Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Professors Hebron and Berens Awarded Mid-Career Fellowships

Professor Micol Hebron and Professor Stephen Berens were both awarded the prestigious California Community Foundation Getty Fellowship for mid-career artists for 2012. Ten mid-career and ten emerging artist fellowships were awarded (out of 388 applicants) and Chapman University is the only university represented by two of its faculty.

Professor Hebron was awarded a fellowship in support of her mixed-media work, performance art, collaborative projects, and interdisciplinary art, writing, and curatorial career. www.micolhebron.com 

Professor Berens was awarded a fellowship in support of his broad ranging photographic practice that includes 15 bodies of work since 2000 and his work on the art journal X-TRA, which he co-founded. http://www.stephenberens.com

Examples of artworks, artist statements and the biographies of the 2012 fellows are available online in the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists virtual art gallery (http://my.calfund.org/artist-gallery/gallery/year-2012/).

 “The CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists is unique to Los Angeles, supporting local emerging and mid-career artists in advancing to the next level of professional development and ensuring a long-term, sustainable career in the arts in Los Angeles.
CCF fellows engage with the public, effect change through their art and add to the culture and diversity of L.A.  County.  They also contribute to the foundation’s mission of strengthening communities and building a better future for L.A.” California Community Foundation

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