WHAT IS A VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP?
Visual Arts Fellowships are $3,000 unrestricted 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 where full details and eligibility requirements can also be found. The deadline to apply is June 3, 2020.
Iwan Bagus was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He began his career on the other side 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, and soon after he moved to Washington, DC to pursue his education further. He earned 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-WPA, The Carnegie Institute-DC, The Center for Fine Art Photography-Colorado, The Museum of America Organization States, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Times Square-NYC, H-Gallery Bangkok, among others. His photography exhibitions have been reviewed by the Washington Post, NPR-WAMU, Washington City Paper, and others. Iwan has worked in New York, Los Angeles, DC, and Indonesia for exclusive commercial clients and magazines. He has also taken photos 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.
Nicole Herden is the Executive Director for the Museum of Nebraska Art. She formerly served as Curator of Art at Boise Art Museum. Herden holds two master’s degrees, an MFA in Visual Arts from Boise State University and an MA in Art History from Arizona State University. She has juried numerous exhibitions throughout the Pacific Northwest and has received multiple awards for her work.
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
2020 Wendy Bredehoft, Garrett Cruzan, Favian Hernandez
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