Division of the Arts Announces 2021 Artist Fellowship Winners


Twenty-five Delaware artists are being recognized by the Delaware Division of the Arts for the high quality of their artwork. Work samples from 121 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, folk and visual artists were judged by a panel of out-of-state arts professionals. Awards were given in three categories: $10,000 for the Masters Award, $6,000 for the Established Professional Award, and $3,000 for the Emerging Professional Award. Fellows are required to offer at least one exhibit or performance during the upcoming year, providing an opportunity for the public to experience their work. Additionally, the work of the Fellows will be featured in a group exhibition, Award Winners XXI, at the Biggs Museum in Dover tentatively set for June 4 through July 25, 2021.

Jennifer Margaret Barker was the lone recipient of the Masters Fellowship, receiving it in the Music Composition category. Barkerโ€™s compositions have been performed on six continents by orchestras, chamber and choral ensembles and international artists.

Winners of the Established Professional Awards were: Fostina Dixon, Howard Eberle, Knicoma Frederick, Mara Gorman, Eliezer Gutman, Harold Kalmus, Kim Klabe, Jack Knight, Cassandra Lewis, Jame McCray, Terry Miller, Jane C. Miller, Richard Raw and Eric Zippe.

For a complete list of 2021 Fellowship winners visit Arts.Delaware.gov