NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2007

  • Nicholas Benson

    Nicholas Benson is a third generation stone carver who today oversees a family shop that was established in 1705, one...

  • At the age of 14, Sidiki Conde lost the use of his legs as the result of polio. In his...

  • Violet de Cristoforo, although born in Ninole, HI, was sent to Hiroshima, Japan, at the age of eight for her...

  • Roland Freeman, recommended as the Bess Lomax Hawes Award recipient, was inspired by the socially conscious Depression-era photography of Gordon...

  • Pat Courtney Gold grew up on the Warm Springs Reservation in the mid-Columbia River area of Central Oregon.  When visiting...

  • Eddie Kamae was raised in Honolulu and Lahaina, Maui within a family steeped in Hawaiian tradition.  His grandmother was a...

  • Agustin Lira was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. At the age of seven, he moved with his family to California...

  • Julia Parker has spent most of her years living and working in Yosemite Village in California.  Although she was born...

  • Mary Jane Queen grew up in the Appalachian region of southwestern North Carolina.  Her parents' home was a local hub...

  • Joe Thompson played fiddle music in his home community in the Piedmont region of North Carolina for more than 80...

  • At the age of 10, Irvin L. Trujillo began weaving under the tutelage of his father, renowned weaver Jacobo Ortega...

  • Elaine Hoffman Watts' family came to the United States from a town near Odessa in the former Soviet Union.  Her...