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Ella Fountain Pratt
Emerging Artists Grant Recipients

Congratulations to last year's grantees!
Explore this page to learn about their projects and work.

Jeff Bell, sculpture, make research trips to two historic sites that will inform his project which is based on period furniture installations in historic houses and museums. www.jeff-bell.com


Maria Britton, painting/drawing, continue her dedicated studio time practice and focus on the continuation of her series of paintings on old floral bed sheets. www.mariabritton.com


Gregg Cusick, literature, complete his novel-in-progress by taking a research trip to Sedona, AZ, to gather background and firsthand experience, and to take a 15-week interactive workshop focused on finishing the novel.


Rachael Elliott, music, record a CD of contemporary classical music for bassoon to promote the repertoire and advance her career as a performer in this field. www.bassoonproject.org


Edwin Gendron, film, create a feature film about the experiences of WWII war re-enactors and to show the motivations of this role-playing subculture.


Marian Harrison, music, produce The Relentless Pursuit of... is an electro-acoustic, multimedia presentation that combines music, photography, and narration to explore African American female role identity. www.marianharrison.com


Ramya Kapadia, dance, present a 2 hour solo Bharatanatyam dance recital to music composed, directed and sung by applicant. This grant will be used to fund the music recording.www.duke.edu/~ajk17


Tara Lake, drama, 86'ed: produce a new one-woman show depicting a changing black community amid the Reagan Era, a faltering economy, the emergence of HIV/AIDS, and the rise of Crack Cocaine. www.taralake.com


Gaspard Louis, dance, present the debut performance of Gaspard & Dancers at Reynolds Industries Theater on December 6, 2009 which will include the world premiere of two new works by applicant.


Jennifer Madriaga, literature, attend the Hawaii Writers Retreat/Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii in early September 2010 to network with local and national writers and workshop works in progress. www.jenmadriaga.com


Mario Marzan, installation, attend a two week artist residency at Taller Portobelo Artist Colony. www.mariomarzan.com


Joseph Sand, craft, purchase High-Temperature fire brick to build a wood-fired salt kiln for pottery. www.jsspottery.com


Madelyn Smoak, craft, purchase a hydraulic press in order to create a new body of work and reach a wider audience. madartjewelry.etsy.com


Doug Wilkerson, craft, create a replicable, functional art piece, tailored for an on-line market to generate sustaining income for studio overhead and allow fabrication of sculpture.


Rosemary Winn, photography, print her aerial photographs on transparent film and then install them in large scale light-boxes so they illuminate a darkened exhibition space. www.rosemarywinn.com