The prestigious Nohl Fund Fellowship for Wisconsin artists fielded 177 applications for its 2018-19 awards cycle. UWM-affiliated artists made a clear impression: One UWM professor and two alumni received 2018-19 Nohl Fellowships in the “established” or “emerging” artists category. Established artists receive $20,000 from the Marl L. Nohl Foundation. Emerging artists receive $10,000.
UWM-affiliated Nohl Fellows are:
- Established Artist Chris Cornelius (’96 BS Architectural Studies), associate professor of architecture, School of Architecture & Urban Planning
- Emerging Artist Nazli Dincel (’15 MFA Performing Arts; ’11 BFA Film)
- Emerging Artist Makeal Flammini (’13 BFA Art)
UWM-affiliated Nohl Fellow finalists are:
- Portia Cobb, associate professor of film, Peck School of the Arts
- Molly Hassler (’18 BFA Art: Fibers; ’18 BA Community Arts)
- Pete Railand, associate lecturer of art & design, Peck School of the Arts
- Nirmal Raja (’12 MFA Art; ’10 MA Art)
The Nohl Fellows will stage a group exhibition in late May.
Funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and administered by the Bradley Family Foundation, the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists provides unrestricted funds for artists to create new work or complete work in progress. The program is open to practicing artists residing in the four-county area (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties). The Mary L. Nohl Fund also supports a Suitcase Fund for exporting work by local artists beyond the four-county area.
Artist Mary L. Nohl of Fox Point, Wisconsin, died in December 2001 at the age of 87. She left a $9.6 million bequest to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Her fund supports local visual arts and education programs, keeping her passion for the visual arts alive in the community.