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Nevada Arts Council awards FY18 fellowship grants

CARSON CITY, Nevada (July 11, 2017) – Reno poet laureate Gailmarie Pahmeier will be spending the months ahead visiting Nevada State Parks and composing narratives about her experience.

Pahmeier is one of eight Nevada artists awarded fellowship grants for fiscal year 2018 by the Nevada Arts Council. In all, 53 artists applied for grants during public meetings held in June and a group of panelists winnowed the recipients to eight.

Four of those artists received $5,000 grants and the other three received honorable mention grants of $500 apiece.

Pahmeier received a Fellowship Project grant of $7,000. Her project will focus primarily on writing about the people she encounters during her planned two-day residencies at state parks.

Receiving the $5,000 Artist Fellowship grants were:

  • Matthew Couper, Las Vegas, painting.
  • Andreana Donahue, Las Vegas, mixed media.
  • Bobbie Ann Howell, Las Vegas, drawing.
  • Paul Baker Prindle, Reno, photography.

Honorable mention recipients were:

  • Donald Corpier Starr, Henderson, drawing.
  • Gig S. Depio Jr., Las Vegas, painting.
  • Jennifer Graham, Reno, mixed media.

The panelists who selected the grants recipients were: Matthew-Chase Daniel, owner and curator of a mobile gallery based in Santa Fe, N.M.; Julio Cesar Morales, curator of visual arts at Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Ariz.,; and Phoebe Toland, an abstract painter and printmaker from Montana.

“I am pleased that that the Arts Council invests in its artists through the fellowship program,” Fran Morrow, NAC’s Artist Services Director, said. “The funding also engages artists with the public during a free activity relevant to a fellow’s discipline, such as readings, exhibitions, performances and master classes. When artists and audiences connect we build richer communities.”