Seven CalArts Alumni Awarded California Community Foundation Fellowships
Seven out of the fourteen recipients of the 2009 California Community Foundation (CCF) Fellowships in Visual Arts are CalArts alumni. The foundation awarded $260,000 in one-year fellowships to outstanding emerging and mid-career artists working in painting, sculpture, performance art, experimental film/video and multimedia. Emerging artists each received $15,000 fellowships and mid-career artists were awarded $20,000 fellowships.
Mid-career awards went to Jennifer Steinkamp (BFA, Film/Video, 1985), Rheim Alkadhi (BFA, Art, 1994), Edgar Arceneaux (MFA, Art, 2001), Andrea Bowers (MFA, Art, 1992), and Mineo Mizuno (Chouinard, 1968). Zackary Drucker (MFA, Photography & Media, 2007) and Elana Mann (MFA, Art, 2007) were both awarded with the emerging artist fellowships.