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McMillan Award

"Untitled" by James Nardone

"Untitled" by James Nardone, Silkscreen, 36" x 48"


The Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Traveling Fellowship

Genevieve McMillan established a fellowship in memory of her dear friend, painter and world traveler, the late Reba Stewart. To launch the Award and to pay tribute to Reba Stewart, MassArt hosted an exhibition of Ms. Stewart's work, which was accompanied by a catalog. In 2007, the first Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Grant was awarded to a graduating senior, printmaking major at MassArt.

Genevieve McMillan, an intrepid traveler herself, knew that MassArt students would benefit from an opportunity to travel abroad. Many students have never been beyond the Northeast and the experience of forming a proposal in order to apply for the grant has proven to be an important learning experience itself. 

Senior printmaking majors are required to prepare a complete application. Alumni are eligible to apply up to two years after they graduate. Applications must include two preliminary drafts of their proposal for in-depth substance and editing suggestions.


  • Learn to photograph and and digitally size work
  • Research and develop a realistic budget 
  • Write a compelling argument that convincingly links their deepest interests, destination choice, and actual imagery

Submissions are juried by a panel of three professional artists who are practicing printmakers or comfortably conversant with printmaking. Jurors vary from year to year and act as non-biased third parties. Previous winners are required to return and present about their experiences to inspire and motivate current students. Many students have successfully used the substance of their applications as a basis for other grants, residencies, scholarships, internships, and advanced study.

Past Winners