RAM Artist Fellowship Recipients

Sponsored by the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation

RAM is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 RAM Artist Fellowships and Emerging Artist Award.

Now in its fifth round, the RAM Artist Fellowship Program aims to showcase the diversity and vitality of the Racine/Kenosha visual arts community by supporting the professional development of its artists. The goal is 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.

New in 2020, an Emerging Artist Award was given to an artist under the age of 40 who is in the early stages of their creative development and demonstrates significant potential.

Congratulations to the following artists:


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

Each of these five recipients is presented a monetary award—$3,000 for the Artist Fellowship Recipients and $1,500 for the Emerging Artist—which may be used for any expenses that will assist in the development of new work and advance their artistic careers, such as equipment and supply purchases, studio rental, and travel.

All five recipients will be will be featured in concurrent solo exhibitions at RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, August 27 – November 27, 2021. A color brochure will accompany this fellowship show. By increasing critical attention and exposure for recipients, the program fosters their continued creative professional development. The RAM Artist Fellowship application process will be repeated in 2021, with the next entry deadline in January 2022.

Past RAM Artist Fellowship Recipients

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