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This scholarship provides funding for travel to pursue independent study in an art-related field. The award recipient(s) receives up to $8,000 toward the costs of travel , either domestic or abroad, to enhance his/her studies in an art-related endeavor. Applications for the 2018 Palmer Scholarship are currently being accepted. Completed applications must be received by March 16, 2018.


Recipient Project
Ian Breidenbach Visit artist-run galleries in rural Midwest to research community engagement practices
Sarah Gray Travel to Italy for multi-site conservation and restoration workshop
Melanie Isenogle Research early cyanotype photographic process and photogram publications in London 


Recipient Project
Lia Colapietro Study Dutch flower paintings and contemporary floral design in the UK & Netherlands
Robert Cummerow Travel to East Asia for artist residency and photographing performing ensembles
Lucia Yupanqui Learn traditional weaving techniques in Peru


Recipient Project
Hedyeh Elahinia Travel to northwest Iran to practice photography and document landscapes
Erin Miller Learn techniques for dying wool and textile-making from traditional Scottish artisans
Julie Schnell-Madden Study indigenous artifacts in New Zealand and how the objects are used in the country’s education system


Recipient Project
Dan Chudzinski Pacific Northwest carving workshop
Aaron Brandt Cross-country photography and illustration trip
Lindsay Scypta Travel to Paris to study Sèvres porcelain


Recipient Project
Wesley Brown Ceramics workshop in China
Jennifer Giovannucci The study of anatomical paintings and wax models in Italy


Recipient Project
Cathie Moorek Egyptian Coffins / Penn University
Kelly Crosser-Alge Teachers’ Collaborative Workshop / Bullseye Glass Factory
Elliott Michael Charney Photography in Thailand


Recipient Project
Jennifer Fechik Research on 6th-5th century B.C. symposium pottery from Attica.
Kathy Heisinger Photograph the educational process for life skills as well as AIDS.
Ryan Davis Study art and culture. Paint murals with local residents.


Recipient Project
Elizabeth Wise Interdisciplinary professional development: Art & chemistry
Jennifer Leszczyniski Color theory & the illusion of light
Joshua Torres Haiti’s condition a year after the earthquake
Grace Engel Reinvent Lewis Carroll’s classic text Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland