B. A. Van Sise


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A frequent contributor to the Village Voice and Buzzfeed, B.A. Van Sise is also one of the world's busiest travel and features photographers. In addition to being a Nikon/AFAR travel photography ambassador, Van Sise has been a staffer for Newsday and AOL CityGuide, and his work has been a featured subject on the cover of the New York Times, on PBS NewsHour, and on NPR. A number of his portraits of notable American poets are in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian.

His work has previously appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Mirror of London, Travel + Leisure, Arthur Frommer's Travel Guides, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and approximately 250 other publications, in addition to exhibitions at the Peabody Essex Museum, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Center for Creative Photography and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His wedding work has earned him Editors' Choice Award three years in a row from Two Bright Lights, as well as The Knot's Photographer of the Year. He is a graduate of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop and a National Press Photographers’ Association award-winner.

He holds one degree from Fordham University for Visual Arts and another for Modern Languages: a polyglot, he is fluent or conversational in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, and some basic Hebrew.

Florence Williams



Florence Williams is a journalist, author and podcaster whose work focuses on the environment, health and science. She is a fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University. Accolades include six magazine awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the John Hersey Prize at Yale. She serves on the board of High Country News, and lives with her family in Washington, D.C.

Edgar L. Page


Edgar is the Denver recipient of the Creativity Connects grant from the National Endowment for the Arts through AIR Serenbe partner organizations Capita and WolfTrap. As part of the grant, recipients receive residencies from AIR Serenbe.

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Denver based choreographer, Edgar L. Page is originally from Detroit, MI where he began his dance training through the Detroit Public Schools system. A graduate of Cass Technical High School, he furthered his studies at the Alvin Ailey School, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and other institutions before earning his BA in Dance from Western Michigan University as both a Wade H. McCree, Jr. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar.

Upon graduation Mr. Page spent a season with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company before joining the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. For nearly a decade he was a featured artist with the company, touring domestically and internationally performing the works by prolific choreographers including Gary Abbott, Baba Chuck Davis, Katherine Dunham, Rennie Harris, Nejla Yatkin, Ray Mercer, Milton Myers and Eleo Pomare. During his tenure with the company he also performed Principal and Soloist roles created by the likes of Alvin Ailey, Christopher Huggins, Donald McKayle, Jeffrey Page, Roger Jeffrey, Cleo Parker Robinson and others.

With a graceful prowess, Mr. Page has since shifted his focus to curating his own work while enriching young creatives. Establishing Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement in June of 2018, he utilizes this unique platform to explore the universal pursuits of love and happiness in an era marked by the continual morphing of intimacy due to technology. Under his guidance, the company is working towards autonomy as he continues to cultivate a body of work with palpable energy that crosses borders or effaces them completely. Engaging audiences by inviting them to explore #thefeelingofanemotion, this allows his work to live in larger social conversation long after the dancers final bow. The company is shifting the landscape of dance locally, utilizing a diverse collective of vessels currently ranging in age from 16-55 while interrogating notions related to mental health, intersectionality, inclusion, representation and the colliding truths held therein. Page is honored to have been named a Creativity Connects Fellow, a Cultural Partner with the City of Denver, and Artist in Residence for the 2020 Presenting Denver Dance Festival.

April Thomas


April is the Los Angeles recipient of the Creativity Connects grant from the National Endowment for the Arts through AIR Serenbe partner organizations Capita and WolfTrap. As part of the grant, recipients receive residencies from AIR Serenbe.

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Ms. April is a native of Spartanburg, SC and began her training at Howard University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts / Dance. She studied with Walter Nicks, Joan Myers Brown, Sandra Fortune-Green, Dr. Sherrill Berryman-Johnson, Kevin Iega Jeff, Harold Pierson, Assane Konte, Pat Thomas, Luther Fontaine and many others. April received a scholarship to study at the American Dance Festival and interned with prominent dance companies including David Rousseve/ Reality, Ronald K. Brown/ EVIDENCE, and Garth Fagan Dance Company. She joined the Lula Washington Dance Theatre in 2001where she still performs as a guest artist and serves as a Dance Instructor. She has since landed roles on BET’s Comic View, “That’s So Raven,” “Something New,” “Avatar,” “Bolden,” “Walk Hard,” “Raiding the Rock Vault,” “The NFL Show on FOX” and “Revival.” She has performed with Mary J. Blige, Usher, Beyonce, Shakira, Missy Elliott, Destiny’s Child, Snoop Dogg and Internationally with A.I. April is also an assistant to acclaimed choreographer Hi Hat in which she has assisted with various artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Sza, Pink, Shakira, Rihanna, Willow Smith, Selena Gomez, Starshell and for television shows “Victorious” and “Big Time Rush.” She also assists well-known choreographer, Cassie Crump, on various projects including the newly released film, “Revival.” Her choreographic credits include the film “Watermelon Heist” and “Testing,” an excerpt from the production of “You Don’t Know Me—An Urban Musical,” produced by Cedric the Entertainer and Bruce Willis. April also has video choreographic and Creative Director credits for artist Alfred Jackson’s “Control,” featuring Wendy Raquel Robinson and “Closer.” She is also a former member of One Body Dance Company where she shares testimonies through dance. April began working for Celerity Educational Group in 2011 as a Dance Instructor and now holds the position of Performing Arts Coordinator for ISANA Academies. She enjoys the opportunity to share her God given talent and knowledge with her students and to watch them grown in the arts and excel in their personal growth and accomplishments. April’s greatest achievements are the blessings that come from her two children, Tyler Wilkins and Kerrick Wilkins II. She believes that she “can do all things through Christ who strengthens” her. To God be the glory for all of her blessings.

Andrea Jurjević


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Andrea Jurjević is a poet and translator from Rijeka, Croatia. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Believer, EPOCH, TriQuarterly, Best New Poets, The Missouri Review, The Florida Review, Gulf Coast, The Southern Humanities Review, and many other literary journals. She is the author of Small Crimes, winner of the 2015 Philip Levine Prize, and translator of Mamasafari (Diálogos Press / Lavender Ink, 2018), a collection of prose poems in Croatian by Olja Savičević. She is a recipient of a Robinson Jeffers Tor Prize, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a Hambidge Fellowship, and 2018 Georgia Author of the Year. She teaches at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jessica Ingram

IN RESIDENCE July 15 - August 15, 2019

Jessica is the 2019 recipient of the Mulberry Street Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist whose work explores the experience of childhood and growing up.


Jessica Ingram works with multi-media and the archive to explore the ethos of communities, and notions of progress and resistance in American culture. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, she received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA from California College of Arts & Crafts in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in California Sunday Magazine, The New York Times, Oxford American, Vice and Wired Magazine.  Ingram received the Santa Fe Prize for her work Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial, and the solo traveling exhibition Road Through Midnight was recently exhibited at the National Civil Rights Museum, Tennessee State Museum, and Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies.  She was included in Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, traveling to the Speed Museum. Her collaborative projects have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and installed permanently at Oakland International Airport, Birmingham International Airport, and Oakland Museum of California. Ingram’s book Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial will be released by UNC Press in 2019. She is a professor in the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Mark Schoon



Mark Schoon is an artist and educator living in Atlanta, GA. He holds a BA in television production from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and an MFA in Photography from Ohio University. His photographs are included in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA, the University of North Dakota, and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at The University of West Georgia.

Teralyn Reiter


Teralyn is the Charleston recipient of the Creativity Connects grant from the National Endowment for the Arts through AIR Serenbe partner organizations Capita and WolfTrap. As part of the grant, recipients receive residencies from AIR Serenbe.

Teralyn is the Founder and Executive Director or Storytree Children's Theatre located in Charleston, SC. She earned her MFA­-Acting from the University of Montana and has worked as a Teaching Artist and actor throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Her teaching artist work started with Missoula Children's Theatre and continued with various theatres that ultimately brought her to Daegu, South Korea where she developed and implemented a theatre program that teaches English in a fun, unconventional way. She continues growing as an educator and performer while working in various theatres in Charleston. Learn more about Storytree's in-school residencies and touring productions by visiting www.storytreetheatre.org

Kantara Souffrant


Kantara is the Milwaukee recipient of the Creativity Connects grant from the National Endowment for the Arts through AIR Serenbe partner organizations Capita and WolfTrap. As part of the grant, recipients receive residencies from AIR Serenbe.

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Kantara Souffrant is an artist-scholar, museum educator, and independent curator. She uses her scholarly, performance and community-based work to encourage dialogue, personal and communal transformation.  Souffrant combines movement, song, folk stories, interviews, and personal narratives to create, what she terms, “embodied storytelling.” She has presented her scholarly-artistic work on Yoruba, Haitian and KiKongo aesthetics and African cosmologies at numerous venues including the Whitney Biennale under the Dance Diaspora Collective, the American Studies Association, The Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Northwestern University, New York University, Oberlin College, The Caribbean Cultural Center and African Diasporic Institute,  and the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Souffrant holds a PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University with certificates in Critical Theory, African and Diaspora studies, and Teaching. Her written work is featured in the anthology Vodou in the Haitian Experience; the art project Correspondence between NYC & PaP; Prospect.3: Notes for Now; and Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory.

Nedra Roberts

IN RESIDENCE MAY 24 - MAY 27, 2019

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Nedra Pezold Roberts is an Atlanta playwright. After several decades at Atlanta’s Westminster Schools, she took early retirement so she could write her own plays rather than teaching those of others. Over the past several years, her plays have had production runs or staged readings coast to coast and in Canada Several of the plays have been published and have won competitions, including both the 2013 and 2018 Southern Playwrights Competition, both the 2013 and 2015 AACT NewPlayFest, and the 2016-17 Texas Nonprofit Theatres TNT POPS. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Working Title Playwrights, and the Atlanta Writers Club. Check out her website at www.nedrapezoldroberts.com.

Josh Byrd

IN RESIDENCE MAY 13 - MAY 20, 2019


Josh Byrd serves as Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at the University of West Georgia. His primary responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble, teaching music education classes, supervising student teachers, and administrating all aspects of the UWG band program. Prior to his appointment he served as Director of Bands for Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisconsin and Assistant Director of Bands at Lanier Middle School and Norcross High School in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Dr. Byrd received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Georgia where he studied with John Lynch and minored in Music Theory. He received his Master of Music degree in Conducting while studying with Tom Dvorak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Georgia where he studied saxophone with Kenneth Fischer and conducting with Dwight Satterwhite and John Culvahouse.

Dr. Byrd is an active clinician, most recently having presented at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, GMEA In-service, and CBDNA National Conference. Dr. Byrd is a strong advocate of new music, having been a part of numerous commissioning consortiums during his tenure at the University of West Georgia, including Joseph Schwantner’s Luminosity and David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 10.

His professional affiliations include Georgia Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Beta Mu, and Kappa Kappa Psi. Dr. Byrd lives in Carrollton with his wife, Katie, and their two children, Tripp and Haley.

Jeffrey Zamostny



Jeffrey Zamostny joined the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures in the Spring of 2012. He is currently Spanish Section Coordinator as well as Chair of the Faculty Senate Undergraduate Programs Committee. His research focuses on the culture and literature of Silver Age Spain (1898-1936), placing special emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, celebrity, and fandom. Zamostny is interested in how understudied forms such as kiosk novels, illustrated magazines, silent film, and modern dance open new windows onto the study of early twentieth-century Spanish culture. His volume Kiosk Literature of Silver Age Spain: Modernity and Mass Culture (co-edited with Susan Larson) appeared with Intellect in 2017 and was presented at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. His publications on early twentieth-century Spain appear in the edited volumes Dinamitar los límites: Denuncia y compromiso en la literatura de la Otra Edad de Plata (2017) and Miradas de progreso: Reflejos de la modernidad en la Otra Edad de Plata (2016), as well as in journals such as MLN(2018), Revista de Estudios sobre Blasco Ibáñez (2016-2017), Hispanófila (2015), L'Erudit Franco-Espagnol (2015), and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2013). Zamostny teaches Spanish language, literature, and culture courses across the undergraduate curriculum as well as courses for the Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. He has also enjoyed teaching courses for study abroad in Costa Rica, the Honors College, and first-year student programs. Zamostny was UWG's nominee for the USG Regents' Teaching Award for Individual Faculty Excellence (2016) and winner of the Foreign Language Association of Georgia Teacher of Promise Award (2014).

Julia Wertz


Julia is the 2019 recipient of the Inkpot Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist working in sequential narrative: comics, graphic novels, animation, et.al.

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Julia Wertz is a professional cartoonist, amateur historian and part time urban explorer/photographer. She made the comic books The Fart Party vol 1 and vol 2 (collected in Museum of Mistakes) and the graphic novels Drinking at the Movies, and The Infinite Wait and Other Stories, both of which were nominated for Eisner Awards. Her latest book, Tenements, Towers, & Trash: An Unconventional, Illustrated History of New York City, was published by Black Dog & Leventhal/Hachette in Oct 2017, for which she won the 2018 Brendan Gill Prize. She currently does monthly comics and illustration for the New Yorker. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper's Magazine, the Believer, the Best American Comics, and Medium. Her photography of abandoned places has appeared in The New York Post, the Daily Mail and some local rags. She is a repeated MacDowell Colony fellow. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she spent a decade in New York City, in this studio. As of 2017, she lives in Northern California where she's working on a graphic novel to be published by Hachette in 2020.

Rena Detrixhe


Rena is the 2019 recipient of the CoEsistere Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist of any discipline whose work explores human population growth and its impact on wildlife.


Rena Detrixhe creates contemplative work combining repetitive process and collected or scavenged materials to produce meticulous, large-scale objects and installations. Drawn to materials which possess an inherent story or familiar source and often utilizing natural elements, a continuing objective in her practice is to investigate the relationship between humans and the more-than-human world. Recent work explores systems of value in relation to land and water and slowness as a means of cultivating empathy and understanding.

Detrixhe received her BFA from the University of Kansas in 2013. She has exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and is the recipient of numerous awards including a scholarship to attend the prestigious art school at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea and a two-year studio residency with Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Recent exhibitions include Ephemera at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS, and a solo exhibition at the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2017 she received both the public vote and juried vote awards in the time-based category for her workRed Dirt Rug at ArtPrize Nine in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Detrixhe has spent the past two years as a Tulsa Artist Fellow in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Samantha Berger


Samantha is the 2019 recipient of the Joy of Reading Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist whose work celebrates diversity and inspires kindness, laughter, and the love of reading.


Samantha Berger may not be...

an otter with an attitude
a crankycrankycranky little boy
a pig who needs glasses
a Christmas reindeer
a princess on the potty
a sloth at a music festival
a witch at a day spa
a Sasquatch with anxiety
a snail traveling cross country
a girl riding a Pegacorn
a drawing that comes to life
a glamorous grandma
or a monster with major underwear dilemmas... 

BUT --  

she has written picture books about them ALL over the last 20 years! 

Samantha Berger is the award-winning author of over 80 picture books. More than that, Samantha LOVES picture books, and loves sharing them with people of all ages. Sam wrote for Nickelodeon for 12 years, and currently writes for Sesame Street in Communities, Sesame Street International. Sam likes to see as much of the world as she can, and do as much good as she can along the way. She is an official We Need Diverse Books 2019 Mentor, and looks forward to helping new voices and new stories shine. Samantha lives in both New York City, and sunny Santa Monica with her Dingo-Chihuahua rescue dog Polly Pocket, who is a daily reminder of resilience and the power of love.

Robbie Q. Telfer

Robbie is the 2019 recipient of the CoEsistere Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist of any discipline whose work explores human population growth and its impact on wildlife.

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Robbie Q. Telfer has performed and taught in hundreds of venues and institutions around the world. A co-founder of the Encyclopedia Show, he's been an individual finalist at the National Poetry Slam and has a collection of poetry from Write Bloody Publishing. A member of the internationally-renowned teaching artist collective Project VOICE, he is currently an environmental educator at the Morton Arboretum outside of Chicago.

Krists Auznieks


Krists is the 2019 recipient of the Seikilos Focus Fellowship, awarded to a composer.

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Krists Auznieks is a New York based Latvian composer. His quintet “Piano” was featured in The New York Times among the week’s best classical music moments. His opera NeoArctic, co-written with British techno producer Andy Stott, won Danish Reumert Prize and will have its US premier at The Kennedy Center in 2019.   

Recent commissions include works for Atlanta Symphony, choral pieces for Capella Amsterdam and Latvian Radio Choir, a guitar concerto for Sinfonietta Riga, a percussion concerto for Jisu Jung, a concert length work for New York based Amalgama, and a collaborative installation to be featured at The Prague Quadrennial 2019.

Auznieks’ music has been performed at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), The Royal Danish Theatre, Beijing National Arts Centre, Shanghai City Theatre, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, The Southbank Center (London), Théâtre Maisonneauve (Montreal), The Kitchen (NYC), National Sawdust (NYC),  Chassé Theater (The Netherlands), Cultuurcentrum Hasselt (Belgium), Théâtre De Nîmes (France) and featured in Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Holland),  Aspen Music Festival, American Music Festival (Albany, NY), MATA 2017 (NYC), Arctic Arts Festival (Norway), UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Finland, European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 Festival (Denmark), and Chelsea Music Festvial (NYC). He has worked with Sandbox Percussion (NYC), David Kweksilber Big Band (Holland), Antico Moderno (Boston), Yale Philharmonia, Orkest de Ereprijs (Holland), pianists Robert Fleitz and David Fung, guitarist Jiji, and percussion virtuoso Jisu Jung. 

Recent works include Crossing for orchestra, commissioned by Aspen Music Festival and Robert Spano, premiered by Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra and Patric Summers,  as well as works for Latvian Radio Choir, Albany Symphony musicians (NY), Yale Percussion Group, and two massive concert-length works for Contemporaneous (NYC) and Sinfonietta Riga (Latvia). 

Currently pursuing doctorate at Yale School of Music with Aaron Jay Kernis. David Lang, Chris Theofanidis, Hannah Lash, and Martin Bresnick, his most recent recognitions include Jacob Druckmann Prize from Aspen Music Festival, Latvian National Grand Music Award for the best new work of the year, The Woods Chandler Memorial Prize from Yale, fellowships from Aspen Music Festival, NEXT Festival of Emerging Artists (NYC), Bennington Chamber Music Conference, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, winning works at Sarasota Orchestra Earshot, The Chicago Ensemble’s Discover America XI, and Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra competitions. He has served on the faculty of Yale School of Music as a Lecturer of Ear-Training and Analysis and has also taught for NY Philharmonic's Very Young Composers Program.

Lori Nichols

IN RESIDENCE April 21 - May 4, 2019; August 18 - August 31, 2019

Lori is the 2019 recipient of the Little Shop of Stories Focus Fellowship, awarded to a picture book artist.


Lori began illustrating in the second grade, when she won the Humane Society poster contest at her school. She awed the judges, won first place and hasn’t looked back since. She grew up in Western Pennsylvania marveling at everything from acorns to frogs to big sisters and now makes books about them all.

She is the author and illustrator of the award-winning picture book, Maple, under Penguin’s Nancy Paulsen Books imprint. Its companion books include: Maple & Willow Together, Maple & Willow Apart and Maple and Willow Christmas Tree.

Her illustrations can also be seen in: This Orq. (he cave boy.), This Orq. (he say ugh.) and This Orq (he number one) by David Elliott, as well as No, No, Kitten! by Shelley Moore Thomas. Also look for Go Sleep In Your Own Bed by Candace Fleming.

Lori’s accolades include winning the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators New York Winter conference portfolio award in 2014, the Alabama Library Association’s 2015 “Alabama Author” award and the Michigan Library Association Mitton Award in 2016. Her debut book, Maple, has been recognized as a “Best Children’s Books of 2014” by Amazon, a 2014 Giverny Award for “Best Children’s Science Picture Book” and selected to represent the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in 2015 and 2016. Both Maple and Maple and Willow Together were named “2015 Best Children’s Books of the Year” by the Children’s Book Committee.

Tali Weinberg


Tali is the 2019 recipient of the Fiber Forward Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist working in textiles.

Photo credit: Melissa Lukenbaugh and Tulsa Artist Fellowship

Photo credit: Melissa Lukenbaugh and Tulsa Artist Fellowship

Tali Weinberg is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. Her work is held in public and private collections and is exhibited internationally, including at the Berkeley Art Museum (CA), Center for Craft (NC), Chazen Art Museum (WI), Philbrook Museum of Art (OK), and Zhejiang Art Museum (China).

Through weaving, sculpture, thread drawing, and works on paper, she engages processes of knowledge production, record keeping, valuing and myth making. Her current research explores the mechanisms through which we come to understand climate change, from data and journalistic narrative to embodied experience. Materializing climate data as abstracted woven landscapes, she draws on the intimacy, sociality and science of textiles to reveal interconnections between multiple forms of knowledge and between corporeal, ecological, and political bodies.

This research is supported by multiple grants and residencies: a Windgate Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, a Collins Foundation-funded residency at Oregon College of Art and Craft, a Lia Cook Jacquard Residency, and Caldera, among others. Weinberg has taught at California College of the Arts (CCA), Headlands Center for the Arts, and Penland School of Craft and lectures throughout the US. She is currently the recipient of a three year Tulsa Artist Fellowship and teaches at the University of Tulsa. Weinberg holds an MFA from CCA and an MA and BA from New York University.

Joey Chou

Joey is the 2019 recipient of the Wonders of Childhood Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist of any discipline making work for young children.


Joey Chou was born in Taiwan and grew up in Southern California. After Graduated from Art Center College of Design with illustration degree, he has been working as Visual Development artists in feature and TV animation for the past 10 years. He is currently working at Sony Picture Animation. He has worked on films such as The Emoji Movie, Hotel Transylvania 2, Cloudy with chance of meatball 2 animated shorts, Surfs up 2, Kung Fu Panda: legend of awesomeness and more. He has worked with studios such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Cartoon network, Paramount, Sony, Netflix and many more.

Joey is also known doing illustration work for children's book such as "It's a small world", "Say What", "I'm a Ballerina little golden book", "Monster and sons", "B bear and Lolly series", working with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Chronicle books, Random House, Disney Press, HarperCollins. His graphic sense of style is influence by many great illustrators from the 60s such as Mary Blair, Miroslav Sasek, Alice and Martin Provensen, and Ezra Jack Keats.