Recent Grants

Presenting: FY 2008 Grants Panelists

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel A
June 19, 2007

Jo Ann Andera
Director of Special Events and
Texas Folklife Festival
Institute of Texan Culture
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX

James Bradley
Choreographer and dancer
Fiscal and Training Officer
Tribal Education, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Cherokee, NC

Karen Hanan
Presenter
Executive Director
Arts Northwest
Port Angeles, WA

Paul Hogan (Layperson)
Retired banker, Fleet Boston Financial
Board of Trustees and Treasurer
Alliance of Artists Communities
Milton, MA

Carla Eliana Godoy Laguna
Founder
Art for Change, Inc.
New York, NY

Michael Orlove
Senior Program Director
City of Chicago
Department of Cultural Affairs
Chicago, IL

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel B1
July 25-27, 2006

June 20, 2007

Access To Artistic Excellence Panel B2
June 20, 2007

Jo Ann Andera
Director of Special Events and Texas Folklife Festival
Institute of Texan Culture
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Karen Hanan
Presenter; Executive Director
Arts Northwest
Port Angeles, WA

Paul Hogan (Layperson)
Retired banker, Fleet Boston Financial
Board of Trustees and Treasurer
Alliance of Artists Communities
Milton, MA

Mark Masuoka
Executive Director and Chief Curator
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Omaha, NE

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel C1
July 25-27, 2007

Nathaniel May
Executive Director
SPACE Gallery
Portland, ME

Lucas Rivera
Multidisciplinary Artist, Director of the Arts
Nueva Esperanza Academy
Philadelphia, PA

Helen Sause (Layperson)
Retired Administrator
Arts Patron and Community Volunteer
Alameda, CA

Lawrence Simpson
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA

Karin Stein
Musician and educator
Artes Latinas
Kellogg, IA
Sixto Wagan
Co-Executive Director
Director and Curator of Performing Arts
DiverseWorks
Houston, TX

Diana “Dyno” Wahl
Executive Director
Festival at Sandpoint Summer Concert Series
Sandpoint, ID

Linda Walton
Executive Director
Harlem Arts Alliance
New York, NY

Robb Woulfe
Executive Director
Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Ann Arbor, MI

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C2
July 27, 2007

Nathaniel May
Executive Director
SPACE Gallery
Portland, ME

Lucas Rivera
Multidisciplinary Artist, Director of the Arts
Nueva Esperanza Academy
Philadelphia, PA

Helen Sause (Layperson)
Retired Administrator
Arts Patron and Community Volunteer
Alameda, CA

Lawrence Simpson
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA

Karin Stein
Musician and educator
Artes Latinas
Kellogg, IA

Diana "Dyno" Wahl
Executive Director
Festival at Sandpoint Summer Concert Series
Sandpoint, ID

Access To Artistic Excellence, A-1
October 29-30, 2007

Noël Bonam
Performing and visual artist
Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
State of Maine
Portland, ME

Suzanne Callahan
Founder and Chief Officer
Callahan Consulting for the Arts
Washington, DC

Mary Lynne Donohue (Layperson)
Municipal and Litigation Attorney
O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong, S.C.
Sheboygan, WI

Leatrice Ellzy
Film Producer
Manager, Artistic Programming and Festival
Management
National Black Arts Festival
Atlanta, GA

Gregg Miller
Musician and educator
Associate Director
Centrum
Bainbridge Island, WA

Armando Rascón
Photographer, Conceptual & Installation Artist
Co-Director
Terrain Gallery
Calexico, CA

Claire West
Business Manager
The School of Ballet Arizona
Ballet Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Connie Hart Yellowman
Native artisan
Executive Director
Red Earth, Inc.
El Reno, OK

Access To Artistic Excellence, A-2
October 30, 2007

Noël Bonam
Performing and visual artist
Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
State of Maine
Portland, ME

Mary Lynne Donohue (Layperson)
Municipal and Litigation Attorney
O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong, S.C.
Sheboygan, WI

Leatrice Ellzy
Film Producer
Manager, Artistic Programming and Festival Management
National Black Arts Festival
Atlanta, GA

Armando Rascón
Photographer, Conceptual and Installation Artist
Co-Director
Terrain Gallery
Calexico, CA

Claire West
Business Manager
The School of Ballet Arizona
Ballet Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Connie Hart Yellowman
Native artisan
Executive Director
Red Earth, Inc.
El Reno, OK

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel B1
December 10-13, 2007

Steve Bailey
Education Director and Founder
Jump-Start Performance Co.
San Antonio, TX

Kim Chan
Director of Development
Paul Taylor Dance Foundation
Maplewood, NJ

Edgar East
Musician, Music Teacher
Waterloo, IA

Jewelle Gomez
Director of Grants & Community Initiatives
Horizons Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Jeffrey Johnson
Senior Director of Development
Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts
Vienna, VA

Aimée Petrin
Executive Director
PCA Great Performances
Freeport, ME

Clarence Reynolds (Layperson)
Journalist, News Anchor
WXIA-TV (Gannett Broadcasting)
Atlanta, GA

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel B2
December 13, 2007

Steve Bailey
Education Director and Founder
Jump-Start Performance Co.
San Antonio, TX

Edgar East
Musician; Music Teacher
Waterloo, IA

Jewelle Gomez
Director of Grants & Community Initiatives
Horizons Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Jeffrey Johnson
Senior Director of Development
Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts
Vienna, VA

Aimée Petrin
Executive Director
PCA Great Performances
Freeport, ME

Clarence Reynolds (Layperson)
Journalist, News Anchor
WXIA-TV (Gannett Broadcasting)
Atlanta, GA

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel B3
December 13, 2007

Jewelle Gomez
Director of Grants & Community Initiatives
Horizons Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Jeffrey Johnson
Senior Director of Development
Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts
Vienna, VA

Clarence Reynolds (Layperson)
Journalist, News Anchor
WXIA-TV (Gannett Broadcasting)
Atlanta, GA

American Masterpieces: Presenting, Panel A
January 29-31, 2008

José Antonio Cruz
Associate Producer
Spanish Repertory Theater, Co., Ltd.
(Repertorio Español)
New York, NY

Ellis Finger
Director, Williams Center for the Arts
Lafayette College
Easton, PA

Margaret Lawrence
Director of Programming
Hopkins Center
Dartmouth College
Lyme, NH

Herman Milligan (Layperson)
Vice President/Customer Insights Analysis Manager
Enterprise Marketing Customer Insights
Wells Fargo and Company
Minneapolis, MN

Julia Olin
Executive Director
National Council for Traditional Arts
Berwyn Heights, MD

Lawrence Simpson
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Berklee College of Music
Cleveland, OH

MK Wegmann
President and CEO
National Performance Network
New Orleans, LA

Geol Weirs
Executive Director
Young Audiences of Northern California
San Francisco, CA

American Masterpieces: Presenting, Panel B
January 31, 2008

José Antonio Cruz
Associate Producer
Spanish Repertory Theater, Co., Ltd.
(Repertorio Español)
New York, NY

Ellis Finger
Director, Williams Center for the Arts
Lafayette College
Easton, PA

Margaret Lawrence
Director of Programming
Hopkins Center
Dartmouth College
Lyme, NH

Herman Milligan (Layperson)
Vice President/Customer Insights Analysis Manager
Enterprise Marketing Customer Insights
Wells Fargo and Company
Minneapolis, MN

Julia Olin
Executive Director
National Council for Traditional Arts
Berwyn Heights, MD

Lawrence Simpson
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Berklee College of Music
Cleveland, OH

Geol Weirs
Executive Director
Young Audiences of Northern California
San Francisco, CA

American Masterpieces: Presenting, Panel C
January 31, 2008

José Antonio Cruz
Associate Producer
Spanish Repertory Theater, Co., Ltd.
(Repertorio Español)
New York, NY

Ellis Finger
Director, Williams Center for the Arts
Lafayette College
Easton, PA

Herman Milligan (Layperson)
Vice President/Customer Insights Analysis Manager
Enterprise Marketing Customer Insights
Wells Fargo and Company
Minneapolis, MN

Julia Olin
Executive Director
National Council for Traditional Arts
Berwyn Heights, MD

Lawrence Simpson
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Berklee College of Music
Cleveland, OH

Geol Weirs
Executive Director
Young Audiences of Northern California
San Francisco, CA