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RAM Artist Fellowships and Emerging Artist Award

Sponsored by the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation

The Mission

To showcase the diversity and vitality of the Racine/Kenosha visual arts community by supporting the professional development of its artists.

The Goal

To distinguish the region as a place that values the arts, and enhance the area’s desirability as a place for artists to work and live.

APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

Next application deadline will be January 2021. If you have questions or want to be placed on a mailing list, please contact Liz Siercks at 262.619.3541 or lsiercks@ramart.org.

2020 RAM Artist Fellowships and Emerging Artist Award Recipients

RAM is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Artist Fellowships and Emerging Artist Award. The four Fellowship recipients and the Emerging Artist were selected based on quality of artwork submitted representing a range of styles and media.

Congratulations to:

Martha Coaty, Racine, Photography

Nate Hunter, Kenosha, Ceramics

Christopher Johns, Racine, Painting and Mixed Media

Marc Travanti, Kenosha, Variety of Materials

René Amado (Emerging Artist), Racine, Photography

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Fellowship and Emerging Artist Awards

These competitive awards recognize artists, at all stages of their careers, who are creating outstanding work in all media including painting/drawing, printmaking, photography, bookmaking, sculpture, installation, film/video, fibers, glass, metals, wood, and ceramics.

By increasing critical attention and exposure for recipients, the fellowships seek to foster their continued artistic and professional development.

Four $3,000 Artist Fellowships and one $1,500 Emerging Artist Award will be presented, which may be used for any expenses that will assist in the development of new work and advance their artistic careers, e.g. equipment and supply purchases, studio rental, travel, etc.

All five recipients will be featured in solo exhibitions presented concurrently at RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts. A colored exhibition catalogue will accompany the RAM Artist Fellowship and Emerging Artist Exhibition in 2022.

Google aerial view of Racine-Kenosha area

Fellowship and Emerging Artist Awards

These competitive awards recognize artists, at all stages of their careers, who are creating outstanding work in all media including painting/drawing, printmaking, photography, bookmaking, sculpture, installation, film/video, fibers, glass, metals, wood, and ceramics.

By increasing critical attention and exposure for recipients, the fellowships seek to foster their continued artistic and professional development.

Four $3,000 Artist Fellowships and one $1,500 Emerging Artist Award will be presented, which may be used for any expenses that will assist in the development of new work and advance their artistic careers, e.g. equipment and supply purchases, studio rental, travel, etc.

All five recipients will be featured in solo exhibitions presented concurrently at RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts. A colored exhibition catalogue will accompany the RAM Artist Fellowship and Emerging Artist Exhibition in 2022.

Artist Selection and Eligibility
  • Four fellowship winners will be selected based on the quality of artwork submitted and will represent a range of styles. Applicants must be over 21 years of age and not currently enrolled in a degree program.

  • An Emerging Artist Award will be given to an artist who is between the ages of 21 and 39 on January 13, 2021 and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program.

  • Visual artists at all stages of their careers who reside in the Racine/Kenosha urban corridor east of I-94 are eligible. All art media are eligible.

  • RAM full-time employees are not eligible to apply.

  • RAM Artist Fellowship and Emerging Artist winners are not eligible to apply immediately following the term for which they won (i.e. if you are an award winner in 2018 you cannot apply again until the 2022 Fellowship).

Application Requirements
  • Include artist statement (no more than 300 words).

  • Include artist resume (no more than 600 words).

  • Upload digital images of 10 works of art (saved as .jpegs at 300 dpi and no larger than 1 MB each).

    • Each image MUST be labeled according to the instructions on the application
    • Jurors view digital images when selecting winners
    • All application materials must be received no later than deadline date
    • Incomplete applications will be disqualified
    • All submission materials become the property of Racine Art Museum
  • Need good-quality photos of your work? Make professional images easily with a visit to Wustum’s Photo Studio, available year-round for your use.

  • RAM Artist Fellowship and Emerging Artist winners are not eligible to apply immediately following the term for which they won (i.e. if you are an award winner in 2018 you cannot apply again until the 2022 Fellowship).

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