2017 GRANTEES

$108,000 Granted to Local Artists.

The following is a list of the artists receiving grants for 2017 and a short description of what their grant award will support.


Melissa Anderson – materials for sculpture as part of new body of work on cancers


Arin Arthur – purchase of upright steamer and upgraded registration system for print table


Karen Benning – living expenses for a sabbatical to write book of essays on George Gurdjieff


Kelly Brown – travel and tuition expenses for flamenco intensive in Granada Spain


Jean Cardeno – attendance at Yosemite Songwriting Retreat


Garth Claassen – purchase of Mylar and Tyvek for upcoming shows


Micah Claffey – purchase of a professional level cello bow


Michelle Detwiler – expenses for music/acting lessons and fall audition travel


Jennifer Drake – attendance at two conducting symposiums


Lauren Edson – professional development


John Francis – purchase of printer to work more flexibly and make editions of prints


Cody Gittings – filming and post production of Is Everything OK?


David Guiotto – living expenses for writing sabbatical


Noble Hardesty – materials, documentation and travel to create new work


Kris Hargis – camera and light kit to document work


Kelly Harwood – attendance at writing conference in Vermont and 2 professional manuscript reviews


Stuart Holland – framing for upcoming solo exhibit at the Visual Arts Collective


Derek Hurd – tuition and travel expenses for Wilson Chair furniture course in Boston


Victor Jimenez – travel expenses for study with Odd Nerdrum in Norway


Meg Kahnle – materials for Connect With Boise series


Lauren Kistner -purchase of equipment to produce Tondos exhibit at Art Source Gallery in October


Catherine Kyle – attendance at The Two Eight writers residency, submission fees, book tour expenses


Lauren Lafrades – tuition for The Collective dance workshop in LA


Lily Martina Lee – purchase and installation of utility sink to dye own materials


Jerri Lisk – purchase of scroll saw and aluminum to work in 3D/sculpture


Amy Lunstrum – purchase of a kiln to fire at lower temperatures


Kris Mannion – funding for the design of an expansion to home studio


Kyle Morck – purchase of gimble stabilizer and follow focus for dance film


Heidi Naylor – attendance at memoir writing conference and expenses for 3-day writing retreat


Leta Neustaedter – tuition for music classes at BSU


Melissa Osgood – purchase of a fume extractor for home studio


Diane Raptosh – travel expenses to the Nantucket Whaling Museum and Archives to research new book of poems


Dig Reeder – expenses to produce new play at the Death Rattle Writers Festival


Rachel Reichert – materials and equipment to create a new body of art based on James Castle


Hannah Rodabaugh – paid time to write and submission fees to develop and publish manuscript


Elizabeth Rodgers – production costs for short film Mediation


Lisa Roggenbuck – supplies and living expenses to create a new body of work


Colton Rothwell – travel expenses to Chile to create a travel documentary


Susan Rowe – attendance at the Fishtrap Gathering of Writers in Oregon


Jose Saenz – purchase of camera equipment to produce Artifacts and Tether


Cassandra Schiffler – tuition and travel expenses for Monotype Printing workshop at Anderson Ranch


Ellie Shaw – jazz mentorship in LA and production costs for new CD


Tracy Sunderland – professional development


Brad Talbutt – tuition and lodging associated with historic printing method workshops in Maine


Edward Test – travel expenses for research/translation in Madrid, and translation workshop in LA


Elena Tomorowitz – expenses for travel to visit 5 Idaho towns as inspiration for new book of poetry


Ellie Van De Graaff – purchase of camera equipment to advance photography skills


Zach Voss – video editing costs for production of short film series Volcanoes!


Olivia Weitz – attendance at Transom radio workshop in Cape Cod

Christian Winn – travel expenses to conduct research for 2 novels and living expenses for sabbatical

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