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Feb. 24, 2004

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Rosalyn Richards, professor of art at Bucknell University, has received a visual arts grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

She is one of 74 individual artists in 16 counties throughout Pennsylvania to receive a fellowship and one of 20 in the visual arts category.

The Individual Creative Artists Fellowships are awarded annually to acknowledge and recognize artistic excellence.

They are an additional means by which Pennsylvania artists have the opportunity to embrace and cultivate their creative talents and professional work in the arts, according to Philip Horn, executive director of the Pennsylvania Arts Council.

A member of the Bucknell faculty since 1982, Richards holds degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University's School of Art. She taught at the University of Central Florida and Dartmouth College before coming to Bucknell.

Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Chicago Art Institute, the Brooklyn Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others.

Recent one-person exhibitions of her work have been at the Howard County Center for the Arts near Baltimore; Anita Shapolsky Gallery in New York; The Village Gallery in New Delhi, India; the Franz Bader Gallery in Washington, D.C.; and Artemisia Gallery in Chicago, Ill.

She has received several awards, including the Cook Award from Bucknell, the Rosenhouse Award and the Vera List Award from the Society of American Graphic Artists, the Lindquist Award from Arkansas State University and fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.


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