2017 Fellow

Celeste Butler

Fiber Artist


Serving, preserving, nurturing, and teaching togetherness.

Celeste Butler is a self-taught fiber artist, QUILTER-PRENEUR and Griot. She is committed to serving, preserving, nurturing, and teaching togetherness in her community through quilting.

Her work can be found in the private collection of world renown author, inspirational spiritual speaker, and life coach Iyanla Vanzant. She has exhibited at Thread Painted Portrait Quilts, Carver Bank, and Love's Jazz & Art Center; and recently completed an Artist in Residency quilt project at Nelson Mandela School.

2017 Fellows

Jamie Danielle Hardy

Installation Artist

Samone “Qween Samone” Davis

Fashion Designer

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Multimedia Artists