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IAC > Grants Awarded > Fiscal Year 2006 Individual Artist Program Grantees Fiscal Year 2006 Individual Artist Program Grantees

The Individual Artist Program Grant supports individual artists for specific project-related costs. Eligible projects are purposely left flexible to respond to artists' ideas, dreams, and needs; however, the goal of this program is to aid the artists' career development.

David Allen, West Lafayette, 2006
For the purchase of an archival digital printer and supplies needed for printing multiple copies of a series of 12” x 18” computer generated 3-D images.

William Allison, Indianapolis, 2006
To assist the artist with childcare expenses required for the artist to complete a collection of interrelated short stories.

Michael Amis, Kokomo, 2006
To purchase a digital camera and digital camcorder needed to develop a multi-media presentation CD documenting and promoting the artist’s mixed media installations.

Kimberly Andert, South Bend, 2006
To assist the artist with travel and other expenses related to attending the International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas and promotion of the artist’s work.

Ruth Baker, Fort Wayne, 2006
For costs related to producing a staged reading of the drama Rapture, including pre-rehearsal conference; selecting audition, rehearsal, performance space; and post-production conference with the director.

Nel Bannier, Evansville, 2006
For costs related to the acquiring and transporting of items to be featured in the exhibition, Bodies of Clay, and the Evansville Museum of Arts, Science, and History

Cynthia Blasingham, Indianapolis, 2006 (Also a 2003 recipient)
For the creation of a series of hand-pulled, non-toxic intaglio prints based on the flora and fauna of newly constructed and reclaimed wetlands within urban areas of Indiana.

Gerald Bodine, Lafayette, 2006
For costs related to composing Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra #2, and possible recording of a promotional sample for marketing purposes.

Daniel Bollock, Lafayette, 2006
To purchase a bowl coring system and larger capacity chuck needed to turn larger wooden bowls more efficiently, proficiently, and more safely.

John Bower, Bloomington, 2006 (Also a 2004 recipient)
For costs related to printing 5,000 copies of a book of photography entitled “2nd Stories: a Hoosier Photographer Explores What’s Upstairs, On Top, and Overhead.”

Cary Boyce, Bloomington, 2006 (Also a 2004 recipient)
For direct mailing costs of sample scores and CDs to conductors, artistic directors, and musical leaders around the state of Indiana and the U.S.

Benita Brewer, Carmel, 2006
For costs related to the completion of a series of nine digital images depicting scenes of physical and emotional changes experienced by those with loved ones in hospice.

Denise Caraher, Indianapolis, 2006
To assist the artist with hiring an illustrator and musical talent required to complete a combination of children’s literature, art and opera in book and accompanied CD.

Scott Cooper, Fillmore, 2006
For costs incurred to build a Soda Kiln for firing ceramic work.

Joseph Cox, Indianapolis, 2006
To assist with costs related to research feasibility and development of a strategic plan for a book arts center in Central Indiana.

Catherine Crouch, Indianapolis, 2006
For costs related to research and development of “Sunshine Sally,” a short screenplay for a satirical film.

Marilyn Derwenskus, Muncie, 2006 (Also a 2004 recipient)
For travel expenses and supplies needed to attend a month-long artist residency at the Vermont Studio focusing on watercolor.

M. Travis DiNicola, Indianapolis, 2006
To assist the artist with costs related to attending a two week retreat as a Professional Artist in Residence at the Ox-Bow Summer School of Art, and completion of a novel.

Kerry England, Indianapolis, 2006
For costs related to development of a new education website for beginning French Horn students at the middle school, junior high, and high school age level.

Katherine Ehrman, Columbus, 2006
To help promote a continuing series of novels by seeking representation from a professional literary agent.

Alisa Fox, Indianapolis, 2006
To cover costs associated with research, supplies, and studio development needed to complete “Objects and Process,” a series communicating ideas and emotions through everyday objects and symbolism.

Timothy Gray, Carmel, 2006 (Also a 2004 recipient)
To assist the artist with costs related to creating a monograph of work documenting both art and architecture projects.

Jack Hartigan, Indianapolis, 2006
For the purchase of photographic printing materials and supplies required for a one month residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

Rebecca Hutton, Indianapolis, 2006
For the purchase of a digital camera needed to convert existing video documentation to a digital format, as well as for documenting future work.

Jean Jackson, West Lafayette, 2006
For costs association with participating in the Turkey Run Plein Air Project, and creation of a series of watercolor studies and paintings at Turkey Run State Park.

David Johnson, Bloomington, 2006
To assist the artist in development of a five-art radio series and accompanying website on the history of Indiana jazz from pre-World War I to modern day jazz education programs at Indiana University.

Tim Kennedy, Bloomington, 2006 (Also a 2003 recipient)
For production of promotional materials for a series of paintings entitled: “Inside / Outside,” including 15 new oil paintings and up to 10 watercolors.

Betsy Knotts, Indianapolis, 2006
To assist the artist with costs for researching firing methods needed to create six sculpture pieces incorporating small metal sculptures inside glass vessels.

Noel Koontz, Indianapolis, 2006
For expenses related to attending the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference including workshops, lecture groups and readings focused on the business aspects of writing.

Elizabeth Krajeck, Indianapolis, 2006
To assist the artist with costs related to the completion of a neighborhood-based interview and prose poem project, and publication of the poems in chapbook and postcard form.

Mary Kramer, Terre Haute, 2006 (Also a 2004 recipient)
To cover fees of a professional photographer hired to document the artist’s work and provide the artist with materials needed in marketing and promoting the work.

Charlotte Kroeker, Notre Dame, 2006
To assist with costs incurred to produce a professional piano CD recording of 35 chorale preludes by J.S. Bach, and will accompany the intended re-publication of early 20th century, edited scores of the same music.

Merridee LaMantia, Bloomington, 2006
To assist the artist with researching imagery and symbolism of other cultures in preparation for a series of eight sculptural pieces reflecting an international visual vocabulary for peace.

William Lawson, Indianapolis, 2006 (Also a 2003 recipient)
For the purchase of printmaking press more ideally suited for producing etchings, relief monotypes, linoleum and woodcut prints.

Myra Levine, Carmel, 2006
To assist with childcare costs required to provide the artist opportunity to attend two writing conferences and finish writing a novel.

Barbara Litkowski, Zionsville, 2006
For costs related to research, revision, documentation, and publishing of a manuscript entitled: “The Ruby Garden, the story of Isabella Thoburn,” founder of the first Christian college for women in India.

Jeanne Logan, Notre Dame, 2006
For research and purchase of materials needed to create digital and nondigital presentation portfolios of various fabric dying techniques.

Martha MacLeish, Bloomington, 2006
For costs related to creation, documentation, and marketing of a new series of visual art pieces

Linda Mann, Merom, 2006
To assist the artist in the purchase of a clay mixer and clay needed for the artist’s work and for workshops given by the artist at local schools.

Amber Marks, Indianapolis, 2006
To assist the artist with travel, research and production of a photographic documentary about the American personification of the cowboy aesthetic including narratives by the subject matter revealing their political persuasions.

Michael McCauley, Bloomington, 2006
To assist the artist with costs related to casting three new sculpture works into bronze finish.

Susan McCord, Vincennes, 2006
To assist the artist with costs associated with attending classes offered by a distributor of stained glass supplies, and purchase of a small kiln and tools required for working with hot glass.

Kevin McKelvey, Lebanon, 2006
For costs related to research, revisions and submission of a poetry manuscript entitled, “Brute Neighbors.”

Caroline Mecklin, Indianapolis, 2006
For the purchase of canvas, gesso, canvas stretching pliers, brushes and paint needed to complete a series of large scale paintings.

Lynne Medsker, Brownsburg, 2006 (Also a 2004 recipient)
To assist with the purchase of a laptop computer for public demonstrations, workshops and creative retreats related to digital design techniques

Mary Ann Michna, Terre Haute, 2006
For framing costs related to exhibition of 20 new paintings at the National Road/Zane Grey Museum in Zanesville, Ohio featuring explorations of old American roads.

Anne Miller, Nashville, 2006
For the purchase of manuals and products needed to learn new techniques incorporating photography and sandblasting images.

Tyagan Miller, Bloomington, 2006
For photographic supplies and services needed to complete a photo essay project entitled, “One Hundred Percent Club,” profiling combat veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Panama.

Cathy Morris, Indianapolis, 2006
To assist the artist with costs related to converting original compositions for full and string orchestras to a format permitting students to learn and play solo parts along with a recorded accompaniment CD.

Andrea Murrill, Muncie, 2006
For costs related to PhotoShop training needed to create a series of four iris inkjet prints on sheer fabric.

Sally Myers, Muncie, 2006 (Also a2004, 2006
To assist the artist in purchasing a forge and anvil required to create a series of six large metal sculptures of the Great Blue Herons.

Robert Nowalk, Culver, 2006
To purchase a computer and scanner hardware and supplies needed to complete a series of computer generated photographs for a portfolio.

Cynthia O'Dell, Fillmore, 2006 (Also a 2003 recipient)
To assist the artist with purchasing inks and paper to complete a series of digitally based landscapes and documentary collage photographs derived from research in Ireland.

Peter O'Keefe, South Bend, 2006 (Also a 2004 recipient)
For costs associated with editing and post production of a digital video adaptation of the artist’s play entitled: “Race Memory.”

Robert Palmer, Muncie, 2006
To provide the artist with training resources needed to learn, master, and perform a newly composed piano concerto with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, including an “informance” of the work given prior to the actual performance to educate the audience about the new work.

Nadine Pinede, Bloomington, 2006
To assist the artist with costs related to attending the 2005 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and completion of a travel memoir entitled, “Hope in the Forest.”

Shobana Ram, Bloomington, 2006
For travel and research costs required to study the South Indian classical dance form of “Bharata Natyam” and production of a local dance recital.

Shana Ritter, Bloomington, 2006
For costs related to attending an advanced writing workshop to improve editing and revision skills needed to complete a themed chapbook of poetry.

Stephanie Robertson, Indianapolis, 2006
For research costs to create and install a piece of multi-fabric panels that address the issue of childless women, men, and couples.

Douglas Sanders, Indianapolis, 2006
For expenses related to attending a convention of the International Netsuke Society, an international group of collectors, dealers and professional carvers of an art form with historical roots in Japan.

Timothy Schirack, Aurora, 2006
For entry, booth fees and other marketing expenses related to exhibiting at several Indiana arts festivals

Susan (Anjali) Sengupta, South Bend, 2006
For expenses related to photography, printed materials, and other promotional materials for marketing a line of Indian mantra scarves through creation of “portable” portfolios.

Chizoma Sherman, Indianapolis, 2006
For production of a short collection of prose, poetry, and black and white photographs entitled, “Not An Other,” that explores experiences of biracial women.

Rachel Slick, Aurora, 2006
For costs of materials needed to convert an outbuilding to a studio and public gallery space for exhibition of the artist’s work.

Sheila Sowder, Indianapolis, 2006
For costs associated with attending the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, and completion of a mystery novel entitled: “O’Toole’s Irregulars.”

Elizabeth Stirratt, Bloomington, 2006
To assist the artist with training costs to expand technical skills required in creation of a series of limited edition prints using state-of-the-art color printing technology.

Ben Stutzman, Goshen, 2006
To assist the artist with a portion of the materials needed to create work for an exhibit of his work and marketing materials for that exhibit.

Denise Szocka, Indianapolis, 2006
To assist the artist with fees related to attending a six-day class at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography focusing on PhotoShop techniques needed to develop a series of multi-image photographic pieces.

Joanne Titolo, Battle Ground, 2006
To assist the artist in the purchase of a small metals kiln that will heat harden jewelry and allow the artist to expand work into small sculptures.

Danielle Urschel, Bloomington, 2006
To purchase a small printing press and other equipment needed to create a printmaking workshop studio capable of producing lithographs, intaglio and relief prints.

Aventino Victa, Warsaw, 2006
For costs related to researching, writing, production and distribution of a feature length documentary exploring the post-war Filipino-American journey through personal accounts, archive material and reenactment.

Shari Wagner, Carmel, 2006 (Also a 2004 recipient)
To assist the artist with research and travel expenses incurred during preparation for writing a group of eight persona poems from the viewpoints of historical men with ties to Indiana.

Jackie White, Bloomfield, 2006
For costs associated with purchase of a slab roller and extruder required for more efficient and consistent completion of projects.

Judy Wojcik, Muncie, 2006
For purchase of equipment, materials and promotional funding to expand a recent series of ceramic sculptures and pottery forms.

Sigrid Zahner, Zionsville, 2006
Installation of concrete slabs and other hardware for an outdoor kiln, relocation of the kiln, and installation of a roof over the kiln.

Sulaiman Zai, Bloomington, 2006
To cover costs for recording, editing and marketing of a CD of classical guitar music which includes original compositions.

Li Zhang, West Lafayette, 2006
For costs related to the creation of a series of posters dealing with cultural diversity issues, and preparation for public exhibition of the series.

Mei Zhong, Muncie, 2006
To assist the artist with travel and music production expenses to create a serialized anthology of Chinese folk and art music.

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