Ucross names Native American fellowship recipients

Brendan Basham (Courtesy photo)

Ucross has announced the recipients of the fall 2020 Fellowships for Native American Visual Artists and Writers.

Visual artist recipient is Anthony Hudson, and the writer selected for this year is Brendan Basham. Both will be in residence at Ucross this fall.

Anthony Hudson (Courtesy photo)

Hudson, who lives in Portland, Ore., is the sixth visual arts fellowship recipient. Basham, based in Nashville, Tenn., is the first recipient of the new literary fellowship. They have each received residencies that included uninterrupted time, studio space and living accommodations on Ucross’s 20,000-acre ranch, in addition to a $2,000 stipend each and opportunities to present their work publicly at Ucross and elsewhere.

Basham is a fiction writer, poet, educator and a former chef. His work has appeared in several publications including the Santa Fe Literary Review, Red Ink and Yellow Medicine Review, and other honors include two Writing by Writers Fellowships. He is currently working on his first novel and serves as the Writers in Schools coordinator with Southern Word, a literary nonprofit teaching poetry and performance to Tennessee youth.

Hudson is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, performer and filmmaker who may be best known as Portland’s premier drag clown, Carla Rossi. He received a 2018 National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and was named a 2018 Western Arts Alliance Native Launchpad Artist and a 2019 Oregon Arts Commission Artist Fellow.

His first professionally produced theatrical play, “Looking for Tiger Lily,” adapted from his touring show of the same name, will make its world premiere at Artists Repository Theatre.

Ucross was established in 1981 and since then has provided more than 2,500 residencies to writers, visual artists and composers.



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  1. You ever notice its the really rich people who promote the bizarre, while searching for validation by their peer group as to how enlightened they are? Then, when it all predictably goes south-they are the first to move away from the mess they helped create? Is importing a “drag clown” from Portland really art? Ucross is the new Missoula.

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