Meet the Artist Advisory Committee
Welcome New Members & Learn about Current Advisors
NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program is governed by an Artist Advisory Committee. Members of NYFA’s Artist Advisory Committee oversee the panel review process, advise NYFA on the state of affairs for all artists in all regions of the state, and act as ambassadors of NYFA and NYSCA throughout New York State.
NYFA thanks Kevin Cook, Andrea Dezsö, Michael Ferris Jr., Fay Ku, Lori Nix, Willie Perdomo, and Bora Yoon for serving on the Artist Advisory Committee. Your passion and insight will be missed. We also welcome new members: Diana Al-Hadid, Desirée Alvarez, Mari Jaye Blanchard, Geoffrey Chadsey, Daniel Thomas Davis, Ella Gant, Ariana Gerstein, DeWitt Godfrey, Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera, Amina Henry, Rebecca Loyche, Aeilushi Mistry, and Gwen Welliver.
Fellow in Sculpture ‘09
Diana Al-Hadid was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1981 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Working with a variety of materials, Al-Hadid creates monumental sculptures, drawings, and panels, all of which blur the lines between figuration and abstraction. Her work references history by drawing influence from disrupted typologies found in architecture, antiquity, cosmology and Old Master paintings.
Diana Al-Hadid received a BFA in sculpture and a BA in Art History from Kent State University in 2003, and an MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond in 2005. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007. She has been the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Grant, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant, a USA Rockefeller Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, and a Pollack-Krasner Grant. Her work is included in such influential collections as the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, and The Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York, NY. Al-Hadid has had solo exhibitions at OHWOW Gallery, West Hollywood, CA, The Vienna Secession in Vienna, Austria, the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, the Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX, the Centro de Arte Contemporánea, La Conservera, Murcia, Spain, the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Al-Hadid has an upcoming solo exhibition at NYU Abu Dhabi’s University Gallery.
Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘97, ‘03, Poetry ‘11
Desirée Alvarez is a poet and painter born in New York City who has received numerous awards for her written and visual work, including the Willard L. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner, and the Robert D. Richardson Non-Fiction Award from Denver Quarterly. Her first book, Devil’s Paintbrush, won the 2015 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Award from Bauhan Publishing. She has published in Poetry, Boston Review, and The Iowa Review and received fellowships as both a visual artist and writer from Yaddo, Poets House, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program. Her poetry will be included in The Traveler’s Vade Mecum, forthcoming in Fall 2016 from Red Hen Press. She exhibits widely and teaches design at New York City College of Technology, CUNY, aesthetics at The Juilliard School, and poetry to public school teens as an Artists Space initiative.
Fellow in Video/Film ‘12
Working with video, photography, performance and choreography, Orit Ben-Shitrit utilizes movement and bodies to implicate the powers that be, their mechanisms of domination, and the potential for violence.
In her videos, Ben-Shitrit places the individual in the midst of a series of events—rituals, struggles, exorcisms—addressing the complex and covert rules of power, and their impact on conflicted beings trapped in bodies.
Her recent works investigates the relationship between the State and the individual; control over natural resources, such as water; the unspoken ties between art and finance, and a schizophrenic response to anxiety ridden cognitive capitalism.
Ben-Shitrit has recently shown at MACRO Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma; El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe; the Haifa Museum of Art; the Herzliya Museum of Art; the Royal College of Art, London; Videobrasil in São Paulo; as well as in Austria, China, Germany, Finland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain and the US. In the fall of 2016 Ben-Shitrit’s work will be the subject of a survey at BIM – Biennial of Moving Image in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ben-Shitrit is a 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Film/Video. She received her MFA from Hunter College in 2010 and is based in Brooklyn.
Mari Jaye Blanchard
Fellow in VIdeo/Film ‘12
Mari Jaye Blanchard took a circuitous route to animation by way of graduate school for Painting at the University of Pennsylvania. While completing her painting thesis, she secretly started animating under the guidance of animator Paul Fierlinger (Teeny Little Super Guy), whose class she took simply because she had loved his work on Sesame Street when she was a child. This chance elective course changed the trajectory of her career, and once she traded in her brushes for a drawing tablet, she never looked back. She has since completed several short films that have screened in festivals all over the world including Annecy, Melbourne, Israel and throughout the US, and has had several screenings at Animation Block Party where she won the audience award in 2011. Mari Jaye has also independently created online and television content for Comedy Central, MTV, and Sesame Workshop. She is a New York Foundation for the Arts Gregory Millard Fellow, a Fellow of the New York Urban Artist Initiative and is honored to have recently joined NYFA’s Artists’ Advisory Committee. Continuously inspired by her students and peers, Mari Jaye co-founded the New York-based animation collective Family Camp and started her new position of Assistant Professor of Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall of 2015.
Fellow in Photography ‘94, ‘06
Niki Berg is a photographer living in New York. Her work is driven by her intuition regarding the cycle of life, touching on the joy of aging, illness, and generations. Her photographs hold an elegant intensity while she contemplates difficult subject matters. The intimate portraits of herself and her family are truthful and direct while her other photographs are more poetic.
Berg is a recipient of an Artist Fellowship Award from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 1994 and 2006, and has been a fellow at Yaddo and the MacDowell Artist Colonies. She received the Annenberg Medical Arts Award in 2005. Her work is in public collections including New York Public Library and other public museums. Berg has exhibited her work worldwide.
Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘11
Geoff Chadsey has been drawing professionally for 20 years. He has shown repeatedly in New York at Jack Shainman gallery, and more recently at DC Moore. His drawings are in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Honolulu Museum of Art. In 2017 he will have a show of his drawings at Boston University. He has a Masters in Photography from California College of the Arts and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Geoff received a NYFA fellowship for drawing in 2011 and served as a juror for NYFA in 2014. He lives and works in Brooklyn, and has been a photo editor at Time Inc. for 10 years.
Fellow in Painting ‘12
Vince Contarino is a Brooklyn-based artist and curator. He received his BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. Recent exhibition venues include Morgan Lehman Gallery, BRIC, Mixed Greens, TSA, NY; Laroche/Joncas, Montreal; Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; and The Essl Museum, Vienna. Awards and residencies include The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and a 2012 Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Contarino was recently featured in Golden Age: Perspectives on abstract painting today, published by NUTUREart and his work has been covered in Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, and SFAQ, among others. He previously organized numerous exhibitions as co-founder of the artist-run curatorial initiative, Progress Report and is currently a partner and co-director of Present Company, a Brooklyn-based exhibition and social space.
Composer Daniel Thomas Davis’ wide range of musical activities has taken him from the stages of the Royal Opera House to monasteries in the Horn of Africa to directing new-music festivals in the rural South. Praised as “ingenious” by The Guardian and for his work’s “vibrant ardor” by The New York Times, he creates instrumental, vocal and dramatic music that often reflects his fascination with the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of the human voice – as well as his lifelong interest in American traditional musics. His music has been performed by Lynn Harrell, the Detroit Symphony, London Sinfonietta, Yarn|Wire, Lontano Ensemble, Charlotte Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, BBC Singers, Back Bay Chorale, Ensemble X, 21st-Century Consort, Locrian Players, Jacqueline Horner, Ossian Ensemble and eighth blackbird. Other individual performers of his music have included members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Anonymous 4 and many of the world’s top orchestras (Chicago, Berlin, Philadelphia, London and Los Angeles). A committed collaborator with other artists, his recent collaborative projects include two operas, a full-evening dance work for strings, live breath sensors and electronics, and several documentary film scores.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, University of Michigan and Peabody, Davis serves as a professor of composition and as composition-program director at Binghamton University (SUNY), and has previously taught at Duke University and the California College of the Arts. He has received fellowships and residencies from the British Government (Marshall Scholar), Bogliasco Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Yaddo Colony, and has been honored by awards from BMI and ASCAP.
Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ‘11
Gant was a 2011 named Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Her work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, The Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace/Artist Book Collection and Texas Folklife Resources. Her work has been shown at national and international venues including Exit Art, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub and Abrons Art Center in New York City; the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California; Great Hall, Washington, D.C.; and the Berlin, London, Melbourne, Los Angeles and San Francisco LGBT International film festivals. Gant received her M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988, graduating with a specialization in the (then) non-traditional area of performative video installation. Gant joined the Hamilton College art department faculty in 1991 and continues to explore intersections among established traditions and contemporary practices in the arts and education.
Fellow in Computer Arts ‘01, Film ‘09, Video/Film ‘15
Ariana Gerstein works in experimental and experimental documentary forms. Her films have been screened and awarded prizes at festivals worldwide including International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, European Media Arts Festival in Germany, Media City in Canada, New York Film Festival, SXSW in Texas. She has presented at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Cinematheque, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Film Archives in Berkley. Her work has been awarded grants by New York Council for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship. Her experimental documentaries Alice Sees The Light (a poetic meditation on light pollution) and Milk in The Land (an essay film on attitudes towards milk consumption as a mirror on evolving American values) were nationally broadcast on the award winning P.B.S. series P.O.V. (Point of View). She is currently working on a series of animated works using desktop scanners. Ariana received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a full Merit Scholarship and is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘05, Interdisciplinary Work ‘12
Kate Gilmore was born in Washington D.C. in 1975 and lives and works in New York, NY. Gilmore received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (2002) and her Bachelors degree from Bates College, Lewiston, ME (1997). She has been the recipient of several international awards and honors such as the Rauschenberg Residency Award, Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, FL (2014), Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (2007/2008), The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, New York, NY (2009/2010), Art Matters Grant, New York, NY (2012), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award for Artistic Excellence, New York, NY (2010), the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, New York, NY (2006), “In the Public Realm”, Public Art Fund, New York, NY (2010), The LMCC Workspace Residency, New York, NY (2005), New York Foundation for The Arts Fellowship, New York, NY (2012 and 2005), and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Residency, Brooklyn, NY (2010). She has participated in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, The Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia (2011), PS1 Greater New York, MoMA/PS1, New York, NY (2005 and 2010) in addition to solo exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2014), MoCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH (2013), Public Art Fund, Bryant Park, New York, NY (2010), Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (2008), Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH (2006). Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California; Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, Indianapolis; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Gilmore is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY and Faculty in the MFA Fine Arts Department at School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
Fellow in Sculpture ‘91
DeWitt Godfrey is a Professor, in the department of Art and Art History at Colgate. Godfrey did his undergraduate work at Yale University, was a member of the inaugural group of CORE Fellows at the MFA Houston, and received his MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Artist’s Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship, a Japan Foundation Artist’s Fellowship, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Fellowship. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York. His commissioned work includes “Capital” in Seattle, WA; “Concordia” for Lexarts, Lexington, KY; “Quake” Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA; “Greenwich South” a visioning exercise by the Downtown Alliance, New York, NY and installations at Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI; The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; and the Kennedy Art Museum, Ohio University, Athens, OH. Most recently he completed “Odin” a collaboration with architect and engineer Daniel Bosia and mathematicians Tomaz Pisanski and Thomas Tucker supported by the Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute at Colgate University. He is currently working on a commission for Syracuse University and the city of Syracuse and a project for the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera is a New York born and raised Puerto Rican. She is an arts administrator, working with various cultural and performing arts organizations in NYC. Julia is also regarded as one of the top performing and teaching artists of Afro-Puerto Rican genres—Bomba and Plena—of her generation. For the past decade, she has toured internationally with Grammy-nominated Los Pleneros de la 21 and Elio Villafranca, to name a few. Julia holds a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from the New School for Nonprofit Management and Urban Policy.
Amina Henry is a playwright whose works has been developed, presented, and/or produced at The New Group, Clubbed Thumb, The Flea, National Black Theater, Dixon Place, The Cell, Theater for the New City, Barefoot Theatre, Drama of Works, JACK, The Brick, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Kitchen Dog Theater, Cohesion Theatre Company, Brooklyn College, and Texas State University. Her play BULLY is on the 2015 Kilroy List, a curated survey of the top 7% recommended plays by female and female-identified playwrights in the US. She is a 2016-2017 member of Interstate 73, the writers group of P73. In addition to playwriting, she has worked as the Literary Associate for The Civilians and a Resident Teaching Artist for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; she is currently a teaching artist for the Shakespeare Society and the Teachers & Writers Collaborative. She is a graduate of Yale University, the Performance Studies MA program at New York University, and the Brooklyn College MFA Playwriting program.
Fellow in Photography ‘10
Rebecca Loyche is a conceptual artist working primarily in photography, video, installation and sound. She is interested in making work that questions and readdresses everyday perception. Working with different mediums she examines the relationships of power dynamics, the language of communication and the effects of creating environments.
Her artwork has been shown with great international breadth, currently it’s in a traveling exhibition with the Goethe Institute, premiering in Taiwan, South African, Romania, Palestine, and throughout the United States. She has curated and directed the art spaces MMX Open Art Venue, Co-Verlag and re:MMX in Berlin, Germany. Her art practice also includes writing about contemporary art for publications, producing large-scale media installations and curating screening programs.
She holds a MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from Pratt Institute (NYC). As a DAAD scholar she received a Master Student degree, “Meisterschüler” studying with Candice Breitz at the Braunschweig School of Art, Germany in 2011. In 2010 she received a NYFA fellowship for her photogram series of I.E.D.s, “Minds/Mines Don’t Care”.
She lives and works in Chatham, New York.
Fellow in Fiction ‘12
Susan Karwoska is a Brooklyn-based fiction writer. She is currently finishing up a year-long writing residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Workspace program, where she is at work on a novel set against the changing landscapes and cultural upheavals of the early 1970s. Karwoska is the recipient of a 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Fiction, a Graduate Fellowship and the Feldman Story Prize from Brown University, and fiction residencies at the Ucross Foundation, and Cummington Community of the Arts. From 2005 to 2014 she was the editor of Teachers & Writers Magazine, an award-winning quarterly covering contemporary issues and innovations in creative writing education, for which she now serves on the editorial board. She has written and edited for a variety of publications, and her work has appeared in the anthologies The Alphabet of the Trees and Third Mind: Creative Writing Through Visual Art. She conducts writing workshops in public and private schools throughout New York City. Karwoska received her BA from Harvard University and her MFA from Brown University.
Fellow in Folk/Traditional Arts ‘15
Aeilushi Mistry is a Brooklyn-based arts educator, performer, and choreographer, whose work is grounded in the sacred arts traditions of India. Aeilushi was born and raised in Gujarat, India. She studied Bharathanatyam classical dance in India, completing her BA in Bharathanatyam at Gandharva University, Gujarat, and further advanced studies at Kerala Kalamandalam, Kerala. She also studied privately with renowned Bharathanatyam gurus and is trained in Gujarati folk Garbaa, Raas and Divada dance traditions. She studied arts administration at New York University and with the Foundation for Dance Education. And to better understand how different dance styles draw on unique movements and uses of space, she has also studied Kathak, Kuchipudi, Modern, and West African dance. Aeilushi is currently affiliated with the Arts in Education and Folk Arts programs at the Brooklyn Arts Council, where she leads hands-on workshops for students in New York public schools, introducing them to traditional Indian dance, folk tales, and sacred narratives. Each summer since 2013, Aeilushi has also performed an Aarti floating lamp ceremony with New Yorkers of all backgrounds at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and bridges the traditions of India and America – Mother Ganga and East River.
Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12
Joseph Keckler is a singer, writer and interdisciplinary artist whose works often draw on humor, autobiography, cultural observation, classical images and themes, and vocal work. In a recent review the New York Times described him as a “singer whose voice shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing.” He has been featured on BBC America and WNYC Soundcheck and his performance piece I am an Opera was commissioned by Dixon Place. In 2013 The Village Voice named him “Best Downtown Performance Artist.” The recipient of a 2012 NYFA Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work, Joseph has also received a 2016 Creative Capital Performing Arts Grant and a 2012 Franklin Furnace for Performance Art. He has been awarded residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell, was the 2015/2016 Witt Artist in Residence at The University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design, and is currently in residence with Times Square Arts Alliance. He sometimes writes freelance about contemporary art for publications such as VICE and last year he made his off-Broadway debut as Chaliapin in Preludes at Lincoln Center Theater. He is currently working on an album, an essay collection, and Let Me Die, a performance of many operatic death scenes.
Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘13
Amanda Schachter is a registered architect, principal of SLO Architecture, founded in Madrid in 2005, and based in her native New York City since 2007.
Schachter is 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellows in Design and Environmental Structures along with Alexander Levi, and recipient of the inaugural 2013 Dwell Vision Award for Harvest Dome 2.0. SLO Architecture was named winner of New Practices New York 2012, a biennial award of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Schachter, along with Levi are 2011 recipients of the Blinder Award of the James Marston Fitch Foundation, and the 2009 Van Alen Institute New York Prize Fellowship in Public Architecture. Schachter also teaches at Sarah Lawrence College where she initiated a program in architecture and urban design.
SLO links realms of the urban and architectural design with artistic production and social action, bringing together heterogeneous participants, from expert practitioners and city agencies to rooted local teens and volunteers, to re-vindicate social, physical and cultural conditions of neighborhoods on perceived margins of the city. SLO’s recent and ongoing projects envision connections forged along urban waterways in distressed areas, long fragmented by infrastructural rights-of-way, industry, abandonment and contamination.
Fellow in Choreography ‘13
Gwen Welliver is an award winning dancer, choreographer, and dedicated teacher. Recent support for her works and process has come from Movement Research Artist in Residence Program, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, Spoleto Festival USA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, La MaMa, 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography, New York Live Arts, Center for Performance Research Mellon Foundation Residency, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Welliver is the recipient of a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for sustained achievement in dancing for her decade if work with Doug Varone and Dancers. Later, as Rehearsal Director of the renowned Trisha Brown Dance Company, she oversaw the extensive repertory, remounts of Brown’s choreography for opera, and directed the revival of seminal early works for the exhibition, ‘Trisha Brown: Dance and Art in Dialogue, 1961-2001’. Welliver teaches at venues as varied as the American Dance Festival (NC), P.A.R.T.S. (BE), Movement Research (NYC) and the Experimental Theater Wing, Tisch Drama. Additionally, she participates as an advisor and mentor through the Bessie Schonberg Laboratory for Composition, TTT, CLASSCLASSCLASS, the Joyce Soho Editing Advisor program, and Bennington College’s Fieldwork Term.
NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship program awards $7,000 unrestricted grants to artists living in New York State and/or Indian Nations located in New York State. Applications for this year’s awards will open in the fall. Sign up for NYFA’s bi-weekly e-newsletter, NYFA News, to receive updates.
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Images, from top: NYFA Artist Advisory Committee, Image Credit: Jacque Donaldson; Diana Al-Hadid, Courtesy of the artist; Desirée Alvarez, Image Credit: Robert Herman; Orit Ben-Shitrit, Image Credit: Richard Minevich; Mari Jaye Blanchard, Image Credit: Jason A. Hernandez; Niki Berg, Courtesy of the artist; Geoff Chadsey, Image credit: Eric McNatt; Vince Contarino, Image Credit: Esperanza Mayobre; Daniel Thomas Davis, Image Credit: Jack Liebeck; Ella Gant, Image Credit: Courtesy of the artist; Ariana Gerstein, Image Credit: Courtesy of the artist; Kate Gilmore, Image Credit: Courtesy of the artist; DeWitt Godfrey, Image Credit: Richard Lovrich; Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera, Image Credit: Courtesy of the artist; Amina Henry, Image Credit: Laura Rose Photography; Rebecca Loyche, Image Credit: Rebecca Loyche; Susan Karwoska, Image Credit: Benjamin Kligler; Aeilushi Mistry, Image credit: Chris Owyoung; Joseph Keckler, Image Credit: Matthew Leifheit; Amanda Schachter, Image Credit: Film still, SLO Architecture; Gwen Welliver, Image Credit: John Hennessey.