Artist Fellowship & Community Artist Residency Recipients Announced

Raleigh, N.C. (September 18, 2018) — Twenty artists living and working in North Carolina are recipients of the 2018-2019 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Awards and two additional artists were awarded the Mary B. Regan Community Artist Residency.

Artist Fellowships were awarded in the categories of choreography (3 awards), craft (3 awards), film and video (3 awards), and visual arts (11 awards) to some of the best artists working in these art disciplines in our state today.

The recognition of these artists is one of the many ways the N.C. Arts Council supports diverse and innovative arts to enhance the state’s brand and drive economic impact.

The Mary B. Regan Community Artist Residency recipients receive $15,000 to support innovative artist-in-residence projects in North Carolina communities. The Artist Fellowship Awards are $10,000 and support creative development and the creation of new work.

Recipients for both award categories were selected by panels comprised of artists and arts professionals with discipline-specific expertise and experience.

The Artist Fellowship Program operates on a two-year rotating cycle by discipline. Writers, composers, and song writers will be eligible to apply at the next deadline, Thursday, Nov. 1. The artist residency is also offered every two years. The next deadline will be in 2019-2020.

Below is a listing of the 2018-2019 Artist Fellowship recipients by discipline:


Anna Barker, contemporary dance, Durham (Durham County)

Duane Cyrus, contemporary dance, Greensboro (Guilford County)

Kate Weare, contemporary dance, Asheville (Buncombe County)



Seth Gould, metals, Penland (Mitchell County)

Eric Knoche, clay, Asheville (Buncombe County)

Justin LeBlanc, mixed media, Raleigh (Wake County)


Film & Video

Kelly Creedon, documentary, Durham (Durham County)

Rodrigo Dorfman, documentary, Durham (Durham County)

André Silva, experimental, Wilmington (New Hanover County)


Visual Arts

Endia Beal, photography, Winston-Salem (Forsyth County)

Barbara Campbell Thomas, painting, Climax (Guilford County)

Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy, computer-based art, Davidson (Mecklenburg County)

Andrew Etheridge, sculpture, Durham (Durham County)

Sabine Gruffat, computer-based art, Chapel Hill (Orange County)

Susan Alta Martin, photography, Cullowhee (Jackson County)

Mario Marzán, installation, Carrboro (Orange County)

Renzo Ortega, painting, Carrboro (Orange County)

Mariam Stephan, painting, Greensboro (Guilford County)

Montana Torrey, installation, Durham (Durham County)

Christina Lorena Weisner, sculpture, Kill Devil Hills (Dare County)


Below is a list of the 2018-2019 Mary B. Regan Community Artist Residency:

Monet Marshall, theater, Rolesville (Wake County)

Mary Carter Taub, sculpture, Chapel Hill (Orange County)


Complete profiles of the artists will be available soon. For more information contact the North Carolina Arts Council at (919) 807-6500 or visit


About the North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s long-standing love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to art-making. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education.