For Immediate Release :: July 17, 2012
Press Contact: Emily Duwel, 520-624-0595 x19
Awards Encourage Artistic Innovation
The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) is pleased to announce the names of the 2012 recipients of the New Works Artist Project Grant awards.
The 15 Grant awards distributed this year are meant to help practicing artists produce new and innovative bodies of work. Selection is based on grantees’ ability to demonstrate the highest standard of artistic excellence and to represent a diverse spectrum of artists and artistic disciplines. Grant awards range from $2,950 to $3,500.
Among the many exemplar projects are:
The New Works Artists Project Grant program is supported in part by a partnership between TPAC and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.
“The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is thrilled to partner with TPAC in support of the New Works Artist Project Grants,” states Evan Mendelson, Vice-President of Program Services and Community Initiatives.
As Mendelson explains, “This partnership represents our commitment to the richness and diversity of the individual artists whose creations feed our souls and make our community a wonderful place to live and work.”
The winners of the 2012 New Works Artist Project Awards are:
Bill Mackey, Moira Marti Geoffrion, Noah Saterstrom, Kathleen Velo
Shloka Magharam, T.C. Tolbert, Kimi Eisele, Elena Diaz Bjorkquist,
Lisa M. O’Neill
Michael Fenlason, Denise Uyehara, Barbea Williams
Leslie Ann Epperson, Jonathan VanBallenberghe / Sharon Wahl,
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