The Alexa Rose Foundation is proud to announce its 2020 grantees. This year we celebrate a cohort of 96 artists from all disciplines from across the Treasure Valley, totaling $224,000 in awards. As the single largest provider of funds for individual artists' creative practice in the state of Idaho, it is a great honor to recognize these artists and their contribution to our communities.
In these uncertain times, we recognize the collaborative, healing and unifying nature of the arts. Due to COVID-19, some artists have requested a one-year extension in order to accommodate international travel and/or educational opportunities. We are prioritizing artist safety above all else, and concessions have been made for those who opted to reallocate or defer their funding due to health concerns.
A complete list of our grantees can be found below.
**Grantees are alphabetical by last name.**
Travel expenses to attend a Immersion Live, a Surface Pattern Design Conference.
Purchase of a screen printing press.
Tools, supplies and machinery to kickstart metalsmithing business.
Support for photo essay series chronicling midwestern America.
J. Reuben Appelman:
Film production funds to execute trailer and look book for narrative adaptation of true crime novel, THE KILL JAR.
Supplies and sewing machinery to accelerate the development of “Conchious Threads”, an upcycled clothing project.
Studio rent to ease financial burden amid medical expenses and support ongoing ceramics production in Garden City.
Purchase of a new camera, lenses and lighting equipment to advance craft as a photographer and experimental filmmaker.
Time off to finish novel.
Recording equipment to improve audition samples and create high-quality audio recordings for music students.
Purchase of a full size violin, bow and case.
Publishing and translation fees for two novels.
Travel & lodging for Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp.
Laptop and software to render high-quality digital mock-ups of sculpture work for advancing his career in public art.
One-month artist residency at Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Participation in Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motion® Institute to hone business and choreography skills as the creative director for Opens Arms Dance Project.
Suzanne Lee Chetwood:
Attending builders workshop at Pilchuck Glass School.
Matthew Cameron Clark:
Film production funds for DUST, a short film.
Cami Ruh Clemo:
Supplies and participation in online coursework to better craft as a jewelry maker.
Purchase of new metalworking equipment to create durable pieces for public and outdoor art.
Participation in SHARE Dance Intensive in Paris.
Creation of a new body of sculptural works.
Supplies and time off to create six new pieces of work in ongoing series reflecting on physical belonging and homeland.
Travel to London to conduct archival research for an art history book.
Airfare, housing and tuition to attend Music Crossroads Academy in Zimbabwe.
Camera, lenses and editing software to enhance production of dance films.
120 hours of child care to solo-edit VIRGIN: a feature length documentary about Drag Queen culture in Idaho.
Submission Fees for Book Contests and Journals.
J. Lupe Galvan:
Canvases, paint and workbench to create a series of 10-20 paintings.
Film production funds to pay crew for an animatronic, puppet based short film.
Participation in a watercolor retreat to explore bristlecone pine forms.
Shapeoko desktop CNC machine and associated equipment to expand and explore personal sculptural process.
Professional editing services and sabbatical for final manuscript revision.
Purchase of a Baroque 5-string Cello.
Accessibility equipment to continue writing after chronic illness diagnosis.
Studio air purifier and supplies to create a new body of work.
Metalworking equipment to expand home studio post-graduation.
Purchase of an iPad and Apple Pencil to enhance digital artwork.
Desk and supplies to create functional home studio.
At-home recording equipment and one-on-one mentorship with vocal coaches to build Opera portfolio and prepare for auditions.
Funds to curate "PROJECT EXPOSED", a photography series cataloging the experiences of breast cancer survivors through images and interviews.
New laptop for illustration work.
Travel expenses, housing and time off to take a new play to London's RADA Festival.
Time off to write.
Participation in an intensive painting workshop and the purchase of an easel, chair, work lamp and supply cart.
Lila Martina Lee:
Travel to photograph a series of site-specific textile projects paying homage to the female victims of the Great Basin Murders.
Equipment to enhance glasswork in multimedia projects.
Slip mixer and supporting utility stand to continue work as a ceramicist.
Rehearsal and staging expenses for an original play to be preformed at the Hispanic Cultural Center.
Floor loom and weaving accessories.
Festool Domino and accessory kit for woodworking.
iPad and Apple Pencil to improve graphic design work.
Michael McCormic, Jr.:
Production funds for first studio album with alternative rock band, “The Governors”.
Variety of color medium format film.
Collaboration with the Boise Baroque Orchestra to accompany debut performance of a CPE Bach Cello Concerto.
Travel expenses to Maine and New Hampshire for site-specific research for first novel.
Time off for writing.
Ceramics workshop at the Archie Bray Foundation.
Photography lighting kit and backdrop to catalogue handmade clothes.
Time-off to complete a series of paintings.
Blackmagic camera for film production.
Production expenses for a feature length dance film titled, "A Great, Unbridgeable Distance".
Cintiq Pro 24" touch & coordinating stand to improve digital illustration.
One-on-one mentorship to strengthen academic and performance skills as a Trombonist.
Compensation for dancers and choreographer to rehearse and perform "A History of American Modern Dance".
New computer to write a play commissioned by Columbia Basin College.
Trip to the Himalayas and create a collection of original paintings to benefit red panda conservation.
New camera to take original photos as inspiration for mural work.
Laptop to complete the book-length poem, "Orphan, Lissome in the Dust Storm".
Travel to the Wildacres Residency program in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
Commission of original music for a one-man theatrical adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
Travel and submission fees to take a one-woman show (THE PERSISTENT GUEST) to the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Purchase of a Loop Pedal and Supporting Sound Equipment to enhance spoken word poetry and musical career.
Hearing aids for dancer to overcome congenital hearing loss.
Commission of sample panels for graphic novel “EXODUS, 1947”, inspired by a documentary of the same name.
Black and white film to photograph early 1900s cabins on Echo Lake.
Travel to Todos Santos, Mexico to attend a writing retreat.
Purchase of a manton (shawl) and training under Maestro Antonio El Pipa to advance career as a Flamenco dancer.
Immersive darkness retreat.
Single course release from teaching to allow time-off to complete writing her second book.
Laptop to complete novel.
Post-production funds for feature-length documentary "TECLE".
Production expenses to shoot a short, narrative film titled, “BAD NEWS”.
Anne Watson Sorensen:
Display panels to showcase artwork in professional settings.
MIG welder and metal chop saw for home studio.
Travel & lodging for Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp.
Portable printing press.
Travel to Montana for research to complete poetry manuscript.
Flameworking torch and foot pedal for glasswork.
Wytske van Keulen:
Printing costs for photography book 'Stick Holding Branch'.
Production costs to track, mix, and master new album.
Time off to scan personal journals and review previous work as a poet.
Travel to the UK and Iceland to participate in a historic textile tour for the purpose of creating a sustainable clothing care and repair workbook.
Framing and shipping for large paintings for a solo exhibition in New York.
Time off to extend poetry chapbook into a full-length manuscript.
Artist residency at The Atlanta School.