Visual Arts: FY2002 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
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River Forest, IL
To support the 6th annual Pier Walk, The Chicago International
Sculpture Exhibition at Navy Pier in Chicago. To be juried by
critic and writer Dave Hickey, Pier Walk is the largest exhibition
of large-scale outdoor sculpture in the world, featuring work by
approximately 70 sculptors.
Art Re Grup, Inc. (consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support a residency, community programming and exhibition by the
collaborative artist team London Fieldworks, Bruce Gilchrist and Jo
Joelson. The artists, through an investigation into the effects of
polarized light on perception, seek to illuminate the intersections
of art, science and technology, making them more comprehensible for
the general public.
Los Angeles, CA
To support a collaborative public art project between community
residents, university students and artists Mel Chin and Tricia Ward
in Temple-Beaudry, an eastside neighborhood of Los Angeles. The
interdisciplinary partnership will build on past projects that
empower communities to reclaim derelict, vacant and often
contaminated sites in the inner city.
Chicago New Art Association
To support a mentoring program for writers and critics of
contemporary art for the New Art Examiner, an independent
visual arts magazine. Promising young writers will be identified
through a scouting process and will work with artists, museums,
galleries, schools and other nonprofit arts organizations from
Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and
COSACOSA art at large, Inc.
To support a series of neighborhood-based art workshops led by
studio artists at various hospital and health-care facilities.
Project participants receive instruction in one or more specific
art making skills and are guided by professional artists in the
design and creation of a site-specific, collaborative work.
Creative Growth, Inc.
To support a yearlong series of professional studio arts
instruction for adults with disabilities, gallery exhibitions and
extensive outreach activities. Professional artists, with
experience working with people with disabilities, will teach
classes in printmaking, drawing, painting and wood and clay
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Inc.
To support a series of community-based artists' residencies and
publication of a documentary catalogue. The artists will
collaborate with community groups to create work based on ideas and
issues relevant to the participants' lives.
Downtown Arts Project
New York, NY
To support an Internet-based professional development project for
emerging visual artists. The Emerge Web site is a centralized
resource for career advice by arts professionals, on-line dialogues
and exhibitions, and links to artists resources.
San Francisco, CA
To support a community-based public art project that will
commission artists and youth to develop computer-generated
temporary murals. The project will include workshops and panel
discussions to discuss how the works address the theme "Pervasive
Forces: Globalization, Private Identities, and the Public
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition
(on behalf of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program)
To support the commission of a mural celebrating the cultural
resources of North Philadelphia and the city's economic development
initiative, Avenue of the Arts. The mural, to be sited at the
corner of Broad Street and Girard Avenue, will address the theme of
Hyde Park Art Center
To support the expansion and extension of Partners in Art. A
collaboration with the Chicago Park District, the program will
offer after-school visual arts programs and mentoring to inner-city
youth at several park sites on Chicago's south and west sides.
Montana State University
To support the visiting artist lecture series, The New Frontier.
Artists Luis Jimenez, Wayne Thiebaud and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
will be joined by writer and critic Lucy Lippard to explore issues
related to the American West in the 21st century.
Pyramid Atlantic, Inc.
To support a residency program, educational outreach, teacher
training and mentorships. The program, designed to explore various
media, imagery and the notions of community, will be
intergenerational and bilingual, uniting artists, scholars,
teachers and youth.
New York, NY
To support design and touring of arcade-style consoles featuring
new media work. Targeted at young people, the project, entitled
Grok, will be installed at four community centers in rural or
underserved areas across the country and will introduce audiences
to the potential of new, contemporary digital art.
Richmond Art Center (on behalf of Quilt of Many Colors
To support the Quilt of Many Colors Project, a series of four
curated exhibitions installed in the waiting room of Richmond's
main public health facility. The project will promote the value of
the arts in the healing process and provide access to art for
approximately 30,000 users of the facility.
Sarasota Season of Sculpture, Inc.
To support symposia held in conjunction with Sarasota's Season Of
Sculpture exhibition, a major waterfront exhibition featuring work
by large-scale sculptors. The symposia will bring together
international curators, artists, art critics and others to discuss
the impact of public art through the ages.
Sloss Furnace Association, Inc. (consortium)
(on behalf of Sloss Furnaces National Historic
To support planning of an entrepreneurial venture to train youth in
cast iron and clay production. The project will feature
apprenticeships in the making of prototypes for architectural
products and street furniture with participants using the foundry
at Sloss Furnaces and clay studios at Space One Eleven.
Social and Public Art Resource Center
To support expansion of digital mural-making opportunities in
collaboration with a new media lab at the University of California,
Los Angeles. Artists will lead inner-city youth in mural projects
that address contemporary issues of identity and community.
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
To support expansion of the services of MudMobile, a statewide
traveling ceramics program in a van. The MudMobile will increase
its services to the elderly and to other community organizations
that serve a variety of social service needs.
Challenge America Access
Art Resources Transfer, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Distribution to Underserved Communities Program. The
project will offer books, museum catalogues, videos and other
material about contemporary art free to libraries across the nation
with a special emphasis on rural and inner-city libraries.
Asian American Arts Centre, Inc.
New York, NY
To support an intergenerational public art project, Stories of
Chinatown, in an underserved community. Organized in collaboration
with Elders Share the Arts, the program will bring Chinatown
seniors together with high school youth to create artwork that will
present the untold stories of this aging immigrant population in a
permanent ceramic tile installation.
To support Emerge, a professional development fellowship program for artists. The program seeks to
provide advice and guidance from professional artists for the artist participants, and to assist
with networking opportunities.
Alternative Center for International Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Internet Art Curators Initiative which will assist and promote individuals that are
interested in curating on-line. The Alternative Museum will provide honorarium for artists and
guest curators, technical and/or professional support, and on-line exhibitions.
To support a residency program to give printmakers access to Anchor Graphics' facilities. Residency
periods are generally for two weeks; artists receive stipends for travel and living expenses, and
unlimited access to the printshop.
Art in General, Inc. (consortium)
New York, NY
To support Art in General on Canal, a commissioning project for temporary, public work by aritsts
and artists' collaboratives with accompanying publications, programs and educational outreach. Art
in General, as part of its 20th anniversary programming will develop site specific works and
performances in spaces along Canal Street in downtown New York City.
Art in General, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the joint commission of a sculptural installation by Maria Elena Gonzalez. The work will
first be installed at DiverseWorks ArtSpace in Houston, then travel to the venues of consortium
partners Art in General in New York and the Art Museum of the University of Memphis.
Art Papers, Inc.
To support reviews of contemporary artists' work in the bi-monthly journal Art Papers. The
reviews section includes an average of 32 reviews by writers, many of who will be publishing for
the first time.
To support the reviews section of ArtLies, a quarterly publication that covers the visual
arts in Texas. First published in 1993, ArtLies seeks to expand its news coverage and
critical dialogue of the visual arts.
New Haven, CT
To support the commissioning of nine temporary, site-specific public artworks from mid-career
visual artists for the 5th annual City-Wide Open Studios program in New Haven. This month long
event will showcase the work and studios of over 300 local visual artists and will feature
exhibitions, educational tours and residencies.
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Inc.
To support a project investigating the historical roots of racism. This three-part project includes
an art installation, the publication of an artist book, and public programming.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
To support residencies for artists to create new work. Participating artists are provided with
housing, workspace, technical assistance, and a stipend for three to six month periods.
Brandywine Graphic Workshop, Inc.
To support a series of artists' residencies in printmaking and presentation of an exhibition by
women printmakers. The exhibition will feature the work of under-recognized women artists of color
working in printmaking.
Bronx Council on the Arts (on behalf of Longwood Arts Project)
To support cyberspace residencies and an artists' team project in which artists will create new
work using advanced computer technology. An exhibition of completed works will be hosted on
Longwood's on-line cyber gallery and public programs and demonstrations will complement the
Center for Women & Their Work
To support a series of solo exhibitions for young and emerging women artists of Texas. The
exhibitions will be accompanied by catalogues and related educational and outreach activities.
City of Regent (on behalf of Enchanted Highway)
To support the commissioning of a public art piece for The Enchanted Highway, along a North Dakota
highway. Artist Gary Greff will design and fabricate a large scale metal sculpture depicting a
spider web to complement other works at the site including grasshoppers, pheasants and geese.
Collaborative Urban Sculpture, Inc.
To support a pilot program to develop residency opportunities for artists in collaboration with
progressive organizations operating outside the traditional arts community. The program will link
artists with non-arts organizations to establish creative works that will respond to the missions
of their partnering organizations.
Combined Organizations for the Visual Arts
(on behalf of Border Arts Workshop)
San Diego, CA
To support the exhibition From Baja to Buffalo: Art in the Context of Collaborative
Empowerment, to be held at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA. Six international artists
familiar with the region will make work that responds to real estate development issues and
displacement of communities along the Mexican/United States border.
Community Visual Art Association of Jackson Hole
To support a project featuring the work of artists renowned for pioneering work incorporating
technology and art. The project will include a group show and presentations by the artists at Teton
Creative Time, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a publication chronicling Creative Time's 30-year history in the creation of public art
in the late 20th century. The book will serve as a forum for the presentation of new artworks and
will provide artists from the organization's past and present with the opportunity to create
Dieu Donné Papermill, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Dieu Donné Lab Grant, a papermaking residency program for mid-career artists who
have never before worked with papermaking. The grant includes a stipend, studio access for six
months, materials and 12 days of instruction.
En Foco, Inc.
To support production of three issues of Nueva Luz, a bilingual photographic journal. Each
issue will feature the work of three emerging photographers of color, an essay by a guest
critic/editor, and a comprehensive listing of career opportunitie,s and other resources for
Escuela de Artes Plásticas School
San Juan, PR
To support a traveling exhibition of works by collaborative artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo
Calzadilla. The exhibition will include site-specific installations and ephemeral works by this San
Juan team of artists.
Exit Art/The First World, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Terrorvision, examining the media's role in both the creation and perpetuation of
societal fear and terror through the use of images. Images gathered from news broadcasts,
photojournalism and movies will be juxtaposed with work by contemporary artists that responds to or
further disseminates the notions of fear and terror.
Forecast Public Artworks
St. Paul, MN
To support the publication of Public Art Review, a journal detailing trends and new projects
in the public art field. One issue will focus on the history of public art projects and the second
will examine the notion of "agit-prop" public art.
Forum for Contemporary Art
St. Louis, MO
To support a discussion/exhibition series entitled A Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary
Africa Abroad. Funding will be used to support the artists' residencies and the curatorial
research necessary for both the exhibition and the planned publication.
To support FotoFest 2002, a biannual photographic festival that includes exhibitions, new media art
events, artist portfolio review, and a catalogue. FotoFest works with over 80 organizations in the
area to present the month-long event that attracts over 220,000 visitors world-wide.
Headlands Center for the Arts (consortium)
To support an arts festival program entitled Awake: Art, Buddhism, and the Dimensions of
Consciousness. In six West Coast arts institutions, the program includes artist residency projects,
quarterly consortium meetings, and artists crossing the boundaries between various genres.
Houston Center for Photography
To support a series of exhibitions of mid-career and emerging visual artists. These exhibitions,
along with accompanying educational programming, will explore the notion of constructed reality as
metaphor, and use photography in innovative ways.
Light Work Visual Studies, Inc.
To support a residency program for artists and the publication of their work in Contact Sheet -
The Light Work Annual. Participating artists' work will also be made available on Light Work's
on-line image database, an ever-expanding collection of over 1,900 prints, essays and biographical
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
To support a residency program that will assist mid-career artists who use book arts as their
primary visual art form. The residency will provide artists with the opportunity to explore
state-of-the-art printing technologies in an industrial production facility to create original
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
(on behalf of Art Research Collaboration, Inc.)
New York, NY
To support development of a cyber-based work, Decompression, designed to document and
interpret an environmental art work. The project will attempt to explore the progress and
development of a reef, Ocean Landmark, created by the artist Betty Beaumont in 1980 using
500 tons of industrial coal waste.
Project Row Houses
To support a residency program to commission artist installations in several shotgun-style row
houses. The project will feature the work of photographers, and will coincide with the
internationally renowned biennial photography festival FotoFest.
Public Art Fund, Inc.
New York, NY
To support In the Public Realm, a commissioning opportunity to enable emerging artists to realize
temporary art projects in an urban context. Projects will be documented in a series of
Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation
(on behalf of the Roswell Artist in Residence Program)
To support one year residencies for visual artists. Participating artists will be provided with a
professionally equipped studio, living accommodations for themselves and family members, a monthly
stipend, and concentrated time to develop their work.
San Francisco Camerawork, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support an exhibition of work by Daniel Joseph Martinez entitled Interrogation of the
Social, accompanied by the publication Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic. This
project will attempt to further conversations about contemporary cultural issues instigated by
artists utilizing photography and related technologies.
Sculpture Space, Inc.
To support an artists' residency program for sculptors. Artists from outside New York State will be
given the opportunity to create new work during two-month residencies at a former steam engine and
boilerworks plant in Utica.
Self-Help Graphics & Art, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
To support Treinta: 30 years of Chicano Art, Culture and Printmaking. This project allows artists
to create new work in a printmaking studio in a collaborative atmosphere with a master printer,
experimenting with different techniques in the silkscreen format.
Serie Project, Inc.
To support a serigraph printmaking residency program for artists at all stages in their careers.
The apprentices will be trained in printing, marketing, promotion and arts administration.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a nine week residency program for emerging artists. Artists will be provided with a
private studio, full room and board, and weekly private and group critiques by guest artists.
Smack Mellon Studios, Inc.
To support a program to provide artists with access to studio space, equipment and technical
support in response to the current artist housing/studio crisis in New York City. Nine to 12
artists will be selected by a panel of artists, curators and critics for residency periods varying
from one month to one year.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Inc. (consortium)
Staten Island, NY
To support Site-Ations, a project involving the creation of site-specific works with consortium
members Vanguard Visions and the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island. The project
will examine the relationship between context, meaning, sense of place and the visual.
Space One Eleven, Inc.
To support Push Forward designed to strengthen the field of community-based visual arts practice,
particularly as manifested in the use of new technologies. Contemporary artists who employ new
technology in an on-line practice will be invited to Birmingham to both make work and give
Taller Puertorriqueno, Inc.
To support an exhibition and commissioning project featuring installations by artists that address
the notion of finding sanctuary and solace within urban blight. Artists will create site specific
installations throughout northeast Philadelphia, including the neighborhoods of Norris Square,
Kensington and West Kensington.
Visual Studies Workshop, Inc.
To support a residency program, providing artists with access to high quality equipment and
materials. Participating artists receive a stipend, travel costs, use of the facilities, training
and housing for the one-month residencies.
Wheaton Village, Inc. (on behalf of Creative Glass Center of America)
To support residencies for glass artists to create new work at the Creative Glass Center of
America. The center will provide housing, a monthly stipend, supplies and materials, and 24 hour
access to the Wheaton Glass Factory.
Wood Turning Center
To support an international summer residency program for wood turning. The center sponsors a
program that brings together professional lathe turners, furniture makers, scholars and
photographers, allowing them to interact with each other for eight weeks.
Young Women's Christian Association
To support a public art project by the artist Brad McCallum on the grounds of five public high
schools dealing with violence and its impact on the community. The work, entitled Path of
Voices, employs granite sculptural elements to create a public "listening space" in which
subtle yet discernible audio tapes of area citizens affected by violence will be played.
Arizona State University (on behalf of Bilingual Review
To support documentation and preservation of work by Chicano art
organizations since the 1960s in a publication. The book, published
by the Bilingual Review Press, will document the artistic
production of more than 25 organizations from various regions of
Art Institute of Chicago (on behalf of Video Data
To support the preservation of On Art and Artists. The project will
accommodate the preservation of nearly 42 artist interviews and a
publication to promote the availability of the video tapes.
Black Liberated Arts Center, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
To support a photographic exhibition and catalogue documenting the
contributions of African Americans to the cultural and
architectural development of Oklahoma City. The exhibition,
consisting of historical photographs and contemporary work by
photographer Ron Tarver, will concentrate on specific neighborhoods
within the city.
Chicago Public Art Group
To support the restoration of five murals by early founders and
leaders in Chicago's community arts mural movement. The restoration
will be undertaken by professional conservators Nathan Zakheim
Asssociates of Santa Monica, CA, and when possible, will involve
repainting by the original artists.
City of Columbus, Ohio (on behalf of Burkhart Mural
To support final conservation and reinstallation of a seven-canvas
mural by Emerson Burkhart. Commissioned by the Columbus Board of
Education with funding from the Public Works of Art Project (a
precursor to the Works Progress Administration), the mural, Music,
was originally installed in 1934 in a high school auditorium.
Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
New York, NY
To support an archival project to create a digital record and
searchable database of the 25-year history of this pioneering
alternative artists' organization. The project will create an
accessible, interactive and ongoing record of the organization's
work, including exhibitions of artists' books, temporary
installations, performance art, and live on the Internet
National Conference of Artists, Inc.
To support conference activities associated with Renewing our
Spiritual Connections throughout the African Diaspora to be held in
Ghana. The two-week event includes exhibitions, symposia,
demonstration and training workshops, and studio tours of Ghanaian
Northwest Designer Craftsmen
To support the Living Treasures Project, a video documentary series
on craftspeople of the Northwest. The broadcast quality, half-hour
videos feature the work, philosophy and achievements of the
Northwest's most influential elder craft professionals and craft
Penland School of Crafts, Inc.
To support research, development and production of a publication
documenting Penland's 75th anniversary. Designed to complement a
traveling exhibition and other public programming organized by
Penland and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, the publication
will function as a book about craft rather than simply a catalogue
of the exhibition.
Saint Joseph's University
To support the publication of a book that documents the variety of
stained glass windows in Catholic churches within the five-county
Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The richness and variety of
Philadelphia's stained glass will be examined in the context of the
social and economic fabric of the city and its surroundings.
To support the 25th anniversary publication documenting Urban
Glass' history and its contributions to the more experimental side
of the studio glass movement. The publication, Glass, will be a
double issue that includes an illustrated chronology and a complete
photographic record of all exhibitio ns and artist residencies.
Arizona State University (on behalf of Hispanic Research Center)
To support a project to improve services to Latino/a artists and organizations. The Hispanic
Research Center will use advanced communication technologies to better meet the needs of Latino/a
artists around the nation, including those in rural areas and inner cities.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc.
To support implementation of a new loan program, technical assistance and resources for
craftspeople, and the development of a partnership program with community-based lenders. These
initiatives will provide access to financial and technical assistance for professional craftspeople
rebuilding after crises.
Women's Studio Workshop, Inc. (consortium)
To support the New York State Workspace Consortium. The project will focus on professional
development, leadership training, networking and technical assistance designed to meet the
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