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Clay Lancaster Scholarship

The Clay Lancaster Scholarship for Senior Gaines Fellows

Each year one Senior Fellow may be awarded the Clay Lancaster Scholarship on the basis of his or her thesis topic. For the Fellow to be eligible, his or her thesis must be germane to one of the many fields in which Clay Lancaster, author, artist, and Kentucky’s preeminent architectural historian studied and worked. Areas of focus include architecture, architectural history and preservation, Kentucky heritage, artists and art forms, Asian art, Eastern thought, East-West dialogue, children’s literature, criticism, and the fantastical.

In addition to the scholarship stipend, Lancaster Scholars receive a certificate hand-printed by Paul Holbrook of the M. I. King Press (and member of the Warwick Foundation), and the year-long use of Clay Lancaster’s reference library and the facilities at Warwick estate for retreat and thesis writing.

Warwick is a unique compound of historic and architecturally important structures, and over 200 acres of unspoiled nature preserve in Salvisa, Kentucky. The Warwick Foundation maintains the property to perpetuate and promote the legacy of Clay Lancaster through education, preservation, and facilitation of cross-cultural understanding. Each fall, Paul Holbrook hosts the Gaines Fellows for a tour of Warwick and vegetarian lunch or tea-time snack, in keeping with Clay Lancaster’s own practice.

Lancaster Scholars

2014-15

Noora Aljabi

Representations of the Three Abrahamic Religions in Children's Literature

 

2013-14

Drake Jackson

The economics of architecture: Antoni Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and Casa Milá

 

2012-13

Jonathan Finnie

Inheritance/Entanglements: Zen, Non-representational Theory, and Writing Personal Embodied Knowledge

 

2011-12

Zachary Davis

Rumspringa

 

2010-11

Jonathan Laurel

An Architectural History of the Papal Library in the 15th Century

 

2009-10

Joanna Grant

The Depth of Superficial(ity): An Antithesis to a Treatise

 

2008-09

Caroline Quinio

The Many Faces of the Kentucky Horse Barn

 

2007-08

Will Sanders

Suzuki and Eckhart: Meditations on Comparative Religion

 

2006-07

Matthew Clarke

Voices of Home in Bluegrass-Aspendale: Constructing the Ideal

 

2005-06

Jason Richards

The Stone Wall as Reinterpreted in Central Kentucky’s Contemporary Landscape

 

2004-05

Patrick Hobgood

Constructing Community: An Exhibition of the Voice of Goodloetown

 

2003-04

Lauren Argo

The Noise in the Room

 

2002-03

Haans Mott

nun creature artist disease spaceman: a romance in five lamentations