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WHAT IS A VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP?
Visual Arts Fellowships are $3,000 unrestricted 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 (callforentry.org). 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.
WHAT IF YOU WIN AN AWARD?
- 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 create an impact statment, due August 31, 2021, sharing with the Wyoming Arts Council how this award helped you and what you accomplished during the year you received it.
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
- Must not be a full-time student pursuing high school, college, or university art-related degrees.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or have legal resident status (evidence of U.S. citizenship, resident status and state residency may be required).
- May not be affiliated with the Wyoming Arts Council either as a board member or staff member, including their families, whether full-time, part-time or contractual.
- May not be an employee of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.
- Must have been domiciled within the state borders for a total of 20 months in the previous two years.
- Must remain a Wyoming resident for at least one year after award, living in the state for at least 10 months of the year.
- Applicants must register or update their information in the Wyoming Arts Council’s Artists and Venues Directory.
- Must not have received a Visual Arts fellowship within the last four years.
- May receive a total of two fellowship awards in your lifetime.
- You may enter the competition only once by the deadline.
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.
NICOLE HERDEN is the Executive Director for the Museum of Nebraska Art. She formerly served as Curator of Art at Boise Art Museum. Herden holds two master's degrees, an MFA in Visual Arts from Boise State University and an MA in Art History from Arizona State Unsiversity. She has juried numerous exhibitions throughout the Pacific Northwest and has received multiple awards for her work.