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VISUAL ARTS

Mari Andrews
http://www.mariandrews.com

Seyed Alavi
http://www.here2day.netwiz.net

Claudia Aranovich
http://webs.sinectis.com/claudiaaranovich

Tim Armstrong
http://www.curbWorker.com

Jonathan Barbieri
http://www.jonathanbarbieri.com

Lisa Blatt
www.lisakblatt.com

Paz de la Calzada
http://www.pazdelacalzada.com

Cheryl Coon
http://www.cherylcoon.com

Erica Daborn
http://www.ericadaborn.com

Patrick Dougherty
http://www.stickwork.net

Jessica Dunne
http://www.jessicadunne.com

Gregory Gavin
http://www.gregorygavin.com

http://www.riveropolis.com
Comments:

I design site-specific projects involving carpentry, film/video, crafts media and running water for museums, neighborhoods , schools and public places. Occasionally I also produce site-generated performances in urban and rural landscapes. I've recently founded a small company called RIVEROPOLIS that produces interactive water play furniture and equipment for us in public art and education contexts.

Dixie Friend Gay
http://www.dixiefriendgay.com

dfg@dixiefriendgay.com
Updates
Public art projects: Port of Miami, Indianapolis New Airport,
The Woodlands, TX, City of Austin, TX
Solo exhibitions:The Public and the Private, Sept-Nov, The Art League
Houston, and the American Institue of Architecture Gallery, Houston.

David M. Gibson
http://www.gibson-art.com

david@gibson-art.com

Brian Goggin
http://www.metaphorm.org

Melissa Gould
http://www.megophone.com

Taraneh Hemami
http://www.taranehhemami.com

themami@cca.edu

Leslie Hirst
http://www.lesliehirst.com

Marietta Hoferer
http://www.mariettahoferer.com

Jun'ichiro Ishida
http://www.junart.net

Packard Jennings
http://www.centennialsociety.com

Marguerite Kahrl
http://www.kahrl.com

marguerite@kahrl.com

Pamela Davis-Kivelson
http://www.pamdk.com
http://www.thebrainbox.org http://www.neur-on.com
pdk@stanford.edu
Comments
My current work is about portraying facial emotions.
Updates
artist in residence to the humanities and Sciences Stanford University.

Tom Knechtel
tomknechtel@yahoo.com


Walter Kratner
http://kulturserver-graz.at/v/kratner.walter.html

walterkratner@hotmail.com

Evri Kwong
http://www.dwighthackett.com/pages/artists-kwong-1.htm

http://www.artnet.com/artist/424276398/evri-kwong.html

Therese Lahaie
Kinetic Sculpture
http://www.thereselahaie.com

therese@thereselahaie.com
Comments
We are always on the verge of the next movement, breath, gesture,
cycle."
In this series of kinetic sculptures, glass in animated,
demonstrating its affiliations with light, water, and air. Employing an
unusual combination of glass, steel, motors, and fabric, the visual
vocabulary speaks in the language of the sciences, the
natural world and contemplative practice. The mesmerizing waves
evoke both seascape and landscape in a subtle erotic dance. The pieces
invite viewers to not only look, but to connect to their own rhythms of
heartbeat and breath.

Cynthia Lin
http:// www.cynthialinartist.com

cynthialin@earthlink.net

Kara Maria
http://www.karamaria.com

John McCormick
http://www.johnmccormick.com

Timothy Nolan
http://www.timothynolan.com

tgnarts@hotmail.com

Lorie Novak
http://www.lorienovak.com

lorie.novak@nyu.edu

Jonathan Parker
http://www.jonathanparker.com

Joan Perlman
http://www.joanperlman.com

John Roloff
http://www.johnroloff.com
jr@johnroloff.com
Comments:
The work "Vanishing Ship (Third State)," 1990, part of the DRAP collection, was originally
commissioned by the University of California Berkeley Art Museum MATRIX
program in 1987 as "Vanishing Ship (Greenhouse for Lake Lahontan). The
original idea for the piece was developed during a DRAP residency in
1984

Ann Marie Rousseau
http://www.amrousseau.com
amrousseau@mindspring.com
Comments

Photographer and painter interested in the world around us.

Tucker Schwarz
http://www.tuckerschwarz.com

tucker@tuckerschwarz.com

Noriko Senshu
http://www.geocities.com/noriko_senshu

Carol Setterlund
http://www.carolsetterlund.com

csetterlund@sbcglobal.net

Linda Simmel
http://www.lindasimmel.com

Yong Sin
http://www.yongsinarts.com
yongsin@sbcglobal.net

Isabelle Smeets
http://www.isabellesmeets.nl

isabellesmeets@kpn-officedsl.nl

Lisa Stansbie
http://www.axisweb.org/seCVPG.aspx?ARTISTID=10114

Linda Stein
http://www.LindaStein.com

Diana Lynn Thompson
http://www.dianathompson.net
dee@dianathompson.net
Comments:

currently creating thousands of ceramic stones

John Wehrle
http://www.troutinhand.com

jwehrle@troutinhand.com
Comments: I am working steadily as a public artist, getting paid to bring beauty and mystery and to create a sense of place where there was none. I am able to practice the meditative activity of painting daily and that, asthey say, is something.

Heather Wilcoxon
http://www.heatherwilcoxon.com

email: heatherwilcoxon@mac.com

Suikang Zhao
http://www.silkroad.ne.jp/suikang
                                                                     

MEDIA ARTS NEW/GENRES                          back to top   

Ted Apel
http://vud.org

Karen Aqua
http://aquak.home.att.net

aquak@att.net

Eliza Barrios
http://elizabarrios.com

eliza@elizabarrios.com

Dina Ciraulo
http://www.opalthemovie.com

Mary Hamill
http://www.maryhamill.com
mary@maryhamill.com

Kara Herold
http://www.karaheroldmedia.com

karaherold@yahoo.com

Allison Leigh Holt
http://www.oillyoowen.com

Brenda Hutchinson
http://www.sonicportraits.org

brendah@exo.net

Comments: Listen to work at www.soundprint.org
Check out my most recent "itinerant piece", the Bell Project at www.thebellproject.blogspot.com

Sarah Klein
http://www.sarahklein.com


Lynn Koble
http://www.lynnkoble.com

Christina Kubisch
http:// www.christinakubisch.de

Paula Levine
http://paulalevine.net

paula-levine@sbcgobal.net

Sue Mark
http://www.weridersoakland.blogspot.com

Comments:
This website documents collaborative research project that helped West & East Oaklanders culturally define, physically locate, and celebrate their neighborhoods through stories and images collected and displayed on a trailer-kiosk pulled by tandem bicycle.

Lorie Novak
http://cvisions.cat.nyu.edu/novak

Ed Osborn
http://www.roving.net

Roberto Paci Dalo'
http://giardini.sm
/http://myspace.com/robertopacidalo

Nate Pagel
http://masstransit.home.mindspring.com/

designate@mindspring.com

Gwyan Rhabyt
http://www.gwyanrhabyt.net

gwyan.rhabyt@csueastbay.edu

Gary Roma
http://www.ironfrog.com

Chris Shine
http://www.chroniceye.com/mychroniceye.htm

Sara Ching-Yu Sun
http://www.saracysun.com

Pamela Z
http://www.pamelaz.com/

Adrian Van Allen
http://www.adrianv.com

adrianv@exploratorium.edu

Hans Winkler
http://www.hswinkler.de

MUSIC COMPOSITION                          back to top  

David Cleary
http://www.abcsofstrings.com/dcleary

Claudio Duran AKA Quique Cruz
Chilean-born charango and flute player
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/quijerema2
Updates:

Tinta Verde
New Latin American music for the film ¡PABLO NERUDA. ¡PRESENTE. drawing from the musical roots of the Americas, incorporating jazz ideals with South American instruments and rhythms. The album is named "Tinta Verde," after the green ink in which Neruda wrote his poems.
The suite is composed in four parts with a flower at its center. The first part begins with Tinta Verde, in Neruda's southern Chile; a land of rain, forests, volcanoes, and lakes. This music is inspired by the Mapuche people, displaced from their land, still struggling to recover it.
tatamonk
Andean Jazz: A unique north/south collaboration between guitarist Alex de Grassi and Chilean-born charango and flute player Quique Cruz
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/alexdegrassi2

Brent Michael Davids
http:// www.brentmichaeldavids.com

Boris Filanovsky
http://www.filanovsky.net

aerron@gmail.com
Comments:
New Contemporary music from Russia

Joshua Fried
http://composer.home.acedsl.com

I focus on the unique, un-repeatable MOMENT. Machines help me exalt the here-and-now of a performance--one that is in some cases live, in other cases recorded. John Cage asked us to open our musical ears wide, so wide that all sound is included. I might be doing the opposite: I'll take any sound and funnel it down to the width that our ears are right now, today. This is why I treat the chance material with the simplest of transformations: framing, repetition, transposition, basic patterning. New Project: use computer, old shoes and giant wheel to transform found bits of live commercial FM radio, into funky, well-built musical structures-- LIVE. Powerbooksubverts pop.

Arnold Hammerschlag
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hammerschlag

Trumpeter, composer, improvisor; jazz with classical and new music influences; the
objective is to bring improvisation, composition and acoustic sensibilities together into
pieces that come off like paintings or theater pieces; subtle blending of many styles into a
cohesive whole.

Howard Hersh
http://www.howardhersh.net

musicnow@nccn.net

Laura Konjetzky
http://www.laurakonjetzky.com

Roger Kleier
http://shoko.calarts.edu/~schlagen

Peter Scott Lewis
http://www.lapisisland.com

Lewisp53@earthlink.net

Cheryl E. Leonard
http://www.allwaysnorth.com

ie@allwaysnorth.com

Annea Lockwood
http://www.lovely.com/bios/lockwood.html

Keeril Makan
http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/~makan 

Randy Nordschow
http://www.nordschow.com
                        

Georg Nussbaumer
http://www.members.aon.at/georgnussbaumer

Mathew Rosenblum
http://www.mathewrosenblum.com

Rosenblu@pitt.edu

Updates: Mathew Rosenblum, professor of music in composition and theory at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. Chosen from a group of almost 3,000, he is among 175 scholars, artists, and scientists selected in recognition of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

Rosenblum’s proposed project is a concerto for the renowned Classical/Klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer. Titled Lament/Witches’ Sabbath, Rosenblum will compose the concerto for Krakauer and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, directed by Gil Rose. The new piece will be loosely based on the last movement of Berlioz’s Symphony Fantastique, "Songe d'une nuit du sabbat," and will be a re-working of elements of that music with Klezmer inspired excursions based on the folk elements already embedded in the Berlioz. According to Rosenblum,

“It’s meant as a new piece that appropriates, transforms, and interprets elements from the original. The idea is to mesh my microtonal musical language with David’s improvisational sensibility using aspects of Berlioz’s musical material and the evocative theme of “witches sabbath” as a reference point. The piece will begin with a Lament, and will be 18-25 minutes in length.”

Benjamin Thigpen
http://thigpen.free.fr/

thigpen@u.washington.edu

Joelle Wallach
http://www.joellewallach.com
writetome@joellewallach.com
     

Frances White
http://www.rosewhitemusic.com

frances@rosewhitemusic.com

Updates:I'm delighted to let you know that my work in progress, Maurice Remembered, a chamber opera for baritone/pianist with electronic sound, is now featured on the USA Projects website. USA Projects is a non-profit "microphilanthropy" organization that hosts artists to assist them in their fundraising goals by soliciting donations from individuals to support specific artworks. They have given me the chance to raise $6000 to support the continued creation of Maurice Remembered. This is a unique opportunity for me, because the USA Projects website allows me to showcase my work, and invite your support for it. You can donate any amount -- as little as $1 -- and all donations are tax-deductible. I have until August 10th to meet my fundraising goal, and I feel confident that with your support this will be possible.

Maurice Remembered is based on the novel Maurice by E. M. Forster, and pays homage to another "Maurice" -- composer Maurice Ravel -- by making musical references to some of his works. I'm writing it for a very unique artist, my good friend Tommy Otten, who is not only a world-class pianist but also an accomplished vocalist. Tommy and I are both very excited about this project, and look forward to sharing information about it with you.

So to learn more about Maurice Remembered, please visit my USA Projects page, where you can read a thorough description of the piece, see a video I made about it, hear work samples, join a list of followers, and donate to the project. http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/project/maurice_remembered

                                

CHOREOGRAPHY                           back to top  

Linda Austin
http://www.performanceworksnw.org

Mike Barber
http://www.tentinydances.org

mjbarber@gmail.com

Rebecca Bryant
http://www.pmpd.or
g, www.lowerleft.org
rebeccagbryant@yahoo.com

Clare Dyson
http://www.dysonindustries.com.au

dysonindustries@bigpond.com
Updates: Recently part of the Brisbane International Festival. Will start work on 'asche box' - a series
of solo works in Australia and Berlin that were started at the at Djerassi
during my residency.

Joe Goode Performance Group
http://www.joegoode.org/

Martin Inthamouss
http://www.ciacomplot.com

martin@ciacomplot.com

Ken James
http://www.ftpg.org

Ken@ftpg.org

Debby Kajiyama and Jose Navarrete
Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater
www.nkdancetheater.com

info@nkdancetheater.com

Jodi Lomask
http://www.capacitor.org

Charles Moulton
http://www.charlesmoulton.com/

Claudine Naganuma
http://www.dancenaganuma.com

Claudine@dancenaganuma.com

Carol Nolte
http://www.nydancecollective.com

cnolte2344@aol.com
Comments:
Artistic Director, Dance Collective

Stephen Pelton Dance Theater
http://www.dnai.com/~peltdanc/

Cid Pearlman
www.cidpearlman.org

Deborah Slater Dance Theater
http://www.deborahslater.org

Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble
http://www.schafferstern.org

http://www.mathdance.org

Christopher Williams
http://www.threehandstar.org

LITERATURE                           back to top  

Faith Adiele
http://www.adiele.com

My travel memoir about being the first black Buddhist nun in Thailand, Meeting Faith: An Inward Odyssey (W.W. Norton), won the Beyond Margins Award for Best Biography/Memoir of 2005 from PEN. I am still touring the country with it and My Journey Home, the acclaimed PBS documentary based on my memoir-in-progress about growing up Nigerian/Nordic-American. I just completed co-editing, Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology, for The New Press.

Sara Backer
http://www.sarabacker.com

Leslee Becker
http://central.colostate.edu/people/Leslee

e-mail: Leslee.Becker@colostate.edu
Updates: 2014 Boston Review Fiction Prize for her story, "Severance"

Karen Benke
http://www.karenbenke.com

karen@karenbenke.com

Chana Bloch
http://people.mills.edu/chana

Elizabeth Block
http://www.elizabethblock.com

Stacy Carlson
http://www.amongthewonderful.com

stacycarlson@gmail.com
Comments: My work springs from forgotten details of the historical past. Scientists once believed swallows hibernated at the bottom of lakes; Russian monks aboard a ship in the arctic claimed they saw Judas Iscariot adrift on an ice floe; Harlem was a savanna not too long ago, and PT Barnum hosted a buffalo hunt in Brooklyn. What was in those 18th century scientists’ cabinets? Who were those monks and what could they have been doing in the arctic? What manner of wildlife wandered the Harlem grasslands? I catch details that flash with poetic possibility and harness the imaginative worlds that spring up around them. I build novels for these worlds to live in.
Updates: My novel, AMONG THE WONDERFUL, will be published by Steerforth Press in August 2011.

Olivia Clare
http://www.olivia-clare.com

Heidi W. Durrow
http://www.heidiwdurrow.com

heididurrow@hotmail.com
Updates:
1st Annual Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

Lisa Glatt
http://www.lisaglatt.com

My first novel, A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in June.

Valerie Harms
http://www.valerieharms.com

See website for list of books available and workshops.
Updates:
Currently working on travel meditation and novel.

Greg Hohman
http://www.setinvenice.com
Updates:
new project
http://newmonumentsgc.com

Susan Hubbard
http://www.susanhubbard.com

Mark Jackson
http://www.artstreetteatre.org

mrkjcksn@aol.com
Playwright / Director specializing in physical theater, new plays, and contemporary adaptations of classics.

Karen Kevorkian
Email:kk2ga@virginia.edu
At Djerassi I was able to turn to writing poetry after many years of writing fiction.

Michael Korie
http://www.Michaelkorie.com

Daniela Kuper
http://www.danielakuper.com
Comments: New novel of literary fiction out this year--Hunger and Thirst published by St. Martins. Joyce Carol Oates says, "Hunger and Thirst is one of the most vividly imagined and moving novels I've read in recent years. And one of the funniest."

Toni Mergentime Levi
http://www.tonilevi.com/

John Maher
http:///www.johnmaherwriter.com
johnpatrickmaher@hotmail.com

Charles Martin
http://www.charlesmartinpoet.com
Website contains an overview of my work, with samples and critical responses

Wendell Mayo
http://personal.bgsu.edu/~wmayo

Susan Cummins Miller
http://hometown.aol.com/stmiller46/myhomepage/index.html

scmiller46@mac.com

Bradley Owens
http://www.bradleyjayowens.com

Ruthann Robson
http://www.ruthannrobson.com

Stephanie Strickland
http://stephaniestrickland.com

I am active in print and electronic literature and am enjoying collaborative work.

Staci Swedeen
http://www.staciswedeen.com

Joyce Carol Thomas
http://www.joycecarolthomas.com

Siobhan Scarry
siobhansc@yahoo.com

Robert Sward
http://www.robertsward.com

Jeff Walt
http://www.jeffwalt.com

Lucy Wang
http://www.bibliobuffet.com/bb/content/view/288/198/

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