2021 GRANTEES

This year we are thrilled to be investing in 105 artists from all disciplines from across the Treasure Valley. Awards ranged from $500-$5,000, and supported everything from studio rent to time off, new cameras, laptops, travel and educational opportunities. 

 

A complete list of our grantees can be found below. 

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**Grantees are alphabetical by first name.** 

Alan Heathcock: Website development and professional expenses for promotion of a new novel. 

 

Alexis Chambers: iPad pro and Apple Pencil for digital illustration. 

 

Alison Ward: Recording equipment and travel to create audio and visual representations of rarely heard, naturally occurring, soundscapes.

 

Allison Corona: Purchase of a new Nikon camera with video capabilities. 

 

Allison Fowle: Travel expenses to Yellow Pine, ID for research for an upcoming essay documenting the impact of mining on the Salmon River. 

 

Amanda Huynh: Filmmaking equipment to expand practice as a director and editor. 

 

Ameerah Bader: Computer to create digital and interactive work.

 

Amy Giles: Artist submission fees. 

 

Amy Granger: Purchase of a new quilting frame.

 

Amy Johnson: Purchase of a glass kiln.

 

Andi Rados: Funds to pay crew for a feature film.

 

Andrea Sparrow: Post-production funds to complete a feature length documentary.

 

Andrew Nemr: Travel for a self-guided writing retreat to complete a book on tap dancing method.

 

Anna Dunford: Recording equipment to create an acoustic and electronic percussion concept album.

 

Ashley Young: Woodworking tools to work with cedar. 

 

Becka Watkins: Manual leather cutting and embossing machines to streamline artistic process. 

 

Beth Suter: Collaboration with a graphic designer to complete a children's book.

 

Betty Mallorca: Funds to launch an art-centric podcast.

 

Brian Telestai: Musical theater writing course.

 

Brie Schettle: Digital microscope to create ecologically-focused photographs and prints of the Boise River Greenbelt.

 

Brigette Nelson: Double sided, free standing glass lathe and grinding, engraving and polishing tools.

 

Brynne Clayton: Purchase of a new kiln.

 

Caitlin Harris: Support for the purchase of a Vandercook 219 press to improve Wheelhouse Press’ capabilities and benefit community printing projects.

 

Cate Brigden: Wacom Cintiq 22 digital drawing screen.

 

Christina Gilmore: Paragon SC3 Kiln and rolling mill to further craft as a metalworker.

 

Claire Remsberg: One year of artistic mentorship with Boise artist JanyRae Seda. 

 

Clyde Moneyhun: Travel to Barcelona to for poetry research and book promotion.

 

Cody Gittings: Post-production funds to complete a documentary short exploring isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Cody Rutty: Graphics Card for Animation and Video.

 

Cuream Jackson: Funds to become a certified trainer in circus arts from the Ècole Nationale de Cirque in Montreal.

 

Dan Costello: Electrical and construction costs to transform home into a performance space and artist residency. 

 

Daniel Ronesse: New laptop for recording, performing, and videography related to personal drumming pursuits. 

 

Danielle Hurd: Design and installation of a mural to celebrate the historic Chinese Gardens in The Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District.

 

Darwin Fan: New laptop for photography editing and workflow.

 

David Ford: Purchase of a new laptop. 

 

Debbra Palmer: Publishing and shipping expenses to produce 500 copies of an autobiographical graphic novel to distrubute among LGBTQ advocacy groups. 

 

Elliot Norton: Accessories for a BlackMagic camera.

 

Fiona Wilhelm: Sound mixing course.

 

Francis Fox: Travel to “Sculpture X” Digital Sculpting Workshop and Residency at William Patterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

 

Genevieve Emerson: Six months of studio rent.

 

Hallie Maxwell: Papermaking supplies to recycle paper cranes from community installation.

 

Hannah Meyer: Solo performance class.

 

Jacqui Teruya: Travel expenses to conduct site specific research for a novel-in-progress documenting Japanese American farming communities.

 

Jake Saunders: Audio and video recording equipment to expand practice as a musician.

 

Janet Lo: Funds to pay for the services of a dramaturg to workshop an original stage play.

 

Jason McAdam: Purchase of a Sony 135 f/1.8 lens for use in portrait work.

 

Jeremiah O’Mahony: Nikon D750 Full Frame Camera with lenses.

 

Jessi Biagioni: Multipurpose camera for video and photographing work.

 

Jessica Harned: Recording equipment to upgrade production of "Classical Queens" podcast.

 

Jessica Tornga: Purchase of an in-home screen printing press.

 

Jessie Nilo: Replacement parts and supplies to repair a 1947 Kelsey Letterpress.

Jessie Swimeley: Purchase of a high-res photo printer to create contact negatives for alternative process photography.

 

Joan Thomas: Supplies for 10 oil paintings illustrating a children's book, with digital imaging of the series.

Jocelyne Contreras: iPad pro and Apple Pencil for digital illustration. 

 

Joey Ohls: Funds to pay principle cast and crew for narrative pilot.

 

Joy Haynes: Funds to produce new V.O. demo reels and expand body of work as a voiceover actor.

 

Juan Serrano-Aguirre: Purchase of a new kiln and pug mill.

 

Katherine Shaughnessy: Purchase of two digital frames to showcase videography art.

 

Katie Preston: Editing expenses to complete a web series.

 

Kirsten Furlong: Funds to support the creation of new work and solo exhibition of that work at Pendleton Center for the Arts.

 

Kyla Davidson: iPad pro to streamline musical practice from home.

 

Larry McNeil: Digital printer. 

 

Leigh Anne Squires: Travel and registration fees for a Mystery Writers Conference.

 

Leland Stewart: 3D printer and sculpture stand to produce anatomical models for advanced sculpting armatures.

 

Lillian Jenner: Purchase of a new laptop for writing. 

 

Lisa Pisano: Metal casting equipment.

 

Lisa Roggenbuck: Artist submission fees. 

 

Lori Edmo-Suppah: New laptop and camera for work as a reporter and photographer. 

 

Luma Jasim: New desktop for film and graphic design. 

 

Mady Thornquest: Three months of costs to support dance training and professional development in New York City.

 

Marianna Edwards: New DSLR camera, lens, memory card, flash unit, and remote for photo references and documenting artwork/studio practice.

Marne Elmore: Renovation to transform a home garage into a functioning studio space and artist residency.

 

Mary Pauline Lowry: Funds to pay a developmental editor for a novel-in-progress.

Michael Martello: Funds to produce a body of photographic work exploring vulnerability, affection, and intimacy, in male relationships.

 

Michelle Bliss: Installation costs for large-scale photo series.

 

Mike Chambers: One-on-one coaching for art sales and marketing.

 

Mykelle Walton: Travel and lodging to attend a private hair hanging intensive in Madrid Spain.

 

Natanya Biskar: Research trip to California for an upcoming novel.

 

Nicole Cullen: Six months of part-time child care for time and space to write.

 

Nikki Russo: Six months of studio rent at the Gem Center for the Arts.

 

Noble Hardesty: Funds to produce 5,000 custom-printed coasters to serve as a substrate for small, daily paintings.

 

Nolan Turner: Two months off to work on completing a new novel.

 

Odessa Kaufman: iPad pro and Apple Pencil to support female owned & operated mural/graphic design startup.

 

Pattie McKellip-Fowler: Clemes and Clemes Electric Drum Carder to process wool.

 

Penelope Wilson: Drawing tablet plus printing expenses to create 250 copies of a graphic novel.

 

Rachel Becker: Purchase of an oboe d'amore for performing as soloist and in ensembles.

 

Rachel Teannalach: Travel expenses to tour a new body of work. 

 

Rafferty Clark: Wood, metal, and resin to create a new body of work.

 

Sara Bruner: Adobe Illustrator and a digital art tablet to streamline work as a theater director.

 

Sasha Barrett: Funds to help travel and make work for a duo exhibition at In Tandem Gallery in North Carolina.

 

Savannah Culp: Dye Sublimation printer to create custom fabrics.

 

Sean McNearney: Funds to purchase specialized straps for wireless microphones placed on actors and performers.

 

Shaylie Woodhouse: Studio rent.

 

Shriram Sivaramakrishnan: Three months of rent to continue residing in Boise during the Summer of 2021.

 

Sonya Feibert: Improv coaching.

 

Stuart Holland: Travel to La Wayaka Artist Residency in Chile.

 

Susan Rowe: Time off to work on completing a novel.

 

Tai Simpson: Paid time off to grow practice as a storyteller and community builder.

 

Trevor Dougal: Travel and registration for a Ballroom choreography and technique training camp.

 

Tyler Brewington: Research trip to Moscow, ID for a writing project.

 

Will von Tagen: Post-production funds for a reality TV pilot.

 

William Lewis: Stretchers for large scale paintings and framing for works on paper.

 

Zach Buie: German rotary valve C trumpet for orchestral, chamber, and solo performance.

 

Zach Herbert: One month of paid time off to create a 10-15 minute musical piece about grief.