November 2, 2020
Now in its seventh year, the Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists supports the professional careers of visual artists through a solo exhibition or alternative presentation of work and curatorial and professional development support, including expert guidance on improving business skills for the effective presentation and promotion of your work.
The Fellowship is open to New England-based artists working in 2D media other than photography who have yet to have their first solo exhibition.
This program is made possible with the investment of celebrated abstract expressionist artist Walter Feldman, who long held the goal to support young artists with opportunities for professional recognition and growth. As such, the application criteria were established by Walter Feldman when founding the program. As a painter, printmaker, and educator who taught students at Brown University over more than 60 years, Mr. Feldman’s legacy will continue to impact young artists through this program.
About the 2021 Juror: Steve Locke
Steve Locke is a New York-based artist, raised in Detroit, Michigan. He received an M.F.A. in 2001 from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds Bachelors Degrees from Boston University and MassArt. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2002. He has been artist-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (2016) and for the City of Boston (2018). He has received grants from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and The Art Matters Foundation. Solo exhibitions include “there is no one left to blame,” curated by Helen Molesworth for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; “The School of Love” with Samsøñ, Boston; “Family Pictures” with Gallery Kayafas, Boston; “#Killers” at YOURS MINE & OURS, New York; and most recently “Homage to the Auction Block” at LaMontagne Gallery, Boston. He has also had solo projects with the Boston Public Library; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Mendes Wood in Sao Paulo, Brazil; VOLTA 5 in Basel, Switzerland; and P.S. Satellites, a project of Prospect IV in New Orleans. His work has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, Art in America, Art New England, JUXTAPOZ, the Boston Globe, and The New Yorker. He is a Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.