Recent Grants

Visual Arts: FY 2016 Grants Panelists

Art Works I - Panel A
June 30, 2015

Huey Copeland, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Maiza Hixson     
Artist, Writer
Curator of Contemporary Art
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art
Wilmington, DE

Felicia Knight (Layperson)
President
The Knight Canney Group
Scarborough, ME

Donald H. Russell      
University Curator, Research Faculty
Executive Director, Provisions Research Center for Art & Social Change
George Mason University
Washington, DC

Claudia Zapata
Artist
Co-founder and Manager
Puro Chingón Collective, LLC
San Antonio, TX

Art Works I - Panel B
June 30, 2015

Catherine Haley Epstein    
Writer, Artist, Curator, Performer, Arts Advocate
Camas, WA

Nicholas Galanin
Artist
Sitka, AK

Melorra Green
Artist, Community Activist, Radio Show Host
Curator for Inquiry & Impact
SOMArts Cultural Center
San Francisco, CA

Mary Marsh (Layperson)
Television News Producer/Journalist
ABC News
Washington, DC

Chris Taylor
President
The Clay Studio
Philadelphia, PA

Art Works I - Panel C
July 1, 2015

Adelheid Mers   
Visual Artist
Department Chair and Professor of Arts Administration and Policy
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Gean Moreno    
Artistic Director
Cannonball
Miami, FL

Karen Mullen  
Curator of Education
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Festus, MO

Jenene Nagy
Artist
TILT Export
Riverside, CA

Douglas Smith (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Boston, MA

Art Works I - Panel D
July 1, 2015

Mike Dax Iacovone
Artist, Educator, Writer
Washington, DC

Karen Kajiwara
Office and Human Resources Administrator
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Seattle, WA

Marda Kirn
Executive Director
EcoArts Connections
Lafayette, CO

Jose Ortiz
Deputy Director
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
New York, NY

Daniel Rivkin (Layperson)
Managing Director
Rmedia Ventures
Ann Arbor, MI

Cameron Shaw
Executive Director and Founding Editor
Pelican Bomb
New Orleans, LA

Art Works II – Panel A
November 10, 2015

Amita Bhatt
Artist
Houston, TX

Romi Crawford, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Tunde Afolayan Famous
Visual Artist
Boone, NC

Miranda Lash
Curator of Contemporary Art
Speed Art Museum
Louisville, KY

Masum Momaya, Ed.D.
Museum Curator, Asian American Center
Smithsonian Institution
Arlington, VA

Eric Motley, Ph.D. (Layperson)
Corporate Secretary and Director of National Programs
The Aspen Institute
Washington, DC

Art Works II – Panel B
November 10, 2015

Mario Enrique Figueroa, Jr.
Artist
Founder & Chief of Operations
Aerosol Warfare
Houston, TX

Michael Kalmbach
Artist
Executive Director
The Creative Vision Factory
Newark, DE

Laura Kina Aronson
Artist, Writer, Curator
Vincent de Paul Professor of Art, Media, & Design
DePaul University
Chicago, IL

Steve Liggett
Artist
Artistic Director
Living Arts of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK

Megan Pouncy (Layperson)
Marketing Director
Rocket Fiber
Detroit, MI

Kay Reese
Artist
Designer, Founder
Neumaa Arts, LLC
Irvington, NJ

Art Works II – Panel C
November 12, 2015

Alejandro Cesarco
Artist
Director
Art Resources Transfer, Inc.
Jackson Heights, NY

Will Duncan (Layperson)
Development Research Analyst
KU Endowment Association
Lawrence, KS

Ellina Kevorkian
Interdisciplinary Artist
Artistic Director for Residency Programs
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art
Omaha, NE

Paulina Petkoski
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Playground Detroit
Detroit, MI

Darryl Ratcliff
Social Practice Artist, Writer
Dallas, TX

Stephanie Sherman
Art Director, Curator, Writer
Co-Director
Common Field
San Diego, CA

Art Works II  – Panel D
November 12, 2015

Angela Adams
Director, Arlington Public Art
Arlington Economic Development
Arlington, VA

Matthew Chase-Daniel  
Artist
Co-founder, Co-owner, Co-curator-Axle Contemporary
Axle Projects
Santa Fe, NM

Anja Chávez, Ph.D.
Director of University Museums
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

Jeffreen Hayes, Ph.D.
Founder and Artistic Producer
bridge/arts
Chicago, IL

Rainey Knudson
Art Critic
Founder and Publisher
Glasstire
Houston, TX

Daniel Rivkin (Layperson)
Managing Director
Rmedia Ventures
Ann Arbor, MI