Excellence in New Media Award

2018 Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award: Conference Attendance Scholarship for Students of Color
America Salomon, Columbia College Chicago

America Salomon is a thesis candidate in the MFA Interdisciplinary Arts and Media program at Columbia College Chicago. She moved to Chicago to begin her post-graduate studies after having worked as Assistant to the Director of Education at the High Museum of Art and received her BFA in Studio Art at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.


Image: America, Like the Country

Project Description:
'America, Like the Country' is a video installation that explores my desire for connection and belonging through the lens of my intertwined identities as Mexican, American, immigrant, and artist. Making use of interdisciplinary media from video and drawing to sculpture and projection, I draw from personal experiences in navigating across cultures and geographies.

Call for Submissions

February 1 Deadline


The New Media Caucus (NMC) invites applications for the first annual Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award: Conference Attendance Scholarship for Students of Color. The scholarship provides $1100 for a student of color working in the field of new media art (artist, practitioner, history and/criticism) to attend the College Art Association Conference (Los Angeles, CA Feb. 21-24, 2018).

This award is consistent with the vision of the NMC and our commitment to cultivating inclusivity within the new media arts community. One goal of the scholarship is to facilitate connections with the New Media Caucus community of artists and scholars at the CAA annual conference.

The application has been streamlined given the tight deadline of February 1, 2018. Applicants must provide a 600 word (maximum) letter of application and a short biography (100-200 words).

To submit, please use the following form:

Full information about the award, submission requirements can be found at:

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