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Hamiltonian Artists Announces the 2017-2019 Hamiltonian Fellows

Hamiltonian Artists is proud to announce five new, distinguished 2017 Hamiltonian Fellows to join our existing group of artists.  They are pleased to introduce:

  • Heather Theresa Clark (MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Patrick Harkin (MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Antonio McAfee (MFA, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Helina Metaferia (MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University)
  • Ellen (Jing) Xu (MFA, University of Washington)

The 2017 Hamiltonian Fellows were selected from a competitive pool of 158 very talented artists. The External Review Panel, comprised of six art professionals, evaluated every application and gathered to discuss each artist based on criteria regarding artistic merit and relevance to today’s art world. They would like to express gratitude to the panelists for their generosity and enthusiastic support of this endeavor:

  • Sarah Workneh, Co-director of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
  • Justin Plakas, artist and educator
  • Billy Friebele, artist, educator and Hamiltonian alumnus
  • Clara D’Alba, curator
  • Blair Murphy, curator and Managing Director at DC Arts Center
  • Carlyn Thomas, Director at Terrault Contemporary

Artwork by all five new fellows will be on view in the debut group exhibition new.now., opening at Hamiltonian Gallery on Saturday, September 23 from 7-9 pm.

(via Hamiltonian Gallery. Photo courtesy of Hamiltonian Gallery.)