It’s here! NYFA’s Official 30th Anniversary Logo by Edwin Torres

It’s here! NYFA’s Official 30th Anniversary Logo by Edwin Torres

Seventeen NYFA Fellows submitted thirty-six designs to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of our Artists’ Fellowship Program. 

The official 30th Anniversary logo was designed by Fellow in Poetry ‘01 Edwin Torres.

On Friday, December 11, please join us for Logo A-Go-Go to view all of the logo submissions as well as celebrate the newly released compilation of NYFA Music/Sound Fellows, The NYFA Collection: Volume Two.

Logo A-Go-Go!
Date: Friday, December 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The evening will also feature live performances by Svjetlana Bukvich (Fellow ‘13) Judith Sloan (Fellow ‘13), a live DJ, and dancing!

Participating Logo Designers:
Diogenes Ballester (Fellow ‘91)
Peer Bode (Fellow ’86, ’02)
Franklin Evans (Fellow ’15)
Leo Garcia (Fellow ’86)
George Hrycun (Fellow’14)
Kelvin Christopher James (Fellow ’89)
Kim Keever (Fellow ’08)
Nina Kuo (Fellow ’93, ’98, ’01)
Luis Lara Malavacias (Fellow ’06)
Glendalys Medina (Fellow ’12)
Aeilushi Mistry (Fellow ’15)
Robert Salmieri (Fellow ’15)
Ed Sanders (Fellow ’93)
Joy Taylor (Fellow ’15)
David C. Terry (Fellow ’99)
Edwin Torres (Fellow ’01)
Mie Yim (Fellow ’15)

NYFA Collection: Volume Two Composers:
Laura Andel (Fellow ’13)
John Bacon (Fellow ’13)
Svjetlana Bukvich (Fellow ’13)
Frank Carlberg (Fellow ’13)
Sylvie Courvoisier (Fellow ’13)
Anthony Gatto (Finalist ‘13)
Ben Gerstein (Fellow ’13)
Yotam Haber (Fellow ’13)
Judith Sloan (Fellow ’13)
Mihoko Suzuki (Fellow ’13)

NYFA Collection: Volume Two Visual Artists:
Orit Ben-Shitrit (Fellow ’12)
Niki Berg (Fellow ’94, ’06)


Judith Sloan (Fellow in Music/Sound ‘13) Biography:
Judith Sloan is an actress, oral historian, writer, and audio artist/radio producer whose work combines humor, pathos, and a love of the absurd, and is informed by oral history. Her works include YO MISS!, Denial of the Fittest, Responding to Chaos, A Tattle Tale, and Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America, a multimedia project about new immigrants and refugees written in collaboration with Warren Lehrer. 

Sloan has received numerous grants and awards for her work in theatre and radio – which focuses on voices often ignored by the mass media – including: a 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Music and Sound; awards from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and New York State Council on the Arts; the Brendan Gill Prize 2004; BAXten Artists Award 2005; the Third Coast International Audio Festival 2005, short doc competition; and First Place in the 2008 and 2009 Missouri Review National Audio Competition. 

In 2012 Sloan was commissioned to write the libretto for 1001 Voices: A Symphony for a new America, a collaboration with composer Frank London and Warren Lehrer. A frequent guest lecturer on college campuses on issues of diversity, human rights, and the arts, Sloan’s work has been published by Second Story Press, W.W. Norton, and The New York Times. Her theatre and radio works have been produced throughout the U.S. and abroad at venues including La Mama, The Public Theatre, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and The Smithsonian Institution, and on National Public Radio, WNYC, and listener-sponsored radio stations nationwide. 

She is co-founder along with Warren Lehrer of EarSay, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to documenting and portraying the lives of uncelebrated individuals, and she directs Cross-Cultural Dialogue through the Arts, a mentorship project creating collaborations between disparate communities and Transforming Trauma into Art with immigrant and refugee teenagers in Queens, New York. 

She will be performing YO MISS! On January 16 and 17, 2016 at the Nuyorican Poets Café and March 4 through 13, 2016 at La Mama Experimental Theater in NYC.

You can follow Judith on Facebook and Twitter.


Svjetlana Bukvich (Fellow in Music/Sound ‘13) Biography:

“One of the most interesting electronic writers around” (SoundWordSight), Svjetlana Bukvich grew up during the wildly creative music scene in Sarajevo’s eighties, with Arabian horses and four major religions at her doorstep. Integrating cutting-edge technology with tuning of her own design and her classical training, Bukvich has emerged as an uncommon figure on the New York music scene. Her genre-bending performances weld together symphonic and progressive rock with experimental, classical and electronic soundscapes in “ecstatic musical experiences” (New Music Connoisseur). Bukvich has collaborated with several Grammy® award winning artists, and was the 2013 NYFA Fellow in Music/Sound. That same year she was featured in the book In Her Own Words – Conversations with Composers in the United States, joining the ranks of twenty-five trail-blazing women composers including Meredith Monk, Joan Tower, Pamela Z and Pauline Oliveros. Bukvich is a board member of the American Festival of Microtonal Music, and an honoree in 2014 Selected Honors, Awards & Achievements in ASCAP Concert Music. She is on faculty at NYU, and writes about new music and art in Modern Diplomacy International. Bukvich’s acclaimed debut album EVOLUTION was released in the spring of 2014 on Big Round Records. In June of 2015, Bukvich became an associate director of the NYC-based Composers Concordance organization.

You can find out more about Svjetlana on her website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowships are administered with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.


Image credit, from top: 30th Anniversary logo design by Edwin Torres (Fellow in Poetry ’01); Photo by Robert Winn of Judith Sloan at Joe’s Pub; Photo by Daniel Palkowski of Svjetlana Bukvich performing at “Ladies First – Tell It Like It Is” at the Bohemian National Hall in NYC, 2013

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