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About the Fellowship

Established in 2013 by VCCA Fellow Mary D. Edwards in honor of her parents Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards Senior, this fully-funded, two-week fellowship aims to support female-identifying visual artists, with strong preference given to Native Americans. All Native American visual artists are encouraged to apply.

The VCCA residency at Mt. San Angelo includes a private bedroom with private bath, a separate individual studio, and three meals a day in a community of cross-disciplinary artists.

Application Details

Eligibility: Native American visual artists and/or female-identifying visual artists

Residencies Available: May 1 – August 31, 2025
Length of Fellowship: Two weeks

Application Opens: June 1, 2024
Application Deadline: September 15, 2024
Application Fee*: $30
Notification by: December 31, 2024

To be considered for an SSG & AC Edwards Fellowship, complete the “Application for Mt. San Angelo Residencies, VCCA in Virginia – Summer 2025,” selecting your fellowship interest in Question 2.

* If the application fee presents a significant barrier to application, please write to by September 10, 2024, to request an application fee waiver.

Recent SSG & AC Edwards Share Their Work

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Previous Recipients

About Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards Senior

Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards was a professor of biology at the University of Central Oklahoma. Archibald Cason Edwards Senior, a Greek and Latin Major at Harvard, was a businessman who published stories in Prairie Schooner.

Black and white image of Sarah Stanley Gorden Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards