I am pleased to announce I have been awarded a Fellowship at the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program, at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California, for the 2011/2013 season. The Montalvo Visual Arts Fellowship is an award specifically for committed artists working in areas of contemporary visual arts. I was invited to apply. My work was selected from a pool of candidates by a jury comprised of arts professionals including Bruce Yonemoto, Visual Artist; Alard von Rohr, Curator and Art Historian, Deutsche Bank; Susan Krane, Executive Director, San Jose Museum of Art; and Donna Conwell, Curator, Getty Research Institute.
A home/studio at Montalvo, designed by Adele Naude Santos and artist Doug Hollis.
Photo by Tom Ligamiri. See this SFGate story.
"Montalvo Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary arts center that has been in existence since 1939. Our artist residency is the third oldest in the United States. In 1999, the program was closed to redesign a new residency complex, consisting of ten live/work studios and a commons building designed by six teams of renowned architects and artists, on 10 acres of land within a 175 acre park, that is home to the Montalvo Arts Center. The Lucas Artists Residency Program re-opened in 2004 as one of the largest facilities specifically built as an artist residency for an international, multi-disciplinary program of artists and scholars. The Lucas Artists Residency Program fosters a community of highly motivated, talented, creative, and critical minds from a range of disciplines and geographical areas. As the heart of the programmatic offerings at Montalvo, artists and thinkers are invited to live and work in the Program’s residency for 1-3 months."