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Wyoming Arts Council announces scholarship recipients

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Performing Arts and Native Art Fellowships.

Recipients of the Visual Arts Fellowship are: Marcus Dewey of Arapahoe, Susan Moldenhauer of Laramie and Eileen Nistler of Upton. Honorable mentions were awarded Juan Ladin of LanderRebecca Weed of Cody and Phillippa Lack of Cheyenne.

Creative Writing Scholarship recipients are: Francesca King of Laramie in fiction, Kate Northrop of Laramie in poetry and David Zoby of Casper in nonfiction. Honorable mentions were given to Sarah Merrill, Rabbit of Laramie and Kevin Grange of Jackson.

Recipients of the Performing Arts Fellowship in Music are: Julie Huebner of Sheridan and Ron Coulter of Casper. Honorable mentions were given to Mark Bergman of Sheridan and Bunny Sings Wolf of Devils Tower.

The recipients of the Performing Arts Scholarship in Theater and Dance are: Michaela Ellingson of Jackson and Francesca Romo of Jackson. Honorable mentions were given to Gina Patterson of Jackson and Oakley Boycott Lander.

Native Art Fellowship recipients are: Talissa Abeyta of Fort Washakie and Christian Wallowing Bull of Dubois. Honorable Mention was awarded to Bruce Cook of Riverton.

The Fellowships are merit-based awards for selected Wyoming artists based on their submitted portfolio of work that reflects serious and exceptional artistic inquiry. Each of the recipients will receive a $3,000 award and the opportunity to share their work with the community through the support of the Wyoming Arts Council.

Entries are judged anonymously by jurors from abroad with an extensive background in each artistic field. This year’s scholarship judges were Tasha Kubesh and Bobbi Walker for visual arts; Storm Gloor for music; Dominic Moore-Dunson for theater and dance, EJ Levy, Florence Williams and Michelle Otero for creative writing; and Karen Ann Hoffman and Topaz Jones for Native Art. More information about this program and details about each recipient can be found at www.wyomingartscouncil.org.

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