The A. Eric Arctander Artist Scholarship was created by family and friends to honor Eric not only as an artist but as a teacher, mentor, and friend of younger artists who assisted them in pursuing a life in art. Eric Arctander was a visual artist, Professor of Art History for more than 15 years at Pratt Institute as well a member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts for over 25 years. He was also co-founder and President of Collaborative Concepts, a not-for-profit, nonmembership organization that has facilitated exhibitions since 2000. Grant Overview:
- The purpose of the grant is to support a visual artist, age 25-45 years of age, living in Westchester, Dutchess or Putnam Counties.
- The scholarship stipend is $1,000 and will be awarded by August 15, 2019.
- Work of the selected artist will be shown at the discretion of the Putnam Arts Council at the Belle Levine Arts Center, Mahopac, NY.
For complete grant guidelines and application, click HERE.
The 2018 winner was Stefanie Wolfson, from Westchester County. A sample of her work can be seen on the Artist Grants page. The grant is awarded each year based on the collective work submitted by the artist and also the variety of media and subject matter representing his or her work. The award winning artwork of previous years’ prize winners can be also been seen on the same page. This grant is offered in conjunction with Putnam Arts Council.