FY15 Artist Fellowship Grant Recipients

Annual Artist Fellowship grants of $5,000 were awarded to six Fellows and nine Honorable Mention grants of $500 to literary, performing and visual artists living in Nevada.

Fellowship

Media

Grant Award


Sarah Lillegard, Reno
Pasha Rafat, Las Vegas
Chariell Smith, Reno
Jared Stanley, Reno
Shana Tucker, Las Vegas
Laura Wetherington, Reno

Mixed Media
Sculpture
Singer songwriter/rapper
Poetry
Cellist/vocalist
Poetry

$5,000
$5,000
$5,000
$5,000
$5,000
$5,000


Fellowship Honorable Mention

Media

Grant Award

Matthew Couper, Las Vegas
Antwan Davis, Las Vegas
Jennifer Graham, Reno
Todd Green, Minden
Zoltan Janvary, Reno
Ann Keniston, Reno
Hyeyeon Park, Reno
Annie Reed, Sparks
Gretchen Skivington, Spring Creek

Painting
Interdisciplinary/performance
Mixed media
Multi instruments/performance
Mixed media
Poetry
Performance/piano
Prose/fiction
Prose/ficiton

$500
$500
$500
$500
$500
$500
$500
$500
$500


Literary Arts Panelists
Susan Briante, poet, editor and Associate Professor of creative writing at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Greg Glazner, poet, Visiting Writer at University of California, Davis, CA, and a core faculty member in Pacific Lutheran University’s low-residency MFA program.
James Hepworth, publisher, Confluence Press, Lewiston, Idaho; Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Lewis-Clark State College; and a literary agent-at-large, he has placed books for writers with Viking,  Penguin, Norton, Pantheon, and Counterpoint.

Performing Arts Panelists
Ryan Biesack, Instructor of Music & Director of Jazz Ensemble, Oregon State University, Corvallis, and part-time music faculty, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Jerry Rapier, Director, Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company, Salt Lake City, UT
Mary Anne Santos, former dancer and Associate Dean for Research, Technology and Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Visual Arts Panelists
Angela Ellsworth, multidisciplinary artist and Associate Professor, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, former Associate Director & Senior Curator, MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose, CA
Bryan Suereth, founder and Executive Director of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR