SMC PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Karlsen Awarded Virginia
Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship
Karlsen, a Westchester resident, will be among approximately 20 Fellows at the working retreat for visual artists, writers and composers in Amherst, Va. She will be provided a private bedroom, private studio and three prepared meals a day, as well as optional group activities in the evenings.
This is the second time Karlsen has won a fellowship to the center, and she plans to spend three weeks in late January and early February working on a project that combines watercolor painting with digital images, based on photos she has taken on a recent trip to Norway.
“It will be exciting to have the
opportunity for experimentation and pure creative investigation,”
Karlsen, who has been teaching at SMC since 1986, received her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her Master’s and Master’s of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Serving more than 300 artists a year,
the VCCA is one of the nation’s largest year-round artists’
communities. VCCA Fellows have received worldwide attention through publications,
exhibitions, compositions, performances and major awards and accolades,
including MacArthur grants, Pulitzer Prizes, Academy Award nominations,
Guggenheim Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts awards and more.
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