The content of this post comes from a press release from the Delaware Division of the Arts...
|Image detail: Artwork of Lauren E. Peters, 2023 Established Arts Fellow|
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.
In 2023, the Division received work samples from 118 Delaware musicians, writers, and folk, media, and visual artists. The work samples were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals who considered the demonstrated creativity and skill in each artist’s respective art form. Seventeen artists were awarded fellowships in the following categories — two Masters; seven Established; and eight Emerging. The 17 selected fellows reside throughout Delaware including Bridgeville, Claymont, Felton, Harrington, Lewes, Newark, Smyrna, and Wilmington.
NEW FOR 2023: Thanks to a generous increase in funding from the Department of State, the awards have increased — $5,000 for Emerging Artists; $8,000 for Established Professionals; and $12,000 for Masters — to allow artists to pursue advanced training, purchase equipment and materials, or fulfill other needs that will help advance their careers. This funding has also allowed the Division to award a second Masters Fellowship.
Master Fellowship ($12,000)
- B. Proud — Visual Arts: Photography, Wilmington
- TAHIRA — Folk Art: Oral Literature, Claymont
Established Fellowship ($8,000)
- Joyce Barbagallo — Literature: Fiction, Wilmington
- Ron Meick — Visual Arts: Sculpture, Wilmington
- Michael Miller — Folk Art: Music, Felton
- Mary Pauer — Literature: Creative Nonfiction, Bridgeville
- Christopher Penna — Literature: Poetry, Newark
- Lauren E. Peters — Visual Arts: Painting, Wilmington
- IVA (Emily Tepe) — Music: Contemporary Performance, Wilmington
Emerging Fellowship ($5,000)
- Jill Althouse-Wood — Visual Arts: Painting, Wilmington
- Bryant (Tee) Bell — Visual Arts: Painting, Wilmington
- Liz DeJesus — Literature: Creative Nonfiction, Wilmington
- Constanza (Cony) Madariaga — Visual Arts: Painting, Wilmington
- James Morgan — Media Arts: Video/Film, Harrington
- Charlese Phillips — Visual Arts: Interdisciplinary, Smyrna
- Kim Hoey Stevenson — Literature: Fiction, Lewes
- Anne Yarbrough — Literature: Poetry, New Castle