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Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships 2020
2301 Central Ave.
Barrett Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002

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Call Type: Fellowships
Eligibility: Local
State: Wyoming
Entry Deadline: 6/12/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Visual Arts Fellowships are awards of merit, based on the artist’s portfolio, honoring the work of Wyoming visual artists whose work reflects serious and exceptional aesthetic investigation. Artists working in any media, including film and video, may apply. Applications are juried by noted artists, curators, and others in the visual arts from outside the state. Up to three fellowships may be given each year, and jurors may also select honorable mentions. Recipients of the Visual Arts fellowships exhibit their work in the Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Exhibit, held every two years at a major visual arts institution or museum in the state. The exhibition is curated by one of the jurors, who serves on the panel for two years.
  • Applications must be submitted through CaFE ( Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted.
  • Artists working in any visual media are invited to apply, including: experimental (conceptual/new media), graphic (printmaking/book arts), painting, sculpture, installation, photography (includes experimental, color, black & white, photocopy and computer), clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, plastic, wood, mixed media, film or video.
  • Artists may submit up to ten work samples, of which up to two may be detail images, if appropriate.
  • Film/video applicants may submit up to 4 samples, and have the option to submit stills. Jurors will only be required to watch up to 10 minutes of a film/video submission.
  • Work must have been created within the past 5 years.
  • Applicants are asked to submit an artist’s statement and to verify that they meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Please ensure your name does not appear anywhere on the application or work samples, except where specifically requested, to preserve the anonymous nature of the judging.

  • You’ll receive $3,000 up front
  • Fellowship recipients agree to participate in the Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Exhibition, and are included in the catalog produced.
  • You’ll sign a contract that verifies you’re eligible to receive this award.
  • You’ll need to supply a bio and a head shot for publicity.
  • You will retain all rights to this work and the work you produce during the grant period.
  • You must fill out a final report form, due August 31, 2020, which asks questions about how this award helped you and what you accomplished during the year you received it.
IWAN BAGUS was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He began his career in front of the camera, working as a model in South East Asia for over 10 years. While modeling, he received a B.A. in Economics in Jakarta. Soon after he moved to Washington, DC to earn his M.S. in Engineering from George Washington University and M.A in Film Production from American University. Iwan’s work has been shown at the National Geographic Society, The Corcoran-Washington Performing Arts Society, The Carnegie Institute-DC, The Center for Fine Art Photography-Colorado, The Museum of America Organization States, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, H-Gallery Bangkok, Times Square-NYC, among others. His photography exhibitions have been reviewed by the Washington Post, Nation Public Radio affiliate WAMU, Washington City Paper, Voice of America, and others. Iwan has worked in New York, Los Angeles, DC, and Indonesia for exclusive commercial clients and magazine. He has also shot for non-profit organizations in DC and New York. Iwan uses his extensive experience in front of the lens to help direct models, actors, and portrait subjects. He has also served as a juror in photography competitions. Currently, Iwan is the Head of Photography concentration at the University of the District of Columbia, and a Professorial Lecturer at American University. He also gives private photography lessons for the local community. 

WHITNEY TASSIE As the senior curator and curator of modern and contemporary art, Whitney Tassie (she/her) oversees the curatorial department of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She articulates curatorial priorities, integrates a coherent curatorial voice for the Museum’s programs and diverse collections, and works collaboratively to promote a highly functional, interactive, and dynamic museum team. Tassie manages the UMFA’s collection of 20th and 21st century art and organizes exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, including the museum’s salt exhibitions, an ongoing series of solo projects by global emerging artists. At the UMFA, Tassie has realized significant commissions by Tony Feher and Spencer Finch and has acquired work by Nancy Holt, Faith Ringgold, Tacita Dean, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Kate Gilmore, Shigeyuki Kihara, Duane Linklater, Malick Sidibe, and Katie Paterson, among others. Recently, Tassie co-curated Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends, a ten-year survey of Bress’s work that traveled to three venues across the US, accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue. Currently, Tassie represents the UMFA in partnerships to steward Utah’s iconic earthworks by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, and she is overseeing a 4-year, $750,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to increase access to the UMFA’s collection through strategic hires and connections with the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. 

Prior to her 2012 appointment at the UMFA, Tassie served as Director of Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago and Managing Director of Gallery Weekend Chicago. From 2002 to 2005 she worked as an exhibitions and curatorial assistant at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Tassie holds an MA in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Art History and Archaeology from Cornell University. Tassie, a mom to two little kids and one fur baby, believes that art is integral to creating a just world and that museums are political places that should welcome all communities.
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