Ketchikan fiber artist Kathy Rousso is among the 36 Alaska artists awarded 2015 grants and fellowships by the Anchorage-based Rasmuson Foundation.
Rousso received a project grant, worth up to $7,500. According to the Rasmuson Foundation, it will help her prepare for a new exhibit called “A Sense of Place.” The exhibit will include photographs and samples of textiles made of plant fibers from various regions of the world, including Central and South America, New Zealand and Southeast Alaska.
Rousso also is a board member for KRBD.
Twenty five Alaska artists were given project awards. Ten others received fellowships worth up to $18,000. Among them is former Hydaburg resident T.J. Young. He plans to use his award to expand his Anchorage studio and purchase new equipment.
The big prize is the annual Distinguished Artist Award, and that went to Anchorage resident Garry Kaulitz, a print artist. Three prior distinguished artist award recipients have come from Ketchikan. They are Ray Troll, Nathan Jackson and Delores Churchill.
For a complete list of this year’s Rasmuson Foundation award winners, click the link below.