Now in its eighth year, the Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists supports the professional careers of visual artists through a solo exhibition or alternative presentation of work and curatorial and professional development support, including expert guidance on improving business skills for the effective presentation and promotion of your work.
This program is made possible with the investment of celebrated abstract expressionist artist Walter Feldman, who long held the goal to support young artists with opportunities for professional recognition and growth. As such, the application criteria were established by Walter Feldman when founding the program. As a painter, printmaker, and educator who taught students at Brown University over more than 60 years, Mr. Feldman’s legacy will continue to impact young artists through this program.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2022 Walter Feldman Fellowship through November 30, 2021!
“This year’s Fellows, Marla McLeod and Brooke Stewart, are making visually challenging and technically strong work that made me think about power, agency, and humanity. The work made me remember how powerful figuration can be in capable and empathetic hands.” — 2021 Feldman Fellow Juror, Steve Locke
Brooke Stewart, Milk Wagon, Oil on Canvas
About the 2022 Juror: Jameson Johnson
Jameson Johnson is a writer, curator, and community organizer based in Boston. Since 2017, she has served as the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Boston Art Review, an online and print publication committed to facilitating discourse around contemporary art in Boston and beyond. In addition to her independent work, Johnson is the communications and development manager at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. She has curated exhibitions at Boston Center for the Arts, Fountain Street Gallery, and Boston Cyberarts, as well as served on juries across New England.
About Walter Feldman
Walter Feldman (1925-2017) was a renowned abstract expressionist artist. He studied at Yale School of the Fine Arts with Willem de Kooning and Josef Albers, receiving his BFA and MFA. In 1953 he was appointed to the art faculty at Brown University. His paintings have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, DeCordova Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Obelisk Gallery, Pace Gallery, and Kraushaar Galleries. Over the course of his career he won numerous prizes, fellowships, and awards, including the print prize at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a senior Fulbright Fellowship, the gold medal in Milan’s “Mostra International,” the Childe Hassam Purchase prize from the National Academy of Design and the Tonner prize from the American Color Print Society. His works are in over a 150 public collections including the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.