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St. Botolph Club Foundation
Emerging Artists Award Recipients

We have given out more than 275 grants to emerging artists. Here are quotes from some of our past recipients. Learn more about the Emerging Artist award.

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C.D. Collins and Rockabetty

“This grant was truly a seed grant in the sense that it has continued to grow in wonderful and unexpected directions. I used the funds to produce a compact disc to archive the poetry and stories I perform to musical accompaniment. The completed project exceeded my expectations and subsequently won Best Spoken-Word CD at the Boston Poetry Awards in the year 2000.”

— C. D. Collins

“I used the grant to research composition-teaching techniques for young children and to teach a series of experimental lessons to three talented 8–9 year-old children. The results were fantastic! I have continued teaching them composition as part of our regular piano lessons.”

— Christos Koulendros

“The grant allowed me to take four-day mini-retreats, where I could temporarily escape family and parenting duties to focus on my writing. I found great support in the knowledge that the Foundation considered my writing worthy of funding. I have been inspired to do my best work.”

— Martha Carlson-Bradley

“Sustained observation frees me to see more deeply in the passages of light and color; at the same time it allows me to identify the simple notes that structure the image. This work is driven by the tension between the desire to describe subtle nuances of form and the desire to discover just how little information is required to convey the essence of structures.”

— Catherine Kehoe

“As for many who try to carve out time to make art, my days are a regular struggle to get to a quiet, unperturbed place. The St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant-in-Aid award provided me with the stirring opportunity to do just that: to, in effect, excavate, enlarge and fortify a creative space. Instead of spending the bulk of my energy on student writing, freelance articles and waiting on tables, I’ve been able to turn full attention to fiction writing, more specifically, to the novel I’m revising.”

— Ted Weesner, Jr.

“Receiving my grant allowed me to travel for two weeks to Lithuania and Latvia. In Lithuania I took part in the National Poetry Festival. I was able to learn about current poetry work in a number of new countries and became interested in the poetic traditions of those countries as well. This creates a much wider circle of creative work and understanding. I remain immensely grateful, and I can say truthfully that my life has been changed by this experience.”

— Gary Lawless

Other Emerging Artists grant recipients:

2012

Literature

Nathan Beyer
Jay Franzel
Anne Gray Fischer
Sara Majka
John Stazinksi

Music

Michael Dahlberg
Michael Laurello
Shaw Pong Liu
Dana Schnitzer

Visual

Carlos Jiménez Cahua
Leah Craig
Andrea Sherrill Evans
John C. Gonzalez
Joo Lee Kang
Carolyn Shadid Lewis
Lisa Pixley
Greg Nemes
Dan Paluska
Leah Piepgras
Hannah Verlin


2011

Literature

Henry "Chip" Cheek
Claire Hersom
James Scott

Music

Jen Ash
Livia Lin
Deepti Navaratna
Robin Scott
Adrian Smith

Visual

Elizabeth Alexander
Katherine Bell
Natasha Bregel
Caleb Cole
Karen Gelardi
Lisa Greenfield
Lisa Pixley
Andy Rosen
Dennis Svoronos
Tim Winn
Bahar Yurukoglu


2010

Literature

Kimberly Elkins
Trent Masiki
Linwood Rumney
Farley Urmston

Music

David Kim
Owen Macintosh
Tamar Shalvashvili
Ryan Yure

Visual

Amy Bilden
Bill Gusky
Stephanie Plourde-Simard
Randy Regier
Patti Sandberg
Henry Wolyniec
Angela Yarian


2009

Literature

Meghan Dunn
Sonya Larson
Heather Madden
Emily Shelton

Music

Sean Flemming
Olga Kachanova
Rober Mollicone
Adam Simon

Visual

Dana Clancy
Anna Hepler
Nancy McCarthy
Gregory Thielker


2008

Literature

Elaine Dimopoulos
Kathleen Foster
Hillary Nelson

Music

Elzbieta Brandys
Linda Blanchard
Katherine Chi
Jodi Hitzhusen
Salmone Sandoval-McNutt

Visual

Ria Brodell
Anthony Cioe
Ariel Kotker
Danielle Krcmar
Adam Lampton
Viktor Lois
Lazaro Montano
Sarah Slifer


2007

Literature

Urban Waite

Music

Igor Iwanek
Michelle Trainor
Aaron Trant
Jessi Rosinski

Visual

Cree Bruins
Hannah Cole
Robin Mandel
Allison Newsome
Adrian Rodriguez
Nadya Volicer
Dana Mueller
Maya Sloan
Paul Yoon


2006

Literature

Brian Baise
Susanna Brougham
Kathleen Spencer
Melissa Wessels

Music

Eliot Gattegno
Marisa Michelson
Klaudia Szlachta

Visual

Claire Beckett
Ethan Berry
Chris Frost
Ross Miller
Mary O'Malley


2005

Literature

Jennifer Barber
Katherine Bell
Eleanor Brown Steele
Ian Ganassi
Ralph Sneeden

Music

Nina Wishnok
Sarah Bob
Curtis Hughes
Derek Jacoby
Yoko Kida
Carmen Staaf

Visual

Mariliana Arvelo
Reese Inman
Chris Nau
Liz Nofziger
Mary Stuart Lang


2004

Literature

Ellen Dudley
William Giraldi
David Khoury
S. Fredrick Liss
Stephanie Saldana
Cynthia Shur
George Van Deventer

Music

Constantin Finehouse
Jorge Grossmann
Tali Morgulis
Paul Preusser
Kate Vincent

Visual

Robert Hannan
Timothy Horn
Masako Kamiya
Gabrielle Keller
Rachel Perry Welty
Marisa Privitera
Sa Schloff
Laura Steele


2003

Literature

Hilary Rao
Jonathan Fink
Julie Rold
Yael Shinar
Olette Trouve
Ellen Wilbur

Music

Amy Feather
Michael Gardiner
Mickey Katz
Jose Lemos
Ian Linsey
Andrew List

Visual

Michelle Bova
Linda Brown
Taylor Davis
Randy Garber
Blyth Hazen
Kathy Speranza


2002

Literature

David Daniel
Carol Dine
Carol Edelstein
Michael Lowenthal
Maryanne O'Hara
Roger Sedarat
Jessica Treadway

Music

Esther Budiardjo
Alicia DiDonato
Joe Dan Harper
Michael Norsworthy
Yukiko Sekino
Kathryn Zeager

Visual

Bebe Beard
Catherine Carter
Khalid Kodi
Peter Lyons
Oscar Palacio
Wendy Prellwitz
Henry Samelson
Jane Tuckerman

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