UVA Student Art Fellowships


Beginning in 2014, Studio Art majors have been selected each year to spend part of the summer at Mountain Lake, funded through the Studio Art and Biology departments. There is no curriculum and assignments are not given; instead, students are treated as peer artists to the Artists in Residence at the Station. Students are able to work alongside and ask questions of the professional artists, a unique opportunity that is rare during the school year. Through the creative exchange that arises by interacting with these artists and the scientists at the Station, students get a sense of what it means to be an artist. The experience at Mountain Lake is very much like artist residencies that students may pursue later on in their careers as artists. 

Proximity to the scientific work that happens at the Station is another benefit to art students, whose classes at UVA are on the other side of Grounds from most science classes and labs. Casual conversations at meals or in cabins between scientists and art students can spark ideas, or even simply provide the chance to learn about something completely different from the type of work students are doing.

In October the students show their work in the UVA Art Department.

2017 Student Artists:

Amanda Downing
Claire Golladay
Corrinne James
Charlie Lambert
Lauren Meinhart
Arietta Van Der Voort

2016 Student Artists:

Ellie Crosby
Chance Lee 
Alexa Luna 
Erin O’Keefe 
Jessica Park  
Caitlin Peterson

2015 Student Artists:

Noora Al-Saadawi 
Evelina Dubrovskaya
Cameron Mankin 
Ahn Oh
Hannah Varden
Sandy Williams
Jennie Xie

2014 Student Artists:

Maggie Goodman
Julia Loman
Phuong Nguyen
Megan Rose
Sandy Williams