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The Arkansas Arts Council has selected painters John Harlan Norris of Jonesboro, Stephanie Pierce of Fayetteville and Melissa Wilkinson of Bono for its 2013 individual fellowship awards in the visual arts. They'll be recognized at the ArtLinks conference luncheon Oct. 17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center ($35; call 501-324-9766).
The fellowships are worth $4,000 and are awarded annually to allow artists paid time to devote to their art.
This year, the categories for fellowships were painting, music composition (Western classical tradition) and novels. Music winners were Bonnie Montgomery of Little Rock, Katherine Murdock of Greenland and Phillip Schroeder of Arkadelphia. Novelist winners were Emily C. Hoffman of Russellville, Justin Quarry of Jonesboro and Mary Elsie Robertson of Winslow.