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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by CAA — Dec 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.

December 2011

Colin B. Bailey, deputy director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of the Frick Collection in New York, has received the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government.

Caetlynn Booth, a recent graduate in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts Graduate Program in Visual Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has received a Fulbright scholarship to Berlin, Germany, for academic year 2011–12. She will conduct research for a project titled “The Work of Adam Elsheimer and the Spiritual Power of Painting.”

Andrea Bowers has received a grant from Art Matters to support a video project documenting DREAM-activist youth in California fighting the deportation of undocumented students.

Robert Gero has received a grant from Art Matters to support travel to Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Slovakia for research and interviews with the Roma.

Hope Ginsburg has received a grant from Art Matters to support travel her ongoing social artwork project, called Sponge. The artist will travel to the reef atolls off the coast of Belize to study the sea sponges that grow there.

Sheila Pepe has received a grant from Art Matters to support the international iterations of Common Sense, an ongoing installation and participatory performance involving a large-scale crocheted drawing.

Margaret Samu, adjunct assistant professor in the Art History Department of Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University, has received a Swann Foundation Fellowship for Caricature and Cartoon at the Library of Congress. The fellowship will enable her to study late-nineteenth-century Russian caricatures about art from the library’s strong holdings of satirical publications. She will use this material for a chapter of her book manuscript entitled Russian Venus.