Incoming Graceland students for Fall 2022 –

Pay Your Deposit
×

Graceland University Professor of Art Julia Franklin Named a 2018 Iowa Arts Fellow

icon

Faculty

July 27, 2018

Julia Franklin, two male and two female art fellows: 2018 Iowa Artist Fellows. Iowa Arts Council. Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented itself to Franklin, so she went for it. Along with four other recipients, Franklin beat out 325 other applicants to receive the award for the 2019 Artist Fellowship fiscal year presented through the Iowa Arts Council. It is funded by an annual appropriation from the Iowa Legislature to the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Each recipient of this prestigious fellowship receives a $10,000 grant, professional development, promotional support and participation in Creative Capital’s Core Weekend of Professional Development Program.

“The award means I can dream big and pursue my wish list. Already, I have secured a studio space in downtown Des Moines at Mainframe Studios. I’m also partnering with NAMI, the national alliance for mental illness in Iowa and with OneIowa. The award is opening doors and helping me make connections with other artists and nonprofit groups already. Coupled with the Creative Capital Professional Development Seminar, I’ll be able to pass that knowledge and these connections on to our students. And down the line, I hope to make others aware that the arts in southern Iowa are alive and vibrant.”

Franklin’s exhibit, “Picking Up the Pieces,” addresses mental health and identity by creating works from discarded objects. It will be on display Jan. 14 – March 8, 2019, at Graceland University’s The Helene Center for the Visual Arts.

Congratulations, Julia!

Read the full press release from the Iowa Arts Council.

Related News

Faculty

Sams and Geiselman Nominated for Research Article of the Year

May 9, 2022

Learn More

Faculty

Tony Chvala-Smith Featured Lecturer

May 5, 2022

Learn More

Faculty

Excellence in Education Banquet: Dudley Receives Award

May 5, 2022

Learn More

Faculty, Students

Molly Sharp and Dr. Roger Powell Present at Writing Center Conference

April 6, 2022

Roger Powell, PhD ‘12, director of writing center and institutional tutoring at Graceland University along with four student writing center tutors –Adelia Bristot Goes ’23, Maniya Watkins ’23, Daryn Nowlin ’22  (professional writing tutor/success coach), Hiraeth ’22– are attending the Iowa Writing Consortium Conference at the University of Iowa this weekend.

Learn More

Faculty

Professor Meghan Hurley-Powell Publishes Journaling Guide

April 5, 2022

Graceland University Visiting Assistant Professor of English Meghan Hurley-Powell, PhD, recently published “The Power Within Her: Guide to Journaling,” a book aimed at making journaling less mysterious and more tactical, tangible, and fun.

 

Learn More

Faculty

Representatives from the MSNHP Program Attend Conference

November 23, 2021

Learn More