2005 Pew fellows!

Post by Rob Matthews
Astrid, Zoe, M. Ho, and Gerald Cyrus Jr. won the Works on Paper Pews. Congratulations! I wish there would have been a pool going. I guessed 3 out of 4 of them. I had Randall [Sellers] picked instead of Gerald. (image is detail from Astrid Bowlby‘s installation at the recent Scope-NY.)

Here’s the winners:

Works on paper
Astrid Bowlby
Gerald Cyrus, Jr.
Melissa Ho
Zoe Strauss



(above are Strauss‘s photo “Sheila and William”)
and Ho‘s “Untitled,” seen at the recent “A Closer Look” at Arcadia)

Media arts
Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater
Pablo Colapinto
Cheryl Hess
Filmon Mebrahtu
Joshua Mosley
(image below is still from Mosley‘s clay-animation video “Commute” seen at the PMA last summer)
Fiction/creative nonfiction:
Beth Kephart
Jay Kirk
Shawn McBride

–Rob Matthews was a finalist for the Pew Fellowships in works on paper. He is represented by Gallery Joe where his last show, “The Assumption,” was a knock-out if we do say so ourselves.


[BTW Libby and I also called out a few of the winners in our 2004 roundup post. We’ve written lots — and fondly — about many of the winners, including Bowlby, Ho, Mosley and Strauss. See our artists list at left. The Pew Fellowships in the Arts, innaugurated 14 years ago, are awarded in different categories each time. The fellowship comes with a purse of $50,000 to enable the artist to concentrate on art for one or two years without having to pursue the regular day job. As of last year, the Pew monies in the fellowships have poured $8.6 million dollars into the local arts community. Thanks, Pew, and Congratulations, all!]