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Soe Yu Nwe, 2017 Artaxis Fellow, at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

The Artaxis Board of Directors and Fellowship Selection Committee is pleased to announce that Soe Yu Nwe, the 2017 Artaxis Fellow, has been participating in her two-week workshop with artist Ann Agee. This year, this Artaxis opportunity was made possible by partnering with Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and a fully-funded private donation.

Soe Yu Nwe at Haystack, August 2017

Soe Yu Nwe at Haystack, August 2017

The summer session Soe Yu Nwe chose to attend through her Fellowship, “Handbuilding With Clay”, is a two-week immersion led by Ann Agee (July 30- August 11, 2017). After recently finishing a residency in Jingdezhen, China, Soe Yu Nwe traveled from her home in Myanmar to attend Agee’s workshop.

With help from this year’s Fellowship Selection Committee, Linda Arbuckle, Steven Young Lee, and Linda Lopez selected Soe Yu Nwe’s application from over 50 applicants. These three prominent members in our field poured over the applications and deliberated to select just one recipient to receive the $2,000 Fellowship to attend a two-week workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. Artaxis is grateful for their time and consideration during this process. This year’s Fellowship also would not have been possible without the generous support of Haystack director, Paul Sacaridiz, and the people of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

The idea for the Artaxis Fellowship was to pull together as a community and give an artist in need the opportunity of a two-week immersion at Haystack. Our membership is a supportive community that came together to nominate dedicated, driven, enthusiastic artists for the Fellowship to assist an individual that does not have the financial resources to make an opportunity like this happen on their own.

A BIG Thank You goes out to our donor, the Artaxis Fellowship Selection Committee, Haystack, to all the applicants and their nominating Artaxis members, and congratulations to our 2017 recipient, Soe Yu Nwe!!!

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