Professor of Ceramic Art Linda Sikora Honored with United States Artists Fellowship
Alfred University Professor of Ceramic Art Linda Sikora has been named a recipient of a 2020 United States Artists Fellowship recognizing her creative accomplishments and vision in the field of Craft.
ALFRED, NY – Alfred University Professor of Ceramic Art Linda Sikora has been named a recipient of a 2020 United States Artists Fellowship recognizing her creative accomplishments and vision in the field of Craft. Each year, USArtists awards individual grants of $50,000 to 50 artists working in the disciplines of Architecture & Design, Craft, Dance, Film, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts, Visual Art, and Writing. The granting organization’s goal is to recognize each nominated artist who “stands out as a visionary influence in their respective field.”
Sikora currently serves as the Robert C Turner Chair of Ceramic Art at Alfred University. In addition to her studio practice in Alfred, she also has authored scholarly articles on ceramic art that have appeared in Studio Potter, Ceramic Review; the on-line Interpreting Ceramics and the international ceramics magazine New Ceramics. She has held residencies at Archie Bray Foundation; Chunkang College of Cultural Industry, Korea; and Tainan National College of the Arts, Taiwan. Sikora’s work is in the collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Racine Art Museum; LA County Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of the Arts; Everson Museum; Huntington Museum of Art; Fuller Craft Museum; and the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum among others.
In announcing its award to Sikora and other artists working across the United States, USA Fellowship described its program as “central to its mission of believing in artists and their essential role in our society. … We believe strongly that the arts are critically important to the well-being of our communities and at the heart of the arts is the individual artist.”