Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Nevada Arts Council FY10 Artist Fellowships

Nevada Arts Council
FY10 Artist Fellowships Awarded

The Nevada Arts Council has awarded five Artist Fellowships for FY10. Congratulations go to: Robert Leonard Reid, Carson City and William Cowee, Carson City in Literary Arts; Miguel Rodriguez, Las Vegas and Elaine Parks, Tuscarora in Visual Arts; and Christopher Wrede, Reno in Performing Arts. In addition to using the $5,000 award to produce art during the fellowship year, each fellow provides a free public event relevant to his or her discipline, through readings, exhibitions, performances, and master classes.

The Artist Services Program, which oversees Artist Fellowships, also awarded a $500 grant to seven honorable mentions this year - Joshua Kryah, Henderson and Susan Priest, Gardnerville (Literary Arts); Robert Contreras, Las Vegas; Jennie Pitts, Gardnerville, and Mary Wherry, Las Vegas (Performing Arts); and Dean Burton, Reno and Gary Reese, Las Vegas (Visual Arts).


[text from NAC website. Graphic from Google image search for '>Elaine Parks Tuscarora.' Caption: Elaine Parks. "Autumn."]

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