Maine College of Art awarded eight grants, totaling $7106 from the Belvedere Fund for Professional Development in the Field of Crafts. MECA graduates from the last ten years who are working in the field of crafts are eligible to apply for funding up to $1500. We are pleased to offer this grant in honor of Deborah Pulliam of Castine, Maine, established in 2008. This fund is stewarded by the Maine Community Foundation. The 2012 winners are:
Alex Asplund ’11
Purchase woodworking hand tools in order to broaden the spectrum of his work. $610.
Addison de Lisle ’11
Purchase a coal forge for the purpose of learning traditional forge-welding and a swage block to facilitate more efficient production of marketable goods. $1,255.
Jordan Gehman ’06
Funding for travel to the Furniture Society conference at MECA, and for studio equipment development. $750.
Seth Gould ’09
Funding to develop the hammers he makes into a higher caliber of tool. He will make ten hammers and send them to ten working metalsmiths with the requirement that he receives feedback about how they function. $1000.
Erika Naigle ’11
Funding towards the purchase of a clay mixer/pugmill to further her professional studio. $1,500.
Daria Norvlaan ’05
Medium: Clothing designer
Supplement capital needed for the production of her spring/summer 2012 clothing line. $590.
Molly Vogel ’09
Purchase enameling equipment that will aid in the creation of a new body of work. This work will become her post-baccalaureate portfolio that she will use to apply to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. $801.
Sarah Wilson ’07
To assist with the cost of travel to an artist residency in Jingdezhen, China for professional research and development. $600.
2012 Belvedere Award Winners gallery
Image: Sarah Wilson '07