2020 GRANTEES

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. 

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**Grantees are alphabetical by last name.** 

 

Erica Alfaro:

Travel expenses to attend a Immersion Live, a Surface Pattern Design Conference.

 

Miguel Almeida:

Purchase of a screen printing press.

 

Sydney Anderson:

Tools, supplies and machinery to kickstart metalsmithing business.

 

Tony Anderson:

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.

 

Maria Ayla:

Supplies and sewing machinery to accelerate the development of “Conchious Threads”, an upcycled clothing project.

 

Julia Ballenger:

Studio rent to ease financial burden amid medical expenses and support ongoing ceramics production in Garden City. 

 

Gracieux Baraka:

Purchase of a new camera, lenses and lighting equipment to advance craft as a photographer and experimental filmmaker.

John Barrie:

Time off to finish novel. 

 

Randy Bauer:

Recording equipment to improve audition samples and create high-quality audio recordings for music students. 

Rachel Beck:

Purchase of a full size violin, bow and case.

 

Di Bei:

Publishing and translation fees for two novels. 

Josh Bogle:

Travel & lodging for Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp.

 

Daniel Borup:

Laptop and software to render high-quality digital mock-ups of sculpture work for advancing his career in public art. 

 

Kimberly Brandel:

One-month artist residency at Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

Megan Brandel:

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.

 

Michael Cordell:

Purchase of new metalworking equipment to create durable pieces for public and outdoor art.

 

Cydney Covert:

Participation in SHARE Dance Intensive in Paris.

 

Erin Cunningham:

Creation of a new body of sculptural works.

 

Migel Delgao:

Supplies and time off to create six new pieces of work in ongoing series reflecting on physical belonging and homeland.  

 

Niharika Dinkar:

Travel to London to conduct archival research for an art history book.

 

Peter Dumas:

Airfare, housing and tuition to attend Music Crossroads Academy in Zimbabwe.

Lauren Edson:

Camera, lenses and editing software to enhance production of dance films.

 

April Frame:

120 hours of child care to solo-edit VIRGIN: a feature length documentary about Drag Queen culture in Idaho.

 

Katie Fuller:

Submission Fees for Book Contests and Journals.

 

J. Lupe Galvan:

Canvases, paint and workbench to create a series of 10-20 paintings.

 

Chaz Gentry:

Film production funds to pay crew for an animatronic, puppet based short film.

 

Joyce Green:

Participation in a watercolor retreat to explore bristlecone pine forms.

 

Charles Haman:

Shapeoko desktop CNC machine and associated equipment to expand and explore personal sculptural process.

 

Kelly Harwood:

Professional editing services and sabbatical for final manuscript revision. 

 

Brian Hodges:

Purchase of a Baroque 5-string Cello.

 

Savannah Hulen:

Accessibility equipment to continue writing after chronic illness diagnosis.

GiGi Huntley:

Studio air purifier and supplies to create a new body of work. 

Maite Iribarren-Gorrindo:

Metalworking equipment to expand home studio post-graduation. 

 

Hayden Jensen:

Purchase of an iPad and Apple Pencil to enhance digital artwork.

 

Jaimee Johnston:

Desk and supplies to create functional home studio. 

 

Kendra Kae:

At-home recording equipment and one-on-one mentorship with vocal coaches to build Opera portfolio and prepare for auditions. 

 

Brie Katz:

Funds to curate "PROJECT EXPOSED", a photography series cataloging the experiences of breast cancer survivors through images and interviews. 

 

Ben Konkol:

New laptop for illustration work.

 

Heidi Kraay:

Travel expenses, housing and time off to take a new play to London's RADA Festival.

 

Lauren Lavelle:

Time off to write.

 

Nina Leary:

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.

 

Susan Madacsi:  

Equipment to enhance glasswork in multimedia projects. 

Kris Mannion:

Slip mixer and supporting utility stand to continue work as a ceramicist.

Patricia Marcantonio:

Rehearsal and staging expenses for an original play to be preformed at the Hispanic Cultural Center.

 

Rachael Mayer:

Floor loom and weaving accessories.

 

John Mayton:

Festool Domino and accessory kit for woodworking.

 

Wyatt McCollum:

iPad and Apple Pencil to improve graphic design work. 

 

Michael McCormic, Jr.:

Production funds for first studio album with Jazz band, “The Governors”.

 

Weston McGhee:

Variety of color medium format film.

 

Kevin McTeague:

Collaboration with the Boise Baroque Orchestra to accompany debut performance of a CPE Bach Cello Concerto.

 

Aurora Mehlman:

Travel expenses to Maine and New Hampshire for site-specific research for first novel.

 

Melanie Mendenhall:

Time off for writing. 

 

Katie Miller:

Ceramics workshop at the Archie Bray Foundation.

 

Will Miller:

Photography lighting kit and backdrop to catalogue handmade clothes.

 

Bryan Moore:

Time-off to complete a series of paintings. 

 

Kyle Morck:

Blackmagic camera for film production.

 

Daniel Ojeda:

Production expenses for a feature length dance film titled, "A Great, Unbridgeable Distance". 

 

Holly Papa:

Cintiq Pro 24" touch & coordinating stand to improve digital illustration.

 

Sarah Paradis:

One-on-one mentorship to strengthen academic and performance skills as a Trombonist.  

 

Brett Perry:

Compensation for dancers and choreographer to rehearse and perform "A History of American Modern Dance".

 

Jef Peterson:

New computer to write a play commissioned by Columbia Basin College.

 

Kate Peterson:

Trip to the Himalayas and create a collection of original paintings to benefit red panda conservation.

 

Collin Pfeifer:

New camera to take original photos as inspiration for mural work.

 

Emily Pittinos:

Laptop to complete the book-length poem, "Orphan, Lissome in the Dust Storm".

 

Rachel Reichert:

Travel to the Wildacres Residency program in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.

 

Gordon Reinhart:

Commission of original music for a one-man theatrical adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

 

Jodeen Revere:

Travel and submission fees to take a one-woman show (THE PERSISTENT GUEST) to the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

 

Amanda Rich:

Purchase of a Loop Pedal and Supporting Sound Equipment to enhance spoken word poetry and musical career.

 

Cecilia Rinn:

Hearing aids for dancer to overcome congenital hearing loss.

 

Elizabeth Rodgers:

Commission of sample panels for graphic novel “EXODUS, 1947”, inspired by a documentary of the same name.

 

Jonathan Sadler:

Black and white film to photograph early 1900s cabins on Echo Lake.  

 

Ruth Saltzer:

Travel to Todos Santos, Mexico to attend a writing retreat. 

 

Estefania Sanchez:

Purchase of a manton (shawl) and training under Maestro Antonio El Pipa to advance career as a Flamenco dancer.

 

Jessica Scheider:

Immersive darkness retreat. 

 

Taryn Schwilling:

Single course release from teaching to allow time-off to complete writing her second book.

 

Isabelle Shifrin:

Laptop to complete novel.

 

Angie Smith:

Post-production funds for feature-length documentary "TECLE".

 

Chelsea Smith:

Production expenses to shoot a short, narrative film titled, “BAD NEWS”.

 

Anne Watson Sorensen:

Display panels to showcase artwork in professional settings.

 

Gia Strang:

MIG welder and metal chop saw for home studio.

 

Dominique Tardif:

Travel & lodging for Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp.

 

Zach Thurmond:

Portable printing press.

 

Elena Tomorowitz:

Travel to Montana for research to complete poetry manuscript.

 

Hailey Turner:

Flameworking torch and foot pedal for glasswork.

 

Wytske van Keulen:

Printing costs for photography book 'Stick Holding Branch'.

 

Nathan Walker:

Production costs to track, mix, and master new album.

 

Rebecca Weeks:

Time off to scan personal journals and review previous work as a poet.

 

Jeanna Wigger:

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.

 

Stephanie Wilde:

Framing and shipping for large paintings for a solo exhibition in New York.

 

Megan Williams:

Time off to extend poetry chapbook into a full-length manuscript.

 

CL Young:

Artist residency at The Atlanta School.

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