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.