Meet the 2013 RAPG Recipients

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Every year, ASC along with arts councils in Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Rutherford and York counties and with the support of the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC) and Blumenthal Endowment, awards Regional Artist Project Grants (RAPG) to artists of varied disciplines throughout our region. This year, 32 established and emerging artists will receive grants.

The program provides funds for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece of equipment.

“Year-after-year the Regional Artist Project Grant program serves as one of ASC’s most valuable grant programs,” said ASC President Scott Provancher. “Artists are the lifeblood of Charlotte’s cultural community, and we see it as one of our most important responsibilities to help encourage their development.”

The RAPG is open to artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000. This year’s grantees were selected from 86 applicants, who requested a total of $136,647 for $50,000 in available funds. Recipients represent seven area counties and disciplines from music to literature to visual art, among others.

Here are your 2013 RAPG recipients:

Musician William Averbach

William Averbach – $1,080
Mecklenburg County
To purchase a small, portable sound system

Malena Bergmann – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To have three 7′ x 4′ large-scale HD digital photographs printed

Natalie Bork – $875
Mecklenburg County
To support studio rental during residency at the McColl Center for Visual Art from April 2013 – August 2013

Jen Crickenberger – $1,791
Mecklenburg County
To construct a printmaking studio

Jacquelyn Culpepper – $1,350
Mecklenburg County
To support an intensive week of professional development with Dr. Joyce Farwell, voice teacher and Energy Arts Alliance combining vocal technique work, sound energy and career coaching

Tiffany Cutright – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To purchase a Roland Jupiter-50 synthesizer/keyboard

Artist Maja Godlewska

Stacey Davidson – $1,999
York County
To purchase a new MacBook Pro to support new stop-motion animation software

Owen Eddy – $400
York County
To purchase Finale 2012 music writing software

Claudia Folts – $912
Mecklenburg County
To purchase a laptop computer to write a novel

Dana Gingras – $2,000
Iredell County
To purchase an air compressor

Maja Godlewska – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To support five months of studio rental to complete a new body of work based on research from the artist’s recent Fulbright Fellowship in Poland

Thomas Haapapuro – $1,691
Mecklenburg County
To obtain an advanced, all-in-one, wood joinery system called The WoodRat to expand the range of the artist’s work in wood and sculpture

Artist Carmella Jarvi

Lindsey Horne – $1,800
Mecklenburg County
To purchase a Korg 88 Key Vintage Electric Piano

Jenny Hubbard – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To rent theatre space (Lee Street Theatre in Salisbury, N.C.) for six days to rehearse and perform a staged reading of the artist’s play ‘Bookends’

Jeff Jackson – $1,980
Mecklenburg County
To attend the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts residency for two weeks to work on finishing a second novel

Carmella Jarvi – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To study glass with Rose Hawley

Marcus Kiser – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To purchase a Wacom Cintiq 22HD digital tablet

Elizabeth Lauren Kowalski – $2,000
Cabarrus County
To purchase a new iMac computer

Nancy Kubale – $2,000
Rutherford County
To attend a master class that addresses surface design and/or anatomy for ceramics

Jennifer Lawler-Mecca – $900
Gaston County
To purchase a computerized controller for the artist’s kiln

Ruth Lyons – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To support an Artist Residency at Heron Island Research Station, located on the great Barrier Reef

Alex McKenzie – $866
Mecklenburg County
To purchase a Canon EOS Rebel T3i

Marge Loudon Moody – $1,100
York County
To purchase metal frames connected with a 30-Year Retrospective ‘Made In America’ 1983 -2013 exhibitions

Phil Moody – $1,700
York County
To purchase a laptop computer for an artist residency in Porto, Portugal

Patricia Raible – $1,147
Mecklenburg County
To purchase and install a studio sink with clay trap to accommodate the use of mixed media materials, especially gypsum paste

Nathaniel Rogers – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To participate in an individual workshop with master printer Brian Garner at Litho Shop in Baltimore to develop a process for production of lithographs

Thomas Ryan – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To purchase editing equipment for a documentary

Ryan Sumner – $2,000
Mecklenburg County
To purchase a Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II camera lens

Ashley Talley – $1,415
Mecklenburg County
To purchase a new Macbook to help continue researching, editing and rewriting a novel and short story collection

Scott Temple – $1,500
Cleveland County
To purchase of a Canon 50mm f1.2 lens for HD video quality

Timothy Williams – $475
Mecklenburg County
To pay tuition for instruction in songwriting and performance at the Swannanoa Gathering’s Contemporary Folk Week

Roy Woods – $872
Gaston County
To build and service a professional website