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Monday, October 29, 2012

NEWS: Utah Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships

Utah Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships
Applications due Friday, February 1, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UA&M), through the Utah Arts Council, will award visual arts fellowships to two outstanding professional artists in Utah. Guidelines will be posted November 1 at artsandmuseums.utah.gov. Applications are due February 1, 2013.

Fellowships are available for individuals practicing in any visual arts medium including new genres such as conceptual arts and new media. The fellowship award does not require matching funds and is intended to advance the professional careers of accomplished Utah artists. Applying artists must be Utah residents not enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program. Last year’s recipients were James Charles and Jared Lindsay Clark, both of Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Utah Arts & Museums has a mission to assist Utah artists in advancing their professional careers,” says Director Margaret Hunt. “The remarkable accomplishments of Utah’s visual artists demonstrate the talent and innovation Utah continues to foster and bring recognition to the state of Utah for its artistic excellence. Each year UA&M recognizes the substantial contribution these artists are making by offering a $10,000 fellowship award to two outstanding professional artists.”

The artists are chosen by an out-of-state juror, recognized for his or her accomplishments in visual arts genres. The juror for 2013 will be Richard Roth, artist and faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Roth has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. In 1991 he was the recipient of a Visual Artists Fellowship in Painting from the National Endowment for the Arts. He received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art and a BFA from The Cooper Union. His work has been exhibited at Tomlinson Kong Contemporary, NY; Galerie Rob de Vries, The Netherlands; David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM; HICA, Highland Institute of Contemporary Art, Loch Ruthven, Scotland; The Suburban, Oak Park, IL; Rocket Gallery, London; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Reynolds Gallery, Richmond; UCR/California Museum of Photography; the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan; Feigen, Inc., Chicago; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Co-editor of the book, Beauty is Nowhere: Ethical Issues in Art and Design, and co-author of Design Basics 3D and Color Basics – both published by Wadsworth Cengage, Roth was also the Director of Solvent Space in Richmond, Virginia, 2005 – 2009. He is currently a faculty member in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University and was the Department Chair from 1999 – 2008.

For more information about Visual Arts Fellowships, visit artsandmuseums.utah.gov or contact Laura Durham, Visual Arts Manager, ldurham@utah.gov, 801.245.7270. Direct media inquiries to Alyssa Hickman Grove, agrove@utah.gov, 801-236-7555.

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