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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by CAA — Aug 15, 2014

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.

August 2014

Wendy Bellion, associate professor of American art and material culture at the University of Delaware in Newark, has been awarded the Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum for her book Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press; Williamsburg, VA: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2011).

Elizabeth Buhe, a doctoral student in art history at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, has received a Student Research Grant from the Mellon Research Initiative to participate in “From ‘Surface’ to ‘Substrate’: The Archaeology, Art History, and Science of Material Transfer,” a conference taking place November 7–8, 2014.

Jennifer Cohen, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Chicago in Illinois, has earned a William H. Truettner Predoctoral Fellowship from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She will work on “Fantastic Boxes: Shop Windows and Surrealist Space in Wartime New York.”

Laura Dickey Corey, a PhD candidate in art history at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, has been awarded the Frick Center for the History of Collecting Junior Fellowship for summer/fall 2014.

John Fagg, a lecturer in the school of English, Drama, and American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham in England, has won the 2014 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize for “Bedpans and Gibson Girls: Clutter and Matter in John Sloan’s Graphic Art,” which will appear in the journal American Art in 2015.

Annika Fine, a doctoral student in art history at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, has received a Student Research Grant from the Mellon Research Initiative to give a presentation during “From ‘Surface’ to ‘Substrate’: The Archaeology, Art History, and Science of Material Transfer,” a conference taking place November 7–8, 2014.

Kristen Gaylord, a doctoral student in art history at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, has been awarded the Joan R. Challinor Award for distinction in the area of women and Catholicism from the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Gaylord has also received the Patricia Dunn Lehrman Fellowship from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Orit Halpern, assistant professor in history at the New School of Social Research and Eugene Lang College and an affiliate in the graduate program in design studies at Parsons the New School for Design, all in New York, has won a 2014 research grant from the Graham Foundation. She will work on “Rational Utopias,” a project that explores the history and ethnography of “smart” territories and ubiquitous computing.

Nicholas Hartigan, a PhD student in art history at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has been named a Committee on Institutional Cooperation-Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. His research project is called “The Changing Function of Public Sculpture.”

Leslie Hewitt, an artist based in New York, has won a 2013 Biennial Award from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, which comes with a $20,000 grant.

Alicia Imperiale, assistant professor of architectural history, theory, and design at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has won a 2014 research grant from the Graham Foundation. Her project is called “An Alternate Organicism in the Journal Zodiac, 1965–1974.”

Katherine Jentleson, a doctoral student in art history at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has become a Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, for her project, “Gatecrashers: The First Generation of Outsider Artists in America.”

Steve Locke, an artist based in Boston, Massachusetts, has accepted a 2013 Biennial Award from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. He will receive a $20,000 gift.

Katherine Markoski, an independent scholar based in Alexandria, Virginia, has received a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Her research examines “The Imagination of Community: Artistic Practice at Black Mountain College”

Rachel Middleman, assistant professor of art history at Utah State University in Logan, has won a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, to research “Radical Eroticism: Women, Art, and the Transformation of Sexual Aesthetics in the 1960s.”

Jennifer Stettler Parsons, a graduate student in art history at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, has received a Sara Roby Predoctoral Fellowship in 20th-Century American Realism from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Her project is titled “John Sloan: Between Philadelphia and New York, 1892–1907.”

Carol McMichael Reese, Mary Louise Christovich Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, has been awarded a 2014 publication grant (with her two coeditors) from the Graham Foundation for New Orleans under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning, the first book to illustrate and analyze architectural, landscape, and planning responses for post-Katrina New Orleans.

Margaret Samu, from the Art History Department at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women in New York, has been awarded a Summer Fellowship in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. She will use the fellowship to work on her project “Baroque Sculpture Display in Peter the Great’s Summer Garden.”

Nina Schleif from the Bavarian State Art Museums has become a Terra Foundation Senior Fellow in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She is investigating “Warhol’s Drawings of the Fifties: Sources, Techniques, Meanings.”

Michelle Smiley, an MA student in history of art at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, has been accepted into the 2014 summer internship program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Juliet Sperling, a graduate student in art history at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has accepted a Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She will research “Animating Flatness: Seeing Moving Images in American Painting and Mass Visual Culture, 1820–95.”

Edit Tóth, who teaches at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania State University in Altoona, has earned a 2014 research grant from the Graham Foundation for her book, Bauhaus Photography and Design: Moholy-Nagy, Breuer, Henri, Yamawaki, and Kepes.

Jesús Vassallo, assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Rice University in Houston, Texas, has accepted a 2014 research grant from the Graham Foundation for his project, “Building with Images.”

Jillian Vaum, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in art history at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has participated in the 2014 summer internship program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Megan Whitney, an MA student in art history at the University of Tucson in Arizona, has been accepted into the 2014 summer internship program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Lara Yeager-Crasselt, a lecturer in the Department of Art at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, has been awarded a Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship for academic year 2014–15. She will carry out postdoctoral work as a research fellow in the Department of Art History at KU Leuven in Belgium.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, an artist based in Chicago, Illinois, has received a 2013 Biennial Award from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. She will receive a $20,000 gift from the foundation.