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VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship Talk

POSTED ON 9.17.2014

Second Street Gallery will host a one-session informational talk entitled “How to Apply for a VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship” on Friday, October 10th at 3:30 pm in the gallery.

The talk will be given by Jenny Harding, VMFA’s Fellowship Program Coordinator. Harding will introduce attendees to VMFA’s Visual Arts Fellowship Program, providing a history of this wonderful resource for Virginia’s artists and art students and explain how artists can apply for funding. Three of the artists exhibiting at Second Street Gallery in October as part of the You Are Surrounded exhibition – Heide Trepanier, Warren Craghead, and Sarah Boyts Yoder - have all received VMFA Fellowship awards.

This event is free and open to artists, educators, students, and gallery members. Please RSVP to outreach@secondstreetgallery.org or call 434.977.7284 for further information.

The Fellowship program was the vision of the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg, Virginia; offered through VMFA’s Art & Education Division, Fellowships are still largely funded by Pratt’s generous endowment, and supplemented by annual gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund. Since its creation in 1940, the Fellowship program has awarded almost $5 million to over 1,200 Virginians. In this information session, attendees will learn the ‘ins and outs’ of the application process, how to ensure application materials are complete, and the history behind the program and some of the familiar names who have received awards in the past. The application deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014 – applications are currently online at www.VMFA.museum/fellowships.


Jenny Harding earned a BFA in Fashion Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She currently serves as Fellowship Program Coordinator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. For additional information, telephone Jenny at 804.204.2685.

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