The prestigious 2012-13 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowships have been announced and once again, the ties to VCUarts are numerous.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. The VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and has awarded more than $4 million in fellowships to Virginians.
Undergraduate recipients include Cristina Costello, film/video (Kinetic Imaging); Elizabeth Crawford, photography (Photography & Film); Alexander Curley, drawing (Art Education); Sean Donlon, crafts (Craft/Material Studies); Natalie Kaminski, sculpture (Sculpture + Extended Media); Gabriel Kendra, photography (Photography & Film); and David Reinhold, film/video (Kinetic Imaging).
Graduate and professional recipients include Katie Baines, painting (Painting & Printmaking BFA, 1998 alumna); Corin Hewitt, mixed media (Assistant Professor, Sculpture); Matt King, sculpture (Assistant Professor, Sculpture and Art Foundation); Melanie MacLain, mixed media (Sculpture + Extended Media MFA); Dana Ollestad, mixed media (Photography & Film MFA); Richard Robinson, film/video (Photography & Film MFA, 2008 alumnus); and Edward M. Schenk, mixed media (Painting & Printmaking BFA, 2009 alumnus).
Featured image: Craft/Material Studies student Sean Donlon, undergraduate recipient.