Duane Slick named 2011 Eiteljorg Fellow
The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art announced that Duane Slick (Professor, Painting) is one of its 2011 Eiteljorg fellows. Each fellow receives an unrestricted grant of $25,000. The other 2011 Eiteljorg Fellows and the Visiting Artist (and their tribal affiliations) are:
· Bonnie Devine (Ojibwa / Serpent River First Nation), Toronto
· Skawennati Fragnito (Mohawk), Montreal, Canada
· Anna Tsouhlarakis (Navajo/Creek), Washington, D.C.
Alan Michelson (Mohawk), New York City
From Nov. 12, 2011- Feb. 19, 2012, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis will showcase the works from this year’s group of Fellows in a special exhibition. In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum will publish a catalogue with images, scholarly articles and essays. The museum also will purchase more than $100,000 in art for its permanent collection from the Fellowship artists. Since its inception in 1999, the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art has awarded more than $850,000 in unrestricted grants and added more than 200 pieces of art by 35 Native fine artists to the Eiteljorg Museum’s permanent collection. For more information on the Fellowship program visit www.fellowship.eiteljorg.org