FY04 Artists Fellowship Awards

Illinois Arts Council Announces FY04 Artists Fellowship Award Recipients

Chicago ---The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) is pleased to announce the fiscal year 2004 Artists Fellowship Awards recipients. 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, 49 Illinois artists will receive Fellowships totaling $343,000.

Finalist Awards of $700 are also awarded to 27 Illinois artists for a total of $18,900. The Finalist Award category recognizes and encourages additional applicants who demonstrate considerable talent.

The Artists Fellowship Program offers funding for 12 artistic disciplines on a two-year rotating cycle. This year's Fellowship and Finalist Award recipients were selected from 550 creative artists working in seven disciplines: Choreography, Crafts, Ethnic and Folk Arts,

Media Arts, New Performance Forms, Prose and Scriptworks. In fiscal year 2005, awards will be offered in the five other disciplines: Interdisciplinary/Computer Art, Music Composition, Photography, Poetry and Visual Arts.

The following jurors reviewed this year’s applications:

  • CHOREOGRAPHY: Peggy Choy, Madison, WI; David Marchant, St Louis, MO; Becky Heist, St Paul MN
  • CRAFTS: Eddie Dominguez, Albiqui, NM; Arturo Sandoval, Lexington, KY; Claire Sanford, Gloucester, MA
  • ETHNIC AND FOLK ARTS: Deb Bailey, Columbia, MO; Larry Morrisey, Jackson, MS; Kim Nguyen, Highland Park, NJ; Carolyn Johnson, Chicago, IL (in-state juror)
  • MEDIA ARTS: Tony Cokes, Warwick, RI; Steve Peters, Albuquerque, NM
  • NEW PERFORMANCE FORMS: Regie Cabico, New York, NY; Leilani Chan, Los Angeles, CA; Marcus Young, St Paul, MN
  • PROSE: Faith Adiele, Pittsburgh, PA; Susan Taylor Chehak, Los Angeles, CA; Joe Ashby Porter, Durham, NC
  • SCRIPTWORKS: Anthony Flacco, Toluca Lake, CA; Adrienne Earle Pender, Willow Springs, NC; Mark Clayton Southers, Pittsburgh, PA

Following are the Fiscal Year 2004 Artists Fellowship and Finalist Award recipients listed by discipline.


Lane AlexanderChicago$7,000
Jan BartoszekChicago$7,000
Rachel Leigh BuntingChicago$700
Jan ErkertChicago$7,000
Atalee JudyChicago$700
Cynthia OliverUrbana$7,000
Eduardo VilaroChicago$7,000
Elizabeth WymoreChicago$7,000
Daniel AndersonEdwardsville$7,000
Jerry Bleem Cicero $7,000 
Darlys EwoldtChicago $700 
Lucy A Jahns Green Oaks $700  
Tom Lauerman Chicago $7,000 
Christine LoFaso Chicago $7,000 
Andrew Macdonald DeSoto $7,000  
Darrel Morris  Chicago $7,000  
Ann Coddington Rast Champaign $700  
Kurt B Webb Palatine $700 
SunKoo Yuh  Macomb $7,000  
Issa Boulos Elmwood Park $700 
Judith Joseph Northbrook$7,000 
Gustavo Lopez  Chicago $7,000 
Shoba Natarajan Naperville $7,000 
Rajeswari Pariti Naperville $700 
Edna J Patterson-Petty  East Saint Louis $7,000  
Victor G Pichardo Oak Park $7,000 
R W 'Bill' RobinsonSaint Charles $7,000 
Doris Sikorsky Chicago$700 
Susan Young  Cedarville $700  
Lina Bertucci Chicago $700  
Greg Boozell Mahomet $7,000 
C A Griffith Chicago $7,000 
Ted HardinChicago$700
Jeffrey MaccubbinChicago$7,000
Malcolm R MajeskeChicago$7,000
Silvia MalagrinoChicago$700
Lou MallozziChicago$7,000
Vance L MellenChicago$7,000
Natasha SpencerChicago$700
Wenhwa Ts'aoChicago$7,000
Matthew AdrianSomonauk$700
Carson Grace BeckerChicago$700
Bilal DardaiChicago$7,000
Lydia R DiamondChicago$7,000
L James DonovanChicago$700
Joel Drake JohnsonChicago$700
Aline LathropChicago$7,000
Reginald LawrenceChicago$7,000
Margaret LewisEvanston$7,000
Darlette E McAlpinEvanston$7,000
Robert TengesChicago$7,000


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.