Justine, oil on panel, 1998

“In this hurried age, the artist and the intellectual are among the few who have the serenity and sense of perspective which may help us to find a way out of the fevered confusion which presently afflicts us.” – J. William Fulbright

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             fulbrightAUGUST 18, 2000


The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (Washington, D.C.) announced recently that Timothy Stotz, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Grant Extension, to continue to live and paint in Madrid, Spain during the 2000/2001 academic year.

With the recommendation of the artist Antonio Lopez Garcia, Mr. Stotz will continue to paint in creative dialogue with the collections of the Museo del Prado, the Real Academia de Bellas Artes, and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Timothy Stotz (BA Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA; MFA University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA) is one of approximately 50 U.S. grantees in the fine and performing arts (music, dance, theater, creative writing, film, painting and sculpture) who were originally funded through the Fulbright Program to live abroad and pursue their creative discipline during the 1999/2000 academic year.

Each year, an international committee in each host country awards continued project funding to a select number of Fulbrighters, based on an open competition between current grantees from a wide range of studies and professions. 

Mr. Stotz and his fellow 2000/2001 Fulbright grantees have joined the ranks of distinguished scholars and professionals worldwide who are leaders in the political, economic, scientific, educational, artistic and cultural lives of their countries.

Prominent Fulbright alumni include U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; former NATO Secretary General Javier Solana; President Fernando Cardoso of Brazil; President & CEO Craig Barrett of Intel Corporation; Nobel Prize winners Milton Friedman, Joshua Lederberg and Felix Bloch; philosopher Jacques Derrida; musicians Aaron Copland, Renee Fleming, and Philip Glass; writers Maya Angelou, Joseph Heller, Sylvia Plath, and John Updike; and artists Chuck Close, Gregory Gillespie, Philip Pearlstein, and Richard Serra.

During its 52 years as one of the U.S. government’s most respected activities, the Fulbright Program has exchanged nearly a quarter million people— more than 70,000 Americans who have studied or done professional research abroad, and more than 130,000 people from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States.