Six McKnight Artists

JULY 11 – AUGUST 30, 2015
Main Gallery, Emily Galusha Gallery

Opening Reception and Summer Open House:
Saturday, July 11, 1 – 4 pm

Six McKnight Artists featured the artwork of the 2013 McKnight Fellowship recipients, Kelly Connole (Northfield) and Kip O’Krongly (Northfield), as well as the 2014 McKnight Resident Artists, Claudia Alvarez (New York, NY), Sanam Emami (Fort Collins, CO), Sarah Heimann (Lebanon, NH), and 2015 resident artist Jae Won Lee (Mason, MI). This annual exhibition provided the artists who have been generously supported by the McKnight Foundation with the opportunity to showcase the successes of their residency or fellowship.

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Related Resources

Claudia Alvarez’ website:
Kelly Connole’s website:
Sanam Enami’s website:
Sarah Heimann’s website:
Jae Won Lee’s website:
Kip O’Krongly’s website:

The McKnight Residency is a 3-month program for mid-career ceramic artists. The program awards four ceramic artists yearly with a $6,000 award (for a three-month residency), a studio space, and a glaze and firing allowance. During the residency, each artist will present a public workshop, for which he or she will receive a small honorarium. At the culmination of the grant period, recipients will be featured in a catalogue and group exhibition at Northern Clay Center.
Click here for more information on how to apply for the 2016 residencies.

The McKnight Fellowship is a merit based award, given to two Minnesota artists annually. Each $25,000 award may be used for, but is not limited to: experimenting with new techniques and materials, purchasing materials and equipment, collaborating with other artists, and pursuing education, exhibition, or travel opportunities. The McKnight Fellowship recipients will be featured in a workshop and in an exhibition with a corresponding catalogue at the end of their grant year.
Click here for more information on how to apply for the 2016 fellowships.