The 2017 Artaxis Fellowship recipient will be announced soon.
This fellowship is intended to attract outstanding individuals from diverse backgrounds, including racial and ethnic, that are underrepresented in the ceramic field with a goal to increase the visibility of diverse people, cultures, and unique perspectives across the field.
This year’s Artaxis Fellowship Selection Committee, consisting of Linda Arbuckle, Steven Lee, and Linda Lopez have selected a recipient based on artistic merit and financial need. The recipient will be able to attend a two-week workshop of their choice at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in the summer of 2017.
- An artist in financial need, at any stage of career development. Applicants do not have to be a student.
- 18 years or older
- Applicants must be nominated by an Artaxis member. Applicants are encouraged to approach a member for a nomination. Members can nominate more than one applicant.
- Nominee must not be a current member of Artaxis.org
The 2017 Artaxis Fellowship is supported by Artaxis members and funded by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in an effort to nurture talent within creatively driven individuals by offering financial support to underrepresented artists.
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Meet the 2017 Artaxis Fellowship Selection Committee:
Linda Arbuckle received a BFA in Ceramics from Cleveland Institute of Art , and an MFA in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design. She has been recognized in the field by national and state arts grants, and by University of Florida with awards for teaching and research. NCECA awarded Linda honors for service to the field and teaching. Her full CV and a variety of technical resources for ceramics may be found on her web site http://lindaarbuckle.com/. She retired from academic teaching and is enjoying life as a studio artist in Micanopy, Florida.
Steven Young Lee
Steven Young Lee has been the resident artist director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana since 2006. He is represented by the Duane Reed Gallery, Ferrin Contemporary and the Archie Bray Foundation. His work has been collected by the Smithsonian Museum, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Korea, as well as many private collections. Beginning in the Fall of 2016 his work has been featured as part of the Renwick Invitational at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Steve received his BFA and MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. Originally from Chicago, he lives in Helena with his wife, Lisa and their son and daughter Gavin and Florence.
Linda Nguyen Lopez (b. 1981) received a BFA from California State University of Chico and a MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lopez has exhibited her work in New Zealand and throughout United States including Robischon Gallery, Denver; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; The Clay Studio, Philadelphia; and the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery, New York. She has been an artist in resident at The Clay Studio and the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2016, Lopez received the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program Grant to attend the C.R.E.T.A. Rome Residency Program. She is represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, FL. Lopez resides in Fayetteville, AR where she is an instructor at the University of Arkansas.
The 2017 Artaxis Fellowship is generously supported by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine.
Meet the 2016 Artaxis Fellow, Natalia Arbalaez:
Learn more about Natalia and her work here: http://nataliaarbelaez.com/