The Fellowship is intended to increase diversity, equity, and access across the field of the ceramic arts. In particular, attention will be paid to race, gender, and socio-economic status, but unique circumstances such as wartime military service, medical conditions, and unconventional family structures will also be considered. Therefore, Artaxis encourages artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
The 2020 Fellowship Selection Committee is comprised of: Shlomit Bauman, Adam Chau, and Raven Halfmoon. After an initial round of reviews by the Artaxis Board of Directors, our distinguished Fellowship Selection Committee will choose the final recipients for the 2020 Fellowship.
- Artists 18 years of age or older, at any stage of their career. Applicant does not need to be a student.
- Applicant can not be an Artaxis member. If you have already been accepted to Artaxis, you are not eligible for the fellowship.
- Artists must demonstrate financial need in their letter of intent.
- The Fellowship is designed to offer an experience that would otherwise not be possible for the Nominee. To that end, any Nominee who has attended numerous workshops, residencies, or similar experiences will not be considered “in need”.
- This Fellowship is open to National and International applicants. Artaxis will provide International applicants with letters of invitation, but cannot offer additional funding or support with acquiring a visa.
The 2020 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.
The deadline for applications for the 2020 Artaxis has passed. Next year’s applications will be due in January, 2021.
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Meet our 2020 Artaxis Fellowship Selection Committee:
Shlomit Bauman is an Israeli ceramic artist and designer that relates to the ceramic design field as a “cultural research lab” by dealing with cultural, technological and traditional aspects. Along with her work, she explores the methods and strategies of action in the wide context of material culture. Her creative activity covers many fields that include design, art, education and curation as a way of life. In her work Bauman is using deferent materials (S5-Local Israeli clay and porcelain) and deferent methods (pottery, industrial slip casting, digital modeling and 3D printing). Therefore, her objects are carrying body of knowledge that present relations between tradition, industry, and new technologies as part of contemporary culture.
Adam Chau is an artist and designer working in New York. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute (2013) in the Designed Objects department, Chau’s ceramic body of work uses the integration of digital technology with traditional studio craft. His research has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Art and Perception, Ceramics Technical, and Studio Potter. In 2018 he was the recipient of the NCECA Emerging Artist Award and he is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. He exhibits internationally and has held artistic residencies in Italy, Taiwan, and China. He currently is the Museum Manager at Hudson Valley MOCA in Peekskill, New York.
Raven Halfmoon (Caddo Nation) is from Norman, Oklahoma. She attended the University of Arkansas where she earned a double Bachelors Degree in ceramics/painting and cultural anthropology. Her work has been featured in multiple exhibitions throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Raven is currently based in Helena, MT where she is a artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts. She is represented by Gallery FRITZ in Santa Fe, NM.
The 2020 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 2019 Artaxis Fellow, Moises Salazar:
Moises Salazar is a non-binary queer artist from in Chicago. They currently attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Undergraduate Program were they primarily focus in ceramic sculpture and painting. Being born queer and to immigrant parents has cemented a conflict within Moises Salazar’s political identity, which is the conceptual focus of their practice. The work of Moises Salazar is meant to to showcase the trauma, history, and current state that undocumented immigrants and queer folk face. It is by examining the intersections of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, queerness and the United States history that Moises Salazar addresses the reality of the barriers that immigrants and queer individuals face with the intention to begin to dismantle the myths and stereotypes used to criminalize and dehumanize them.
Learn more about Moises Salazar and their work here: https://www.moisessalazar.com/
Meet 2019 Artaxis Fellow, Donté Hayes:
Learn more about Donté Hayes here: https://dontekhayes.com/
Meet 2018 Artaxis Fellow, Raven Halfmoon:
Learn more about Raven Halfmoon and her work here: http://www.ravenhalfmoon.com/
Meet 2018 Artaxis Fellow, Kathy Garcia:
Learn more about Kathy Garcia and her work here: http://www.kathy-garcia.com/
Meet 2017 Artaxis Fellow, Soe Yu Nwe:
Learn more about Soe Yu Nwe and her work here: https://www.soeyunwe.com/
Meet 2016 Artaxis Fellow, Natalia Arbalaez:
Learn more about Natalia and her work here: http://nataliaarbelaez.com/