The jury would like to thank everyone that submitted applications for the 2019 Stuttgart exchange. The submissions were
thoughtfully and respectfully examined numerous times by each juror and we are grateful for the time, effort, and detail each
applicant put into their proposals. The selection process was very difficult due to the quality of the submissions.
Through this process, the jury found that the proposals that resonated the most were driven by a personal motivation to create
work in our sister city and represent Saint Louis. Proposed themes in the work such as family history and personal relationships
seemed to emerge as having wonderful possibilities when explored through this opportunity.
After a thoughtful discussion, it became clear that Jessie Donovan’s proposal demonstrated a strong and honest desire to explore,
experiment and embrace the personal ideas motivating her work while remaining open and receptive to this unfamiliar environment.
The combination of intent and possibility contained in her proposal inspired the jury and we look forward to following along with
her research in Stuttgart, which promises to make an impact on her practice. Congratulations to Jessie! Read More