Mountain View artist Linda Infante Lyons is one of the latest recipients of a National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the organization announced Jan. 31.
Awarded to 20 artists around the United States, the Fellowship includes $20,000 to help grantees “explore, develop and experiment with original and existing projects,” according to the Foundation. Alaskans Brian Adams and Allison Akootchook Warden were also among this year’s awardees.
Lyons, who works out of a cozy studio at Magpie Artworks, was previously a Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship Individual Artist Award recipient and Artist-in-Residence at Denali National Park and Preserve. A prolific visual artist whose career spans over 15 years, her work blends cultural and spiritual elements with vivid depictions of the natural environment. Her art has filled galleries around the state and brightens public spaces around Mountain View — a vibrant mural decorates the side of the Hispanic Cultural Center on North Hoyt Street, and painted cement bollards border a vacant lot next to a bus stop along Mountain View Drive.