Receives a 2017 Tanne Foundation Award
(photo by Steve Rimple)
The Tanne Foundation has announced that Red Shuttleworth is a 2017 Award Recipient.
The Tanne Foundation, now in its nineteenth year, supports individual artists with unrestricted funding. The 2017 Awards honor five artists in recognition of their artistic achievements, as well as one artist-run organization which has presented exceptional works for 40 years. The 2017 Recipients are Gary Bates (sculptor), Chris Ensweiler (actor), Todd McCutcheon (mixed media painter), Red Shuttleworth (poet/playwright), Preach R. Sun (performance artist), and Mobius, Inc. (arts presenting organization).
(photo by Kate Shuttleworth)
Red Shuttleworth is a poet/playwright of the rural American West. His latest books are Rumors and Borders: Eight Western Plays (Humanitas Media Publishing) and Straight Ahead: Poems (Blue Horse Press). Shuttleworth's poems have appeared in countless journals, including Ontario Review, Prairie Schooner, and Weber: The Contemporary West. In 2007 True West magazine named him "Best Living Western Poet." He is the recipient of the 2016 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award for Outstanding Poetry Book (Woe to the Land Shadowing, Blue Horse Press) and three Western Writers of America Spur Awards for Poetry. His plays have been presented widely, including at Saddleback College, Sundance Playwrights Lab, the State University of New York at Fredonia, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival.
The Tanne Foundation was founded by an artist in order to enrich the artistic experience and broaden horizons for artists and audiences alike. The foundation's primary interest in in support of individual artists. Led by a board composed primarily of artists, the foundation is guided by the philosophy that in the creation of art, however unrecognized or obscure the voice, the sound my be extraordinary and it is vital that it be heard.
Since its inception the Tanne Foundation has made awards to ninety-eight artists and nine organizations in recognition of their outstanding achievements in a variety of fields in the visual and performing arts, including performance art, painting, poetry, music, theater and dance. Nominations for awards are made by the trustees of the Tanne Foundation. The Tanne Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests.