC, among others. His photography exhibitions have been reviewed by the Washington Post, Nation Public Radio affiliate WAMU, Washington City Paper, Voice of America, and others. Iwan has worked in New York, Los Angeles, DC, and Indonesia for exclusive commercial clients and magazine. He has also shot for non-profit organizations in DC and New York. Iwan uses his extensive experience in front of the lens to help direct models, actors, and portrait subjects. He has also served as a juror in photography competitions. Currently, Iwan is the Head of Photography concentration at the University of the District of Columbia, and a Professorial Lecturer at American University. He also gives private photography lessons for the local community.

 

Whitney Tassie is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She was the director of moniquemeloche in Chicago for nearly seven years, during which time she completed an M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009). Previously, Tassie completed a B.A. in Art History and Archaeology at Cornell University (2004) and was an exhibitions assistant at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell.

 

Previous Visual Arts Fellowship Recipients

List of Previous Recipients

1986 Val Brinkerhoff, Bruce Dehnert, Laura Lacy, Sylvia Long

1987 John Giarrizzo, John Haberman, Elizabeth C. Howell, Dean Johnson

1988 Sandra Chupka, Richard Evans, Carl Niederer, Gary Poush

1989 Stan Dolega, Larry Friedman, Robert Seabeck, Laurie Thal

1990 Patrick Christensen, Gregory Charles Gaylor, Lynne Hull, Linda Ryan

1991 Jerry Rodriguez, Craig Satterlee, Deborah Throop, Sharon Waldron

1992 Christy Love, Kathy Gaye Shiroki, John Giarrizzo, Dean Johnson

1993 Pip Brant, Bettina Demetz, Jessica Holt, Susan Stone

1994 Mary-Alice Huemoeller, Sava Malachowski, Maurice Mayer, Devendra Shrikhande

1995 Raphael Di Luzio, Adam Jahiel, Christine Karkow

1996 Marta Amundson, Cindy Warnock, Laura Lacy

1997 Frederic Joy, Phyllis Kloda, Scott Torkelson

1998-99 Duane Brant, Francis Fox, Laura Guinan, Mark Ritchie, Steve Schrepferman, Sue Sommers

2000-01 Leah Hardy, Ken Kidder, Ricki Klages, Bronwyn Minton, Jon Madsen, Linda Ryan

2002-03 Elijah Cobb, Kaidi Morgan Dunston, Pat Jeffers, Melissa Malm, Laurie Thal, Adam Jahiel, Marta Amundson

2004-05 Penelope Caldwell, Lorre Hoffman, Mike McClure, Connie Norman, Curtis Olson, Bronwyn Minton

2006-07 Ashley Hope Carlisle, Zane Lancaster, Jim Laybourne, Ginnie Madsen, Mark Ritchie, Jon Madsen

2008 Matt Flint, Doug Russell, Ricki Klages

2009 Florence Alfano McEwin, David Henderson, Leah Hardy

2010 David Jones, Shelby Shadwell, Penelope Caldwell

2011 Jenny Dowd, David Klaren, Adrienne Vetter

2012 Joe Arnold, Chuck Kimmerle, Jenny Wuerker

2013 Abbie Miller, Susan Thulin, John Haberman

2014 Suzanne Morlock, Do Palma, Aaron Wallis

2015 Diana Baumbach, June Glasson, Thomas Macker

2016 Susan Moldenhauer, Jennifer Rife, Georgia Rowswell

2017 Bailey Russel, Florence Alfano McEwin, Shelby Shadwell

2018 Margaret K. Hayden, Patrick Kikut, Robert Martinez

2019 Elaine Olafson Henry Joe Arnold,  Andy Kincaid


Grant Information

Contact: Taylor Craig

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