FY02 Artists Fellowship Awards Round Two

Illinois Arts Council Announces FY02 Artists Fellowship Award Recipients

Chicago ---The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) is pleased to announce the second round of fiscal year 2002 Artists Fellowship Awards recipients. "In completing this round of Artists Fellowships for fiscal year 2002, the Illinois Arts Council continues its commitment to provide Illinois artists of exceptional talent with financial support, enabling them to pursue their artistic goals," said IAC Executive Director, Rhoda A. Pierce.

Non-matching fellowships in fixed amounts of $7,000 are awarded to Illinois artists in recognition of their outstanding work and commitment within the arts. This year 54 Illinois artists in the seven categories of choreography, interdisciplinary/performance art, media arts, music composition, photography, poetry and prose will receive Fellowships totaling $364,000.

Finalist Awards of $700 were also awarded to 29 Illinois artists in these seven disciplines for a total of $20,300. The Finalist Award category recognizes and encourages additional applicants who demonstrate considerable talent. This year's Fellowship and Finalist Award recipients were selected from 597 creative artists working in these disciplines.

The first round of fiscal year 2002 Artists Fellowship Awards covering the disciplines of crafts, ethnic and folk arts, playwriting/screenwriting and visual arts were announced in December, 2001.

The following jurors reviewed this year’s applications:

  • CHOREOGRAPHY: HT Chen, New York, NY; Beth Corning, Cottage Grove, MN; Doug Hamby, Silver Spring, MD
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY/PERFORMANCE ART: Alison Cornyn, New York, NY; Mark Fox, Cincinnati, OH; Gabriel Martinez, Philadelphia, PA
  • MEDIA ARTS: Zeinabu Irene Davis, San Diego, CA; Dwight Frizzell, Kansas City, MO; Chris Hill, Yellow Springs, OH
  • MUSIC COMPOSITION: David Froom, California, MD; Gerry Hemingway, Plainsboro, NJ; Chen Yi, Kansas City, MO
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Will Larson, Collegeville, PA; Maria Martinez-Cañas, Miami, FL; Harvey Stein, New York, NY
  • POETRY: Oliver de la Paz, Utica, NY; Denise Duhamel, Hollywood, FL; Roger Mitchell, Bloomington, IN
  • PROSE: Jeff Allen, Far Rockaway, NY; Ken Meter, Minneapolis, MN; Mary Helen Stefaniak, Omaha, NE

Following are the Fiscal Year 2002 Artists Fellowship and Finalist Award recipients listed by discipline.


Gary Abbott/Kevin Iega Jeff (collaboration)Chicago$7,000
Paul Christiano  Bartlett$7,000
Margi Ann ColeChicago$7,000
Paula FraszPlano$7,000
Jeffery M HancockChicago$700
Linda LehovecUrbana$7,000
Cynthia Pipkin-DoyleUrbana$700
Lisa WymoreChicago$7,000
Katherine BeharChicago$700
Paul DickinsonChicago$7,000
Lauren KelleyChicago$7,000
Mary PattenChicago$7,000
Jason SalavonChicago$7,000
Elyce SemenecChicago$7,000
Blair ThomasChicago$7,000
Dolores WilberChicago$700
Jerry Blumenthal/ Gordon Quinn (collaboration)Chicago$7,000
Robin ClineChicago$700
Michael FilimowiczChicago$7,000
Steven J FoleyChicago$700
Robert HerculesEvanston$7,000
Andrea E LelandEvanston$7,000
Eric LeonardsonChicago$7,000
David E SimpsonChicago$7,000
Deborah StratmanChicago$7,000
Carl WiedemannChicago$700
Chi-Jang YinChicago$700
Stacy GarropChicago$7,000
Rudolf HakenChampaign$7,000
Joan M KesselChicago$700
Robert LombardoChicago$7,000
Nicole MitchellChicago$7,000
Malcolm PalmerChicago$7,000
Thomas R PaynterArlington Hgts$700
Howard SandroffWilmette$7,000
Michael ZerangChicago$7,000
Liz ChilsenOak Park$7,000
Paul ClarkArlington Hgts$700
Norah DelaneyWilmette$700
Elizabeth ErnstChicago$7,000
Robert HeineckenChicago$7,000
Laura L LetinskyChicago$7,000
Bill O'DonnellChicago$7,000
Claire PentecostChicago$700
Jean D PerkinsChicago$700
Suzy E PolingChicago$700
Christopher SchnebergerChicago$700
Celeste SotolaBerwyn$7,000
Rebecca L WalzChicago$7,000
Corrie WittGeneva$7,000
Jenny A BurkholderChicago$7,000
Mark CaugheyChicago$700
Deborah CumminsEvanston$7,000
Traci DantBolingbrook$7,000
Rachel FlynnEvanston$700
Janice N. HarringtonChampaign$7,000
Duriel E HarrisChicago$7,000
Richard JonesEvanston$700
Li-Young LeeChicago$700
Amanda Leigh LichtensteinChicago$700
John MannMacomb$7,000
Patricia McMillenOak Park$7,000
Beth Copeland VargoCary$700
Leslie WilliamsChicago$7,000
Janet DesaulniersEvanston$700
Dina ElenbogenEvanston$7,000
Michele FitzsimmonsChicago$7,000
Gina FrangelloChicago$7,000
Billy LombardoForest Park$7,000
Stephen J LyonsMonticello$7,000
Marylee MacDonaldEvanston$7,000
Michael McCollyChicago$700
Patricia Ann McNair LewisChicago$7,000
Susan MesserOak Park$7,000
Rosemary Z MonacoEdwardsville$7,000
Annalise RaziqChicago$700
Peggy ShinnerChicago$7,000
Lauren B SmithChampaign$700
Suzanne TagueChicago$700
Julie WearyNorthfield$700
Sandra L WisenbergChicago$700


The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, is committed to the cultural, educational and economic growth of the diverse people and communities of our state through support and encouragement of artists and the arts.


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