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Innovator and Activist Visual Artists: SUNY Celebrating New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships Opening Reception and Panel Discussion: Thursday, September 7 Location: Orange Hall Gallery, SUNY Orange, 115 South St, Middletown, NY 10940
Exhibiting artists included: Andrea Moreau, Angela Basile, Beth Sutherland, Jill Parisi, Marisa Gonzales Silverstein, Phyllis Gay Palmer, Mary Ann Lomonaco, Ivy Dachman.
Folk My Life: An Exhibition of Select Fellows and Finalists in Folk/Traditional Arts Exhibition Dates: Friday, July 22, 2016 - Friday, October 21, 2016 Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Exhibiting artists included: Carrie Hill, Mary Tooley Parker, Zhong-Hua Lu, Hongyi He, Kesler Pierre, Bonnie Gale, Wang Guowei, Camille Yeung, and Vít Hořejš.
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, August 6, 2016 - Saturday, August 27, 2016 Location: Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014
NYFA Curatorial presented the exhibition Decensortized: A Safe Space, hosted at Westbeth Gallery. Exhibiting artists included: Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Mari Jaye Blanchard, Shamus Clisset, Peter Drake, Seth Michael Forman, Judy Fox, Ella Gant, June Glasson, Michael Greathouse, Rebecca Loyche, Charles McGill, Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira, and Anne Muntges.
NYFA Presents: PEN America Reading with Abeer Hoque, Lisa Ko,
Sarah Schulman, and Joan Silber Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Location: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
This event brought together writers whose NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship helped foster their creative work. These Fellows are all Professional Members of PEN America, an organization of writers, editors, and translators fighting to defend free expression and celebrate literature abroad and here in the United States.
NYFA Board member, three-time fellowship recipient, and PEN America Member Saïd Sayrafiezadeh moderated the fifth event in this reading series.
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Location: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
New York has long been known as the creative capital of the world, but what exactly has contributed to the city's magnetism, and are those elements now in flux? Three NYFA and Whiting Award winners—Dael Orlandersmith (Fiction ‘96), José Rivera (Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘88), and Saïd Sayrafiezadeh (Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘96, ‘06, Fiction '10)—talked about the effects of New York's convulsive cultural, financial, and political changes on writers. Moderated by The New Yorker's Cressida Leyshon.
NYFA Presents: Three Decades of Writing Fellows with Gregory Pardlo, Deanna Fei, Shelly Oria, and Teddy Wayne
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016 Location: McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
NYFA Board member and three-time fellowship recipient Saïd Sayrafiezadeh hosted the fourth event in this reading series featuring NYFA writing fellows and finalists. Gregory Pardlo (Fellow in Poetry '05), Deanna Fei (Fellow in Fiction '06), Shelly Oria (Finalist ‘15), and Teddy Wayne (Finalist ‘12).
Visualaries: A Conversation Date: Friday, March 25, 2016 Location: Made in NY Media Center Theater, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Made in NY Media Center and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) presented a moderated conversation in which Justin Berry, Carter Hodgkin, Faith Holland, and Erica Magrey discussed their practice and methodology in creating their unique and visionary work.
Solitary Refinement: An Exhibition of Select 2015 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Finalists Exhibition Dates: Friday, March 4, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016 Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Exhibiting artists included: Doron Langberg, Jeremy McWreath, Joseph Nanashe, Jennifer Nuss, Naomi Reis, Ezra Wube, and Justin Rancourt / Charles Yatsuk.
Visualaries: A 30th Anniversary Showcase of Select MediaArtists Exhibition Dates: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - Monday, February 29, 2016 Location: Media Arts Gallery, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
NYFA Curatorial partnered with the Media Arts Gallery to present Visualaries: A 30th Anniversary Showcase of Select Media Artists curated by David C. Terry, Jacque Donaldson and Joe Gough. Participating Visualaries Artists: Ronald Amstutz, Justin Berry, Peter Burr, James Case-Leal, Michael Greathouse, Carter Hodgkin, Faith Holland, Sophie Kahn, Noemie Lafrance, and Erica Magrey.
Stacks Reading and Artist Talk Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn NY 11201
NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows read from their work followed by an artist talk with Anne Munges about her installation in NYFA's space. Readers included Bibi Wein, Adrianne Wortzel, Ronna Wineberg, Marcella Durand, Xuya Chen, Leah Kornfeld Friedman, Teddy Jefferson, Danica Novgorodoff, Sharon Mesmer, Wanda Phipps, Naomi Guttman, Urayoan Noel.
NYFA Presents: Three Decades of Writing Fellows with Kathryn Harrison, Phillip Lopate, Catherine Lacey, and Rajesh Parameswaran Date: Monday, January 25, 2016 Location: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012
NYFA Board member and three-time fellowship recipient Saïd Sayrafiezadeh returned to host the third event in this reading series featuring NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows in Writing: Kathryn Harrison (Fellow in Fiction '94), Phillip Lopate (Fellow in Nonfiction '91), Catherine Lacey (Fellow in Fiction '12), and Rajesh Parameswaran (Fellow in Fiction '15).
Launch Party: Logo A-Go-Go! Dates: Friday, December 11, 2015 Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Logo A-Go-Go! celebrated the newly released compilation of NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows in Music/Sound, The NYFA Collection: Volume Two. This event also showcased the never-before-seen 30th Anniversary commemorative logo designs created by seventeen NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows.
Stacks: Three Decades of Writing Fellows with an Installation by Anne Muntges Exhibition Dates: Friday, November 13, 2015 - Friday, February 12, 2016 Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
An exhibition of published works from over 100 of our Literary Fellows featured within a site-specific installation by Anne Muntges (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘14).
NYFA Presents: Three Decades of Writing Fellows with Bill Cheng, Luc Sante, and Dana Spiotta Date: Friday, October 9, 2015 Location: Lillian Veron Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
NYFA Board member and three-time fellowship recipient Saïd Sayrafiezadeh hosted the event and Bill Cheng (Fellow in Fiction ‘15), Luc Sante (Fellow in Non-Fiction ‘14), and Dana Spiotta (Fellow in Fiction ‘08) read.
Triacontagon: A Celebration of 30 Years of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program Exhibition Dates: August 13 - August 30, 2015 Location: Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014
This exhibition featured work by: Danielle Abrams, Elia Alba, Tomie Arai, Judith Barry, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Niki Berg, Charles Biasiny-Rivera, Terry Boddie, Peer Bode, Rimer Cardillo, Josely Carvalho, James Carpenter, Vince Contarino, Kevin Cook, Donna Dennis, Michael Ferris Jr., Pat Flynn, Chitra Ganesh, Cadence Giersbach, Kate Gilmore, Guerrilla Girls, Raymond Ghirardo, Kathy High, Yoko Inoue, Jaguar Mary X (Jocelyn Taylor), John Knecht, Mary Lum, Deborah Margolin, Scott McCarney, Monteith McCollum, Lillian Mulero, Lori Nix, Megan Roberts, Ann Reichlin, Martha Rosler, Dread Scott, Renee Tajima-Peña, Hank Willis Thomas, Carmelita Tropicana, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Igor Vamos, Bora Yoon.
30th Anniversary Reading at Word Bookstore Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Hosted by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, this reading featured Luc Sante, Amanda Stern, Donna Masini, and Deanna Fei.