Thursday, January 7, 2021

2021 Individual Artist Fellowships Awardees Announced by the Delaware Division of the Arts

This post content comes from a press release from the Delaware Division of the Arts...

The prestigious Individual Artist Fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts recognize artists in a variety of disciplines for their outstanding quality of work and provide monetary awards.

This year 121 artists applied and 25 were awarded fellowships in the following categories: one Masters; 14 Established; and 10 Emerging. Because of limited programing due to COVID in some of the Division’s regular grant categories, the Division was able to allocate additional funds to the Fellowship categories, thereby enabling the Division to recognize more artists this year. 

Awards are given in three categories: $10,000 for the Masters Award, $6,000 for the Established Professional Award, and $3,000 for the Emerging Professional Award. Fellows are required to offer at least one exhibit or performance during the upcoming year, providing an opportunity for the public to experience their work. Additionally, the work of the Fellows will be featured in a group exhibition, Award Winners XXI at the Biggs Museum tentatively set for June 4-July 25, 2021.

“Individual Artist Fellowship grants provide the recognition and exposure that artists need to successfully promote their work,” said Paul Weagraff, director of Delaware Division of the Arts. “The financial award allows them to pursue advanced training, purchase equipment and materials, or fulfill other needs to advance their careers. The Division was pleased to be able to allocate some additional funds to the Fellowship categories this year, thereby enabling the Division to recognize more artists this year.”

Masters Award ($10,000)
  • Jennifer Margaret Barker, Newark, Music: Composition
Established Award ($6,000)
  • Fostina Dixon (Bear), Jazz: Performance
  • Howard Eberle (Lewes), Visual Arts: Painting
  • Knicoma Frederick (Wilmington), Folk Art: Visual Arts
  • Mara Gorman (Newark), Literature: Fiction
  • Eliezer Gutman (Wilmington), Music: Solo Recital
  • Harold Kalmus (Arden), Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Kim Klabe (Rehoboth Beach), Visual Arts: Works on Paper
  • Jack Knight (Long Neck), Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • Cassandra Lewis (Wilmington), Literature: Playwriting
  • Jame McCray (Smyrna), Dance: Choreography
  • Terry Miller (Milton), Literature: Creative Nonfiction
  • Jane C. Miller (Wilmington), Literature: Poetry
  • Richard Raw (Wilmington), Folk Art: Music
  • Eric Zippe (Wilmington), Visual Arts: Photography
Emerging Professional Award ($3,000)
  • Ann Marie Brzozowski (Wilmington), Literature: Fiction
  • Shari Dierkes (Clayton), Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Siobhan Duggan (Lewes), Visual Arts: Works on Paper
  • Denise Eno Ernest (Newark), Visual Arts: Painting
  • Jason Jellick (Wilmington), Visual Arts: Photography
  • Carrie Sz. Keane (Milton), Literature: Creative Nonfiction
  • Todd Kilgoe (Bear), Jazz: Composition
  • Jack Mackey (Rehoboth Beach), Literature: Poetry
  • Theresa Taylor (Dover), Folk Art: Visual Arts
  • Njideka Wiggins (Wilmington), Literature: Playwriting

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