JEFFERY SKINNER AWARDED JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP April 12 2014, 0 Comments
The ninetieth annual John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships were revealed on April 10. Pyro Gallery is proud to announce local poet and artist Jeffery Skinner, a Pyro member, is one of the 177 scholars, artists and scientists honor this year. Drawing from a pool of approximately 4000 applicants 177 fellowships were awarded this year in a wide variety of disciplines.
The great variety of backgrounds, fields of study, and accomplishments of Guggenheim Fellows is one of the most unique characteristics of the Fellowship program. In all, fifty-six disciplines, eighty-three different academic institutions, twenty-nine states and two Canadian provinces are represented by this year’s Fellows, who range in age from twenty-nine to seventy-seven.
Since its establishment in 1925, the Foundation has granted over $315 million in Fellowships to almost 17,700 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates and poets laureate, as well as winners of Pulitzer Prizes, Fields Medals, and other important, internationally recognized honors.
Jeff Skinner is an active member of Pyro Gallery and epitomizes the unique make up of the artist cooperative gallery. In addition to his work as a poet, Mr. Skinner is a active photographer and is currently curating an exhibition of photographs for a May exhibition. He is also organizing an collaborative exhibition of work by poets and visual artists that will be presented at Pyro Gallery in January of 2015.
PYRO is an artist owned and operated gallery with 22 current members. Working in many different styles and media, a diverse group of professional artist members guarantees a lively assortment of work to visitors and collectors.