Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Mary D. Edwards Establishes New VCCA Fellowship
Archibald Cason Edwards Endowment for Fellowships
Funded by Mary D. Edwards
Writer and VCCA Fellow Mary D. Edwards has funded an endowed fellowship in honor of her parents, Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards. Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards was a professor of biology at the University of Central Oklahoma. Archibald Cason Edwards, a Greek and Latin Major at Harvard, was a businessman who published stories in Prairie Schooner.
Mary established the fellowship to fund an annual two-week residency for women painters age thirty or more, with a preference to be given to Native American painters.
Mary D. Edwards is co-editor of Gravity in Art: Essays on Weight and Weightlessness in Painting, Sculpture and Photography, (McFarland, 2012) with VCCA Fellow Elizabeth Bailey. Her short story, "Relativity," appeared in the PATERSON LITERARY REVIEW in 1999. Edwards is co-author with N.C.C. Couch of Wind Chant and Night Chant Sand Paintings (non-fiction, New York, 1978). Her articles have appeared in STUDIES IN ICONOGRAPHY, JOURNAL OF SOCIETY FOR ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS, ART EDUCATION, SOURCE, KONSTHISTORISK TIDSKRIFT, and other publications. Edwards has been a faculty member since 1985 at Pratt Institute.