Mississippi Museum of Art Announces the Winner of the Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship

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Philip Jackson, Transitory Spaces: Pear, Apples, and Cherries, 2016. Oil on panel. 10×10. Image courtesy of the Mississippi Museum of Art official website at msmuseumart.org


by Chloe Clutter

The Mississippi Museum of Art was pleased to announce the 2016 recipient of The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship. The grant of $15,000 has been awarded to Philip R. Jackson of Oxford, whose artwork is featured in the 2016 Mississippi Invitational, on view now through March 11, 2017.

Administered through the Museum, The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship provides a unique study-and-travel scholarship to support an individual artist in the development and creation of art over the course of two years. Artists whose work is selected to be included in the 2016 Mississippi Invitational exhibition are eligible to apply for the grant in the year that their work is chosen. Jackson is one of eighteen artists chosen by Guest Curator Marisa J. Pascucci for inclusion in this year’s presentation.

The fellowship recipient is determined by a panel of jurors following the selection of artists whose work is to be exhibited in the Mississippi Invitational. The chosen artist is required to donate one original work of art created during the grant period to the Museum’s permanent collection. When applying for the grant, artists must demonstrate how the award could influence the development and direction of their work. Artists may use the funds for the following objectives: to study with an individual artist or in a studio, workshop, or residency setting; to pursue projects which further artistic development and support the realization of specific creative ideas; to purchase supplies and equipment; to conduct research; and to travel.

Jackson is an associate professor of art at The University of Mississippi in Oxford where he currently teaches and heads the painting program. His work is part of the permanent collections of art museums in Evansville and Fort Wayne, Indiana; Huntsville, Alabama; and most recently the Mississippi Arts Commission in Jackson.
With the fellowship funds, Jackson plans to apply for the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Residency in Ballycastle, Ireland.

According to Jane Hiatt, “The idea for this fellowship grew from my years of listening to artists and learning what a difference mid-career travel and study can make in an artist’s vision, skill, and scope. I wanted to foster that and enhance the Mississippi Museum of Art’s relationship with artists living in the state.”

“We are so grateful to Jane Crater Hiatt for her vision, for her ability to translate that vision into a meaningful reality, and for her genuine love of artists and their art,” said Betsy Bradley, Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Admission to the 2016 Mississippi Invitational is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students. Free admission for children under the age of five and Museum members. To learn more, visit www.msmuseumart.org and click on exhibitions. The Mississippi Museum of Art and its programs are sponsored in part by the city of Jackson and Visit Jackson. Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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<p>Born and bred on the state line of Mississippi, Chloe Clutter calls both New Orleans and Picayune, Mississippi home sweet home. In 2014, she enrolled at Southern Miss with aspirations of being a buyer or a fashion journalist. Somehow in the last two years, she has become a Leadership Scholar, member of the Fashion Merchandising Organization, Manager of Sakura Japanese Restaurant, member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and a DIME intern. All the while maintaining a less than ideal sleeping schedule and sweet disposition.</p>

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