Announcing Our 2023 Fellowship Recipients

by Jane Ahrens

After a competitive selection process, Lighthouse Works is thrilled to announce its 2023 Fellows. This eclectic group of twenty-five visual artists, poets, novelists, and creative non-fiction writers will join us on Fishers Island in 2023 to participate in the Lighthouse Works Fellowship Program.

The Fellowship Program supports a diverse range of cultural producers working in the vanguard of their creative fields. Fellowships are six weeks in length, occur year-round, and provide fellows with housing, food, studio space, and a stipend.

Each session features an opportunity for artists to share their work with each other and the Fishers Island community through artist talks and at open studios events which will take place throughout the year in parallel with other LW happenings

Please join us for the (53) Welcome and Artist Talks
Saturday, March 11 from 1-2:30 pm at the Annex!

Clockwise from top: Merik Goma, Kathryn Scanlan, Molly Schaeffer, Abed Elmajid Shalabi, and Nicky Tavares.

Come by the Annex this Saturday to welcome our new fellowship cohort. Fellows will present short talks about their recent work and share plans for their time on Fishers Island. Refreshments will be served.

You may find the Fellows’ Bios here:

2023 Fellowship Calendar

(53) March 7 to April 18(54) May 2 to June 13(55) June 27 to August 8(56) August 22 to October 3(57) October 17 to November 28
Merik GomaCarlina DuanGenesis BáezRuth JeyaveeranVanessa Blakeslee
Kathryn ScanlanEnrique GarciaAnsel ElkinsHassaan MirzaVanessa Haddad
Molly SchaefferAnnie LiontasMay JeongDantiel W. MonizNaima Lowe
Abed Elmajid ShalabiKaty McCarthyAlina TenserDaniel ShiehRyan D. Matthews
Nicky TavaresTalena SandersSofia Theodore-PierceTodd StongChiara No

About Lighthouse Works

Lighthouse Works connects artists, writers, choreographers, and composers to Fishers Island and provides them with a unique supportive context within which to focus on their work.

By assisting innovative cultural producers at critical junctures in their careers and connecting their persons and work to our local community, Lighthouse Works reinforces the central role of the arts in our culture and enhances the vitality of Fishers Island, NY.

Lighthouse Works is W.A.G.E Certified and is a member of the Artist Communities Alliance.

Featured Photo

USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay. Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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