CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

April 30, 2013

2013 Individual Artist Fellowship Applications Available May 1

Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) is currently accepting applications from visual artists for its 2013 Visual Arts Fellowship program. Artists must be a Franklin County resident for a minimum of one year to apply for the Fellowships and remain a resident for the grant period if selected as a recipient. While students are not eligible, artists may submit student work that is within the required timeframe. The application deadline is Friday, June 28, at 5 p.m.

GCAC will award four $5,000 fellowships in 2013. The Visual Arts categories are 2- and 3-dimensional visual arts, photography and crafts. These awards, based on the quality of work created within the last three years, assist artists in the creation of new work and the advancement of their careers. Through the recognition of individual creative work and artistic enterprise, the Columbus area remains a vital place where artists can live and work.

Applicants who make it to the final round of consideration for the Visual Arts Fellowship program will be eligible to apply for the Artist Exchange program, a two to three month residency in Dresden, Germany. Recipients of the 2013 Visual Arts Fellowships and Artist Exchange will be featured in an exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art in the summer of 2014.

Jurors for the 2013 Visual Arts Fellowship Awards are:

Gregory Burke is executive director and chief executive officer of the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada and the future Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan. His previous positions include director of the Power Plant, Toronto (2005-2011) and director the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand (1998-2005). He has curated over 90 solo and group exhibitions, including survey exhibitions of the work of Rosemarie Trockel, Christopher Williams, Fiona Banner, Pae White and Candice Breitz.

Mercedes Vicente is Darcy Lange curator-at-large and formerly curator of Contemporary Art at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand (2005-2012). Her curatorial projects include the recent True Stories:Scripted Realities with Yael Bertana, Omer Fast, Andrea Geyer and Kerry Tribe (2012), and Points of Contact: Jim Allen, Len Lye, Hélio Oiticica (2010). She has curated solo exhibitions of the work of Javier Téllez, Gabriel Kuri, Amar Kanwar, David Hatcher, Jayce Salloum, Dane Mitchell and Maddie Leach. Her writing and editorial credits include books, exhibition catalogues and contributions to art magazines including Manifesta Journal, Flash Art, Camera Austria and Reading Room. She is contributing editor of Darcy Lange: Study of an Artist at Work (Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Ikon Gallery, 2008). Vicente is also a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Arts, London.

Jennifer Yum is vice president, head of sale, post-war and contemporary art at Christie’s auction house, where she was also vice president, specialist from 1998 to 2005. She was head of sale in contemporary art at Bonhams from 2011-2012 and was also an independent art advisor for five years, working with private, corporate, and institutional clients in art acquisitions, appraisals, and curatorial management. Yum was also curator of special projects at Gallery Ihn from 2005-2011, and a lecturer and curatorial assistant in 20th century art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from1995-1997.

Access to the online application and 2013 guide is available by visiting the GCAC web site, www.gcac.org or contacting Ruby Harper, Grants & Services director at (614) 221-8406 or grants@gcac.org.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.

About the Columbus Museum of Art: The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Columbus Foundation, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council provide ongoing support. CMA and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and until 8:30 p.m. every Thursday. For additional information, call (614) 221.4848 or visitwww.columbusmuseum.org.