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, sexual orientation, 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 2019 Fellowship Selection Committee is comprised of: Morel Doucet, Janina Myronova, and Natalia Arbelaez. After an initial round of reviews by the Artaxis Board of Directors, our distinguished Fellowship Selection Committee will choose the final recipients for the 2019 Fellowship.
- Nominated by an existing Artaxis member. Members can nominate more than one applicant. (Artaxis members cannot apply)
- Artists 18 years of age or older, at any stage of their career. Nominee does not need to be a student.
- Artists must be able to demonstrate financial need and, if requested by the board, provide a copy of the first page of your most current tax return or other financial document.
- 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 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 2019 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 our 2019 Artaxis Fellowship Selection Committee:
Morel Doucet is a contemporary Caribbean ceramist and arts educator that hails from Haiti. He grew up in Miami, Florida where he graduated from New World School of the Arts (NWSA) with the Distinguished Dean’s Award for Ceramics. From there he formalized his education at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland receiving his B.F.A. in ceramics with a minor in creative writing and concentration in illustration. His current endeavor as the Curriculum and Tour Coordinator at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA MIAMI) is helm by an interest in immersing young audiences in personalized experiences that instigate curiosity, visual literacy and practical senses (sight, hearing, touch) as learning tools.
Janina Myronova grew up in Ukraine, and since 2012 lives in Poland. She received her MFA from the Lviv National Academy of Arts in Ukraine in 2012 and the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland in 2013, where she continues to study as a PhD student. She was selected as a residency artist at the New Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan and Clayarch Gimhae Ceramics Museum in South Korea in 2018. Her works can be found at Museu Ceràmica l´Alcora in Spain, Riga Porcelain Museum in Latvia, New Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan etc. Since 2017, she is a member of International Academy of Ceramics IAC. In her artistic work she is interested in showing human relationships and everyday life situations.
Natalia Arbelaez is a Colombian American artist, born and raised in Miami, FL to immigrant parents. She received her B.F.A. from Florida International University and through a fellowship, her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University. She completed a yearlong residency at the Clay Art Center; Port Chester, NY as a Rittenberg Fellow and was awarded the 2016 Inaugural Artaxis Fellowship that funded a residency to Watershed in Newcastle, ME. Her work has been included in various collections, such as, the Everson Museum and The Frederik Meijer Gardens. She has been recognized by the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts as a 2018 Emerging Artist. Natalia is currently a resident artist at the Ceramics Program at Harvard University where she is researching pre-Columbian art and histories.
The 2019 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.
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