FY05 Artists Fellowship Award Recipients

Illinois Arts Council Announces FY05 Artists Fellowship Award Recipients

Chicago ---The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) is pleased to announce the fiscal year 2005 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 were also awarded to 26 Illinois artists for a total of $18,200. 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 845 creative artists working in the disciplines of Interdisciplinary/Computer Art, Music Composition, Photography, Poetry and Visual Arts. In fiscal year 2006, awards will be offered in the seven other disciplines of Choreography, Crafts, Ethnic and Folk Arts, Media Arts, New Performance Forms, Prose and Scriptworks.

The following jurors reviewed this year’s applications:

  • INTERDISCIPLINARY/COMPUTER ART: Kevin Daniel, Seattle, WA; Cynthia Pachikara, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MUSIC COMPOSITION: May-tchi Chen, Langhorne, PA; Kip Haaheim, Lawrence, KS; D.D. Jackson, Forest Hills, NY
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Terry Boddie, New York, NY; Susan Carr, Kalamazoo, MI; Celeste Nelms, St Paul, MN
  • POETRY: Susan Aizenberg, Omaha, NE; Anthony Butts, Pittsburgh, PA; Maura Stanton, Bloomington, IN
  • VISUAL ARTS: Richard Heipp, Gainesville, FL; Yumi Janairo Roth, Boulder, CO; Jill Reynolds, Beacon, NY; Sergio Soave, Morgantown, WV; Lynn Tomaszewski, Milwaukee, WI

Following are the Fiscal Year 2005 Artists Fellowship and Finalist Award recipients listed by discipline. 

Derek HoffendChicago$700
Judd Morrissey/Lori Talley**Chicago$7,000
Wanda PerryChicago$700
Sabrina RaafChicago$7,000
Matthew SteinkeChicago$7,000
Deborah R StratmanChicago$7,000
 Siebren VersteegChicago$7,000
 **Collaborative Award  
David BoykinChicago$7,000
William CobleChicago$700
Orbert DavisChicago$7,000
Frank FerkoChicago$7,000
Gregory J. HutterChicago$7,000
Eric P. MandatCarbondale$7,000
Nicole M. MitchellChicago$7,000
Virgil MoorefieldEvanston$700
Frank StemperCarbondale$7,000
Ben VidaChicago$7,000
Jessica Almy PaganChicago$7,000
Nathan BakerChicago$700
Rachel E BankChicago$7,000
Kevin A CraigChicago$700
Paul D'AmatoRiverside$7,000
Sarah FaustChicago$7,000
Scott D FortinoChicago$700
Ben GestChicago $7,000
Sarah HadleyChicago$700
Patricia PenaChicago$700
Jason P ReblandoChicago$7,000
Matt SiberChicago$7,000
Doug TravisChicago$7,000
Jay WolkeChicago$700
Monica BerlinGalesburg$700
David BondCarbondale$7,000
Brenda CárdenasChicago$700
Deborah CumminsEvanston$7,000
Joanne DiazChicago$7,000
Eileen FavoriteChicago$7,000
Alice GeorgeEvanston$7,000
Lucia Cordell GetsiBloomington$700
Lorraine HarrellChicago$700
Glenna HollowayNaperville$7,000
Barry SileskyChicago$700
Shirley StephensonChicago$7,000
Alpay UlkuChicago$7,000  
Judith ValenteChicago$700
Conrad BakkerUrbana$7,000
Bradley BullockCarterville$700
Max King CapChicago$700
Jeff CarterChicago$7,000
Cat ChowChicago$7,000
Andrea DeMersEvanston$7,000
Gabriel FowlerChicago$7,000
Anne HarrisRiverside$7,000
Steven L HeilmerGreenville$700
Gisela InsuasteChicago$700
Michiko ItataniChicago$700
Carol JacksonChicago$7,000
Kevin KaempfChicago$700
Maire KennedyChicago$7,000
BJ KrivanekChicago$7,000
Judith Caroline LeemannChicago$7,000
Tim LowlyChicago$7,000
Shona MacdonaldChicago$700
Melissa OreskyBloomington$7,000
John ParotChicago$7,000
Melissa PokornyUrbana$7,000
Steve ReberChicago$700
Scott RobertsEvanston$7,000
Scott ShortChicago$7,000
Douglas SmithenryHighland Park$7,000
Deb SokolowChicago$7,000
Chris UphuesChicago$7,000
Michelle WassonOak Park$700
Constance D WhiteChicago$700
Chris WildrickMurphysboro$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.


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