Fashion Professor Awarded Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2019

Assistant Professor Chanjuan ChenKent State University Fashion School assistant professor, Chanjuan Chen, was recently awarded the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) Individual Excellence Award for fiscal year 2019.


Individual Excellence Awards are approved by OAC board members and are awarded to support artists’ growth and development, honoring artists for a body of their work that advances or exemplifies the artist’s discipline and the greater artistic community in Ohio and beyond.


This year, Chen was among only 78 artists chosen to receive funding from the OAC. Each recipient is awarded a $5,000 grant (collaborative winners split the award equally). The award funding provides the artists with the resources to explore their art, develop skills and advance their careers. This year, art disciplines in crafts, design arts/illustration, performance art, media arts, 2D and 3D visual arts were all accepted.


Chen is one of only two Fashion School professors to be awarded this prestigious honor. Fashion School TechStyleLAB director, Linda Ohrn-McDaniel, received the honor in 2009. 


To learn more about the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2019, please visit the OAC ArtsOhio Blog

POSTED: Friday, May 10, 2019 02:00 PM
Updated: Monday, June 3, 2019 11:31 AM