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Artist Fellows


The AAM Artist Fellowship provides recognition, support, and mentored professional development for artists working in any medium that live within a hundred-mile radius of the AAM. Fellows are given the unique opportunity to expand their studio practice through the use of the museum and its programmatic resources. They meet once a month to have studio visits with the fellowship group and to interact with visiting artists, curators, and AAM staff. Four awards are given annually, and each AAM Artist Fellow receives a $1,000 honorarium to help realize their project. The fellowship year culminates with a presentation of fellowship projects. This year the artist fellowship presentations will occur virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For AAM Artist Fellowship brochures in both English and Spanish, please click the following links:


For the full transcript of Curt Carpenter’s film, A Quiet Walk by the Roaring Fork River, please click here


Curt Carpenter

Curt Carpenter has been a graphic designer in Aspen since 1979. He holds a BS in studio art and a MA in graphic design and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Carpenter shows regularly at the Red Brick Arts Center and the Aspen Chapel Gallery, and his prints are represented by the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass. Recent one-person shows include his Roaring Fork River–inspired woodcuts at The Art Base in Basalt (2018). Curt was recently presented a Juror’s Choice Award for his print The Roaring Fork at Mile Marker 49 at 528.0 Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibit 2020 (Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities).


Marilyn Lowey

Marilyn Lowey creates installations that investigate the use of light as an optical, sculptural, and psychological spectacle. Lowey’s immersive installations provoke phenomenological experiences and link perceptual effects to personal, cultural, and political relations. She earned MFA degrees from both Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, in Theatrical Lighting Design, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, where she studied under artists Michael Asher and Jessica Bronson.


Lauren Peterson

Lauren Peterson is an interdisciplinary artist who uses found objects and textiles as painterly gestures to create abstract compositions. Her work focuses on the potential ontological ramifications of a consumption-based society. She was named a 2017–18 Emerging Artist and Project Grant recipient by the City of Atlanta. Past exhibitions include Off the Wall at Spartanburg Art Museum, South Carolina; Message from the Sea at GAIA Center, Athens, Greece; and Forget Me Not at Zuckerman Museum, Georgia. Her work is included in the permanent collection of Atlanta’s High Museum of Art; the Goya Contemporary, Maryland; and others.


Teal Roberts Wilson

Teal Roberts Wilson grew up in Albuquerque, NM, and received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in printmaking, with special emphasis on woodcuts and lithography. She resides in Snowmass Village. Her Basalt studio practice includes drawing, painting, mural painting, and printmaking. She is the co-founder of the gallery and community art space, Straight Line Studio, located in the Snowmass Base Village.

TMore information about 2021 Artist Fellows coming soon! Check back in at the end of February

For questions about the fellowship please contact
Teresa Booth Brown, Artist Programs Coordinator:


Wewer Keohane
Michael Lorsung
Shannon Richardson
Andrew Roberts-Gray