On the twenty first of December I received a phone call from the Arizona Commission on the Arts to inform me that I had been awarded an Artist Project Grant for my project “Expanding the Digital print to Uncommon Surfaces. To say I was excited would be an understatement. To me this grant is an honor and it will give me time and money to develop work that will take me beyond my current relationship with the digital print.
The purpose of my project is to expand my art beyond the digital print surfaces in which I have already worked. My goals are to: 1) create surfaces that will extend the expression of my digital prints, 2) contrast digital prints with both natural surfaces and modern surfaces. To accomplish this and other ideas I am working on, I will combine nature with technology. Printing on natural surfaces beyond what I have previously used or made will allow a more in dept experience of ways to create my art.
In the months to come I will be posting the results and information on my discoveries. I am considering doing some book type formats as I move forward with my experiments. There are so many ideas rolling around in my head about where I want to spend my energies in this entire process. I have no idea where this will go, but one thing I am sure of is that I will be sharing all my techniques so that others can learn from what I learn.
Thanks to the Arizona Commission on the Arts and congratulations to the other artists that have received this award.
Carol Wiebe says
Congratulations KathyAnne! What a stellar achievement, and how wonderful that it will also “grant” you time for vital experimentation. Of course, you do that anyway, but this will fund it. You mentioned sharing what you learn, which is also a natural for you. WOW, what a terrific Christmas present. I am very happy for you.
Mary lin Huskamp says
CONGRATULATIONS! Beautiful piece! Best Wishes for 2009!
Kyle Kunnecke says
congrats! I am always happy to see when an artist is furthered through grants or other means of encouragement 🙂 I’m always excited to see what you’re up to!
Karin Millson says
Congratulations – what a marvellous lift.. you must be up in the clouds. And your generosity, clearly stated, is very uplifting for those who read your blog. It is also a breath of fresh air to hear of your situation which involves taking money worries away somewhat… in contrast to all the doom and gloom we have around us right now… Happy New Year to you and may it be a richly fulfilling one.
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