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“Creative Capital has provided opportunities for me to establish relationships with an exciting range of professionals and fellow artists. Without their support,
my artwork would not have taken on the vitality and visibility it now has”
– Deborah Lawrence, 2005 Visual Arts Grantee

2008 Visual Arts

Program Consultants:
Romi Crawford, director of education, Studio Museum (New York NY)
Lauri Firstenberg, director/curator, LA><Art (Los Angeles CA)
Gilbert Vicario, curator, Museum of Fine Arts (Houston TX)

Evaluators:
Mark Bessire, director, Bates College Museum of Art (Lewiston ME)
Doryun Chong, curator, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis MN)
Michael Darling, curator of modern & contemporary art, Seattle Art Museum (Seattle WA)
Silvia Karman Cubiña, director, The Moore Space (Miami FL)
Cydney Payton, executive director, Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver CO)

Panelists:
Valerie Cassel Oliver, associate curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Houston TX)
Romi Crawford, curator/director of education and public programs, Studio Museum in Harlem (New York NY)
Sean Elwood, director of grants & services, Creative Capital (New York NY)
Douglas Fogle, curator of contemporary art, Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh PA)
Maria Elena Gonzalez, artists and Creative Capital grantee (New York NY)
Rita Gonzalez, curator and writer (Los Angeles CA)
Abby Messitte, co-owner/founder, Clementine Gallery (New York NY)

Readers:
Pieranna Calvalchini, curator of contemporary art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston MA)
Noah Chasin, assistant professor of art history, Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson NY)
Robin Clark, associate curator of contemporary art, St. Louis Art Museum (St. Louis MO)
Cassandra Coblentz, assistant curator, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale AZ)
Anne Ellegoood, associate curator, Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC)
Barbara Goldstein, director of public art program, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs (San Jose CA)
Rita Gonzalez, curator and writer (Los Angeles CA)
Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, curator/programs manager, Art In General (New York NY)
Patricia Hickson, curator/gallery manager, Des Moines Art Center (Des Moines IA)
Jens Hoffman, director, CCAC Wattis Institute (San Francisco CA)
Stuart Horodner, director of exhibitions & education, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta GA)
Kristan Kennedy, visual art program director, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland OR)
John Massier, visual arts curator, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo NY)
Amy Moorefield, curator, Anderson Gallery (Richmond VA)
Tumelo Mosaka, assistant curator, Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn NY)
Michael Olijnyk, curator of exhibitions, Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh PA)
Lorelei Stewart, director, Gallery 400 (Chicago IL)
Elizabeth Thomas, MATRIX curator, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley CA)
Eugenie Tsai, director of curatorial affairs, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center (Long Island City NY)

Recommenders:
Anne Arrasmith, co-director, Space One Eleven (Birmingham AL)
Indra Arriaga, Spot Gallery, (Anchorage AK)
Isolde Brielmaier, curator/director, Rotunda Gallery (Brooklyn NY)
Rem Cabrera, senior cultural administrator, Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs (Miami FL)
Aimee Chang, curator of contemporary art, Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art (Newport Beach CA)
Mitch Cope, steering committee, MOCA (Detroit MI)
Rene De Guzman, director of visual arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco CA)
Lisa Freiman, associate curator of contemporary art, Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis IN)
Lia Gangitano, director, Participant Inc. (New York NY)
Tosha Grantham, assistant curator of modern & contemporary art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond VA)
Kate Green, curator of education & exhibitions, Artpace (San Antonio TX)
Gail Kana Anderson, assistant director/curator of collections, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (Norman OK)
Diane Karp, director, Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe NM)
Kristan Kennedy, visual art program director, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland OR)
John Massier, visual arts curator, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo NY)
Mark Masuoka, director, Bernis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha NE)
Jean McLaughlin, executive director, Penland School of Crafts (Penland NC)
Donna McNeil, contemporary art & public art director, Maine Arts Commission (Augusta ME)
John Rasmussen, director, Midway Contemporary (Minneapolis MN)
Victoria Reis, executive director, Transformer (Washington DC)
Laurel Reuter, director, North Dakota Museum of Art (Washington DC)
Julien Robson, curator, Speed Art Museum (Louisville KY)
Michael Rooks, curator, Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu HI)
Beth Sellars, public art curator/ Collection Manager, Suyama Space (Suyama Space)
Jane Simon, curator of exhibitions, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (Madison WI)
Rachel Teagle, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art – San Diego (La Jolla CA)
Tony Wight, director, Body Builder & Sportsman Gallery (Chicago IL)
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