Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Saturday, March 10, 2018
Award-winning Writer & Teacher, Author of Contents May Have Shifted. “Ms. Houston snaps along in a sassy canter, her prose sharp and clean and full of sentences worth underlining.” —NY Times Book Review
Normandeau’s compositions employ esthetical criteria whereby he creates a ‘cinema for the ear’ in which ‘meaning’ as well as ‘sound’ become the elements that elaborate his works.
Jules de Balincourt is a French-American contemporary artist, based in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his abstract, atmospheric paintings with saturated colors, blurring the line between fantasy and reality.
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - Saturday, June 02, 2018
Sheron Wray is a former U.K NESTA Fellow (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts – similar to the MacArthur Awards)—an improviser, choreographer, director, teacher and scholar.
“The motivation for my work is to learn about the world I live in, the world that hosts and sustains me, a world called earth. For this basic project, I think of myself as a public amateur, someone who consents to start with "I don't know" and proceeds by learning things in public view, public so that we can put the process of learning itself in a space reserved for debating values, the discursive space we designate as art.”
Terrance Hayes is the author of five collections of poetry, including How To Be Drawn in 2015. His honors include a 2010 National Book Award, a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship and a 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry.
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - Saturday, July 14, 2018
Application Deadline: Sunday 01/21/2018
experimental poet/sound poet
Tracie Morris is an American poet, performer, vocalist, page-based writer, critic, scholar, bandleader, actor, and multimedia performer originally from Brooklyn, New York. Morris' sound poetics have long been progressive in allowing the poem to breathe off the page. She is currently a Professor, and Coordinator of Performance and the Performance Studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Matt Madden is a cartoonist who has also taught in art schools around the world. His best-known book is "99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style" (Penguin), a comics adaptation of Raymond Queneau's "Exercises in Style" which led to his initiation into Oubapo, The Workshop for Potential Comics, in 2005. In 2013 he was named Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. He wrote two comics textbooks in collaboration with his wife (and former ACA Master Artist) Jessica Abel, and the couple were series editors for "The Best American Comics" from Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt for six years. Madden is currently living in Philadelphia where he is working on a new comic, "The Reading Room".
Among her many honors, Laura Elise Schwendinger is a 2016 recipient of a National Opera Center’s Discovery grant, and is the first composer to win the American Academy in Berlin Prize.
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Saturday, November 03, 2018
Application Deadline: Sunday 05/13/2018
“Chris Abani might be the most courageous writer working right now. There is no subject matter he finds daunting, no challenge he fears. Aside from that, he writes like an angel. If you want to get at the molten heart of contemporary fiction, Abani is the starting point.”—Dave Eggers
The German-Spanish composer Maria de Alvear was officially honored with the Spanish National Award for Music on June 1, 2016. King Felipe VI and Queen Leticia of Spain presented Maria de Alvear with the prize in Palencia Cathedral
installation artist / filmmaker
In 2017, Isaac Julien received the Charles Wollaston Award, for most distinguished work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and was awarded the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours, 2017.
These extraordinary artists are supported by ACA’s Master Artist Endowment, funded by a $50,000 gift from each of these generous donors: Joe and Lynn Conte, Don Funk, Ed and Jeanie Harris, Roy and Peggy Hester, the Pabst State of Florida Cultural Endowment, Bob and Genie Stine, Jim and Alexis Pugh, and Bryce West. For information on contributing to this endowment, please contact Co-Executive Director Nancy Lowden Norman 386.427.6975 x 15