The Maryland State Arts Council recently awarded the 2018 Individual Artist Awards to Matt Moore, chair of AACC’s Visual Arts and Humanities department, along with 78 Maryland artists. This year’s awardees were chosen from a group of 367 applicants and represent some of the state’s leading playwrights, craft makers, photographers, and nonclassical music composers and performers.
“Honestly, it’s a huge honor. The list of winners is very impressive. There are a lot of people I really admire on there so I’m thrilled to be included with them,” Moore said. The awardees were honored May 20 during a ceremony at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. When asked what his plans were for the $3,000 grant, Moore said “it always goes back into the art. … Right now I have a few big shows on the horizon so this money will help with the cost of framing.”