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Sharon Horvath Receives Prestigious Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony

The professor of art is in residence as an early-winter fellow at The MacDowell Colony.

Sharon Horvath, Professor of Painting and Drawing is spending three weeks in residence at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH beginning in early January, 2019. The McDowell Colony, founded in 1896, provides a community where artists can work in an ideal place in the stimulating company of visual and interdisciplinary artists, writers, architects, composers and filmmakers of exceptional talent.

An admissions panel of distinguished professionals from various artistic disciplines select MacDowell Fellows who receive exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three meals a day. “These artists bring their diverse voices and visions, share those gifts in residence with artists of different disciplines, and no doubt their work will resonate with audiences around the world,” executive director Cheryl A. Young said in a statement. Horvath also received a Purchase College Faculty Support award assisted with art transport and materials, augmenting the MacDowell Fellowship.

Horvath has taught in the School of Art and Design in the Department of Painting and Drawing since 2006. At McDowell, she’ll be working on large scale paintings, drawings and mixed media works that may or may not be included in her mini-retrospective solo exhibition at Pierogi Gallery, NYC in April 2019: IN STUDIO: Owls Look at Paintings’ Busted Eyeballs.