Recent Grants

Design: FY 2014 Grant Panelists

Art Works II, Panel A1 (Remote)
December 5, 2013

Garrett Burtner
Architect
McCool Carlson Green Architects
Anchorage, AK

Juan Chávez
Artist and Director
Northside Workshop
St. Louis, MO

Renee Cheng
Professor and Head, School of Architecture
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Dana Gavrila (Layperson)
Tax Counsel
Cheniere Energy, Inc.
Houston, TX

Michael Maher
Director, Charleston Civic Design Center
CEO, Horizon Project Foundation, Inc.
Charleston, SC

Art Works II FY14 - Panel A2 (Remote)
December 5, 2013

Garrett Burtner
Architect
McCool Carlson Green Architects
Anchorage, AK

Renee Cheng
Professor and Head, School of Architecture
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Dana Gavrila (Layperson)
Tax Counsel
Cheniere Energy, Inc.
Houston, TX

Michael Maher
Director, Charleston Civic Design Center
CEO, Horizon Project Foundation, Inc.
Charleston, SC

ArtWorks II, Panel B1 (Remote)
December 18, 2013

Roger Cummings
Co-Founder, Artistic Director
JXTA Juxtaposition Arts
St. Paul, MN

Kate Hanisian
Executive Director
Design Impact
Cincinnati, OH

Dawn Mori
Director, Foundation and Government Relations
Academy Foundation
Long Beach, CA

Cassim Shepard
Editor, Urban Omnibus
The Architectural League of New York
South Dartmouth, MA

Kirsten Stoltz
Director of Programs
M12
Denver, CO

Carolina Valencia (Layperson)
Research Director of the Quantitative Insights,
Financial Services Practice
Corporate Executive Board
Washington, DC

ArtWorks II, Panel B2 (Remote)
December 18, 2013

Kate Hanisian
Executive Director
Design Impact
Cincinnati, OH

Dawn Mori
Director, Foundation and Government Relations
Academy Foundation
Long Beach, CA

Cassim Shepard
Editor, Urban Omnibus
The Architectural League of New York
South Dartmouth, MA

Kirsten Stoltz
Director of Programs
M12 Collective
Denver, CO

Carolina Valencia (Layperson)
Research Director of the Quantitative Insights,
Financial Services Practice
Corporate Executive Board
Washington, DC

ArtWorks II FY14 - Panel B3 (Remote)
December 18, 2013

Dawn Mori
Director, Foundation and Government Relations
Academy Foundation
Long Beach, CA

Cassim Shepard
Editor, Urban Omnibus
The Architectural League of New York
South Dartmouth, MA

Kirsten Stoltz
Director of Programs
M12 Collective
Denver, CO

Carolina Valencia (Layperson)
Research Director of the Quantitative Insights,
Financial Services Practice
Corporate Executive Board
Washington, DC

Our Town Panel A1
(Rural – Cultural Facility/Artist Space/Public Space/Community Design/Public)
April 23, 2014

Khelan Bhatia (Layperson)
Senior Advisor/Manager of Voter Engagement
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Washington, D.C.

Linda Caldwell
Former Executive Director
Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association
Etowah, TN

William Cleveland
Director
Center for the Study of Art & Community
Bainbridge Island, WA

Matthew Fluharty
Director
Art of the Rural
University City, MO

Kiyoko McCrae
Managing Director
Junebug Productions, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Jeffrey Salinas
Director of Special Projects
Wormfarm
Reedsburg, WI

Our Town Panel A2
(Rural – Cultural Facility/Artist Space/Public Space/Community Design/Public)
April 23, 2014

Khelan Bhatia (Layperson)
Senior Advisor/Manager of Voter Engagement
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Washington, D.C.

Linda Caldwell
Former Executive Director
Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association
Etowah, TN

Matthew Fluharty
Director
Art of the Rural
University City, MO

Jeffrey Salinas
Director of Special Projects
Wormfarm
Reedsburg, WI

Our Town Panel B1
(Rural – Cultural Facility/Artist Space/Public Space/Community Design/Public)
April 24, 2014

Pamela Dorr
Executive Director
Hale Empowerment and Revitalization
Organization, Inc. (HERO)
Greensboro, AL

Sarah Filley
Co-Founder, Director
Popuphood
Oakland, CA

Jason Quiara (Layperson)
Program Officer, Education
The Joyce Foundation
Chicago, IL

Ben Stone
Executive Director
Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Leonardo Vazquez
Executive Director
National Consortium for Creative Placemaking
Maplewood, NJ

Suzanne Wise
Executive Director
Nebraska Arts Council
Lincoln, NE

Our Town Panel B2
(Rural – Cultural Facility/Artist Space/Public Space/Community Design/Public)
April 24, 2014

Pamela Dorr
Executive Director
Hale Empowerment and Revitalization
Organization, Inc. (HERO)
Greensboro, AL

Jason Quiara (Layperson)
Program Officer, Education
The Joyce Foundation
Chicago, IL

Ben Stone
Executive Director
Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Leonardo Vazquez
Executive Director
National Consortium for Creative Placemaking
Maplewood, NJ

Suzanne Wise
Executive Director
Nebraska Arts Council
Lincoln, NE

Our Town Panel C
(Metro – Cultural Facility/Artist Space/Public Space/Community Design)
April 25, 2014

Ambar Bhattacharyya (Layperson)
Vice President
Bessemer Venture Partners
Boston, MA

Angela Blocker
Director, Capital Projects
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York, NY

Deborah Cullinan
Executive Director
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA

Kathryn Dykgraaf
Program Analyst
HUD - Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities
Washington, D.C.

Mary Means
Community Planning Consultant
Mary Means + Associates
Silver Spring, MD

Ernest Wong
Principal, President
site design group, ltd.
Chicago, IL

Design: Our Town Panel D1
(Metro – Public Art/Public Art Planning)
May 1, 2014

James Castillo
Artist
Civic Art +Design Collection Manager
Project Manager
Houston Arts Alliance
Houston, TX

Kendal Henry
Artist, Curator, Public Art Consultant
Long Island City, NY

Seitu Jones
Artist
St. Paul, MN

Theresa Schwarz
Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
Kent State University
Cleveland Heights, OH

Betty Villegas (Layperson)
Affordable Housing Program Manager
Pima County Community Development
and Neighborhood Conservation Department
Tucson, AZ

Our Town Panel D2
(Metro – Public Art/Public Art Planning)
May 1, 2014

James Castillo
Artist
Civic Art +Design Collection Manager
Project Manager
Houston Arts Alliance
Houston, TX

Kendal Henry
Artist, Curator, Public Art Consultant
Long Island City, NY

Theresa Schwarz
Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
Kent State University
Cleveland Heights, OH

Betty Villegas (Layperson)
Affordable Housing Program Manager
Pima County Community Development
and Neighborhood Conservation Department
Tucson, AZ

Our Town Panel E1
(Metro – Festival/Performance/Arts Programming)
May 2, 2014

Michelle Nalei Akina (Layperson)
Administrator
Lunalilo Home
Honolulu, HI

Linda Essig
Director, Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ

Gayle Isa
Executive Director
Asian Arts Initiative
Philadelphia, PA

Barbara Schaffer Bacon
Co-Director, Animating Democracy
Americans for the Arts
Belchertown, MA

Gary Steuer
President & CEO
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
Denver, CO

Mark Valdez
Executive Director
Network of Ensemble Theaters
Los Angeles, CA

Our Town Panel E2
(Metro – Festival/Performance/Arts Programming)
May 2, 2014

Michelle Nalei Akina (Layperson)
Administrator
Lunalilo Home
Honolulu, HI

Linda Essig
Director, Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ

Gayle Isa
Executive Director
Asian Arts Initiative
Philadelphia, PA

Barbara Schaffer Bacon
Co-Director, Animating Democracy
Americans for the Arts
Belchertown, MA

Gary Steuer
President & CEO
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
Denver, CO

Mark Valdez
Executive Director
Network of Ensemble Theaters
Los Angeles, CA