Tuesday, January 29, 2008

MD State Arts Coucil Grant


I recently received notice in the mail that I won a big MD State Arts Council Grant! Hooray!!
May I tell you that getting funding to make my own artwork is one of the best feelings I've felt. Not because it's money that will last forever, which it certainly is not, but because somewhere in setting the budget, Maryland allowed some money to go to the arts. In a time when art classes and music classes are fewer and further between in the U.S. I guess it's just nice to know there's still SOMETHING set aside...and with that in mind, I feel quite humbled to receive part of that funding. In the packet with all of the paperwork on getting a grant (who knew it took so much legal attention?) was a list of all the other artists that won. Being excited to see a few familiar names, as well as lots I'd never heard, I went about googling some of the latter. Turns out, there are some pretty awesome artists in Maryland that I've never heard of... and only a handful of them live within the city of Baltimore. They're everywhere!!


These pieces by Hadieh Shafie, where some of my favorites, but perhaps I'll try and showcase a few more new finds in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I'm busy flailing my arms around, procrastinating on the screen-printing front (just kidding- I've been working on a new design, and will show you soon), and planning out what brand of gouache to stock up on.

5 comments:

annie said...

CONGRATULATIONS RACHEL!!!! woooooo!!

Lindsay said...

HOOORAY! That is AMAZING! You are so AWESOME!

Randall said...

Congratulations, Rachel. I'm the director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts -- we're the Maryland State Arts Council of the Ocean State -- and I can tell you that these grants are HIGHLY competitive. It's a great endorsement of the work you are doing. Enjoy.

Randall Rosenbaum
Executive Director
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Providence, RI

Albert Birney said...

BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE! BONE!

Nichim said...

Hurrah for you, and for the great state of Maryland! (But especially for you.) Keep up the good work!