DELAWARE DIVISION OF THE ARTS ANNOUNCES THE “AWARD WINNERS XVI” EXHIBITION
AT THE BIGGS MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, exhibits the work of Delaware’s Individual Artist Fellows. The Award Winners XVI exhibition, on view August 5 through October 23, recognizes the Fellows’ combined artistic accomplishments.
This year, the Division will recognize sixteen Delaware artists for the high quality of their artwork at the Award Winners XVI Reception and Award Ceremony on Saturday, October 1 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The Division offers fellowships in the artistic disciplines of choreography, folk art, jazz, literature, media arts, music, and visual arts. Artists’ work samples are reviewed by nationally recognized out-of-state arts professionals, considering both demonstrated creativity and skill in the art form.
The awards—$3,000 for Emerging Artists, $6,000 for Established Professionals, and $10,000 for Masters—allow artists to pursue advanced training, purchase equipment and materials, or fulfill other needs that will help advance their careers.
The highest honor—the Masters Fellow—is reserved for those who meet rigorous criteria. Only one Masters Fellow can be awarded each year, and the disciplines rotate every three years.
To apply for the 2017 Individual Artist Fellowship, please visit www.artsdel.org/grants. Applications are due Monday, August 1 by 4:30 p.m.
2016 INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWS
Masters Award ($10,000)
Ramona DeFelice Long, Newark, Literature: Fiction
Established Professional Award ($6,000)
Siobhan Carroll, Greenville, Literature: Fiction
Lisa Dill, Wilmington, Literature: Creative Nonfiction
Diane Lorio, Dover, Visual Arts: Painting
Ron Meick, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Joshua Meier, Middletown, Visual Arts: Photography
Abby Millager, Newark, Literature: Playwriting
Kiandra Parks, Wilmington, Media Arts: Video/Film
Maggie Rowe, Newark, Literature: Poetry
Phillip Scarpone, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Sculpture
Bruce Tychinski, Newark, Music: Solo Recital
Emerging Professional Award ($3,000)
J. Barbagallo, Claymont, Literature: Fiction
Linda Celestian, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Painting
Sherry Gage Chappelle, Rehoboth Beach, Literature: Poetry
Victor Letonoff, Lewes, Literature: Creative Nonfiction
Žaneta Zubkova, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Learn more about this year’s Individual Artist Fellows here.
About the Delaware Division of the Arts
The Delaware Division of the Arts is an agency of the State of Delaware. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. Funding for Division programs is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit artsdel.org or call 302-577-8278.
Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
Built by the Government Information Center