IACA Announces FY14 Artist Fellowship Award Recipients

ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL AGENCY ANNOUNCES
2014 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM AWARD RECIPIENTS

The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Artist Fellowship Program award recipients. The Artist Fellowship Program recognizes exceptional Illinois artists by providing awards to support continued artistic growth. The 2014 Artist Fellowship Program recognizes Illinois artists in the discipline categories of Ethnic and Folk Arts, Media Arts, Music Composition, Literature, Performance-Based Arts, and Visual-Based Arts.

Eighteen Illinois artists have been awarded $15,000 in recognition of their outstanding work and commitment within the arts.

Name

City

Discipline Category

Melika Bass

Chicago

Media Arts

Joe Bonomo

DeKalb

Literature

Daniel Borzutzky

Chicago

Literature

Paola Cabal

Chicago

Visual-Based Arts

Stephen Cartwright

Urbana

Visual-Based Arts

Orbert Davis

Chicago

Music Composition

Daniel Eisenberg

Chicago

Media Arts

Dianna Frid

Chicago

Visual-Based Art

Kathleen Ginther

Carbondale

Music Composition

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford

Chicago

Visual-Based Arts

I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda

Evanston

Ethnic and Folk Arts

Harold Mendez

Chicago

Visual-Based Arts

Cynthia Oliver

Urbana

Performance-Based Arts

R. W. Bill Robinson

Saint Charles

Ethnic and Folk Arts

Alison Ruttan

Oak Park

Visual-Based Arts

David E. Tolchinsky

Evanston

Literature

Benjamin Wardell

Chicago

Performance-Based Arts

Elizabeth Wetmore

Chicago

Literature

 

Arts professionals, serving as jurors, evaluated the Artist Fellowship Program Applications and made recommendations to the IACA Board.

Name

City

State

Discipline Category

Jeff Abell

Chicago

IL

Performance-Based Arts

Dan Bernitt

Brooklyn

NY

Performance-Based Arts

Julia Brown

Washington

DC

Visual-Based Arts

Juan Chavez

Saint Louis

MO

Visual-Based Arts

Bau Graves

Chicago

IL

Ethnic and Folk Arts

Monica Hairston O'Connell

Chicago

IL

Music Composition

Doug Johnson

Bloomington

IL

Visual-Based Arts

Jin Hi Kim

Bridgeport

CT

Music Composition

Dani Leventhal

Columbus

OH

Media Arts

Michael Luxner

Decatur

IL

Music Composition

Paula McCartney

Minneapolis

MN

Visual-Based Arts

Joyelle McSweeney

South Bend

IN

Literature

Kim Nguyen

Highland Park

NJ

Ethnic and Folk Arts

Ellen Placey Wadey

Chicago

IL

Literature

Anne Pryor

Madison

WI

Ethnic and Folk Arts

Seth Rozin

Philadelphia

PA

Literature

Derrick Sanders

Chicago

IL

Literature

Robert Sill

Springfield

IL

Visual-Based Arts

Bianca Spriggs

Lexington

KY

Literature

Hunter Stamps

Lexington

KY

Visual-Based Arts

Dominic Taylor

Minneapolis

MN

Literature

Edin Velez

Brooklyn

NY

Media Arts

Deke Weaver

Urbana

IL

Media Arts

Sacha Yanow

New York

NY

Performance-Based Arts

Egle Zygas

New York

NY

Ethnic and Folk Arts

 

The Illinois Arts Council Agency is funded by the Illinois General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  The IACA serves the people of Illinois through a variety of grants and services primarily geared to support the Illinois arts sector, advance arts education, foster creativity, and drive the economic vitality of the state.