Kate Hooray Osmond (MFAST ’19) named Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year 2017

Kate Hooray Osmond has been named Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year by the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.

In conjunction with this award, an exhibition of 20 new paintings by Osmond will be on view at the Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston. The show, titled “Get Low”, runs through November 10. For more information, click here.

Osmond’s paintings – depictions of industry and coastlines from aerial view – offer a different perspective “from how we usually view our life.” She continues, “we go through life each day and drive on streets that are familiar; when we get to view a bigger picture of that daily experience, things shift inside of us.”


Jacqueline Bishop (MFAST ’16) awarded Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, Non-Fiction

Jacqueline Bishop’s book “The Gymnast and Other Positions” was awarded the 2016 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, non-fiction category. The book, a mix of short stories, essays, and interviews, also includes visual pieces by the author/artist.

The Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is a major award for literary books by Caribbean writers. Books may be entered in three categories: poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction.

For more information on the author, visit www.jacquelineabishop.com

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3 MFAST Alumnae Selected as Sondheim Semi-Finalists

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) has recently announced the ninth edition of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize. The prize will award a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working … Continue reading


Leah Cooper 2013 Baker Artist Award b-grant Winner

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