The National Academy Affiliated Fellow (NAAF) program has been a success in generating a talented group of strong candidates for selection from its inception in 2015. The purpose of the NAAF is to provide an opportunity for mid-career artists and architects to advance their skills through interacting and working in one of the oldest and most inspiring cosmopolitan cities in the world while living in the dynamic community of artists, architects and scholars at the American Academy in Rome (AAR) (www.aarome.org).
Now in its third year, the Abbey Council is happy to announce this year’s Fellow is Chuck Webster, visual artist, who will be heading to the AAR for an eight-week residency to begin in January, 2017 and continue through mid-March.
The NAAF is supported by the Abbey Fund with the aim to create an opportunity for a visual artist or architect to enrich their career through study in the inspiring historic city of Rome at AAR. Abbey Council members: James Siena, NA, Chair; Walter Chatham, NA; Ann Hamilton, NA; Walter Hood, NA; and Billie Tsien, NA and Melissa Meyer, NA would like to thank all of the candidates that were nominated this year.
The National Academy thanks the Abbey Council for their diligence and thoughtfulness in selecting the winner of the 2017 National Academy Affiliated Fellowship.