Our Scholars receive a stipend and materials budget, 24 hour access to the studio facilities and free classes for a year, during which they are expected to develop and execute a new body of work. I meet with the scholars bi-monthly as a group over the course of their time here at the Center to talk about their work in progress, to give them new ideas and resources to pursue and to get feedback about their work from a group of their peers. It's definitely one of the most rewarding programs we work on here at the Center.
At the end of their year here their finished projects and editions are exhibited here at the Center, and we hold an artist talk for them to present their new work to the public. Here's photos of the installation of work by last year's scholarship recipients Katie Baldwin, Kimberly McClure, Sarah McDermott, and Benjamin Reynaert, which were in the galleries last fall:
|Kimberly McClure's Somnium|
In the meantime, you may be thinking to yourself, how can I get in on that? The answer is simple: apply for next year's scholarship- the postmark deadline is coming up on May 1st and the call for entries is up on our website here under opportunities.
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