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.
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.”
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.