Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition Reception at the Nicolaysen Art Museum

A reception for the exhibition, “When Things Dream: The Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition, 2020 and 2021” will be held on Fri. Oct. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Wyoming Arts Council’s 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 every two years by major arts venues around the state.

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 Iwan Bagus, Professor at the University of the District Of Columbia, and Professorial Lecturer at the American University, Washington, D.C. 

The artists included in this year’s Biennial Fellowship Exhibition are, from 2020: Wendy Bredehoft (Laramie), Garrett Cruzan (Laramie) and Favian Hernandez (Laramie), and from 2021: Diana Baumbach (Laramie), Shawn Bush (Casper) and Rachel Hawkinson (Casper).

Artists who received Honorable Mentions in 2020 are: Peter Fine (Laramie) and Stephen Mullins (Sheridan), and in 2021: Barrie Bryant (Kirby), Carli Holcomb (Casper) and Mona Monroe (Alta).

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