Evelyn Rydz, Lost and Found (detail), 2012.
Support for exploration and research are critical in an artist's career. SMFA has a strong history of providing those opportunities, none more important or enduring than the SMFA Traveling Fellows program. Since 1899, this program has awarded funds to select artists for post-graduate work and travel. Over the years these awards have recognized the most innovative, ambitious work, including notable alumni Nan Goldin, Mike and Doug Starn, Ellen Gallagher, Omer Fast, Cliff Evans, and Rachel Perry Welty.
Most Recent Exhibition
Of the 10 Traveling Fellows from 2012, Evelyn Rydz (MFA '05) was selected to hold a one-person exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts. "Evelyn Rydz: Forever Yours" was on view in the Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria April 19–September 14, 2014.
Sean Townley (BFA '09) has been selected from the 2014 Traveling Fellows to present an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the spring of 2016.
Gonzalo Fuenmayor (MFA '04) has been selected from the 2013 Traveling Fellows to present an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the spring of 2015.
2015 Fellows Announced
A jury comprised of Jeffrey Bishop, artist and SMFA alumnus; Russell LaMontagne, owner of Lamontagne Gallery (Boston); and Jill Shaw, Senior Curator of Collections, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University awarded 10 fellowships from a pool of 164 alumni applicants:
|Allison Beondé (BFA 2012)
David Bodhi Boylan (Studio Diploma 2005)
Linda Leslie Brown (Diploma 1978, Fifth Year 1979)
Robert Chamberlin (MFA 2013)
Brittany Gravely and Ken Linehan (MFA 2001)
|Shane Lavalette (BFA 2009)
Linda Pagani (Studio Diploma 2012)
Daniela Rivera (MFA 2006)
Liz Shepherd (MFA 2006)
Hannah Verlin (BFA 2005)
The 10 recipients have approximately one year to complete their travels. At the conclusion of those travels, their works will be reviewed again and one artist from this distinguished group will be selected for a solo presentation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to be held in 2017. Read more about the artists and their travel plans.
Application + Deadlines
The 2016 Traveling Fellows application is now available! Please note that the deadline to submit your 2016 application is June 8, 2015 at 5 pm.
If you have any questions, please contact SMFA Exhibitions at 617-369-3656.