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Gary Kachadourian Tulsa Art Fellowship
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 //

Cars & Roadway

IMDA MFA Alumnus Gary Kachadourian is building mini suburbias including an electric car track, a beltway with sound barriers and a boulevard with apartments, trees and trash bags. He promises all of the joys of commuting but fun too.

Gary has participated in a 1-year artist residency at the Tulsa Art Fellowship in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Tulsa Artist Fellowship enhances Tulsa's growing art scene by providing awards and resources to recruit and retain talented artists. Fellows are awarded unrestricted stipends of $20,000 and, in most cases, free housing and studio workspace. TAF was created to both recruit artists to Tulsa and to retain artists in the community. While the focus will be on artists residing outside of the Tulsa Metropolitan area, some local artists will be considered for the program based on exceptional merit and promise. All fellowships are merit-based, not project grants, offering artists the creative freedom to pursue their craft with financial stability and resources.

Gary Kachadourian is from Baltimore, Maryland. His recent work is drawing based and is designed to be copied, shown, and/or distributed as Xeroxed or laser printed booklets, prints, posters, or objects. Recent exhibitions include the 12th National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Art Center; Forest/City at FAM/Western Carolina University; and Baker Artists Awards Exhibition at The Baltimore Museum of Art. His books and posters are carried by Atomic Books, Printed Matter, and Quimby's Bookstore. He received a Mary Sawyers Baker Prize and a Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2011 and the Trawick Prize and a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant both in 2013.