Recent Grants

Media Arts: FY 2012 Grants Panelists

Art Works, Panel A
June 7-8, 2011

Mahen Bonetti
Founder/Executive Director
African Film Festival
New York, NY 

Jane Clemmons (Layperson) 
Finance and Operations Consultant
Arts Patron
San Francisco, CA

Brian Hearn
Film Curator
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Oklahoma City, OK

Jacquie Jones
Executive Director
National Black Programming Consortium
Washington, DC

David Wilson 
Co-Director
True/False Film Festival 
Columbia, MO

Art Works, Panel B1
June 9-10, 2011

Jane Brown (Layperson) 
President
Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
Lutherville, MD

Marlene Dermer
Executive Director
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA

Wilmot (Bill) Foster 
Director
Northwest Film Center
Portland, OR

Geoff Gilmore
Chief Creative Officer
Tribeca Enterprises
New York, NY

Louis Massiah 
Executive Director
Scribe Video Center
Philadelphia, PA

Art Works, Panel B2
June 10, 2011

Jane Brown (Layperson) 
President
Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
Lutherville, MD

Marlene Dermer
Executive Director
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA

Wilmot (Bill) Foster 
Director
Northwest Film Center
Portland, OR

Art Works II, Panel A
November 2-3, 2011

Sara Archambault
Program Manager
LEF Foundation
Providence, RI

Mindy Faber
Video Artist
Academic Manager, Interactive Arts and Media Department
Columbia College
Chicago, IL

Phyllis Kim (Layperson)
Senior Vice President, Grants Administration Program
AARP Foundation
Bethesda, MD

Kate MacMillin
Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Broadcasting
Florida International University
Miami, FL

John Valadez
Filmmaker
Warwick, NY

Glynn Washington
Composer, Writer, Performer
Executive Producer and Host
Snap Judgment
Oakland, CA

Art Works II, Panel B
November 3, 2011

Panelists
Mindy Faber
Video Artist
Academic Manager, Interactive Arts and Media Department
Columbia College
Chicago, IL

Phyllis Kim (Layperson)
Senior Vice President, Grants Administration Program
AARP Foundation
Bethesda, MD

Kate MacMillin
Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Broadcasting
Florida International University
Miami, FL

Glynn Washington
Composer, Writer, Performer
Executive Producer and Host
Snap Judgment
Oakland, CA

Art Works FY 2012, Panel C
November 3, 2011

Phyllis Kim (Layperson)
Senior Vice President, Grants Administration Program
AARP Foundation
Bethesda, MD

Kate MacMillin
Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Broadcasting
Florida International University
Miami, FL

Arts in Media, Panel A1 
December 7-9, 2011

Steven Bognar
Filmmaker, Media Arts Educator
Yellow Springs, OH

Julie Burstein
Author, Independent Media Producer
Maplewood, NJ

Cecilia Garcia (Layperson) 
Executive Director
Benton Foundation
Washington, DC

Alfred Letson
Playwright, Actor, Performance Poet
Host and Executive Producer
State of the Re:Union
Jacksonville, FL

Wendy Levy
Senior Strategist
Tomorrow Partners
Oakland, CA

Sheryl Mousley
Filmmaker
Curator, Film/Video Programs
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN

Arts in Media, Panel A2 
December 9, 2011

Steven Bognar
Filmmaker, Media Arts Educator
Yellow Springs, OH

Julie Burstein
Author, Independent Media Producer
Maplewood, NJ

Cecilia Garcia (Layperson) 
Executive Director
Benton Foundation
Washington, DC

Alfred Letson
Playwright, Actor, Performance Poet
Host and Executive Producer
State of the Re:Union
Jacksonville, FL

Sheryl Mousley
Filmmaker
Curator, Film/Video Programs
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN

Arts in Media, Panel B1 
January 10-12, 2012

Nancy Bennett     
Creative Director/Producer/Media Executive 
Squarepushers, Inc.  
Los Angeles, CA

Lee Boot     
Media Artist/ Associate Research Scholar, Interim Director
Imaging Research Center 
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD

Katy Chevigny     
Co-Founder and Senior Director
Arts Engine
Washington, DC

Michelle Coffey     
Executive Director
Lambent Foundation
Brooklyn, NY

Joan Kjaer
Strategic Communications Officer, International Programs
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Larry Spencer (Layperson)     
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Minister
Dallas, TX

George Valdivia     
General Manager
Radio Arte
Chicago IL

Arts in Media, Panel B2
January 12, 2012

Lee Boot     
Media Artist/Associate Research Scholar, Interim Director
Imaging Research Center 
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD

Joan Kjaer
Strategic Communications Officer, International Programs
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Larry Spencer (Layperson)     
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Minister
Dallas, TX

George Valdivia     
General Manager
Radio Arte
Chicago IL

Arts in Media, Panel C1 
January 24-26, 2012

Robert “Biko” Baker (Layperson)
Executive Director
League of Young Voters
Milwaukee, WI

David Brower
Program Director
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC
Carrboro, NC

Cheryl Jones
Independent Media Consultant
Bowie, MD

Christine Lesiak 
Executive Producer
NET Television
Lincoln, NE

Lina Srivastava
Principal 
Lina Srivastava Consulting
New York, NY

Noah Wardrip-Fruin 
Associate Professor/Co-Director, Expressive Intelligence Studio
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Juan Carlos Zaldívar
President
Phonograph Films, LLC
Adjunct Faculty
Miami International University of Art and Design
Miami Beach, FL

Arts in Media, Panel C2 
January 26, 2012

Robert “Biko” Baker (Layperson)
Executive Director
League of Young Voters
Milwaukee, WI

Cheryl Jones
Independent Media Consultant
Bowie, MD

Christine Lesiak 
Executive Producer
NET Television
Lincoln, NE

Noah Wardrip-Fruin 
Associate Professor/Co-Director, Expressive Intelligence Studio
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Juan Carlos Zaldívar
President
Phonograph Films, LLC
Adjunct Faculty
Miami International University of Art and Design
Miami Beach, FL

Arts in Media, Panel D (teleconference)
May 16, 2012

Cecilia Garcia (Layperson) 
Executive Director
Benton Foundation
Washington, DC

Nancy Bennett
Creative Director/Producer/Media Executive 
Squarepushers, Inc.  
Los Angeles, CA

Christine Lesiak 
Executive Producer
NET Television
Lincoln, NE