Folk & Traditional Arts: FY 2017 Grants Panelists

NEA National Heritage Fellowships January 11 & 13, 2017

Maribel Alvarez Associate Research Professor School of Anthropology Research Social Scientist and Public    Folklorist, The Southwest Center University of Arizona Tucson, AZ Rhiannon Giddens Musician Greensboro, NC Charlie Lockwood Executive Director Texas Folklife Austin, TX Michael Mason Director, Smithsonian Center for Folklife    and Cultural Heritage Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC Carolyn Mazloomi Curator, Writer, Artist West Chester, OH Riki Saltzman Executive Director Oregon Folklife Network Eugene, OR Theresa Secord Artist Waterville, ME Inee Slaughter (Layperson) Executive Director Indigenous Language Institute Santa Fe, NM Dan Zanes Musician Festival Five Records Brooklyn, NY

Art Works – Panel A June 15, 2016

Junious Brickhouse Founding Executive Director     Urban Artistry Adelphi, MD Jennifer Jameson Folk and Traditional Arts Director Mississippi Arts Commission Jackson, MS Ashley Pourier Curator, The Heritage Center Red Cloud Indian School Rushville, NE Richard Rodriguez (Layperson) Arts Patron, Community Volunteer Retired Educator Bakersfield, CA Inee Slaughter Executive Director Indigenous Language Institute Santa Fe, NM

Art Works – Panel B June 16, 2016

Karen Abdul-Malik (a.k.a. Queen Nur) Storyteller and Teaching Artist Stories on Tour w. Queen Nur Executive Director In FACT, Inc.: Innovative Solutions through Folk Art, Culture and Tradition     Willingboro, NJ Michelle Gomez Independent Curator Curatorial Manager Museum of Impact Miami, FL Jonathan Lee Associate Professor of Asian American Studies     San Francisco State University Berkeley, CA Robert Nicholls Professor of Social Sciences University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas, VI Henry Willett (Layperson) Arts Patron, Community Volunteer Fort Payne, AL

Art Works II - Panel A December 13, 2016

Peggy Bulger Independent Folklorist, Consultant, Producer Fernandina Beach, FL Kevin Guyer Musician Instructional Designer/Online Course Developer Water Valley, MS Lesley Ham Doctoral Candidate, American Studies     Pennsylvania State University Williamsburg, MA Matthew Meacham (Layperson) Program Coordinator, Access Illinois Humanities Chicago, IL Oyin Mile Education Coordinator Strathmore Hall Foundation Beltsville, MD Russell Rodriguez Apprenticeship Program Manager Alliance for California Traditional Arts Santa Cruz, CA

Art Works II - Panel B December 15, 2016

Sandra Andino Cultural Anthropologist, Photographer, Arts Administrator Cultural Arts Education Consultant     Philadelphia, PA Sharon Blake (Layperson) Finance and Development Officer Expanding and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, Inc. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Boynton Beach, FL Aidan Connolly Executive Director     Irish Arts Center New York, NY Adrienne Decker Folk Arts Specialist Utah Division of Arts & Museums Salt Lake City, UT Chad Hamill Vice President of Native American Initiatives Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ