Category: Emerging Artist Award

Emerging Artist Award Recipients

2017

Literature

Sam Cha
Rage Hezekiah
Genevieve Plunkett
Sara Rivera
Sophia Starmack
Robert Sykora

Music

Thea Lobo
Mike Williams
Alexander Hersh
Angela Kim
Margorie Gere

Visual

Yorgos Efthmyiadis
Kevin Frances
Jillian Freyer
Anina Major, Amelia Peabody Award Winner for Sculpture
Azita Moradkhani
Gianna Stewart, Mary Shannon Grant winner ($7,500) for Public Art
Shannon VanGyzen
Christopher Volpe, Nellie Taft Award Winner for Painting

2016

Literature

Sari Boren
Krysten Hill
Brionne Janae
Aaron Krol
Caitlin McGill
Janice Obuchowski

Music

Junhan Choi
Jessica Petrus
Daniel Sedgwick
Jeffrey Means
Rane Moore

Visual

Taylor Butler, Nellie Taft Award Winner for Painting
Ricardo DeLima
Devra Freelander
Leekyung Kang
Greg Lookerse, Amelia Peabody Award Winner for Sculpture
Martin McDermott
Iaritza Menjivar
Estefania Puerta

2015

Literature

Catherine Elcik
Megan Grumbling
Jillian Jackson
Danielle Jones-Pruett
Whitney Scharer
Stephanie Soleau

Music

Maria Finkelmeier
Patrick Greene
Ashleigh Gordon
Kameryn Lueng
Sarah Moyer
Margot Rood

Visual

Anthony Bragg, Amelia Peabody Award Winner for Sculpture
Stephanie Cardon
Jennifer Cawley
Pat Falco
Andrew Hammerand
Dinora Justice, Nellie Taft Award Winner for Painting
Mike Marks
Sam Okerstrom-Lang
Remi Thornton

2014

Literature

Erin Almond
Duy Doan
Matthew Neil Null
Mackenzie VanEngelenhoven
Mai Wang

Music

Ben Cosgrove
Jeremy Flower
Rui Urayama
Laurent Warnier
Hui Weng

Visual

Clint Baclawski
Noah David Bau
Elizabeth Corkery
Jenny Dougherty
Rashin Fahandej
Samantha Fields, Amelia Peabody Award Winner for Sculpture
Henry Glavin
Eben Kling
Nathan Miner, Nellie Taft Award Winner for Painting
Kenji Nakayama
Danny Schissler
Patrick Short

2013

Literature

Stephen Cowperthwaite
Kimberly Elkins
Paul Harding
Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven

Music

Jen Ash
Ben Cosgrove
Michael Dahlberg
Sean Fleming

Visual

Amanda Bonaiuto
Edwige Charlot
Paul Endres, Jr., Nellie Taft Award Winner for Painting
Wylie Sofia Garcia
Lina Giraldo
Kelly Goff, Amelia Peabody Award Winner for Sculpture
Phillip Jung
Jonathan Mess
Pilar Nadal
Corrine Spencer

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, Amelia Peabody Award Winner for Sculpture

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, Amelia Peabody Award Winner for Sculpture
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

EA Winner: Ashleigh Gordon

Dennis, Cape Cod, MA
Dennis, Cape Cod, MA

Emerging Artist Award: Music

“The St. Botolph award allowed me to meld some of my biggest passions: traveling, new music and culture. Coming at just the right time, the Emerging Artist Grant allowed me to perform contemporary music in the 180 Degrees Festival, a groundbreaking, multidisciplinary arts fest in Sofia, Bulgaria. Covering not only my travel and performing fees, the Grant also allowed me to design and lead a lecture presentation for Bulgarian audiences focused on the music of African American composers, a topic which I am knee-deep in exploring through my concert and educational series Castle of our Skins. With the generosity of the St. Botolph Club, I was fortunate to further develop my craft with new artists and audiences in new territory. Thank you for the invaluable opportunity, and the support and encouragement to continue exploring new music, locations and cultures!”

EA Winner: Stephanie Soileau

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Emerging Artist Award: Literature

“In the summer of 2015, my little family relocated to Portland, Maine, so my husband could enroll in graduate school. During the previous winter, we had been in residence at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where I had a luxurious seven months to work on a novel. I knew that if I wanted to push through to the end of this project without interruption once the FAWC residency was over, we were going to have to rustle up some childcare in Portland for our 2 1/2 year old daughter. The grant from the St. Botolph Foundation came at exactly the right time. No question, it’s a challenge to maintain a committed artistic life with a small child and a partner who’s a full-time student, but the EA Grant bought me three solid months to keep writing. For that windfall when we most needed it, I am very grateful.”

EA Winner: Sam Okerstrom-Lang

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Sam Okerstrom-Lang

Emerging Artist Award: Visual

“I was awarded St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artists Award in 2015. Thanks to this award, I was able to take the time to build and establish my artist website, a critical asset to my portfolio and network. The grant not only allowed me to ground my cloud identity, but financed the addition of a big quality camera for myself to record professional documentation and use as an extended creative tool in my art practice. These two assets have been critical and continue to be in my life and art.”

EA Winner: Ben Cosgrove

Ben Cosgrove
Ben Cosgrove

Emerging Artist Award: Music

“I am honored to be a recipient of an Emerging Artist grant: this award has not only given me protection from surprise obstacles but has provided the freedom to lift my focus from the madness of constant road work and devote energy into larger projects that I can really get excited about: I’m working on two new sets of recordings right now in addition to an unusual collaboration with a folk singer, and wouldn’t have the luxury of time for pursuits like these if not for this generous grant.

Even putting aside the award’s practical applications (car parts, instrument repairs, etc), its most significant effect has been the sense of responsibility it has given me: I feel obligated to treat my work with the same respect that the Foundation has, and to make music of sufficient artistic value to match the financial value of the grant. I can’t thank the SBCF enough for its validation.”

EA Winner: Edwige Charlot

Edwige Charlot
Edwige Charlot

Emerging Artist Award: Visual

“I am honored to have received the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Not only was the recognition and financial support greatly appreciated, it allowed me to pursue opportunities that I would have not had the chance to otherwise.

As an young and emerging artist, I feel that I am trying to make a name for myself and this award has is given me a platform to do so. The emotional support and encouragement from the Foundation and my fellow recipients was just as important. To be rewarded by the Foundation and recognized among this this incredible and diverse talent affirmed my belief in myself and my calling as a maker.

It has truly been an honor and a gift to be able to continue and propel my creative practice forward.”

EA Winner: Jen Ashe

Jen Ashe
Jen Ashe

Emerging Artist Award: Music

“Getting the EA grant meant, simply, the continuation of my craft.

As a single mom, when I lost my full time college teaching job, I was devastated. I considered the possibility of pursuing a full time job outside of music to support my daughter.

Receiving the grant gave me the support to persevere as an artist. I took auditions and reinvented myself as a teacher, working with preschoolers in music, instead of college students.

The grant came at a crucial turning point in my life. I’m now, in addition to singing new music as I had always done, also working with many early music ensembles and finding great joy in teaching younger children. The grant to me was an affirmation that music is my calling, and the encouragement to find new avenues in teaching and making music.”

EA Winner: Joo Lee Kang

Joo Lee Kang
Joo Lee Kang

Emerging Artist Award: Visual

“I was awarded St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artists Award in 2012. Thanks to this award, I could continue drawing and conduct research simultaneously while I traveled in Korea. It led me with numerous opportunities: experience, inspirations, researches, and exhibitions. I had a solo exhibition at AURA Gallery, Seoul during my visit in Korea and “Approaching Volume” at Gallery NAGA, Boston right after I was back. Most importantly this endorsement helped me to have a visa as a foreign artist, so I can continue to explore and step forward in the art scene of USA. I hope that many other artists can benefit in the way I have this support and encouragement.”

EA Winner: Kimberly Elkins

Kimberly Elkins
Kimberly Elkins [Photo Credit: Sarah Shatz]
Emerging Artist Award: Literature

“I had just finished my second MFA in Fiction at Boston University, and didn’t yet have my Visiting Professor position at the University of Hong Kong’s MFA program, and so the $1,500 grant came as a great and surprising windfall. It allowed me to get through that summer after graduating, knowing that I’d have the funds to support myself, at least for an extra month or so, as I continued to work on my novel, WHAT IS VISIBLE. And so huge thanks and gratitude to the Foundation for continuing to provide such grants to emerging artists. You really help, where it counts!”

EA Winner: Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven

Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven
Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven

Emerging Artist Award: Literature

“The Emerging Artists grant was awarded to me at a critical time as a writer—I had just finished my MFA and was trying to figure out how to make my own work a priority when so many other “adult” obligations were fighting for my attention. One of the biggest struggles for me as an artist is prioritizing my own work and making time to write. Real life obligations often get in the way. The Emerging Artists Grant gave me the chance to fund time to work on my writing without feeling like there was something else I should be doing, which for a writer-by-night is a precious and rare feeling. The grant gave me permission to take myself and my creative work seriously, and funded writing time at a critical point in my creative process.”