10 Jun 2015 Windy Mowing Artist Residents


Cortright Devereux, June 2015

I’m happy to announce the 5 Fellows who have been selected for a 2015 Windy Mowing Residency. Each Fellow will spend 2 weeks in Halifax, Vermont creating work in their respective field. This marks the 6th year of the program and I’m excited to see it grow and flourish.

Thomas Dahlberg was born in Morehead, Kentucky in 1986. He studied visual art and Portuguese as an undergrad at Brown University. Upon graduation, Dahlberg received the Belsky-Moranis Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts, and a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English in Piraí, Brazil. His work has been exhibited in the Boston-based galleries The Hallway and Voltage Café, as well as in the Betty Foy Sanders Center for Art and Theatre at Georgia Southern University. Last summer he received a full fellowship for an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center.  Recently, Dahlberg earned his MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. This summer he will be attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

“I’ve come to realize that what catches my eye isn’t an actual thing, but the act of perception. It’s a reflex that effortlessly engages my entire body. My body orients my vision in space. And from the interplay between space, sight and body I paint.”

Phaan Howng, MFA Mount Royal School of Interdisciplinary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art 2015, BFA Boston University, 2004, Vermont Studio Center Residency in 2005, Tyler School of Art Intensive Summer Painting Program in 2012.

“My work investigates post-apocalyptic conditions through a vivid imagining of destructive geological events.”

Amy Marisa Yee received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Rinehart School of Sculpture in 2015.  She holds a BA in Studio Art from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Rebekah Higgins, BFA, Pratt Institute 1992.  I have worked professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator. I currently balance two demanding vocations: the deepening and expansion of my own creative practices while being a full-time Professor of Art and Design at Community College of Philadelphia, teaching and developing: drawing, foundation design and graphic design courses.

“I am a mixed-media visual artist and a writer. I work without a stylistic signature bringing whatever articulation can be brought to those dreamy spaces, the things humans only half remember and can’t quite express.”

Cortright Devereux, has a certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a bachelor degree in religion from the Colorado College.

“I make paintings and drawings that consider line, texture, active and passive areas and pay attention to the beginning and ending of forms.”