The prestigious Individual Artist Fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts recognize artists in a variety of disciplines for their outstanding quality of work and provide monetary awards. Individual Artist Fellows are publicly acknowledged and benefit from the additional exposure to their work.

This year, work samples from 118 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, and visual artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering both demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form. Sixteen artists were selected for Fellowships and four Honorable Mentions.

2016 Individual Artist Fellowship - Reception & Award Ceremony, and Exhibition

Each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, exhibits the work of Delaware's Individual Artist Fellows. The Award Winners XVI exhibition, on view now through October 23, recognizes the Fellows' combined artistic accomplishments.

This year, the Division will recognize sixteen Delaware artists for the high quality of their artwork at the Award Winners XVI Reception and Award Ceremony on Saturday, October 1 from 2 – 4 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Masters



Ramona DeFelice Long

Ramona DeFelice Long
Literature: Fiction

"Running an arts-based business is difficult because it’s a soft industry,” she says, “No one *needs* to write a novel, whereas someone needs to have their house built. But I really approach it like a business. "

Established Professionals



Siobhan Carroll

Siobhan Carroll
Literature: Fiction

"I am living my 8-year-old dream,” she says. “It’s kind of a little more complicated than when I was 8 years old, but I hope that at least so far in life I haven’t lost touch with that desire to tell a story that entertains people."


Lisa Dill
Photo Credit: Rick Neidig

Lisa Dill
Literature: Creative Nonfiction

"I’ve never written, certainly at that length, the science of a thing,” the Wilmington resident says. It’s an unexpected confession -- Dill’s storytelling is as authoritative as it is comprehensible. "