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W&L Art Professor Awarded VCCA Fellowship Sandy de Lissovoy is one of 22 fellows to participate in the prestigious residency program from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Sandy-de-Lissovoy-scaled-512x533 W&L Art Professor Awarded VCCA FellowshipSandy de Lissovoy, Assistant Professor of Art

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts recently announced that Sandy de Lissovoy, assistant professor of art at Washington and Lee, is among 22 individuals selected to receive the VCAA fellowship.

The VCAA fellowship invites writers, visual artists and composers to produce their own creative projects while attending a working retreat. The residency typically ranges from two weeks to two months. Each artist is provided with a private bedroom, private studio and three prepared meals each day. The distraction-free environment serves as a productive space for creative individuals to gather in a single location to work both independently and collaboratively.

Fellowship artists are selected through a competitive peer review process, which evaluates the important or innovative work they are contributing to their respective fields. Since its founding in 1971, VCCA has hosted more than 6,000 writers, visual artists and composers. VCCA Fellows have received worldwide attention including MacArthur Fellowships, Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts awards, the National Book Award, Grammy Awards and Academy Award nominations.

One of the largest year-round artist residency programs, VCCA typically hosts more than 400 artist-fellows annually at its Mt. San Angelo facility in Amherst, Va. It also hosts 50 individuals annually at the Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France.

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