Hartwick’s Barlow Wins NYFA Artist Fellowship

Hartwick College Assistant Professor of Art Richard Barlow has been selected as a New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)/New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellow. The fellowship program makes unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 to artists working in 15 disciplines, awarding five per year on a triennial basis.

Barlow is one of 95 artists throughout the state to earn a Fellowship, from an initial applicant pool of more than 2,700. He was awarded a Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts.

The program is highly competitive and this year’s recipients and finalists were selected by discipline-specific peer panels. Since it was launched in 1985, the program has awarded more than $31 million to more than 4,400 artists.

“The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is an incredible validation of my work as a visual artist,” Barlow said. “As a relative newcomer to New York State, it also feels like an acknowledgement that I have established a successful art practice and presence in my new home.”

He also added that the award money will help “offset many of the costs of maintaining an active artistic practice: travel, shipping, residencies, materials, promotion, fabrication, etc., and in doing so it will alleviate financial pressures and open some mental breathing room to allow for more creative work.”

Barlow is a visual artist and musician. He has an MFA from the University of Minnesota and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work is exhibited nationally. Previously, he taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Cloud State University, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts.

In 2011-12, he received the Jerome Emerging Artists Fellowship in Minneapolis, MN.

At the College, Barlow teaches drawing, painting, and two-dimensional design.

This summer, Barlow’s work can be seen in exhibitions at the Albany (NY) Institute of History and Art; Collar Works in Troy, NY; and the Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts and Sciences in New Jersey.

For more information on the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program, visit its website.

For more information on Barlow and his work, visit his website.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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