(April 6, 2006) – Seven Yaddo artists are among the 187 artists, scholars, and scientists from the United States and Canada receiving 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship Awards.
Winners of the awards are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. More than 3,000 applicants were considered by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for the 2006 fellowships. The average individual prize this year is approximately $40,000, with all grants totaling $7,500,000. Applications in 78 different fields – from the natural sciences to the creative arts – were considered for the 2006 awards.
Yaddo’s 2006 Guggenheim Fellows are:
Kathryn Alexander, a composer from New Haven, Connecticut.
Allan Gurganus, a writer, from Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Judith Hall, a poet, from Malibu, California.
Cynthia Lin, a visual artist, from New York City.
Richard McCann, a writer, from Washington, D.C.
Jeff Talman, a sound artist, from Brooklyn, New York.
Stewart Wallace, a composer, from New York City.