Art Department Faculty Member Kelly Popoff Chosen for 2020 Artist Fellowship

February 7, 2020

Greenfield, Mass. – The Mass Cultural Council has just announced the 2020 Artist Fellowship awards in Drawing & Printmaking, Poetry, and Traditional Arts. Among this year’s fellowship awardees is artist Kelly Popoff, Faculty in the Art Department at GCC. The awards include 19 fellowships of $15,000 and 16 finalist awards of $1,500. Applications were open to all eligible Massachusetts artists. A total number of 632 applications were received: 363 in Drawing & Printmaking, 243 in Poetry, and 26 in Traditional Arts.

“The Art Department congratulates GCC painting, drawing and design instructor Kelly Popoff, MFA on receiving this prestigious grant,” shares Art Department Chair, Paul Lindale, “Kelly started teaching at GCC in Fall 2011 and works tirelessly as a full-time exhibiting artist and educator. She plays a critical role in the continuing success of the Art program at GCC and of our students, and in promoting the arts in Western Massachusetts. She also happens to be an amazing artist. Kelly is truly deserving of this honor.”

“I am so grateful for the Massachusetts Cultural Council for this fellowship and the work that they do to support the advancement of our culture,” shares Kelly Popoff, “I would also like to acknowledge the Vermont Studio Center and the support they have given to me and many others through the years. The work submitted for this fellowship was created at the Vermont Studio Center during a residency in 2017.”

The complete list of Artist Fellowships can be found at https://massculturalcouncil.org/artists-art/artist-fellowships/funding-list/ .

To learn more about artist Kelly Popoff, visit http://kellypopoff.org/ .

To learn more about GCC’s degree and certificate programs in the Arts visit https://www.gcc.mass.edu/academics/programs/art-visual-arts/?utm_source=homepage .

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