February 15 Award Winners 2011
Vermont Studio Center is pleased to announce the following February 15 award winners:
The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) Fellowship
This Fellowship provides a one-month VSC residency for a writer who is a current member of ALSCW.
• Joshua Weiner, poet, DC
Bermant Foundation Fellowships
Two fellowships for visual artists focused on technological kinetic art including sound sculpture, performance and, in general art that incorporates time, movement, motion and change. Preference will be given to work that draws its form, content and materials from current technology.
• Scott Carter, sculptor, IL
• Camille Utterback, sculptor, CA
Civil Society Institute (CSI)
One award for an east coast minority artist with demonstrable financial need; preference will be given to artists from New Haven, Jersey City, and Baltimore. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants. Award includes a $500 travel stipend.
• Ralph Fleming, painter, NY
Dedalus Foundation Fellowships
Three fellowships for painters working in the modernist tradition.
• Gail Dawson, painter, CA
• James Murray, painter, NY
• Olivie Ponce, painter, NY
Gihon River Collective Fellowship
One award for an outstanding visual artist or writer who is a current resident of the United Kingdom (at least 2 years). Funding for this award was raised by VSC September 2009 Alumni at their London show in 2010.
• David Webb, painter, London, UK
Guatemalan Writer Fellowship
• Catherine Rendon, translation, Guatemala
Harpo Foundation Native American Fellowships
Two fellowship awards open to Native American artists living in the U.S. based on the strength and quality of their work. Includes a $500 travel stipend.
Mercedes Dorame, photographer, CA
• Corey Stein, painter, CA
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Ten fellowship awards open to visual artists of outstanding talent and demonstrated financial need are supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
• Jesse Bercowetz, sculptor, NY
• Bradley Biancardi, painter, Il,
• John Bohl, painter, MD
• Melody Boone, painter, VA
• Erin Diebboll, painter, NY
• So Yoon Lym, painter, NJ
• Susan Robb, sculptor WA,
• Blake Shirley, painter, CT
• Elena Tejada-Herrera, video, VA
• Katie Wynne, sculptor MI
Kay Evans Award
One 2-week merit-based award open to all poets; created in honor of Maine poet Kay Evans by her friends and family.
• Ranjani Murali, poet, IL
Literature in Translation Fellowship
• Tadeusz Dabrowski, poet, Poland
In 2011, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation/VSC Fellowship Program for visual artists of outstanding talent will support two to four 4-week residencies for domestic artists.
• Kayla Chevrier, sculptor, NY
• Jonathan Faber, painter, TX
Wheels for Wheels Award
One fellowship open to an artist or writer who uses a wheelchair and/or has a spinal cord injury.
• M. Eileen Cronin, writer, VA
Helen Zell Residency Fellowship
One fellowship for a University of Michigan MFA candidate in poetry between his/her first or second year.
• Alison Shapiro, poet, MI
Zoland Poetry Fellowships
Offered in conjunction with Zoland Poetry, these 2 annual Fellowships are open to writers of original English-language poetry (1) and to translators (1). Poets should submit a manuscript according to guidelines on the Apply page; translators should submit 3 copies of the original poems/translations, along with a description of English-language rights, author bio, and translator CV.
• Rusty Morrison, poet, CA
Merit-based 4-week fellowship awards, open to all artists and writers based on the work submitted in portfolio or manuscript.
• Libby Barbee, painter, MD
• Anki Becker, painter, Germany
• Marissa Benedict, sculptor, IL
• Ben Brandt, painter, TX,
• Noah Breuer, painter, NY
• Lea Bucknell, sculptor, ON, Canada
• Sarah Burghauser, writer, NJ
• Matthew Callinan, sculptor, NY
• Kristin Cammermeyer, painter, MI
• Primrose Coke, sculptor, TN
• Elizabeth Crane, writer, TX
• Don Edler, sculptor, NY
• M. Chava Evans, painter, MD
• Harrison Fletcher, writer, CO
• Margaret Reges, poet, IA
• Erin Riley, painter, PA