Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hudson River Fellowship

The deadline for Hudson River Fellowship applications is April 20.

Schoharie Creek, oil on canvas, 11"x9" by Jacob Collins

Mission: The Hudson River Fellowship will build a new movement of American art, modeling itself after the artistic, social and spiritual values of the Hudson River School painters. It will bring together the reawakening enthusiasm for the old American painters, the vigorous but unfocused scene of contemporary landscape painting and the urgent need for a renewed reverence for the land. By bringing back the skills and spirit of the pre-impressionist landscape painters the program will give much needed direction to a new generation of painters. As they learn to carefully study and reflect on the trees and clouds and blades of grass and cliffs, their paintings will become beautiful. Ideally, these artists and their beautiful representations of nature will help to lead the culture back to a stronger connection to the landscape. The fellowship seeks to make a contribution both to the art world and the conservation movement.

The Summer 2010 Fellowship will run from July 5th through August 1st. Please visit the website to learn more about the Fellowship and download the application. The HRF will provide all accepted students with a full-tuition scholarship and free housing.

Tree study by Thomas Kegler, 2009

The HRF is hosted by the Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America in partnership with the Catskill Mountain Foundation's Sugar Maple Center for Creative Arts and is made possible by a leadership grant from the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.

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