Grantees 2019

I Can Only Imagine

Sklar, Hannah

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Through mixed media ceramic sculptures and layered graphite drawings, I attempt to dismantle visual norms of social categorization, pertaining to the performance of gender. I utilize abstraction as a way to create an undefined spectrum of beauty—A boundless queer abstraction. Read More


Space One Eleven

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Under the banner of the state motto, “We dare defend our rights,” some Alabamians defend rights for gun ownership, while others defend rights for safety from gun violence. Space One Eleven has invited ten artists to exhibit artwork in response to this issue. Read More

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York is an annual film festival dedicated to spotlighting films and filmmakers that deal with social issues. Read More

Good Luck with the Sun

Steinke, Krista

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

"Good Luck with the Sun" is a photographic project that focuses on the sun as the main subject in order to explore the complexity of the natural world and the physical and psychological impact of our greatest energy source. Read More

The Oasis Art Gallery

The American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

The Oasis Art Gallery, located in the bilingual, binational, multicultural village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salaam, brings Israeli Palestinian and Jewish artists together for in-person workshops and joint art exhibits. Read More

Jazz Age in the South: An African American Perspective

Tiffany Parks/DeKalb History Center

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

It was the 1920s, the Jazz Age. There were wild parties! And while Al Capone was busy unleashing violence upon Chicago, African Americans in Bible Belt Georgia were fighting racial, social, and political battles, thus transforming America in unexpected ways. Read More

Deep Green: Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Jackson County, Oregon, July 20, 2019

Tribe, Mark

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Deep Green: Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Jackson County, Oregon, July 20, 2019 is the second in a series of archival landscape films. Each recording is 24 hours long, shot in real time on a stationary camera, and exhibited in a loop. The Puffin funds were used for camera equipment rental. Read More

The Sebastopol Siege

Wilcox, Mimi

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

On the night of March 2nd, 1973, Michaela Madden, a recently widowed mother of 5, was held hostage for 8 hours in her rural California home­ — and subsequently vilified by her community. A documentary film. Read More


Womxn Who Print

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

An exhibition gathering womxn printers across the US to create a collective response to the prompt of “impulse”. Read More

Misread Signs

Yuliya Lanina

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

"Misread Signs" is a multimedia three channel installation. It explores the effects of trauma on human psyche. All images are hand painted and then animated on the computer. Each channel is projected onto the adjacent walls, creating a seamless immersive story. Read More