Adam Vines of Birmingham was awarded a Fellowship in the amount of $5,000 for Literature. Vines writes with authority and specificity, yet is also able to display a quality of vulnerability. His poems are accessible, solid, grounded in nature, quiet and considered. He has had an impressive career with published works and his magazine publications are impeccable. Vines is an up-and-coming poet and writer.
Douglas B. Barrett of Birmingham was awarded a Fellowship in the amount of $5,000 for Design. Barrett has a long list of awards and honors which have been received in a very short career. He brings a maturity and simplicity to his work, yet it is also new and complex. Barrett is an active competitor internationally.
He has used his energy and his design skills in the community to help where it is needed.
Christopher Scott Lowther of Birmingham was awarded a Fellowship in the amount of $5,000 for Media Arts. Lowther is an artist and engineer making a bold and interesting contribution in a new art form. Employing cutting edge sensibilities, he is combining art and engineering to produce work that is
challenging and engaging which translates into an exciting learning opportunity for his students. Artists working at the edge push boundaries which challenge all to a higher level of artistic creation that is beneficial to artists and audiences alike.