Boise State art professor Anika Smulovitz has been awarded an Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship for 2018. She is one of five artists across the state to receive the $5,000 fellowship.
Her work can be viewed here: arts.idaho.gov/arts/anika-smulovitz-2.
The awards, given every three years, are selected via peer review and recognize outstanding artists and honor work deemed to exhibit the highest artistic merit. Applicants were reviewed anonymously in a highly competitive process by panelists from out of state and were judged solely on the basis of existing work and professional history.
Other artists to receive Arts Fellowships in Craft, Design & Visual Arts: Sarah Bird of Hailey, Pamela DeTuncq of Hailey, Lonnie Hutson of Deary and Nishiki Sugawara-Beda of Moscow. The panel also awarded honorable mentions in the amount of $1,000 to silver engraver Brian Hochstrat, conceptual artist Lianne Wappett and mosaic artist Anna Webb.