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July 30, 2014
VMFA Fellowships for 2015 – 2016

Opportunity Receive funding for your work through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program. Information The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability…

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July 18, 2014
Sculpture Professor Receives $25,000 Grant

Elizabeth King, professor in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, is one of 10 recipients of this year’s Anonymous Was A Woman award, a $25,000 grant for women artists over 40 who are at a critical moment in their lives or careers. King plans to put the grant towards two of her long-term projects; a solo show…

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June 28, 2014
Research Grant Awarded to PhD Art History Student

Owen Duffy, PhD student in the Department of Art History was awarded a Small Research Grant from the Henry Moore Foundation to travel to London this July and August to conduct dissertation research. This international award provides over $4,000 in support as Owen researches the early years of the British contemporary artist Anish Kapoor.

June 18, 2014
David Holland Accepts Fellowship in Austria

Congratulations to Director of Grant Coordination and Entrepreneurship David Holland, who has received a fellowship to participate in a competitive global forum for young cultural innovators in Salzburg, Austria this October. Based on Holland’s previous experience working with the cultural sector and arts funding agencies internationally and his current work with VCUarts faculty developing externally…

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May 20, 2014
Two Faculty Members Selected for VCU Service Learning Faculty Fellowship

      Congratulations to Associate Professor in the Department of Art Education, Melanie Buffington and Assistant Chair of the Department of Fashion Design & Merchandising, Kristin Caskey! They have been selected as two of the 2014-2015 VCU Service-Learning Faculty Fellows from a competitive pool of faculty member applicants. Buffington and Caskey were chosen based on their past involvement in service-learning and community-engagement. Their…

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May 19, 2014
Art History Faculty Wins International Awards for Research on British Art

Dr. Catherine Roach, Assistant Professor of Art History, is the recipient of a Paul Mellon Centre for the Study of British Art Research Grant and a Caird Short Term Research Fellowship from the National Maritime Museum. These international awards provide over $10,000 in support for her to conduct research in London during the 2014-2015 academic year….

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May 13, 2014
2013/2014 Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Awarded to MFA Painting & Printmaking Student

Congratulations to the 2013/2014 awardee of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award, Adriane Connerton, MFA student in the Department of Painting & Printmaking. Her fellowship provides a generous one-year $10,000 stipend. On Adriane’s exhibition, the review panel provided the following commentary: “A painter who began experimenting with digital media only a year ago, Adriane Connerton…

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April 30, 2014
Jess Norris Recognized for Food Landscapes Project

Congratulations to Jess Norris, a VCUarts Art Education graduate student, for winning the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Currents of Change student award for her work on the Food Landscapes project. This award celebrates projects led by students that benefit VCU students, staff, faculty, alumni, and our community partners on local, state, regional, national, and global levels….

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April 30, 2014
Art Education Professor Awarded Federal Grant for Game Design Program

The National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded Dr. Ryan Patton, Assistant Professor, VCU Art Education, a $20,000 Art Works grant to support Learning from Digital Game Design, a program that will train a group of public school art teachers in Virginia to deliver game design in their classrooms throughout the state. The NEA received…

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April 22, 2014
Communication Arts Professors Share Thoughts on VFX Podcast

On April 15, 2014, Professors from the Department of Communication Arts, Matt Wallin & TyRuben Ellingson shared their thoughts on Industrial Light & Magic’s visual effects work in filmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s epic new film “Noah” on the VFX Show podcast. The VFX Show podcast is a free audio program produced by FX Guide for the…

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April 22, 2014
Comm Arts Professor Illustrates for Rock Star Book

The publisher StarWalk Kids Media is poised to publish multi-media editions of THE BOOK OF ROCK STARS, a book for young adults. The book features a collection of 24 portraits of modern music icons by Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts, Stephen Alcorn. The 24 symbolic and highly stylized portraits will be accompanied…

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