SAIC Community Members Receive Lucas Artist Fellowships

Left to right: Ali Asgar (Tara), "The Virus of Faith," 2016. Rashayla Brown (BFA 2015), "Rage to Master: Michelle Grabner's Poor Farm," 2016
Left to right: Ali Asgar (Tara), "The Virus of Faith," 2016. Rashayla Brown (BFA 2015), "Rage to Master: Michelle Grabner's Poor Farm," 2016

Congratulations to current graduate student in the Performance department Ali Asgar (Tara) and Lecturer Rashayla Marie Brown (BFA 2015, Photography) who  are recipients of the Montalvo Arts Center's Lucas Artist Fellowships. The fellowships are awarded to 33 artists of exceptional talent from across the United States and the world. Each artist selected is awarded three months in the Lucas Artists Residency over three years, with the ability to return multiple times. Lucas Artists Fellows are also welcomed to bring collaborators into residence with them. This represents significant ongoing support for an artist’s work over a three-year period, according to the Montalvo Arts website. Montalvo houses the oldest artist residency program on the West Coast, hosting artists since 1939.