John Ringling Towers Fund Award
October 24, 2016


No, that’s not a 12 year old boy. It’s me!! This award marks my first successful grant application. Thank you Creative Capital for a great webinar on the topic by Tracie Holder (to be offered again in the near future).

About the Award: The John Ringling Towers Fund Individual Artist Award was designed to recognize practicing, professional, creative artists residing in Sarasota County through monetary fellowship awards. The program provides support for artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability to continue to produce work. The award includes a significant cash reward as well as a three-week residency at The Hermitage Artist Retreat.

I won the award for a proposal to further develop my Assent series, a series of constructed paintings made from watercolor and gouache on cut paper. I will be scaling up the process used to make the tiny 6″x4″ paintings to 12 times that size, or 6 feet x 4 feet. More to come as the series develops.