FAU Professor Receives South Florida Cultural Consortium 2011 Visual and Media Artist Fellowship
BOCA RATON, FL (June 14, 2011) – Walter Hnatysh, a professor in Florida Atlantic University’s department of visual arts and art history, recently received a South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) Visual and Media Artists Fellowship. Twelve people received fellowships, and Hnatysh is the only one from Palm Beach County. The fellowship comes with a $15,000 award. The 2011 fellowship was awarded for paintings and drawings. Hnatysh also received a SFCC Artist Fellowship in 2007 for digital photography.
Hnatysh, who lives in Lake Worth, is a professor of art in painting and drawing within FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. He has shown work in 20 one-person exhibits and over 100 group shows. Hnatysh received his BFA from Indiana University and his MFA from Tyler School of Art.
The South Florida Cultural Consortium is an alliance of the arts councils of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Martin counties. It has also awarded fellowships this year to six visual artists from Miami-Dade County, four from Broward County and one from Monroe County. The fellowships are conferred at either the $15,000 or $7,500 level. The $15,000 fellowships are among the largest such awards provided by local arts agencies in the United States. The recipients were selected during a two-tier panel process, which included the participation of regional and national arts experts.
An exhibition featuring the works of the twelve recipients is scheduled to be presented at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL from September 9 - October 16, 2011. The South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Program is a cooperative project funded in part with the support of the Board of County Commissioners of Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin and Monroe counties, and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.
The South Florida Cultural Consortium is funded in part with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, the Board of County Commissioners of Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin and Monroe counties, and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.
For more information about FAU’s department of visual arts and art history, call 561-297-3870.
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Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.