Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply to the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2018 Visual Arts Fellowships has been extended to June 30, 2017. 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. Applications must be submitted through CaFE (callforentry.org).

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.

Ruth Bruno (left, CO) and Kirsten Furlong (right, ID) will jury the 2018 Visual Arts Fellowships

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 Kirsten Furlong and Ruth Bruno. Furlong is the director of the Visual Arts Center galleries and a lecturer in the Art Department at Boise State University, Boise, ID. Her artistic practice explores ideas related to humans’ multifaceted relationship to the natural world and includes drawing, painting, printmaking, and installations using paper and wood. Bruno is the Public Art Program Manager at Colorado Creative Industries, the state of Colorado’s arts agency. In addition to holding positions in commercial art galleries, she has a background in the nonprofit-arts sector in Denver and serves as a consultant.

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

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

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