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The Foundation received over 300 applications from across the Treasure Valley. 74 individuals were selected through a comprehensive peer-review panel of fellow artists, educators and creative professionals in the community.

Our grantees represent a wide cross-section of artistic disciplines and experience levels. Alexa Rose strives to support makers of all backgrounds reach their fullest artistic potential, and in doing so, enrich the cultural communities of Ada and Canyon County. In total, the Foundation awarded $187,000 in funding in 2019. 

Below you will find a list of the 2019 winners and a description of their respective funding requests.

Jill Annie Margaret: Travel expenses for a solo pilgrimage to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stephanie Bacon: Exhibition prints and installation supplies, book design and printing for collaborative multidisciplinary project “ARRIVALS”

Kelly Barker: Tuition for two-week Shakespeare Intensive at ACT in San Francisco

Gregory Bayne: Production of trailer and look book for feature film “Kill Thy Neighbor”

Ann Bell: Materials and and tools to create illustrated works of  enameled art as well as small pieces of wearable art

Emily Bender: Camera and equipment rentals for production of a short film

Misty Benson: Attendance at the Creature Companion Workshop

Kyle Bilinski: Desktop computer and software to advance his ability to write at home

Alisa Bohling: Expenses to take time off to revise and complete book of essays Trespassing

Kendra Borden: Tuition/travel to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s 2019 Repertoire Intensive

Sherry Briscoe: Expenses to conduct research in Ketchum and expenses for time to write

Melinda Bristol: Remodel of home studio to add natural light

Erin Cecil: Participation in a month-long Creative Jewelry workshop in San Miguel de Allende

Katarzyna Cepek: Travel to Poland to create a collection of photos, interviews and sketches to inform a series of new work that will culminate in a gallery exhibition

Maria Chavez: Purchase of a pottery wheel

Martin Corless-Smith:Travel to Naples, Italy to work with an Italian poet on a new translation of “Antigone”


Missy Cory: Purchase of an etching press


Eli Craven: Studio space at the Gem Center for the Arts


Kim Cross: Computer, camera and travel to conduct research for non-fiction work “The Weight of Water”


Savannah Culp: Materials and marketing for the production of 22 one-of-a-kind handbags


Dawn Douthit: Travel to attend a Baroque violin intensive in Montreal, Canada


Caroline Earley: Artist residency at C.R.E.T.A. association in Rome, Italy


Marianna J. Edwards: Travel and hotel expenses to visit the Museo Textil de Oaxaca to photograph and study the patterns of traditional Mexican garments


Sid Enck: Equipment to complete pottery studio


Francis Fox: Attendance at a stone carving residency in Italy


John Francis: Purchase of a new DSLR camera for higher-quality images


Teal Gardner: Rent for studio space to prepare for an upcoming exhibition of clay and sketch work


Cody Gittings: Purchase of a 4K Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera


Sergio Gonzalez: Production of cross-cultural film in Boise and Puebla Mexico


Chelsea Harada: Equipment to produce a photo series of immigrant and refugee owned businesses for a gallery show


Jessica Harned: Lessons and travel to hone craft as a solo violinist


Rachel Hays: Purchase of a risograph printer to create and distribute comics


Tiffany Hitesman: Expenses for writing residency at The Atlanta School


Kathi Holzer: Travel and supplies toward a painting workshop in Montana


Riley Johnson: Time off to compose a 60-minute harp piece and accompanying music lessons


Ian Kelly: Tuition for audition prep for Young Artist Programs, designed to prepare opera singers for company auditions


Greta Kleveland: Purchase of an Apple iPad Pro to improve digital artwork


Kylee Koenig: Purchase of a sandblasting cabinet and compressor


Catherine Kyle: Expenses to travel for book tour to publicize new book of poetry “Shelter in Place”


Quincee Lark: Participation in artist residency at the Atlanta School


Sue Latta: Purchase of compound miter saw


Linda Ledbetter: Purchase of computer and processing equipment to improve photography practice


Gretchen LeMay: Travel expenses to Pisa, Italy, as well as film to document time spent working on a family-owned

olive orchard


Janet Lo: Time off to write original play “Yellow Girl, Red State”


Christian Lybrook: Travel to attend 2019 Cinestory TV Writing Retreat


Isabella Magdalany: Attendance at Southern Idaho Summer Dance Intensive


Daisy Rain Martin: Tuition to attend MFA program at Hamline University with an emphasis in Young Adult novels


Sara McDonald: Purchase of a welder, plasma cutter and anvil


Celine McMonigal: Tuition and travel to NYC to attend the Open Jar Intensive


Sean McNearney: Purchase of body worn microphones for use in film production


Clyde Moneyhun: Travel to Spain to participate in reading of a recent literary translation


Barton Moreau: Travel to Alabama to give Chopin lecture and demonstration


Kayla Morgan: Construction of on-site studio space for pottery wheel and kiln


Amy Nack: Attendance at a fabric printing workshop with the Arrowmont School of Art and Craft in Knoxville, TN


Jaime Nebeker: Movement classes to hone onstage performance techniques as an actor and puppeteer


Jessica Nebeker: Travel to puppetry conference in Waterford, Connecticut


Samuel  Paden: Travel expenses for a short-term painting residency in North Carolina


Samuel Parry: Supplies to remodel pottery studio for climate control


Troy Passey: Production expenses for a short, five-minute stop-action film


Ryan Peck: Production costs to record a new album with a band of collaborative artists


Katie Preston: Tuition for acting workshops at Second City Los Angeles


Stephanie Rael: Attendance at the Port Townsend Writers Conference


Lorelle Rau: Attendance at Penland School of Craft papermaking workshop in the mountains of western North



Aled Roberts: Equipment and education to improve workflow as a film composer


Colton Rothwell: Camera and tablet to produce a fashion portraiture series breaking down stereotypes about

homosexual men


Chad Shohet: Workshopping and production of a new theatrical puppetry piece


Barbara Simler: Travel to New York City to conduct research for first historical mystery novel


Astri Snodgrass: Attendance at quilting workshop in North Carolina


Lila Streicher: Lighting equipment, tripod and lenses to upgrade camera package


Josh Udesen: Travel, equipment and supplies to produce a photographic tour of the Idaho portion of the Nez Perce Trail


Mykell Walton: Travel and tuition to attend International Market of Contemporary Circus (MICC)


Amy Westover: Purchase of glass for “Art in the Cosmos” installation at Fulcrum Arts in Los Angeles


Mitch Wieland: Travel to Japan to conduct research for completion of new novel


Karen Woods: Attendance at book-making workshop in Oxford, England

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