Visual Arts: FY2003 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
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To support the sixth annual Pier Walk, The Chicago International
Sculpture Exhibition. To be juried by critic and writer David
Pagel, Pier Walk is the biggest exhibition of large-scale outdoor
sculpture in the world, featuring work by approximately 40
Art Resources Transfer, Inc. (aka A.R.T. Press)
New York, NY
To support the Distribution to Underserved Communities Program. The
project will offer books, museum catalogs, videos and other
material about contemporary art, free-of-charge, to libraries
across the nation with a special emphasis on rural and inner-city
Asian American Arts Centre, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Stories of Chinatown, an intergenerational public art
project. Organized in collaboration with Elders Share the Arts, the
program will bring Chinatown seniors together with high school
youth to create artwork that presents the untold stories of the
aging immigrant population.
Bastrop Association for the Arts
To support a collaborative public art project in a Texas hill
country high school. Lead by the artist Raul Valdez, high school
teachers will engage the students in a semester-long interior mural
Clay Studio (consortium)
To support a traveling exhibition of work by contemporary Chinese
ceramic artists. The project is a collaboration with the Orange
County Center for Contemporary Art.
Constitution Project (consortium)
To support If Walls Could Talk, a project designed to commemorate
the contributions of African Americans to New Orleans' history.
Working in collaboration with the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, local
artists will receive training in digital software applications to
be used in the production of a series of large community
Covington Community Center, Inc.
To support The Gateway Project, featuring mosaic tilework as a
means of identifying different neighborhoods in the city of
Covington. Artists Jackie Slone and Rosemary Topie will direct this
intergenerational project, which will engage the participants in
discussions about the city's history and their individual
Creative Center for Women with Cancer
New York, NY
To support an artists' residency program to bring artists to
different hospitals to work with terminally ill patients. Patients
receive instruction and an introduction to various techniques in
watercolor, clay, drawing, sculpture and collage.
San Francisco, CA
To support an art instruction program for Bay Area nursing homes.
Building upon 10 years of experience, Eldergivers will hire
professional artists with teaching experience to conduct workshops
for institutionalized seniors.
Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR
To support the Artist-in-Residence program bringing contemporary
artists to Puerto Rico for residencies. Artists such as Ursula Von
Rydingsvard, Julio Valdez, Helga Griffiths and William C. Quan will
lead workshops and give lectures to the school's student
population, as well as conduct lectures open to the general
To support The State of Fiber: 2004. A statewide series of
activities and events will include exhibitions, workshops,
demonstrations and lectures targeted to the general public, as well
as services and resources that are field specific.
Montana State University (on behalf of School of
To support a visiting artist lecture series and an exhibition
of work by South-African printmakers. The lecture series will
examine the degree of social activism reflected in the work of
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
To support the annual conference of the nation's oldest and largest
professional service organization for the ceramic arts. To be held
in Indianapolis in 2004, Fields of Clay will include a series of
exhibitions, critical lectures, panels and workshop
Pyramid Atlantic, Inc.
To support Discoveries through Reading as Process, Art as
Content--an artist residency project designed to improve visual
literacy. The program will bring artist and educator Tim Rollins
and his team, Kids of Survival (K.O.S.), to work with students and
teachers to explore print and papermaking, digital media and the
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation
To support studio arts instruction for patients at the
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. Instruction is provided by
professional guest artists who tailor their approach to the
particular needs of adults and children with physical or cognitive
Richmond Arts Center (on behalf of Quilt of Many
To support the Quilt of Many Colors Project, a series of 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.
St. Augustine-Baracoa Friendship Association
St. Augustine, FL
To support Shared Vision, a traveling exhibition and catalog
documenting two of the oldest continuously inhabited Spanish
settlements in the U.S. and Cuba. St. Augustine, in Florida, and
Baracoa, in Cuba, will be recorded by two American and two Cuban
Visual Studies Workshop, Inc.
To support a residency program in photography, bookmaking, digital
imaging, digital video, and small format film and video that will
provide artists with access to high-quality equipment and
materials. Participating artists will receive a stipend, travel
costs, use of the facilities, training and housing for one-month
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 inaugurate
a Community Clay public arts program in two Maine towns.
Wave Hill, Inc.
To support the Family Art Project. A series of free weekend
workshops will provide families the opportunity to create
nature-based art projects inspired by craft traditions from around
Abington Art Center
To support a comprehensive planning process for the Art Center's
sculpture garden. Guided by public art and curatorial consultant
Jennifer McGregor, the project is designed to build on past
successes of the site.
Advaita Society (Kala Institute)
To support the Artist-in-Residence Fellowship Program. Artists will
be provided with a stipend and 24 hour access for a six-month
period to this 8,500 square-foot facility.
Alternative Museum (TAM)
New York, NY
To support the Emerging Web Curators Initiative which will assist
and promote individuals interested in curating online. The
Alternative Museum will provide honoraria for artists and guest
curators, technical and/or professional support and online
Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division
To support a public art project documenting the daily lives of
citizens in Arlington County. Using small video cameras mounted on
the participants, video will be projected at seven public outdoor
sites and streamed live on the web.
Art in General, Inc.
New York, NY
To support artist residencies and exhibitions as well as
accompanying publications, educational outreach and public
programs. The proposed artists will be in residence for periods of
two months, with two New York-based artists participating in an
international exchange, working in Krakow and Warsaw, Poland.
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 articles by writers, many of whom will be publishing for the
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.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
To support residencies for artists to create new work.
Participating artists will be provided with housing, workspace,
technical assistance and a monthly stipend for three- to six-month
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc. (on behalf of Longwood
To support cyberspace residencies that enable artists to work with
advanced computer technology. An exhibition of completed works will
be hosted on Longwood's online cyber gallery; public programs and
demonstrations will complement the residencies.
California College of Arts and Crafts
To support artists residencies and other activities on the 20th
anniversary of Capp Street Project. Artists such as Ann Veronica
Janssens, Mike Kelley and Roni Horn will create new work while in
residence; an accompanying catalog, symposium and public programs
CEPA Gallery (Center for Exploratory and Perceptual
To support artist residencies for Art Works!, a community-based
program that brings artists to work directly with the community.
The month-long residencies are project-based and targeted to
specific community concerns and issues.
New York, NY
To support the creation of a mural celebrating the history of
Latino music in East Harlem. The project, which will be installed
on an exterior wall of P.S. 72, is part of the Community Identity
neighborhood revitalization program that addresses social issues
through the creation of art.
ConjunctionArts (Collaborative Urban Sculpture)
To support residencies for artists in collaboration with
progressive organizations and businesses existing outside of
traditional art contexts. The program will link artists with
non-arts organizations to establish creative works that respond to
the missions of their partnering organizations.
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis/ Forum for Contemporary
St. Louis, MO
To support an exhibition and catalog for Trick of the Eye,
featuring the work of the artist Yun Fe Ji. A Chinese-born artist
Ji uses traditional materials such as inks, muted pigments, Chinese
brushes and handmade mulberry paper to illuminate historic and
CPW (Center for Photography at Woodstock, Inc.)
To support a residency program for photographers. Artists will be
provided with an honorarium, studio and darkroom access, equipment,
lodging and meals for a one-month residency.
Creative Growth, Inc.
To support a publication documenting the work of the artist Donald
Mitchell. Mitchell has been producing work since 1976 at Creative
Growth, an arts center dedicated to working with artists with
physical, mental and developmental disabilities.
CW&TW (Center for Women & Their Work)
To support a series of solo exhibitions targeted to young and
emerging women artists of Texas. The exhibitions will be
accompanied by catalogs and educational and outreach
En Foco, Inc.
To support production of three issues of Nueva Luz, a
bilingual photographic journal. Each issue will feature the work of
emerging photographers of color, an essay by a guest critic, a
comprehensive listing of career opportunities and other
Enchanted Highway, Inc.
To support installation costs for a public art piece for The
Enchanted Highway, located along a North Dakota highway. Artist
Gary Greff will install a large-scale metal sculpture depicting a
spider web to complement other works at the site including
grasshoppers, pheasants and geese.
Exit Art/The First World, Inc.
New York, NY
To support The L Factor. The exhibition will examine the
culture emerging out of the fusion of Hispanic and Latino
influences in contemporary American life.
FORECAST Public Artworks
St. Paul, MN
To support the publication Public Art Review, a journal
detailing trends and new projects in the public art field. One
issue will focus on cross-disciplinary public art projects; another
will examine the use of light in public art.
Houston Center for Photography
To support a traveling exhibition and catalog featuring work by
artists who specialize in photograms. Artists Joy Gregory and the
collaborative team of Francoise and Daniel Cartier will be
commissioned to make new work.
International Print Center New York
New York, NY
To support the New Prints Program, a series of exhibitions designed
to bring printmaking to a wider audience. A selection committee
will jury submissions with a particular emphasis on prints from
small community based workshops, university and regional
International Sculpture Center, Inc.
To support a series of articles and reviews on emerging and
under-recognized artists for Sculpture magazine. Articles
solicited will focus on work of current artists, events and public
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 online database, an ever-expanding collection of over 1,900
images, essays, and biographical information.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
To support the commission and exhibition of a site-specific public
artwork by Maria Elena Gonzalez. Gonzalez will build and install
Magic Carpet/Home during a residency by working with members of a
public housing complex in the Watts neighborhood of Los
To support a series of exhibitions featuring the work of
contemporary Latino artists. The project will include two
exhibitions by prominent artists and a series of shows for emerging
To support the installation of a large outdoor sculpture by Patrick
Dougherty. The artist will work with community volunteers during a
three-week residency to realize the site-specific work of woven and
twisted tree saplings.
Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets
To support the public art project Transitions. Artists Bradley
McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry will create a series of street
installations addressing issues of homelessness and youth.
PEACH Club/Gallery 312, Inc.
To support When the Bough Breaks, a large-scale mixed media project
by Esther Parada. The project will incorporate digital photography
and video to explore the loss of American tree species, issues of
racial diversity, new definitions of family and the nature of
Pilchuck Glass School
To support planning and implementation of a summer artists
residency program. Artists will be provided with time, resources,
facilities and technical assistance on Pilchuck's campus.
Printed Matter, Inc.
New York, NY
To support continued development of a web-based catalogue
raisonne documenting the history of artists' books. While
Printed Matter has been compiling a resource since its inception in
1976, new technologies have presented opportunities to expand the
audience for the genre.
Project Row Houses
To support a residency program to commission artist installations
in several shotgun-style row houses. Artists will be provided with
a commissioning fee, a materials stipend, travel costs and per
Public Art Fund, Inc.
New York, NY
To support In the Public Realm, a commissioning opportunity for
emerging artists to develop art projects in an urban context. The
temporary projects will be documented in a series of
Real Art Ways, Inc.
To support an exhibition series Don't Trust Anyone Over 30,
featuring the work of artists age 30 and under. An open call will
be issued to artists of that age group living in New York and the
New England region, and a jury will select the recipients of solo
Revolving Museum, Inc.
To support the public art series On Track & Off the Beaten
Path. The project will unite artists, local organizations and city
leaders in a collaborative effort to transform the underutilized
train tracks and alleyways of Lowell's historic district.
Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation
(on behalf of 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, a monthly stipend and concentrated time to
develop their work.
San Francisco Camerawork, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support Off the Grid, an exhibition and catalog featuring
artists who reexamine or reject standard photographic techniques.
An entire issue of Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic
Arts will document the exhibition.
Sculpture Center, Inc.
Long Island, NY
To support In Practice, an exhibition series for under-recognized
sculptors. Artists, selected from an open call by a committee of
artists and curators, will be provide with an honorarium and fees
for materials so that they can create new work.
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
Self-Help Graphics & Art, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
To support The Life and Death Printmaking Project. The project
provides an opportunity for artists to create new work in a
collaborative atmosphere with a master printer and to experiment
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 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 assist artists in response to New York
City's current artist housing/studio crisis. Nine to twelve artists
will be selected for residency periods of one year that will
include access to studio space, technical assistance and an
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Inc.
Staten Island, NY
To support Engaged Vision/Engaged Mind, an exhibition of
contemporary artists who have a connection to Buddhism. The
project, featuring work by artists such as John Cage, Ad Reinhardt
and Kristin Jones, will include a catalog.
Society of North American Goldsmiths, Inc.
To support the 35th annual conference focusing on jewelry, design
and the metal arts. To be held in San Francisco, the conference
will include demonstrations, presentations, technical workshops and
Socrates Sculpture Park, Inc.
Long Island City, NY
To support a residency and exhibition opportunity for sculptors to
realize large-scale work at a riverfront park in an industrial
neighborhood. Artists are provided with access to space,
facilities, materials, equipment, technical assistance and a
Visual Arts Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Vectors: Digital Art of Our Time, a touring
exhibition and catalog. The exhibition will include seminal and new
works of digital art including prints, Internet art, computer
animation, interactive installations, CD-ROMs, and digital audio
Women's Studio Workshop, Inc.
To support residencies for two mid-career artists at a print- and
paper-making facility. Artists will be provided with a stipend,
housing, materials allowance and travel costs for a six-week
Arizona State University (on behalf of Bilingual Review
To support the third volume in a series of publications documenting
work by Chicano artists and art organizations since the 1960s.
Published by Bilingual Review Press, the book will document
artistic production from various regions of the country.
Art Re Grup, Inc. (aka The LAB)
San Francisco, CA
To support the organization and dissemination of archive material
documenting The LAB's 20-year history of contemporary arts
programming. The LAB, located in San Francisco's Mission District,
has presented hundreds of artists over the years whose work crossed
the disciplinary boundaries of visual, performing and literary
Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
To support conservation and restoration of a 1914 mural by Vincent
Maragliotti above the proscenium arch in Baltimore's historic
Hippodrome Theater. The mural, 45 feet long and 26 feet tall, is
painted on canvas and now in storage awaiting conservation.
Brevard Community College
(on behalf of Harry T. and Harriette Moore Multicultural
To support an exhibition and education activities featuring the
work of the "Highwaymen," a group of African-American artists who
painted in Florida in the mid-20th century. These artists, denied
gallery representation because of their race, used their cars as
mobile galleries and sold their art along the highway, driving the
triangle formed by the cities of Fort Pierce, Daytona and
Central Baptist Church
To support conservation and restoration of murals executed in 1915
by an artist from India, Amohamed Milai, in one of the first
churches built solely by African Americans. The murals are
extensive and depict the life of Christ, including the Crucifixion,
Ascension and Resurrection.
Dieu Donne Papermill, Inc.
New York, NY
To support assessment and upgrade of Dieu Donne's archive. The
project will be managed by a professional conservator working with
staff and prominent artists who have been associated with the
Friends of Fred Smith, Inc.
To support a conservation project to treat art works in the
Wisconsin Concrete Park, an installation created by self-taught
artist Fred Smith. Specific works, more than 200 sculptures and
tableaux, will receive treatment, including the potential
replication of a set of original organic antlers.
Heritage Preservation, Inc.
To support the second phase of a project to conserve works
commissioned during the National Endowment for the Arts' Art in
Public Places Program. The second phase will attempt to raise
public awareness of more than 300 sculptures and their
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Professional Apprenticeship Program in Printmaking.
The program is an intensive, hands-on, yearlong experience working
with the Printshop's master printer and contemporary artists who
use the facility.
Orange Show Foundation
To support conservation and restoration of the Beer Can House, a
work by self-taught artist John Milkovisch. The Houston landmark,
consisting of a house and grounds decorated with methodically
trimmed cans, will be used as an artist-in-residence project
Penland School of Crafts, Inc.
To support printing and distribution costs of a publication
documenting Penland's 75th anniversary. Designed to complement a
traveling exhibition and other programming organized by Penland and
the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, the publication will function
as a book about craft rather than simply an exhibition
Pi Beta Phi Settlement School (aka Arrowmont School of Arts
To support development of a comprehensive, on-line, digital archive
of Arrowmont's permanent collection of more than 1,000 objects. The
school's collection, acquired over the past 90 years, represents a
variety of craft traditions and has the potential to be a great
resource and teaching tool.
Precita Eyes Muralists Association, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support research and development of a book documenting the
murals of San Franciso's Mission District. To be published and
distributed by the University of California Press, the volume will
present the murals in full-color photographs.
Rhizome Communications, Inc. (aka Rhizome.org)
New York, NY
To support continued development of the Rhizome ArtBase, an on-line
platform for new media art. The project will include adding new
works to the database, preparing for potential preservation issues
related to technological obsolescence and disseminating new media
preservation information with peer institutions.
Smyrna School District
To support conservation and restoration of eight large WPA murals
executed in the 1930s by Brandywine River School artists Walter
Pyle, Jr., Stafford Good and Edward Grant. The murals are extensive
and reflect life and culture in the Delaware region.
Southwest Texas State University (on behalf of Alkek
San Marcos, TX
To support conservation and restoration of a section of a 1951 Buck
Winn mural, depicting the visual drama of an early cattle drive.
Originally painted for the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, it was
removed, folded accordion-style, and placed in storage in the
University of Wyoming
To support conservation and restoration of a WPA mural executed in
1940 by Lynn Fausett. The mural depicts the mythological arrival of
the new university President, Arthur Crane.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Inc.
To support a public art memorial to honor African-American history
at the site of the Freedman's Cemetery. Deeded to serve as a burial
ground for African Americans in 1770, over the last 100 years
portions of the cemetery were violated, bodies disinterred and all
Wauwatosa Historical Society, Inc. (consortium)
To support conservation and restoration of WPA murals, decorative
plasterwork, and ornamental tile on the ceiling and entryway of
Wauwatosa East High School. The murals, long concealed by drop
ceiling panels, will be conserved by a professional conservator
working with artists in collaboration with the school district and
the city government.
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