October 17, 2014
Photography & Film Alumnus Featured in The New York Times

Mark Strandquist (B.F.A. ’13) was featured in The New York Times blog, Lens, which highlighted work from his “Windows From Prison” initiative. “Windows from Prison” focuses on inmates from Washington, D.C. that have been sent outside of the District to one of the country’s many federal penitentiaries. To help bridge the distance gap between the…

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October 13, 2014
AFO Associate Director Elected to NCAA Board of Directors

Associate Director of the Art Foundation program, Elissa Armstrong, was elected onto the Board of Directors of the National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA). Elections took place during the 42nd Annual NCAA Conference, September 24 – 26 at Vanderbilt University.

September 30, 2014
Craft/Material Chair wins $100,000 ArtPrize 2014 Grand Prize

Department of Craft/Material Studies Chair Sonya Clark is the recipient of this year’s ArtPrize Grand Prize award, an honor she is sharing with another recipient – splitting the $200,000 prize. In addition to the grand prize honors, Clark also received the juried award in the two-dimensional category. In addition to the ArtPrize, Clark has been named…

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August 22, 2014
Music Director Appointed Artistic Director of Wintergreen Performing Arts

Erin Freeman, who holds a joint directorial position with the Department of Music and the Richmond Symphony Chorus, has recently been named Artistic Director of Wintergreen Performing Arts. Her role will begin fall 2014, where she will become the new creator and producer of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy….

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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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