I am pleased to announce that I have been selected for one of the North Dakota Council on the Arts Artist Fellowships for 2015. NDCA sponsors the artist fellowship in three year cycles rotating among visual artists, musicians, and writing. This year, Guillermo “Memo” Guardia of Grand Forks, and I are the honored recipients.
The accompanying grant will help me revive as series of work that I set aside after my second year of graduate school for other projects. My plans are to rework the alternative photo processes on wood and other substrates as a way of transition from one body of work, into another. At the time in grad school the work had some good successes, but since then it has largely been dormant. The fellowship will allow me to pick up these experiments and expand upon them. As a requirement of the fellowship, the work will be made public through exhibits and such in multiple parts of the state in the coming years.
I am so thankful to NDCA for their commitment and generosity toward artists in general, but also to me in particular for seeing the potential of this work.