Charlotte Street Foundation is proud to announce the selection of artist, Rodolfo Marron III as the Charlotte Street Fellow of the Art Omi International Artists Residency Program for Summer, 2017 and recently awarded Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellow, Samara Umbral as this year’s recipient of the Byron C. Cohen Award.
Images: (left) Samara Umbral; (right) Rodolfo Marron III
Through an ongoing partnership with Art Omi, Charlotte Street Foundation sponsors one Kansas City-based artist to attend Art Omi International Artists Residency each summer. Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellows from 1997 to the present, as well as, other artists nominated by prior Charlotte Street Art Omi Fellows, are invited to apply for the Charlotte Street-sponsored spot. The artist is chosen by Art Omi’s selection panel from among the Kansas City artists applying. Marron will live and work alongside 30 other artists from around the world who have been selected among thousands of artists for 2017 residences.
The Byron C. Cohen Award provides one Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellow funding to attend a leading international art fair of their particular interest. The Award is administered by Charlotte Street and funded by contributions made to Charlotte Street in memory of Byron C. Cohen—well-known, Kansas City-based gallerist and collector. The Award honors Cohen’s legacy and passionate support for the arts, artists, travel, and his desire to connect Kansas City and its artists to the national and international art world.
Please see the press release for further information and artist bios.