Minneapolis—The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, in conjunction with the Jerome Foundation, is pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2012/13 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists. They are to Susannah Bielak, Amanda Hankerson, Michael Hoyt, Melissa Loop, and Lauren Roche, all of the Twin Cities. In addition to receiving $10,000 stipends, over the course of the year these artists have the opportunity to meet with three arts professionals, exhibit recent work in a culminating group show at MCAD Gallery, and have a local art curator or critic write an essay about their work in a catalog that accompanies the exhibition.
Since 1981 the Jerome Foundation has generously funded these fellowships for emerging artists, which are designed to identify and support outstanding artists in the state of Minnesota at the early stages of their professional careers. The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is proud to be the administrator of this fellowship program that has benefitted more than 155 artists over the past 30 years.
These newest Jerome fellows were selected out of a field of 245 applicants by a panel of three arts professionals. This year’s jurors were Miranda Lash, curator of modern and contemporary art at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Shirley Tse, artist and professor at California Institute of Arts, and Jill Ewald, curator and director of the Flaten Art Museum at St. Olaf College.