The Delaware Division of the Arts has announced the fiscal year 2014 winners of its Individual Artist Fellowship grants. Seventeen individual Delaware artists are being recognized for the high quality of their artwork in the visual arts, literature, music, choreography, and folk arts.
Artists were selected from towns throughout the state including Seaford, Bridgeville, Lewes, Milford, Dover, New Castle, Newark, and Wilmington. Their work ranged from painting and sculpture to poetry and choreography.
The work of 115 applicants was judged by arts professionals from around the country. The artists receive financial awards of $3,000 for the Emerging category, $6,000 for the Established category, and $10,000 for the Masters level, allowing them to pursue advanced training, purchase equipment and materials, or fulfill other needs that allow them to advance their careers. The public will have an opportunity to see the varied artwork by these artists, as they are required to have a public exhibit or performance showcasing their work in the upcoming year.
This year, the arts discipline category for the Masters Fellowship was Visual Arts. The discipline category rotates every three years, and only artists who have previously won in the Established category are eligible to apply. In addition to the high artistic quality of their work, artists must demonstrate their involvement and commitment to the arts in Delaware. This year’s winner of the Masters Fellowship is Carson Zullinger of Wilmington in photography.
Cape Region 2014 Individual Artist Fellows include Maribeth Fischer of Lewes, who received a $3,000 grant in the Emerging Artist category for her discipline of creative nonfiction, and Georgia Leonhart of Rehoboth Beach, who received honorable mention, also for creative nonfiction.
The next deadline for Individual Artist Fellowship applications is Aug. 1. Find out more at www.artsdel.org.