Artist Support Grant Recipient 2020

I am very excited to announce that I am an Artist Support Grant Recipient. The Artist Support program is funded by the North Carolina Arts Council, the United Arts Council of Catawba County, the Caldwell Arts Council, the Hiddenite Center of Alexander County, the Rock School Art Foundation in Burke County, the Burke Arts Council, the Iredell County Arts Council and the McDowell Arts Council Association.

I am very thankful to everyone who helped me along the path to this point. For every person who believed in my art enough to purchase a piece, thank you. Thank you to Courtney Long, Andrew Stephenson and all of the instructors of Western Piedmont Community College, my artist friends - especially Denise Riddle, Beth Bailey, and Harry Seng - and Deborah Jones at Burke Arts Council. Most especially I thank my family, my husband, Earl Douglass, and my children Walter Hoyle and Alex Hoyle for their unflagging support in my quest to communicate by creating art.

The funds I received will go toward purchasing a slab roller which will help to make more sculptural art. I am excited to explore the possibilities!

With love,

Cindy Douglass