New Fellowship Sends SIA-LA Students Into the Field for Valuable Lessons
Students learn critical lessons when they move from the classroom to the field, connecting with top practitioners and places, and the LAMA Fellowship for Field Study has been established to support the efforts of a Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles (SIA-LA) student who wishes to travel to meet and engage with the top practitioners in his or her area of study.
The new fellowship was recently announced on the main website of Sotheby’s Institute of Art. It will be given annually to a selected student.
The fellowship has been established by Shannon and Peter Loughrey, founders and owners of Los Angeles Modern Auctions, an auction house specializing for 25 years in selling 20th-century modern art and design. Peter Loughrey is also an alumnus Sotheby’s Institute – London.
SIA-LA Director Jonathan Neil expressed gratitude to the Loughreys for addressing a key aspect of the program, fieldwork.
“International and domestic field study is an important and memorable part of the educational experience at Sotheby’s Institute of Art,” he explained in the recent announcement about the fellowship. “We are immensely grateful to Shannon and Peter Loughrey for this gift in support of student travel and for their continuing support of our programs more generally.”
For Ernie Iseminger, the university’s vice president for advancement, the Loughreys’ generosity and commitment to arts education “serve as a model of how support can truly change the lives of our students.”