In June of 2013 I was very fortunate to be awarded a McKnight Fellowship for Visual Artists. This generous award is funded by the McKnight Foundation and administered by MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art & Design)
Here is the announcment:
2013/14 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship Recipients Announced
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and The McKnight Foundation are proud to announce the recipients of the 2013/14 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists: Catherine Meier of Duluth, and Joe Sinness, Amy Toscani, and Dyani White Hawk of the Twin Cities.
Designed to identify and support outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists, the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists provide recipients with $25,000 stipends, public recognition, professional encouragement from national visiting critics, an artist book, and exhibition at the MCAD Gallery. The fellowships are funded by a generous grant from The McKnight Foundation and administered by MCAD.
The 2013/14 McKnight fellows were selected from a group of 190 applicants by a panel of arts professionals of varying backgrounds whose careers intersect with the visual arts in different ways. This year’s jurors were Megan Hamilton, an arts writer and program manager at the Creative Alliance, a community-based non-profit arts organization in Baltimore; Gilbert Vicario, senior curator at the Des Moines Art Center; and Lynne Yamamoto, a practicing artist and associate professor of studio art at Smith College in Northampton, MA.