Monday, February 21, 2011

Grant Profile: Stacey D. Miller

Guest Author: Lauren Kubier, Intern
Stacey D. Miller, The Angry Optimist, Monotype Print in Oil Ink, 10x10" 
Shawnee-based artist Stacey Miller is creating large-scale monotype prints in part with support from an Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Creative Project Grant. The prints will debut in May 2011 at the Oklahoma Capitol North Gallery and Miller is seeking other galleries starting in fall 2011 through 2013.

Describing her new work as “murals,” Miller envisions 25 -35 panel prints on 40 inch by 6-8 ft sheets of cotton rag.  She said the oil ink based print process can be challenging and physically demanding, so she has recruited artist assistants to help.  The grant will assist in purchase of Plexiglas, additional cotton rag sheets, ink and other basic supplies.
Stacey D. Miller, Cattails & Conception, Monotype Print in Oil Ink, 18x24"
Miller received a BA in Art at East Central University in Ada and participated in many printmaking workshops at the [Press] at Untitled, Los Milagros Print Studio, and Ayres Ranch. She helps coordinate the printing facility at [Press] at Untitled, organizing the 2009 Monothon and other printmaking events.

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition provides project grants to artists to help themat watershed stages in starting and growing their careers. The next deadline is April 15 and guidelines can be found here. The program is supported by the Oklahoma Arts Council and Allied Arts as well as discerning individuals and businesses.   

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