FY06 Artists Fellowship Awards

Illinois Arts Council Announces FY06 Artists Fellowship Award Recipients

Chicago ---The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) is pleased to announce the fiscal year 2006 Artists Fellowship Award recipients. Non-matching fellowships in fixed

amounts of $7,000 are awarded to Illinois artists in recognition of their outstanding work and commitment within the arts. This year 53 Illinois artists (including two collaborations) will receive Fellowships totaling $357,000.

Finalist Awards of $700 were also awarded to 96 Illinois artists for a total of $20,300. The Finalist Award category recognizes and encourages additional applicants who demonstrate considerable talent.

The Artists Fellowship Program offers funding for 12 artistic disciplines on a two-year rotating cycle. This year's Fellowship and Finalist Award recipients were selected from 486 creative artists working in the disciplines of Choreography, Crafts, Ethnic and Folk Arts, Media Arts, New Performance Forms, Prose, and Scriptworks. In fiscal year 2007, awards will be offered in the five other disciplines of Interdisciplinary/Computer Art, Music Composition, Photography, Poetry, and Visual Arts.

The following jurors reviewed this year’s –

  • CHOREOGRAPHY: Donna Faye Burchfield, Roanoke, VA; Chung-Fu Chang, Fort Collins, CO; Susan Hadley, Worthington, OH;
  • CRAFTS: Beth Ann Gerstein, Boston, MA; Bunny McBride, Iowa City, IA; Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Cupertino, CA;
  • ETHNIC AND FOLK ARTS: Christina Barr, Elko, NV; Brent Björkman, Columbus, OH; Olivia Cadaval, Washington, DC; William Westerman, Ph.D., Chicago, IL (non-voting, in-state juror);
  • NEW PERFORMANCE FORMS: Octavio Campos, Miami Beach, FL; Shelley Hirsch, Brooklyn, NY; Michael Smith, Brooklyn, NY/Austin, TX;
  • MEDIA ARTS: Gretjen Clausing, Philadelphia, PA; Guillermo Galindo, Oakland, CA; Herb Smith, Whitesburg, KY;
  • PROSE: Diana Abu-Jaber, Miami, FL; Hilary Masters, Pittsburgh, PA; Brent Spencer, Denton, NE;
  • SCRIPTWORKS: Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, Houston, TX; Charles Deemer, Portland, OR; Dennis Safren, North Hollywood, CA.

Following are the Fiscal Year 2006 Artists Fellowship and Finalist Award recipients listed by discipline.

CHOREOGRAPHY  
Cindy BrandleChicago $ 700
Rachel L. BuntingChicago $ 700
Margi ColeChicago $ 7,000
Carrie HansonChicago $ 7,000
Atalee JudyChicago$ 7,000
Julia RhoadsRiverside $ 7,000
Lauri N. StallingsChicago $ 7,000
Kelly Ann VitaccaChicago $ 7,000
Renee WadleighUrbana $ 700
   
CRAFTS  
Chris BertiUrbana $ 700
Richard CohenEvanston $ 7,000
Frankie FloodJewett $ 7,000
Susan KavickyIsland Lake $ 7,000
Yih-Wen KuoSycamore $ 700
Paulette MyersCollinsville $ 700
Rebecca RingquistChicago $ 7,000
Jeffrey R. SarmientoLombard $ 700
Laura StrandEdwardsville $ 7,000
Billie Jean TheideChampaign $ 7,000
Matthew T. WiltEdwardsville $ 7,000
   
ETHNIC AND FOLK ARTS  
Tatsu AokiOak Park $ 700
Issa BoulosBrookfield $ 7,000
James P. ConwayChicago $ 700
Earl EdlinVersailles $ 7,000
Kiu HaghighiEvanston $ 700
Jeffrey S. MidkiffCarpentersville $ 700
Jose L. OvalleChicago $ 7,000
Hema RajagopalanOak Brook $ 7,000
Wei YangElk Grove Village $ 7,000
Qing YeDowners Grove $ 7,000
   
 MEDIA ARTS  
 Damon BishopChicago $ 700
 Cade BursellCarbondale $ 700
 Yasmina CadizChicago $ 7,000
 Dan CollisonChicago $ 7,000
 Ruth LeitmanOak Park $ 7,000
 Eric B. LeonardsonChicago $ 7,000
 Silvia A. MalagrinoChicago $ 7,000
 Angela MobleyChicago $ 7,000
 Adam Novak/Jan Novak (collaboration)Oak Park $ 7,000
 Katharin RossEvanston $ 700
 Paige SarlinChicago $ 700
 Yvonne WelbonChicago $ 7,000
   
 NEW PERFORMANCE FORMS  
 Adam Brooks/ Mathew Wilson (collaboration)Chicago $ 7,000
 Deva EvelandChicago $ 7,000
 Robert KarimiChicago $ 7,000
 Walter King, Jr.Chicago $ 7,000
 Julie LaffinRiverside $ 7,000
 Teena J. McClellandChicago $ 700
 Brian Torrey ScottChicago $ 700
 Dolores WilberChicago $ 7,000
   
 PROSE  
 Heidi BellAurora $ 7,000
 Garnett Kilberg CohenChicago $ 700
 Barbara CroftOak Park $ 7,000
 Ricardo Cortez CruzBloomington $ 700
 Mary C. DaltonPark Ridge $ 7,000
 Susan DickmanEvanston $ 700
 Amy C. HassingerUrbana $ 700
 Robert HellengaGalesburg $ 700
 Jennifer Cullerton JohnsonChicago $ 700
 Tayari JonesUrbana $ 7,000
 Daniel S. LibmanOregon $ 700
 Stephen J. LyonsMonticello $ 7,000
 Carol ManleySpringfield $ 7,000
 Mary Anne MohanrajChicago $ 7,000
 Michele MoranoChicago $ 7,000
 Chad SimpsonGalesburg $ 7,000
 Kathleen VynChicago $ 700  
 Sandra Leah WisenbergChicago $ 7,000
 G.K. WuoriSycamore $ 7,000
   
 SCRIPTWORKS  
 Elizabeth BillingBatavia $ 7,000
 Rebecca BossenEvanston $ 7,000
 Gloria Bond ClunieEvanston $ 7,000
 Lisa DillmanChicago $ 7,000
 Michael ErvinChicago $ 7,000
 Ronald FalzoneChicago $ 700
 Maureen GallagherHomewood $ 7,000
 Kathleen LombardoChicago $ 700
 Ronan MarraChicago $ 700
 Douglas PostChicago $ 7,000
 John SusmanNorthbrook $ 700

 

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