Recent Grants

Arts Education: FY 2012 Grants Panelists

Art Works, Panel 1A (Performing Arts)
June 20-22, 2011

Paul Abrahamson
Director, The Chicago Ballet Center
Founder/Artistic Director
The Chicago Ballet
Chicago, IL

David Dik
National Executive Director
Young Audiences, Inc.
Glen Ridge, NJ

Beck E. McLaughlin
Education and Web Services Director
Montana Arts Council
Helena, MT

Michael Merrin (Layperson)
Principal, Elk Plain School of Choice
Bethel Public Schools
Roy, WA

Dawn Oropeza
Installation Artist, Dancer
Arts Education/Community Programs Coordinator
Iowa Arts Council
Des Moines, IA

J. Otis Powell!
Performance Artist, Writer, Producer
Minneapolis, MN

Sonya Robinson 
Singer, Actor
Director
Artist Corps New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Aviva Segall
Music Director and Principal Conductor
Omaha Area Youth Orchestras
Omaha, NE

Judith Willoughby 
Wanda Bass Chair, Professor of Conducting and Choral Music Education
Bass School of Music, Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK

Art Work, Panel B (Visual Arts)
July 12-13, 2011

Herminia Wei-Hsin Din. 
Associate Professor of Art Education
University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK

Brad Fesmire 
Artist
Program Director
RiverzEdge Arts Project
Providence, RI

Harrell Fletcher
Artist
Associate Professor of Art and Social Practice
Portland State University
Portland, OR

Jarvis Grant
Photographer
Creative Director
Jarvis Grant Imaging
Washington, DC

Clarivel Ruiz 
Independent Filmmaker, Teaching Artist 
Brooklyn, NY

Maruca Salazar
Executive Director
Museo de las Americas 
Denver, CO

Dixie Swift (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Los Angeles, CA

Margaret Weisbrod Morris
Director of Programs and Partnerships
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS

Art Works, Panel C
(Folk & Traditional Arts, Literature, and Presenting)

July 27-28, 2011

Edward P. Clapp 
Artist, Independent Consultant
Project Director
20UNDER40
Somerville, MA

Jonathan Clark 
Mariachi Historian and Music Teacher
Curator
Silvestre Vargas Museum
Livermore, CA

David Hassler 
Poet
Director, Wick Poetry Center
Kent State University
Kent, OH

Adrian Holley
Dance Educator, Choreographer, Performer
After School All Stars 
Henderson, NV

Cynthia Ramirez
Multi Media Artist
Professor of Fine Arts
Southern University 
New Orleans, LA

Laura Rawlings 
Director of the Roanoke Fund
Roanoke College 
Elliston, VA

Sandra Schwoebel 
Flutist and Teaching Artist
Pima Community College
Tucson, AZ

Carmaletta M. Williams (Layperson)
Executive Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Johnson County Community College 
Grandview, MO

Art Works II, Panel A
October 24-26, 2011

Melanie Adams (Layperson) 
Managing Director, Community Education and Events
Missouri History Museum
St. Louis, MO

Madeline Diaz
Director, Internship Programs and Arts Initiatives
New York City Outward Bound
New York, NY

James Rees
Artist
District Arts Coordinator, Provo School District
Faculty Member, Brigham Young University 
Spanish Fork, UT

Dan Serig
Chair and Associate Professor of Art Education
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 
Jamaica Plain, MA

Kim Sheridan
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology and Art Education
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Shirley Sneve
Executive Director
Native American Public Telecommunications
Lincoln, NE

Art Works II, Panel B
November 1-4, 2011

Ben Hall
Musician
Director of Music
District of Columbia Public Schools
Montgomery Village, MD

Gail Kilkelly
Curriculum Area Supervisor - VAPA
South Burlington School District
Berlin, VT

Stephanie Riven
Arts Consultant
David Bury & Associates 
St. Louis, MO

Gail Robinson-Oturu
Professor of Music
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN

Amy Shimshon-Santo
Artist
Professor, Arts Education 
University of California – Irvine
Los Angeles, CA

Ebon Craig Williams (Layperson)
Director of Summer Camps and Special Projects 
The Northwest School
Seattle, WA

Art Works II, Panel C
November 14-15, 2011

Tony Garcia
Executive Artistic Director, Resident Playwright 
Su Teatro
Denver, CO

Miko Lee
Performer, Choreographer, Director
Executive Director
Youth in Arts
Berkeley, CA

David H. Mahaley (Layperson)
Principal
Franklin Academy
Wake Forest, NC

Carrie A. Nath
Director, Choreographer, Actor
Executive Director, Governor’s School for the Arts
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Crestwood, KY

Sherry A. Robbins
Poet, Teaching Artist, Freelance Writer
Amherst, NY

Tony F. Sias 
Actor, Director
Director of Arts Education
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Cleveland Heights, OH

Art Works II, Panel D1
November 29 – December 2, 2011

Tyrone Aiken
Executive Director
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
Kansas City, MO

Michael Eddens
Director of Arts Education Programs
Oklahoma Arts Council
Oklahoma City, OK

Judi Holifield (Layperson)
Executive Director
Laurel Main Street
Laurel, MS

Sojin Kim
Curator
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Washington, DC

Gail Matthews-Denatale (Layperson)
Faculty, Master of Education Program
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Jose Mercado
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO

Rik Panganiban
Community Manager
Nonprofit Commons in Second Life
Pleasanton, CA

Art Works II, Panel D2
December 2, 2011

Tyrone Aiken
Executive Director
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
Kansas City, MO

Michael Eddens
Director of Arts Education Programs
Oklahoma Arts Council
Oklahoma City, OK

Judi Holifield (Layperson)
Executive Director
Laurel Main Street
Laurel, MS

Rik Panganiban
Community Manager
Nonprofit Commons in Second Life
Pleasanton, CA