Cynthia Camlin Awarded Fellowship

Cynthia Camlin,Detail: "Angle of Repose," polymer emulsion on wood panel, 48" x 36", 2014.

(Amherst, VA) – Cynthia Camlin of Mount Vernon, WA, has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). VCCA is located near Sweet Briar College in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in rural Virginia. Cynthia Camlin will be among approximately 25 Fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this internationally acclaimed working retreat for writers, visual artists, and composers.

A typical residency ranges from two weeks to two months. Each artist is provided with a comfortable private bedroom, a private studio and three prepared meals a day. Beyond the breakfast hour and the dinner hour, there are no schedules or obligations. This distraction-free atmosphere, as well as the energy and creative cross pollination that results from having some 25 writers, visual artists, and composers gathered in one place, enables our Fellows to be highly productive.Image removed.Cynthia Camlin, ANGLE OF REPOSE, polymer emulsion on wood panel, 48 inches x 36 inches, 2014.

Serving more than 400 artists a year (nearly 5,000 since its inception), VCCA is one of the nation's largest year-round artists' communities. VCCA Fellows have received worldwide attention through publications, exhibitions, compositions, performances, and major awards and accolades, including MacArthur grants, Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts awards, Rome Prizes, Pollock- Krasner grants, National Book Awards, Broadway and O!-Broadway productions, and Academy Award nominations. VCCA has been a wellspring of music, literature and the visual arts in the United States, providing residencies for artists of all disciplines during the most important and the least supported phase of their work: the creative phase. This is accomplished by giving writers, visual artists, composers, performance artists, filmmakers, collaborating artists and those whose work crosses disciplines the crucial elements every artist needs–time and space to do their work.

A nonprofit organization founded in 1971, VCCA is supported by grants and private donations. More information is available online at or by calling 434-946-7236.

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Jun 19, 2019 3:45pm