2015 ARTIST FELLOWS PROFILES Print

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The Artist Fellowship Program encourages the pursuit of artistic excellence and provides financial support to Nevada meritorious artists for career advancement. On June 18, 2014, the Nevada Arts Council Board awarded six FY15 Artist Fellowships of $5,000: two each in Literary Arts, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. In addition to using the grant award to produce art during the fellowship year, each fellow provides a free public event relevant to his or her discipline, through readings, exhibitions, performances, and master classes. Nine Fellowship honorable mention awards of $500 were also awarded.

LITERARY ARTS FELLOWS

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Poetry
Reno
     
Poetry
Reno
     

PERFORMING ARTS FELLOWS

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Music Performance
Singer/Songwriter/Rapper
Reno
     
Music Performance
Singer/Cellist
Las Vegas
       

VISUAL ARTS FELLOWS

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Mixed Media
Reno
       
Sculpture
Las Vegas
       


HONORABLE MENTION GRANTEES 

Matthew Couper

         

Las Vegas

         

Painting

Antwan Davis

         

Las Vegas

         

Interdisciplinary/Performance

Jennifer Graham

         

Reno

         

Mixed Media

Todd Green

         

Minden

         

Music Performance, Multi Instruments

Zoltan Janvary

         

Reno

         

Mixed Media

Ann Keniston

         

Reno

         

Poetry

Hyeyeon Park

         

Reno

         

Music Performance

Annie Reed

         

Sparks

         

Prose/Fiction

Gretchen Skivington

         

Spring Creek

         

Prose/Fiction


PANELISTS

Literary Arts

  • Susan Briante, poet, editor and Associate Professor of creative writing, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Greg Glazner, poet, Visiting Writer at University of California, Davis, CA, and a core faculty member in Pacific Lutheran University's low-residency MFA program. 
  • James Hepworth, publisher, Confluence Press, Lewiston, Idaho; Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Lewis-Clark State College; and a literary agent-at-large, he has placed books for writers with Viking, Penguin, Norton, Pantheon, and Counterpoint.
Performing Arts
  • Ryan Biesack, Instructor of Music & Director of Jazz Ensemble, Oregon State University, Corvallis, and part-time music faculty, Willamette University, Salem, OR.
  • Jerry Rapier, Director, Salt Lake City's Plan-B Theatre Company, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Mary Anne Santos Newhall, former dancer and Associate Dean for Research, Technology and Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
Visual Arts
  • Angela Ellsworth, multidisciplinary artist and Associate Professor, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Mónica Ramírez-Montagut ,former Associate Director & Senior Curator, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose, CA.
  • Bryan Suereth, founder and Executive Director of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR.