Arizona artist Suzanne Klotz, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to create an art salon and run a collaborative workshop with Palestinian women and their families in Amman, Jordan the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
During the 2013-2014 academic year, Klotz will be conducting an art salon and workshop entitled, "Seven Women's House Keys."
She will work collaboratively, in both traditional and conceptual art making practices, with seven Palestinian women and their family members who were dispossessed from their homes in Palestine and are now living in refugee camps in Amman, Jordan.
Klotz is one of 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals to travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2013-14.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Klotz plans to blog live about her experiences from her art salon in Amman.
Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, and demonstrated leader-ship potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries world wide. Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 310,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Suzanne Klotz is a nationally recognized painter and sculptor. Klotz has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. She has received an Arizona Visual Artists Project Grant, and awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, the Rauschenberg Foundation and Capelli d'Angeli Foundation, Change, Inc., the New York Artists' Fellowship, and an Arizona Governor's Award. Her work is in major permanent collections across the country, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC. She has exhibited in well over 300 exhibitions since 1972. Her work has shown internationally in Israel, Australia, Taiwan, West Africa, Canada as well as most major American cities. Klotz is "an Arizona treasure with an international reputation."
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.