Recent Grants

Arts Education: FY 2015 Grants Panelists

Art Works I, Panel A
July 10, 2014

Tunde Afolayan
Visual Artist
Boone, NC

Megan Bang (Layperson)
Assistant Professor of the Learning Sciences and Human Development
University of Washington
Shoreline, WA

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

Michele Forman
Director of Media Studies
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Lori Landay
New Media Artist
Professor of Cultural Studies
Berklee College of Music
Brookline, MA

William (Will) Wilson
Independent Artist
Santa Fe, NM

Art Works I, Panel B1
July 24, 2014

Sherilyn Brown
Education Program Director
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Cranston, RI

Jack Mitchell
Arts, Media, and Entertainment Consultant
California Department of Education
Carmichael, CA

Jerry Rapier
Producing Director
Plan-B Theatre Company
Salt Lake City, UT

Jean St. John
Arts Education Director
Kentucky Arts Council
Covington, KY

Jason Suel
Teaching Artist, Actor, Puppeteer
Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement
Trike Theatre
Fayetteville, AR

Carmaletta Williams (Layperson)
Professor of English and African American Studies
Johnson County Community College
Grandview, MO

Art Works I, Panel B2
July 24, 2014

Sherilyn Brown
Education Program Director
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Cranston, RI

Jack Mitchell
Arts, Media, and Entertainment Consultant
California Department of Education
Carmichael, CA

Jerry Rapier
Producing Director
Plan-B Theatre Company
Salt Lake City, UT

Jason Suel
Teaching Artist, Actor, Puppeteer
Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement
Trike Theatre
Fayetteville, AR

Carmaletta Williams (Layperson)
Professor of English and African American Studies
Johnson County Community College
Grandview, MO

Art Works I, Panel C
July 30, 2014

Hector Aguiñiga (Layperson)
International Student Counselor
Prince George's County Public Schools
Cheverly, MD

Tamara Mozahuani Alvarado
Traditional Aztec Dancer
Executive Director, School of Arts & Culture
Mexican Heritage Plaza
San Jose, CA

Josué Cruz
Associate Director
Cathedral Art Project
Atlantic Beach, FL

Chaya Gordon-Bland
Assistant Professor of Theatre, College of Fine Arts
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD

Terry E. Miller
Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology
Kent, OH

J. Craig Tompkins
Assistant Professor Animation in the Cinematic Arts and Technology
Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)
Santa Fe, NM

Art Works I, Panel D1
July 31, 2014

John Branam (Layperson)
Partner
The Learning Accelerator
Portland, OR

Jodie Engle
Educational Partnerships & Outreach Department Manager
Ohio History Connection
Columbus, OH

Kai Monet Flores-Emnace
Education Program Coordinator
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Los Angeles, CA

Russell Granet
Executive Director
Lincoln Center Education
New York, NY

Myran Parker-Brass
Vocalist
Executive Director for the Arts
Boston Public Schools
Shrewsbury, MA

Art Works I, Panel D2
July 31, 2014

John Branam (Layperson)
Partner
The Learning Accelerator
Portland, OR

Kai Monet Flores-Emnace
Education Program Coordinator
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Los Angeles, CA

Russell Granet
Executive Director
Lincoln Center Education
New York, NY

Myran Parker-Brass
Vocalist
Executive Director for the Arts
Boston Public Schools
Shrewsbury, MA

Art Works I, Panel E2
August 8, 2014

Aisha Bowden
Director of AMPlify
Atlanta Music Project
Atlanta, GA

Patrick Fanning
Pianist, Conductor, Educator
Special Projects & Arts Learning Coordinator
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Tempe, AZ

Angela Han (Layperson)
Education Consultant
Washington, DC

Mark Laycock
Associate Professor of Music
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS

Lillian Pailen
Adjunct Faculty
University of Mary Washington
Waldorf, MD

Chuck Winkler
Education Program Administrator/ADA Coordinator
Texas Commission on the Arts
Austin, TX

Art Works I, Panel E2
August 8, 2014

Aisha Bowden
Director of AMPlify
Atlanta Music Project
Atlanta, GA

Angela Han (Layperson)
Education Consultant
Washington, DC

Mark Laycock
Associate Professor of Music
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS

Lillian Pailen
Adjunct Faculty
University of Mary Washington
Waldorf, MD

Chuck Winkler
Education Program Administrator/ADA Coordinator
Texas Commission on the Arts
Austin, TX

Art Works II, Panel A1
November 7, 2014

John Combs
Supervisor of Fine Arts
Missoula County Public Schools
Missoula, MT

Mitzi Groom (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Waverly, AL

Willie Hill
Director of the Fine Arts Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA

Nicole Springer
Assistant Director, Professor, Arts Management
George Mason University
Arlington, VA

Suzanne Teng
Flutist, Recording Artist, Composer, Educator
Suzanne Teng & Mystic Journey
Santa Fe, NM

Art Works II, Panel A2
November 7, 2014

John Combs
Supervisor of Fine Arts
Missoula County Public Schools
Missoula, MT

Mitzi Groom (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Waverly, AL

Nicole Springer
Assistant Director, Professor, Arts Management
George Mason University
Arlington, VA

Suzanne Teng
Flutist, Recording Artist, Composer, Educator
Suzanne Teng & Mystic Journey
Santa Fe, NM

Art Works II, Panel B
November 20, 2014

Ana Marie Alvarez
Founding Artistic Director
CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater
Culver City, CA

Laura Forbes
Arts in Education Director
Alaska State Council of the Arts
Anchorage, AK

Adrian Holley
Dancer
Henderson, NV

Frederick Lau
Director, Center for Chinese Studies
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

Amy Jo Mossett (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Bismarck, ND

Barry Oreck
Dancer, Researcher, Writer
Consultant in Arts Education
Brooklyn, NY

Art Works II, Panel C
December 5, 2014

Kristie Maher (Layperson)
Executive Director
South Dakota Discovery Center
Fort Pierre, SD

Dain Olsen
Media Arts Instructor, Media Arts Chair
National Coalition for Core Arts Standards
Los Angeles, CA

James Rees
Artist, Researcher, Teacher
Secondary Division Director
National Art Education Association
Spanish Fork, UT

Tania Romero
Audio Video Production Instructor
Austin Independent School District
Round Rock, TX

Jennifer Steele
YOUmedia Partnerships Coordinator
Chicago Public Library
Chicago, IL

Andrew Teheran
Media Arts Teacher
The Newark Public Schools
Newark, NJ

Art Works II, Panel D1
December 12, 2014

Hakim Bellamy
Poet, Teacher, Actor
Founding President
Beyond Poetry LLC
Albuquerque, NM

Rebecca Cruse
Assistant Director
South Dakota Arts Council
Pierre, SD

Robin Lithgow (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Arts Educator
Los Angeles, CA

Chiquita Mullins-Lee
Program Coordinator for Arts Learning
Ohio Arts Council
Columbus, OH

Tlaloc Rivas
Assistant Professor of Directing
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Banu Valladares
Executive Director
SonEdna
Charleston, MS

Art Works II, Panel D2
December 12, 2014

Rebecca Cruse
Assistant Director
South Dakota Arts Council
Pierre, SD

Robin Lithgow (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Arts Educator
Los Angeles, CA

Chiquita Mullins-Lee
Program Coordinator for Arts Learning
Ohio Arts Council
Columbus, OH

Tlaloc Rivas
Assistant Professor of Directing
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Banu Valladares
Executive Director
SonEdna
Charleston, MS

Art Works II, Panel E1
December 17, 2014

Rhonda Buckley (Layperson)
Interim Executive Director
International Society for Performance Improvement
Takoma Park, MD

Jackie Downing
Program Manager
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Hamden, CT

Bethany France
Director
Louisiana A+ Schools
Baton Rouge, LA

Jon Hinojosa
Artistic and Executive Director
SAY Si
San Antonio, TX

Varissa McMickens Blair
Independent Arts Education Consultant
Diversity In Arts Education
Essington, PA

Art Works II, Panel E2
December 17, 2014

Rhonda Buckley (Layperson)
Musician
Interim Executive Director
International Society for Performance Improvement
Takoma Park, MD

Bethany France
Director
Louisiana A+ Schools
Baton Rouge, LA

Jon Hinojosa
Artistic and Executive Director
SAY Si
San Antonio, TX

Varissa McMickens Blair
Independent Arts Education Consultant
Diversity In Arts Education
Essington, PA

Art Works II, Panel E3
December 17, 2014

Rhonda Buckley (Layperson)
Musician
Interim Executive Director
International Society for Performance Improvement
Takoma Park, MD

Jon Hinojosa
Artistic and Executive Director
SAY Si
San Antonio, TX

Varissa McMickens Blair
Independent Arts Education Consultant
Diversity In Arts Education
Essington, PA

Art Works II, Panel F1
December 18, 2014

Lindsay Barnas (Layperson)
Teacher
Lemon Road Elementary School
Arlington, VA

Limeul L. Eubanks
Visual Artist
Division II Director of Visual and Performing Arts, Library Media, and Foreign Language Mississippi Department of Education
Madison, MS

Sonnet Takahisa (Innovator)
Deputy Director for Engagement and Innovation
Newark Museum
Brooklyn, NY

James Wells
Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator
Tennessee Arts Commission
Nashville, TN

Jennifer Zakkai
Director of Education & Community Outreach
Geffen Playhouse
Los Angeles, CA

Art Works II, Panel F2
December 18, 2014

Lindsay Barnas (Layperson)
Teacher
Lemon Road Elementary School
Arlington, VA

Limeul L. Eubanks
Visual Artist
Division II Director of Visual and Performing Arts, Library Media, and Foreign Language Mississippi Department of Education
Madison, MS

James Wells
Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator
Tennessee Arts Commission
Nashville, TN

Jennifer Zakkai
Director of Education & Community Outreach
Geffen Playhouse
Los Angeles, CA

Art Works II, Panel F3
December 18, 2014

Limeul L. Eubanks
Visual Artist
Division II Director of Visual and Performing Arts, Library Media, and Foreign Language Mississippi Department of Education
Madison, MS

James Wells
Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator
Tennessee Arts Commission
Nashville, TN

Jennifer Zakkai
Director of Education & Community Outreach
Geffen Playhouse
Los Angeles, CA