Press Release: Artist’s Resource Trust Fund Awards $138,400 to Individual Artists and Organizations
March 8, 2017
Sheffield, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation today announced that the Artist’s Resource Trust Fund awarded $138,400 to 20 individual artists and eight organizations in New England and Columbia County, N.Y., and northeast Dutchess County, N.Y. Established in 1996, the A.R.T. fund supports mid-career visual artists, aged 35 and older, and nonprofit organizations that purchase, exhibit or commission their work. A full list of 2016 A.R.T. grant recipients is below:
GRANTS TO INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS ($84,650)
Painter Jaclyn Conley of New Haven, Conn.; mixed media artist Cynthia Davis of Harpswell, Maine; sculptor Samantha R. Fields of Brockton, Mass.; photographer Matthew Gamber of Somerville, Mass.; ceramicist Carly Glovinski of Dover, N.H.; mixed media artist Barbara Hocker of Bolton, Conn.; painter Masako Kamiya of Dorchester, Mass.; photographer Justin F. Kimball of Florence, Mass.; painter John K. Lawson of Sheffield, Mass.; sculptor Andrea Mauery of Veazie, Maine; visual installation artist Maggie Nowinski of Easthampton, Mass.; painter and sculptor Jeff Ostergren of New Haven, Conn.; painter Kelly C. Popoff of Greenfield, Mass.; illustrator Amy Jean Porter of Bethany, Conn; painter Cristi Rinklin of Dorchester, Mass.; mixed media artist Daniela Rivera of Wellesley, Mass.; fiber artist Jen Simms of Gill, Mass.; visual artist Allyson Strafella of Hudson, N.Y.; painter Amy Vensel of Newton, Conn.; and visual artist Michael Zachary of Jamaica Plain, Mass.
GRANTS TO ARTS ORGANIZATIONS ($53,750)
Cambridge Arts Council in Cambridge, Mass., for its first major temporary exhibition of contemporary art in the Cambridge Common featuring sound artist Andy Graydon and conceptual artist Kelly Sherman, both of Cambridge; Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H., for an exhibition of the work of Soo Sunny Park of Cornish, N.H.; MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., for a group exhibition of six mid-career New England artists, Explode Every Day: An Inquiry Into the Phenomena of Wonder; SculptureNow in Becket, Mass., for its annual sculpture exhibition at the Mount in Lenox, Mass.; South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, Mass., for a yearlong teaching residency for watercolor artist Lisa Goren; University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass, Amherst to support Crosstown Contemporary Art, an outdoor group installation; the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt., to exhibit the work of 10 New England artists; and Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Maine to exhibit the work of Maine-based artists Anna Hepler and Karen Gelardi.
Application submissions for 2017 are due August 1. To learn more about the Artist’s Resource Trust Fund, visit www.berkshiretaconic.org. To donate to the fund, visit www.berkshiretaconic.org/Donate.