2015 (fy16) Artist Fellowship Program - Panelists
- Ellen McHale is the Executive
Director of the New York Folklore Society and holds a PhD in Folklore and has
worked as a consulting folklorist.
- Eric Galm is Associate Professor of
music and Ethnomusicologist
at Trinity College and directs the Trinity Ensemble, a Brazilian drumming and
- Winnie Lambrecht is currently a
Senior Lecturer at RISD. She has worked with the National Council for the
Traditional Arts, the Smithsonian Institute, and cultural exchange programs.
Mixed Media / 2D
- Patricia Miranda is an interdisciplinary
artist, a Visiting Assistant Professor at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art and
founder and director of Miranda Arts Project Space.
- Frank Mitchell is the Assistant
Director and Curator of the Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
- Michelle Benoit is a multi-media
artist and a recent recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Fellowship program in Painting.
Ortiz is an independent curator, a member of the Mattatuck Museum Board of
Directors, and art consultant offering conservation and collecting guidance.
White is a painter exhibiting internationally. She’s recently served as a
panelist for the New York Foundation for the Arts and was a recipient herself.
Michalak is a painter and recent recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural
Council Fellowship Program and received her MFA from Tufts University and
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Schum is an independent curator in New York and a Lecturer at the Otis
College of Art and Design.
Cole is a photographer and a recent recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural
Council Artist Fellowship program.
is the assistant curator at the Studio Museum
in Harlem and was previously the curator of LAXART in Los Angeles.
Works on Paper
- Olu Oguibe is an artist and a
Professor at the Africana Studies Institute and the Dept. of Art and Art
History at UConn where he teaches studio practices and art theory.
- Ernest Joliceur is an artist and a
recent recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship
program in Painting and currently teaches at Rhode Island College.
- Nova Benway is an Assistant Curator
at the Drawing Center in New York where she co-curates Open Sessions, a public
program co-organized with more than fifty artists.