Recent Grants

Arts Education: FY 2013 Grants Panelists

Art Works I, Panel A 
June 19, 2012

Greg Davis (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Dallas, TX

Brian Guehring 
Education Director/Playwright in Residence 
Omaha Theater Company for Young People 
Omaha, NE

Lawrence Loh
Orchestra Conductor 
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, 
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic 
Pittsburgh, PA

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

Julia White
Artistic Director and Founder, Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir
Eastern Mennonite University 
Harrisonburg, VA

Art Works I, Panel B 
June 20, 2012

Dolores Chavez 
Theater Director
Inner-City Arts 
Los Angeles, CA

Greg Davis (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Dallas, TX

Mark Degarmo 
Executive Director
Mark DeGarmo & Dancers / Dynamic Forms Inc.
New York, NY

Brian Guehring 
Education Director/Playwright in Residence 
Omaha Theater Company for Young People 
Omaha, NE

Sonya Robinson 
Director
Artist Corps New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Art Works I, Panel C
July 10, 2012

Mike Deetsch (Layperson)
Student Programs Manager
Kentucky Historical Society
Lexington, KY

Minuette Floyd
Associate Professor, Art Education
College of Arts and Sciences 
University of South Carolina 
Columbia, SC

Tracy Rector 
Filmmaker
Co-founder and Executive Director
Longhouse Media
Seattle, WA

James Rees
Artist 
Secondary Division Director, National Art Education Association
District Arts Coordinator, Provo School District
Faculty Member, Westminster College
Spanish Fork, UT

Ethan Van Thillo
Founder and Executive Director 
Media Arts Center San Diego
San Diego Latino Film Festival
San Diego, CA

Art Works I, Panel D1
July 17, 2012

Mary Alfaro 
Folk Arts Intern
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC

Elizabeth Hoermann (Layperson) 
Northeast Regional Office Program Manager for 
   Program Development and Partnerships
National Park Service 
Acton, MA

Justin Laing 
Program Officer, Arts and Culture Program
The Heinz Endowments
Pittsburgh, PA

Ricardo D. Trimillos
Musician
Professor Emeritus, Ethnomusicology and Asian Studies
University of Hawai’I at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

Art Works I, Panel D2
July 17, 2012

Mary Alfaro 
Folk Arts Intern
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC

Elizabeth Hoermann (Layperson) 
Northeast Regional Office Program Manager for 
   Program Development and Partnerships
National Park Service 
Acton, MA

Ricardo D. Trimillos
Musician
Professor Emeritus, Ethnomusicology and Asian Studies
University of Hawai’I at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

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

Matt Boratenski
Education Program Coordinator
American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
Glenwood, MD

Leonardo Bravo 
Artist, Educator, Curator
Director of School Programs
Music Center
Los Angeles, CA

Manuel Juarez 
Manager of Teen Initiatives
Chicago Architecture Foundation 
Chicago, IL

Jena Sibille 
Visual Artist
Curator
Fulton County Schools Teaching Museum
Decatur, GA

Art Works II FY, Panel A
December 3, 2012

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

Matt Boratenski
Education Program Coordinator
American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
Glenwood, MD

Leonardo Bravo 
Artist, Educator, Curator
Director of School Programs
Music Center
Los Angeles, CA

Manuel Juarez 
Manager of Teen Initiatives
Chicago Architecture Foundation 
Chicago, IL

Jena Sibille 
Visual Artist
Curator
Fulton County Schools Teaching Museum
Decatur, GA

Art Works II, Panel B
November 8, 2012

Sara Lee Gibb
Professor of Dance, Emeritus
Brigham Young University
Orem, UT

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

Willie Hill
Jazz Musician
Professor of Music Education and Director of Fine Arts Center 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA

Robert Lewis (Layperson)
BLOOM Initiative Director
California Community Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Suzanne Teng
Musician, Educator
Santa Fe, NM

Art Works II, Panel C
November 15, 2012

Sandra Bowie
Actor
Vice President, Arts Education
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Weehawken, NJ

Marisol Cruz (Layperson) 
President, Board of Trustees
Lennox School District
Lennox, CA

Jean Tokuda Irwin
Arts Education Program Manager
Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

Art Works II, Panel D1
December 4-5, 2012

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

Lindsay Barnas (Layperson) 
Preschool Special Education Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools
Arlington, VA

Gail Kilkelly
Curriculum Area Supervisor, Fine and Performing Arts
South Burlington School District
Berlin, VT

Jose Mercado
Assistant Professor, Department of Theater, Film & Video Production
College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado-Denver
Denver, CO

Tehwan Tso 
Art Instructor, Young Audiences
Woodruff Art Center
Roswell, GA

Art Works II, Panel D2
December 5, 2012

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

Lindsay Barnas (Layperson) 
Preschool Special Education Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools
Arlington, VA

Gail Kilkelly
Curriculum Area Supervisor, Fine and Performing Arts
South Burlington School District
Berlin, VT

Tehwan Tso 
Art Instructor, Young Audiences
Woodruff Art Center
Roswell, GA