2021 Da Vinci Fellowships

2021 Da Vinci Fellowships

This Deadline Expired: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Inspired by the vision of Da Vinci Art Alliance’s founders, The Da Vinci Fellowship Program was created in 2018 to better serve the DVAA Membership and the evolving arts communities in Philadelphia. The Da Vinci Fellowship program builds off of DVAA’s founding mission to “build community through art” by annually supporting under-represented voices, innovative ideas, and underserved artists. The Da Vinci Fellowship Program has three distinct tracks that provide equitable opportunities for local creators by guiding them through the curatorial and exhibition process, resulting in an exhibition in DVAA’s gallery spaces. Fellows are encouraged to take risks, experiment, and pursue ambitious exhibition concepts and themes with the support of DVAA staff and resources. Proposed projects may explore a central theme, works from a common medium, showcase a specific community, or involve any number of collaborators.

What the program offers:

Learn more about eligibility and application requirements here

THE KATHRYN PANNEPACKER FELLOW:

Named for textile/visual/community artist Kathryn Pannepacker who revitalized DVAA in 1997 and who continues to work deeply with local communities around criminal justice, homelessness, substance abuse and other mental/behavioral health challenges.

THE MICHELLE ANGELA ORTIZ FELLOW:

Named for Michelle Angela Ortiz and her 20 years of work using her art to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted.

THE LINDA LEE ALTER FELLOW:

This Fellowship track is named for Philadelphia artist, collector, and philanthropist known for celebrating women and LGBTQ+ voices; Linda Lee Alter.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE

Keith Breitfeller paints color fields with oil paint on canvas. The gradation is meditative and spiritual.
Keith R. Breitfeller
Keith R. Breitfeller

Keith Breitfeller paints color fields with oil paint on canvas. The gradation is meditative and spiritual.…

Keith Breitfeller paints color fields with oil paint on canvas. The gradation is meditative and spiritual.…

Keith Breitfeller paints color fields with oil paint on canvas. The gradation is meditative and spiritual.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by 
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.
Colleen Keefe
Colleen Keefe

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Kiya Nicole
Kiya Nicole
Erica Ehrenbard
Erica Ehrenbard
Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds that the consistency and sameness, while calming, offers little surprise. She prefers to work spontaneous using dramatic colors in a dynamic fashion. The end results fall in the category of abstract expressionism.  Rather than providing calm, she prefers to provoke an immediate emotional response.  A short while ago, she fused and slumped glass creating 3 dimensional work; however, of late she just paints. She received a Ph.D. later in life and practices psychology in the schools with children. Susan is a Baby Boomer and a happy grandma.
Susan Shipley
Susan Shipley

Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds…

Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds that the consistency and sameness, while calming, offers little surprise. She…

Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds that the consistency and sameness, while calming, offers little surprise. She prefers to work spontaneous…

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