Monday, February 04, 2008

Smithsonian Awards Fellowships

Two Washington, DC Artists were selected for these Fellowships, Maggie Michael and Dan Steinhilber. Congratulations to all!

The Smithsonian Institution has awarded fellowships to 10 artists to conduct research at Smithsonian museums and research facilities as part of the Institution's Artist Research Fellowship Program. The 10 artists are Rachel Berwick (Hamden, Conn.); Abraham Cruz Villegas (Paris); Samuel Durant (Los Angeles); Elizabeth Huey (New York); Runa Islam (London); Marcia Kure (Williamstown, Mass.); Rodney McMillian (Los Angeles); Maggie Michael (Washington, D.C.); Douglas Ross (New York); and Dan Steinhilber (Washington, D.C.).

A panel of art curators and administrators from the Smithsonian and other institutions reviewed the applications. They selected the artists from 47 applicants nominated by art curators and museum directors from around the country. The fellowships are paid and will last two to three months.

This fellowship program is a collaboration of the Office of the Under Secretary for Art and the Office of Research Training and Services.For more information on the fellowships, artists may call (202) 633-5090.

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