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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by CAA — Feb 15, 2011

CAA recognizes its members for their professional achievements, be it a grant, fellowship, residency, book prize, honorary degree, or related award.

Grants, Awards, and Honors is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

February 2011

Blane De St. Croix, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has been selected to participate in the 2011 Art and Law Residency Program, a new initiative from the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York. She will join other resident artists, writers, and curators for semimonthly seminars exploring intersections of art and law; their projects and papers will culminate in an exhibition and symposium.

Mazie McKenna Harris, a doctoral student in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has been selected to participate in the 2011 Art and Law Residency Program, a new initiative from the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York. She will join other resident artists, writers, and curators for semimonthly seminars exploring intersections of art and law; their projects and papers will culminate in an exhibition and symposium.

Corin Hewitt, an artist based in Richmond, Virginia, has received a $25,000 grant in the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s 2010 Painters and Sculptors Grant Program, established in 1993 to assist individual artists creating work of exceptional quality.

Darryl Lauster, an artist and assistant professor of intermedia and sculpture at the University of Texas at Arlington, has received a $25,000 grant in the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s 2010 Painters and Sculptors Grant Program, established in 1993 to assist individual artists creating work of exceptional quality.

Kamau Amu Patton has been named a winner of the 2010 SECA Art Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California. Administrated by the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA), the biennial award honors four Bay Area artists who are working independently at a high level of artistic maturity but who have not yet received substantial recognition. Artists receive a modest cash prize and will be featured in a museum exhibition, with a catalogue, in fall 2011.

Nicole Pietrantoni has been awarded a Fulbright grant to Iceland for the 2010–11 academic year. She has also been awarded a Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Scholarship, receiving a $25,000 grant for scholarly exchange and research between the United States and Iceland. While in Iceland, she will teach art workshops and create a new body of work, which will explore layers of narratives and histories that shape the way in which one pictures and frames the natural world, at the Icelandic Printmaker’s Association in Reykjavik.

Piotr Piotrowski, Polish art historian and theoretician, has won the 2010 Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory, initiated and funded by the ERSTE Foundation, based in Vienna, Austria. The biennial prize, which comes with a €40,000 cash award, acknowledges a cultural protagonist whose work is dedicated to broadening international knowledge of Central and South Eastern European visual culture.

Christine Poggi, professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has received the twenty-first Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association for her book, Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009). The biennial prize recognizes an outstanding book in Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian.

Liz Rodda, an artist and assistant professor of media art and video in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, has been chosen as one of five artists to receive the Art 365 Award from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. She will receive a $12,000 grant and one year of guidance from a guest curator, Shannon Fitzgerald, in preparation for a group exhibition to be held March 25–May 7, 2011, at Artspace at Untitled in Oklahoma City.

Allison Smith, an artist based in Oakland, California, has been named a USA Friends Fellow by United States Artists, a national grant-making and advocacy organization. As one of fifty-two artists receiving the honor, she will be given an unrestricted grant of $50,000.

Lynne Yamamoto, an artist based in Northampton, Massachusetts, has received a $25,000 grant in the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s 2010 Painters and Sculptors Grant Program, which was established in 1993 to assist individual artists creating work of exceptional quality.