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my artwork would not have taken on the vitality and visibility it now has”
– Deborah Lawrence, 2005 Visual Arts Grantee

2012 Visual Arts

Program Consultants:
Stuart Horodner, Artistic Director, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Clara Kim, Senior Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 
Denise Markonish, Curator, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

Panelists:
Sanford Biggers, Creative Capital grantee, New York, NY
Bridget Donahue, Associate Director, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
Annie Han, Creative Capital grantee, Seattle, WA
Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director & Chief Curator, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Clara Kim, Senior Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 
Franklin Sirmans, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Evaluators:
Diane Barber, Co-Executive Director/Visual Arts Curator, Diverseworks, Houston, TX
Naomi Beckwith, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Cassandra Coblentz, Assistant Curator, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
Elvis Fuentes, Curator, El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY 
Betti-Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Stuart Horodner, Artistic Director, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Kristan Kennedy, Curator of Visual Arts, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR 
Clara Kim, Senior Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 
Meg Malloy, Director, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY 
Denise Markonish, Curator, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA
Karen Moss, Education and Exhibition Programs, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA 
Jenelle Porter, Senior Curator, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston, MA
Trevor Schoonmaker, Curator of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

Readers:
Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator, MCA Denver, Denver, CO 
Gary Carrion-Murayari, Associate Curator, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Catharine Clark, Director, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Apsara DiQuinzio, Assistant Curator of Painting & Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 
Fairfax Dorn, Executive Director, Ballroom MARFA, Marfa, TX
Laura Fried, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, MO 
Miki Garcia, Director, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA 
Alice Gray Stites, Chief Curator and Director of Art Programming, 21cMuseum, Louisville, KY 
Patricia Hickson, Matrix Curator, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT 
Stuart Horodner, Artistic Director, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Clara Kim, Senior Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 
Ashley Kistler, Director, Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA 
Justine Ludwig, Assistant Curator, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Denise Markonish, Curator, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA
Hesse McGraw, Curator, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE 
Heather Pesanti, Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY 
Edwin Ramoran, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
Doreen Remen, Co-Founder, Art Production Fund, New York, NY 
Joao Ribas, Curator of Exhibitions, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA 
Beth Sellars, Curator, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
Cynthia Smith, Curator, New York, NY 

Recommenders:
Ian Berry, Curator, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 
Rashida Bumbray, Independent Curator, Brooklyn, NY
Robin Clark, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), San Diego, CA
Xandra Eden Baeden, Curator of Exhibitions, Weatherspoon Gallery, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
Betti-Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Stuart Horodner, Artistic Director, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Clara Kim, Senior Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 
Scott Lawrimore, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA 
Denise Markonish, Curator, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA
Jean McLaughlin, Executive Director, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC 
Heather Pesanti, Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY 
Edwin Ramoran, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ 
John Spiak, Director/Chief Curator, Grand Central Art Center, California State University, Fullerton, Santa Ana, CA 
Lorelei Stewart, Director, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 
Judith Tannenbaum, Curator of Contemporary Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI

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