As Others See Her


August 27, 2003

Local artists receive grants

The New York Foundation of the Arts has given a total of $2,320

Oneonta Daily Star Staff Report

Four local artists have received a total of $2,320 through the Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts’ Special Opportunity Stipend Program.

These stipends of up to $600, funded by the New York Foundation of the Arts, enable artists to take advantage of opportunities that will have a impact on their career, officials said.

Kathryn Boardman, a musician from Cooperstown, has received a grant to study with two fiddlers from New York, Hilton Kelly and John Kirk. She will use the funds to expand her musical abilities through four mentoring sessions with each of these musicians.

These mentoring sessions will give her a chance to expand her repertoire and learn new fiddling techniques, officials said.

Painter Jane Carr of Treadwell has received a grant to travel and spend 10 days at The Great Northern Arts Festival in Canada, where she will be one of only two non-Canadian artists to show her work.

Jean Gilbert of Bainbridge has received a grant to reproduce her paintings of Gilbertsville in booklet form. Her paintings illustrate the history of Gilbertsville.

Anna Hosford of Richfield Springs has received a grant to study photographic portraiture from Lady Ostapeck of Fly Creek. She will learn techniques of creating picturesque settings for portraiture, negative retouching, and the use sepia to enhance the portrait image.

SOS awards are given three times a year to visual, literary, media and performing artists who live in Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Otsego counties …