Both Towards and Away (detail), 2016, acrylic and oil on canvas, 45 x 42.5 in.
Congratulations to Dodd Assistant Professor Benjamin Britton for receiving the 2018 Chiaro Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. The award is a fully sponsored residency accompanied by a $15,000 cash prize that is awarded to accomplished mid-career painters residing in the United States.
Founded in 1982, Headlands Center for the Arts operates a multidisciplinary, international arts center best known for its dynamic public programs and highly lauded artist residency. Located in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlandswithin the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Headlands’ historic campus is dedicated to process-driven exploration and risk-taking contemporary art in all disciplines. Headlands’ artists programs provide visual artists, performers, musicians, and writers with opportunities for research, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange at critical times in their careers. Read more here.
Supported by a Willson Center Fellowship, Britton is currently spending the spring 2018 term participating in two international artist residencies in the Republic of Ireland: the Ballinglen Artist Fellowship and the Burren College of Art Artist Residence.
The Way is Open, 2016, acrylic and oil on canvas, 50x47.5”