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Bork recipient of 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship Award

The Arkansas Arts Council recently announced Dustyn Bork, associate professor of art, as one of three recipients of its Individual Artist Fellowship Award in Visual Arts: Painting.

Awarded annually, these $4,000 fellowships recognize individual artistic ability and creative excellence in literary, performing and visual arts and allow artists to set aside time for creating their art and improving their skills. Three artistic disciplines are selected each year as categories for the awards.

The three categories for this year were Literary Arts: Poetry, Performing Arts: Music Composition–Folk/Gospel/Jazz/Pop and Visual Arts: Painting. The recipients were selected by a jury of professional artists, writers and performers. 

The winners of the literary arts fellowships were Megan Blankenship, Little Rock; Renee Emerson, Jonesboro; and H. K. Hummel, Little Rock. The winners of the performing arts fellowships were Charles L. "Charley" Sandage, Mountain View; Rachel Brick a.k.a. Rachel Fields, Fayetteville; and Derrick K. Gibbs, Fayetteville. The winners of the visual arts fellowships were Dustyn Bork, Batesville; Heidi Carlsen-Rogers, Bella Vista; and Steve Spencer, Little Rock.

The artists will be recognized at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13, at the Historic Arkansas Museum. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. in the Stella Boyle Smith Atrium with the awards program beginning at 6 p.m. in the Ottenheimer Theater. Seating is limited. RSVP by Friday, October 7, by calling 501.324.9348 or emailing robin.mcclea@arkansas.gov.

Posted by Alexandra Patrono-Smith at 2:35 PM