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March 29, 2016

Greater Columbus Arts Council Awards January Artists in the Community Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees approved 48 Artists in the Community grants totaling $38,370.

ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY: Support for artists is provided through Supply Grants, Professional Development Assistance, Film Finishing Funds and Performing Artist Travel Grants. These support programs give artists in the community the opportunity to enhance their skills and create work that helps drive the vibrancy of the arts in Columbus and Franklin County. Applications are accepted monthly and are funded on a first come, first served basis.

Supply Grant Winners

Erik S. Sternberger, Comedian Filmmaker/Writer – $500

Zach Van Horn, Painter/Collage Artist – $490

Brooke Albrecht, Drawing – $450

Danielle Forbes, Painting/Sculpting – $500

Amber Mason, Painting – $500

Joanna Manousis, Glass Artist – $500

Luke Stettner, Mixed Media Artist – $500

Jill Raymundo, Mixed Media Artist – $500

Bryan Ott, Painting- $500

Claudia Retter, Photographer/Bookmaker – $500

Nate Ricciuto, Sculpture – $500

Melissa Vogley, Visual Artist – $500

Stephen Takacs, Digital Photographer – $500

Ryan James Little, Oil Painter – $500

Cody Heichel, Painter – $492

Michael Polk, Filmmaker – $500

Alexa Sison, Designer – $500

Stacy Leeman, Painter – $500

Rebecca Jadway, Painter – $500

Mary McNitt, Mixed Media Artist – $500

Matthew Swift, Filmmaker – $500

Maija Miettinen-Harris, Video Artist – $500

Seth Radley, Video Artist – $500

Hakim Callwood, Print/Images – $490

Jennifer Hansen Gard, Cermaics – $500

Forrest Sincoff Gard, Interactive visual/performance art – $500

Caroline Koebel, Photo Artist – $500

Professional Development Grant Winners

Paul Ricketts, Next Level VIP Training – $995

Erik S. Sternberger, Second City Writing Course – $965

Joanna Manousis, Glass Arts Society Conference in Corning, NY – $920

Larissa Boiwka, Haute Couture Intensive with Hand & Lock – $1,000

Brooke Albrecht, The National Illustration Conference – $1,000

Brittany Vacca, Facilitator In Training Program – $1,000

Kris Morris, Eva Kwong Ceramic Workshop Summer 2016 – $375

Kevin Oakden,“Grace Revealed for Men” a transformational training – $1,000

Sommer Renaldo, Ritual Trace Dance Facilitator Training – $1,000

Nate Ricciuto, Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship – $1,000

Mathew Marrash, Photogravure Workshop – $1,000

Alexa Sison, Design Workshops – $1,000

Stacy Leeman, Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency – $1,000

Ellice Park, Glen Expressive Arts Collective/Training – $1,000

Harold Chichester, 2016 NonCommvention hosted by WXPN – $1,000

Kenneth Eaddy, 2016 I Create Music Expo in Los Angeles, CA – $1,000

Hans Utter, Music Business and Marketing Development – $1,000

Film Finishing Funds Grant Winners

Douglas Aumiller, Filmmaker – $2,500

Quatric Williams, Filmmaker – $2,193

Michael Polk, Filmmaker – $2,500

Performing Artist Travel Grant Winner

Harold Chichester, Sabaidee Open Air Festival – $1,500

For more information about Arts Council funding and programs including guidelines and upcoming deadlines, contact Keya Crenshaw, Grants & Services Coordinator, Artists at

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.