Last week Kala Art Institute of Berkeley announced the winners of this year’s Fellowship awards.
Three of the eight honorees – Suh Hee Jae, Heather Sparks and Lee Walton – are from San Francisco.
The Honorable Mention/First Place Alternate award was given to Sam Brown of Oakland and the Second Place Alternate was presented to Hilary Chartrand of San Francisco.
Other award winners were Sara Gibson of Providence, R.I., Cynthia Mott of Ft. Collins, Colo., Ursula Neubauer of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Pakamas Suwannipa of Chonburi, Thailand, and Marci Tackett of Olympia, Wash.
Kala Art Institute annually awards six to eight artist who work in printmaking, book arts and electronic media with the Fellowship awards. Recipients have full use of Kala’s 8,500 square foot extensively equipped print and electronic media facility for a six-month period.
The value of this fellowship is estimated at $5,000 per person.
Work produced during the residency will be featured in a special Fellowship exhibition held in 2001.