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Annual Awards


The Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowships, the School’s oldest and largest endowed fellowships, established in 1893, are awarded annually for travel and study. In 2013 the following students were nominated for this honor: Graphic Design—Jenny Hung, John Paul Wolforth; Painting/Printmaking—Katherine Ellen Davis, Patrick Timothy Groth; Photography—David Osawindawen Alekhuogie, Ilona Anna Szwarc; Sculpture—Anthony Lee Hope, Livia Ungur.

The Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Traveling Fellowship is awarded annually to a painting/printmaking student for travel abroad between the first and second years of the program.

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Scholarships and Prizes

The following prizes are awarded annually to enrolled students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement:

  • Richard Benson Prize for excellence in photography
  • Blair Dickinson Memorial Prize for the woman whose whole person demonstrates a developing consciousness, a personal vision, and a spirit of search
  • Gloucester Landscape Painting Prize for excellence in landscape painting
  • Al Held Prizes for Painting providing residencies at the American Academy in Rome
  • Ralph Mayer Prize for proficiency in materials and techniques
  • Fannie B. Pardee Prize for excellence in sculpture
  • Schickle-Collingwood Prize in recognition of exceptional development and progress by a first-year student
  • Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize for excellence in painting
  • Bradbury Thompson Memorial Prize for consistent excellence in graphic design
  • Ethel Childe Walker Prize in recognition of exceptional artistic development by an undergraduate student majoring in art

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Honorary Awards

The following honorary awards are made each year by the faculty and the dean to enrolled students, on the basis of professional promise:

  • Phelps Berdan Memorial Award for distinction in painting/printmaking
  • George R. Bunker Award in recognition of an outstanding student in painting/printmaking
  • Ward Cheney Memorial Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in performance and composition
  • Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award for outstanding achievement in drawing or painting from nature
  • Rebecca Taylor Porter Award for distinction in sculpture
  • Ely Harwood Schless Award for excellence in painting
  • John Ferguson Weir Award in recognition of an outstanding student in the School
  • Susan H. Whedon Award in recognition of an outstanding student in sculpture
  • Helen Watson Winternitz Award in recognition of an outstanding student in painting/printmaking

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Award Recipients, 2014

  • Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowships, Anthony Lee Hope, Jenny Hung, Ilona Anna Szwarc, Livia Ungur
  • Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Traveling Fellowship, Sean Robert FitzGerald
Scholarships and prizes
  • Richard Benson Prize, Hannah Christine Price
  • Blair Dickinson Memorial Prize, Shehrezad Maher
  • Gloucester Landscape Painting Prize, Sarah Mae Faux
  • Al Held Prizes, Luke Taylor Rogers, Tschabalala Self
  • Ralph Mayer Prize, Mariana Garibay Raeke
  • Fannie B. Pardee Prize, Oren Pinhassi
  • Schickle-Collingwood Prize, Margaret Christine Bennett
  • Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize, Jae Na Kwon
  • Bradbury Thompson Memorial Prize, Marina Mills Kitchen, Martha Kang McGill
  • Ethel Childe Walker Prize, Johanna Chadwick Flato, Emily Trina Monjaraz
Honorary awards
  • Phelps Berdan Memorial Award, Yu-Yeon Cho
  • George R. Bunker Award, Michael Ryan Handley
  • Ward Cheney Memorial Award, Erin Desmond
  • Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award, Olof Carl Johan Inger
  • Rebecca Taylor Porter Award, João Doria de Souza
  • Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Fund Award, Stephen Benjamin Benenson
  • John Ferguson Weir Award, Casey Robert McGonagle
  • Susan H. Whedon Award, Erin Irene Henry
  • Helen W. Winternitz Award, Jenna Eve Pirello
  • Josef Albers Traveling Fellowship, Martha Shao Mei Tuttle
  • Dedalus Foundation Fellowship, James Damien Miller
  • Dumphries House Residency in London, Danielle Heather Friedman, David Francis Walsh
  • Gamblin Paint Prize, Maria de Los Angeles Cornejo
  • Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Fumikazu Ishino
Alumni awards

The following distinguished awards were made to School of Art alumni in 2014:

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards, Keltie Ferris (M.F.A. Painting/Printmaking 2006), Jessica Stockholder (M.F.A. Sculpture 1985)
  • Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Grants, Beverly Semmes (M.F.A. Sculpture 1987)
  • Gwangju Biennale, Woon Choi (M.F.A. Painting/Printmaking 2007)
  • James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize, Njideka Akunyili Crosby (M.F.A. Painting/Printmaking 2011)
  • Headlands Center for the Arts Chiaro Award, Michael Cloud (M.F.A. Painting/Printmaking 2003)
  • Rema Hort Mann Foundation Awards, Abigail DeVille (M.F.A. Painting/Printmaking 2011)
  • Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Shoshanna Weinberger (M.F.A. Painting/Printmaking 2003)
  • Pollock Krasner Grant, Tamar Ettun (M.F.A. Sculpture 2010)
  • United States Artists Fellows, Leslie Hewitt (M.F.A. Sculpture 2004), Wangechi Mutu (M.F.A. Sculpture 2000)
  • U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts, Kehinde Wiley (M.F.A. Painting/Printmaking 2001)

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