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Cat Crotchett wins Gilmore grant

Jan. 8, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Cat Crotchett, an associate professor of art at Western Michigan University, has received an Emerging Artist Grant funded by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and administered by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

The quarterly grant program provides up to $3,500 in financial support for promising Kalamazoo County artists who demonstrate serious commitment to advancing their work and professional art careers. A panel of volunteer artists representing various arts disciplines makes application reviews and funding decisions. Crotchett received a grant to research encaustic painting techniques in combination with digital images.

Crotchett joined the WMU faculty in 1996 and was promoted to associate professor in 2001. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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