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Special Initiative 2000 Grantees

Michelle Kellond Amos ( Louisville): $3,000 to provide a studio space to children and adolescents from the Boys and Girls Club of Louisville.

Nana Yaa Asantewaa ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in a music and oral tradition project, Healing Spirit.

Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency, Inc. ( Pineville): $5,000 to develop craft market for low-income women in Bell County .

Berea Arts Council ( Berea): $5,000 to create a large outdoor mural.

Betty Boggs ( Whitesburg): $3,000 to create a writing workshop for women from eastern Kentucky who lost their mothers at a young age and women who are victims of domestic violence.

Sylvia Bruton, Patricia Wetherton, and Naneki Elliot ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage them in taking a play by Norma Cole, Just Desserts, to rural areas of the state.

Center for Women and Families ( Louisville): $3,000 to work with victims of violence and produce a theatrical presentation.

Mary B. Craik ( Louisville): $3,000 to produce large fiber art pieces dealing with violence against women.

Phyllis Free ( Louisville): $1,000 to upgrade her musical instruments and further her artistic growth.

Pamela Gray ( Farmington): $1,000 to work with young girls in collecting stories from older women and retelling the stories through poetry, song, and dance.

Carolyn G. Hall ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in introducing journal writing to marginalized women.

Bani Hines-Hudson ( Louisville): $3,000 for a project that nurtures artistic development of African American high school girls.

Mary E. Jefferson ( Louisville): $3,000 for Dreams First, an arts mentoring program for girls.

Rema Keen ( Louisville): $1,000 to tour The Adventures of Molly Whuppie, a performance piece about gender roles, through rural Kentucky .

Kentucky Women Writers Conference ( Lexington): $3,000 to begin a program focusing on young women.

Kim Klein ( Louisville): $3,000 to introduce middle-school age girls to photography.

Lorna Littleway ( Louisville): $3,000 to expand the annual Juneteenth Festival with new programming focusing mainly on works of women authors and women characters.

New Opportunity School for Women ( Berea): $3,000 for a program on self-expression through the arts.

Northern Kentucky University Women’s Center ( Highland Heights): $1,000 to bring diverse women together to make quilts for the Women’s Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky .

Joyce Ogden and Kathleen Nesbitt ( Louisville): $3,000 for a public art project with inner-city youth.

Mimi Pickering ( Whitesburg): $3,000 for a video/new media project, Without A Net: Women, Work and Welfare.

Susan Reed ( Louisville): $1,000 for an arts project working with AIDS-infected mothers and their adolescent daughters.

Reel World String Band and George Ella Lyon ( Lexington): $3,000 to present concerts interweaving poetry and music as part of an Appalachian Women’s Alliance project.

River City Drum Corp. Cultural Arts Institute, Inc. ( Louisville): $3,000 to create a young women’s performing ensemble.

Robert Williams Cultural Center ( Lexington): $3,000 to provide a quilting and writing class for women.

Samiyra Shabazz ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in developing a music video for a new CD.

Fran Thompson ( Louisville): $1,000 for a writing and history project with high-school students, focusing initially on women in the military.

Loan P. Vo ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in publishing Dan Chim Viet, a magazine for Vietnamese youth.

Wilderness Trace Family YMCA ( Danville): $3,000 for an arts and creativity program.

Jennifer Woodrow ( Hazel Green): $5,000 to form a multigenerational group of women into a women’s art collective.

Mary Yates ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in continuing her photography project, Woman’s Work.

KFW Grantees for 2000

Clara Atkins-Pope ( Harlan): $1,000 to encourage her work with Celtic harp music in health care facilities.

Gabrielle Beasley ( Hyden): $1,000 to encourage her in photographing Kentucky ‘s Appalachian women at work.

Jeanne Beaver ( Murray): $1,000 to encourage her work in sculptural jewelry.

Linda Bowman and Kathleen O’Neil ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage them in developing studio space.

Walter Brock and Susan Moffett ( Louisville): $5,000 to collaborate on a series of prints and mixed media images.

Jude Chambers ( Canmer): $1,000 to encourage her work as a potter by providing materials to build wood-fired kiln.

Marie Davis ( Louisville): $5,000 to develop comic book package Kentucky Tales for middle school students.

Anita Douthat ( Alexandria): $3,000 to continue her work with photogram process.

Nina Fichter ( Wilder): $3,000 to develop new work of feminist fairy tales.

Tamara Fitzpatrick ( Louisville): $5,000 to interview and photograph women in Irish peace movement.

Barbara Franklin ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in producing her play Beyond Dorothy Parker.

Rinda Frye ( Carrollton): $3,000 for a performance about women’s body images, pornography and media, Bodies in Motion: My Hips and Thighs Speak Rapture.

Collette Gabrielle ( Lexington): $3,000 to purchase a Leach Treadle Wheel and study with Cynthia Bringle to continue her clay work.

Joyce Garner and Angie Reed Garner ( Prospect): $3,000 for a mother-daughter painting collaboration, Yes We Both Paint.

Lida Gordon ( Louisville): $1,000 encourage creative explorations in embroidery.

Carla Gover and Diane Timmons ( Berea): $1,000 to encourage a music composition honoring feminine principal called MountainMind: MotherMedicine.

Sarah Gutwirth ( New Concord): $3,000 to develop a body of work in oils called Engaging Objects.

Nicole Hand ( Almo): $3,000 to continue work in printmaking.

Kiya Heartwood and Miriam Davidson ( Stamping Ground): $5,000 to record and produce a Wishing Chair CD and provide successful and socially responsible role-models of female musicians.

Barbara Houghton ( Alexandria): $5,000 to continue work in digital imagemaking and installation.

Erin Jones ( Louisville): $3,000 to produce a one-woman performance, Dixie Highway Dreams.

Diane Kruer ( Fort Thomas): $3,000 to continue exploration of feminine art to prepare for one-woman show.

Toni Meriah Kruse ( Lexington): $3,000 to produce a dance initiative, Birds in Flight.

Aundra LaFayette and Yetunde’ Adeyinka-De’Leon ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage creation of a performance piece called The Women of Harlem Renaissance.

Glynis Mary McManamon ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in developing an exhibit addressing concerns of women and substance abuse.

Pamela Oldfield Meade ( West Liberty): $3,000 to create a series of paintings, The Work They’ve Done.

Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido ( Morehead): $3,000 to assist with the building of a studio for installation work.

Ardis Moonlight ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in feltmaking.

Alice Noel ( Bowling Green): $3,000 to continue her work in mixed-media sculptures.

Carrie Lyn Peterson ( Lexington): $1,000 to encourage her in photography work.

Licia Neal Priest ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in mosaic work.

Cynthia Reynolds ( Louisville): $1,000 encourage work in clay through purchase of wet clay mixer and kiln.

Beth Ellen Rosenbaum ( Lexington): $5,000 to establish a music and movement program for at-risk teenage mothers and their children.

Sharon Ruble ( Lexington): $1,000 to encourage her in photographing Kentucky women who play, write, and sing music.

Rebekka Seigel ( Owenton): $5,000 to fund her Paper Doll Quilts project.

Jessica Shull ( Louisville): $3,000 to illustrate ornithological field guide of Paraguay .

Lucianne Siers ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her work with an arts program for Alzheimer’s patients.

Cheryl Skinner ( Louisville): $3,000 for recording equipment.

Kim Stacy ( Willisburg): $1,000 to encourage her in woodworking.

Darla Thompson( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in drawing.

Melinda Walters ( Louisville): $3,000 to purchase a welder and a ceramic kiln.

Dane Waters ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in teaching art to inner-city children.

Gayle Williamson ( Louisville): $5,000 to create an exhibit of stitchery and wearable art with women at Wayside Christian Mission.

Neisja Yenawine ( Louisville): $3,000 to create a series of collaged apron drawings and to tape interviews with the women who wore them.

Ars Femina ( Louisville): $7,000 to produce CDs of women composers’ works (pre-1800) and distribute to public radio stations within U.S. .

InterAction Theater ( Bloomington, IN): $1,000 to produce a show in concert with with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Louisville on domestic and relationship violence.

Jefferson Community College ( Louisville): $1,000 for the Performing Arts Learning Seminar (PALS), a forum for girls to create art concerning history of women’s movement.

Kentucky Museum ( Bowling Green): $5,000 to develop exhibition of work by Kentucky women artists prior to the women’s movement.

Mary Anderson Center ( Mount St. Francis , IN): $6,000 to underwrite and market five residencies for women visual artists from Kentucky .

Murray State University , Dept. of Music ( Murray): $2,000 for the Athena Festival – promoting performance and study of music by women composers, past and present.

Nazareth Arts for Life ( Nazareth): $2,000 to present a workshop and model a supportive connection between and arts organization and a domestic abuse shelter.

New Opportunity School for Women ( Berea): $1,000 to present a program on self-exploration through the arts and to develop community arts programs.

Roadside Theater ( Whitesburg): $3,000 to partially underwrite Voices From the Battlefront, a performance workshop focusing on domestic violence.

Southeast Community College Appalachian Program ( Cumberland): $4,000 for workshops and screenings in conjunction with the photography exhibit, Serving Home and Community: Women of Southern Appalachia.

Squallis Puppeteers ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage them in The Birth Puppet Show.

The Living Arts and Science Center ( Lexington): $1,000 for a visual arts program for breast cancer survivors, Art Expressions.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts ( Sweet Briar, VA): $6,000 to provide two residencies to Kentucky women visual artists.

KFW Grantees for 1999

Dianne Aprile ( Louisville): $5,000 for her book, Eenie & Me: A Story of Resilience & Recovery.

Nana Yaa Asantewaa ( Louisville): $5,000 to work on new scripts for the Kentuckiana African American Arts Series.

Janet Boyd ( Louisville): $3,000 to write a biography of Thelma Stovall.

Joan Brannon ( Lexington): $5,000 to make a video of African American elder-women living in Kentucky .

Katherine Brown ( Lexington): $1,000 to encourage her in writing non-fiction.

Nickole Brown ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in rewriting 19th century ghost stories.

Vickie Cimprich ( Fort Mitchell): $1,000 to encourage her in writing poetry.

Mexie Cottle ( Lexington): $1,000 to encourage her in writing fiction.

Kim Edwards ( Lexington): $3,000 to work on her novel Comet Wine and research several other works.

Janet Carey Eldred ( Lexington): $1,000 to encourage her in writing non-fiction.

Nikky Finney ( Lexington): $5,000 to complete a novel.

Catherine Fosl ( Louisville): $3,000 to prepare her biography of Anne Braden for publication.

Paula French ( Louisville): $3,000 to continute to write poetry.

Nancy Gall-Clayton ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in playwriting.

Albertus Gorman ( Louisville): $1,000 to write a catalogue to accompany a women sculptors exhibition – ENID : Generations of Women Sculptors.

Christie Green ( Berea): $1,000 to encourage her in writing fiction.

Barbara Hausman ( Lexington): $3,000 to complete a novel.

Kristin Herbert ( Louisville): $5,000 to continue to write poetry.

Christie Hodgen ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in writing fiction.

Mary Jefferson ( Louisville): $5,000 to write and develop a script for a video documentary on Dr. M. Celeste Nichols.

Carridder Jones ( Louisville): $3,000 to research the lives of women descendants of the “Negro Hamlets” in Lexington .

Gwendolyn Kelly ( Louisville): $3,000 for research needed for writing a novel.

Kate Larken ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in writing a script based on stories of women of various ages.

Lorna Littleway ( Louisville): $3,000 to work on two playwriting projects.

Ronni Lundy ( Louisville): $3,000 to write a novel about two Kentucky girls who journey across the country.

George Ella Lyon ( Lexington): $1,000 to encourage her in writing Memory Skin.

Patricia Jean Manion ( Louisville): $3,000 to prepare the manuscript about six women missionaries for publication.

Ruthie Maslin ( Richmond): $1,000 to encourage her work on the play The Rosary Women.

Pamela McMichael ( Prospect): $5,000 to work on a play about social justice activist Bette StrangeCloud.

Jocelyn Moore ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in writing fiction and pursuing publication.

Ann Neelon ( Murray): $5,000 to continue work on a collection of poems.

Mary O’Dell ( Louisville): $3,000 to continue work on a collection of poems, Casting for Turnip.

Elizabeth Oakes and Jane Olmsted ( Bowling Green): $1,000 to begin a collection of poems by Kentucky feminists and activists.

Sandra Pfeifer ( Simpson , IL): $1,000 to encourage her work on a documentary film about a rural homemaker born and raised in western Kentucky .

Lynn Pruett ( Lexington): $1,000 to encourage her work on the novel The Body Season.

Frances Purifoy ( Louisville): $3,000 to write about women’s cross-race relationships from a study of lives of women at Farmington Historic Home and Locust Grove.

Deborah Reed ( Sadieville): $1,000 encouragement in fiction writing

Justine Rischardson ( Whitesburg): $3,000 for developing educational resources for the film Girls’ Hoops.

Jo Ann Ross ( Augusta): $1,000 to encourage her in playwriting.

Anne Shelby ( Oneida): $3,000 to develop a play based on eastern Kentucky folktales.

Shanna Smith ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in writing poetry.

Amy Thompson ( Columbus , OH): $1,000 to encourage her work in Kentucky for a documentary about women’s literary clubs.

Cia White ( Louisville): $5,000 to complete a memoir.

Crystal Wilkinson ( Lexington): $1,000 to encourge her in writing fiction.

Melissa Wilson ( Louisville): $3,000 to write a series of essays about her sister’s experiences in the military.

Laverne Zabielski ( Lexington): $5,000 to complete her novel The Garden Girls.

Appalshop, Inc . ( Whitesburg): $5,000 for a documentary about a battered women’s shelter.

Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning ( Lexington): $5,000 to establish the Young Writer’s Institute for Women.

Eastern Kentucky University Women’s Studies Program ( Richmond): $1,000 for A Celebration of Appalachian Women.

The Feminist Press ( New York , NY): $1,000 to support events in Kentucky during Estella Conwill Majozo’s book tour.

Mary Anderson Center ( Mount St. Francis , IN): $6,000 for a 30-day residency and four 2-week residencies for women writers from Kentucky .

Pleiades Theatre Company ( Louisville): $1,000 to develop vignettes for radio based on women featured in the book Kentucky Women.

Portland Museum ( Louisville): $5,000 for an internet/technology project, Constellation.

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference ( Lexington): $8,000 for expenses of the 1999 conference.

KFW Grantees for 1998

Jeannine Anderson ( Berea): $3,000 to build a studio.

Mia Brownell ( Murray): $1,000 to begin a series of paintings.

Roberta Burnes ( Lexington): $1,000 for a recording of Shaker women’s music.

Cyndy Carroll ( Dreyfus): $1,000 to encourage her in woodworking.

Franzee Dolbeare ( Louisville): $1,000 to support an exhibition of her and her students’ work at U of L.

Ana England ( Highland Heights): $3,000 to continue sculpture work.

Liz Bussey Fentress ( Louisville): $5,000 to develop performance based on her experience with the circus.

Barbara Franklin, Rebekka Seigel, Judy Sizemore, and Cynthia Cooke ( Louisville): $5,000 to begin a quilting collaboration with women from Eastern Kentucky and Louisville .

Sarah Frederick( Louisville): $5,000 residency at Banff Centre for Arts.

Carol Grape ( Villa Hills): $3,000 to complete work for an exhibition.

Laura Hartford ( Louisville): $3,000 for photographic equipment and supplies.

Melanie Vincent Havlik ( Brandenburg): $3,000 to establish a darkroom.

Clare Hirn ( Louisville): $3,000 develop large figurative egg tempera painting.

Imi Hwangbo ( Louisville): $3,000 to complete a sculpture installation.

Mary Jefferson ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in producing the Kentucky Women’s Heritage Project.

Mary Dennis Kannappell ( Prospect): $1,000 encourage work in multimedia sculptures.

Gwendolyn Kelly ( Louisville): $3,000 to set up intaglio printmaking shop.

Brenda Kiefer and Kimberly Lawless ( Louisville): $3,000 to continue work in collage.

Collis Caroline Marshall ( Louisville): $3,000 to establish an arts program at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women.

Sue Massek ( Willisburg): $5,000 for a songwriting project on women from Clay County , Kentuck.

Beth McNeill ( Louisville): $3,000 to hold choreography conferences for young Kentucky women.

Cari Norris( Ravenna): $1,000 to encourage her in recording music of her grandmother, Lily May Ledford.

Joyce Ogden( Louisville): $5,000 to create a series of cast bronze sculptures.

Jacque Parsley ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her continuing creativity.

Davie Reneau and Jennifer L. Gandee ( Glasgow): $3,000 for their ceramic studio.

Andrea Rodriguez ( Louisville): $3,000 create work for an exhibition.

Lily Rose( Louisville): $1,000 for a photographic essay on a girls’ school in Columbia .

Laura Rosenfeld ( Highland Heights): $3,000 to continue work in figurative painting.

Lynn Slaughter ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in a project, Women Artists Coming of Age: Flying at Fifty and Beyond.

Melinda Snyder ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in conducting art classes at Meyzeek Middle School .

Karen Spears ( Lexington): $3,000 for painting materials and studio improvements.

Spring Ulmer ( Millstone): $3,000 for a photography project.

Artswatch ( Louisville): $3,000 for a production of a new play by Pam McMichael.

Elder Dance Express ( Louisville): $3,000 to choreograph new work.

Headlands Center for the Arts ( Sausalito , CA): $5,000 for a residency program for women artists from Kentucky .

Intuition Theatre ( Cincinnati , OH): $1,000 to encourage them in creating a play developed from stories from women throughout Kentucky .

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre ( Louisville): $5,000 for its second annual Juneteenth Festival of New Works.

Mary Anderson Center ( Mount St. Francis , IN): $5,000 for five residencies for women artists from Kentucky .

Murray State University , Dept. of Music ( Murray): $5,000 for a music festival and competition.

Pleiades Theatre Company ( Louisville): $3,000 for expenses of its 1998 season.

PNEUMA ( Louisville): $3,000 for dance theatre productions created by young inner-city artists.

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference ( Lexington): $15,000 for its 20th anniversary conference

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts ( Sweet Briar, VA): $4,600 for two residencies for women artists, choreographers and composers from Kentucky .

Women’s Studio Workshop ( Rosendale , NY): $5,000 for a residency for a woman artist from Kentucky .

Yaddo ( Saratoga Springs , NY): $5,000 for a residency for a woman artist from Kentucky.

KFW Grantees for 1997

Constance Alexander ( Murray): $3,000 to complete a novel.

Linda Elisabeth Beattie and Mary Angela Shaughnessy ( Louisville): $5,000 for a project about ten women whose prison sentences were commuted by Governor Jones.

Barbara Blackburn-Metzmeier ( Midway): $1,000 to conduct an autobiography workshop for women in prison.

Erma Bush ( Louisville): $3,000 to research, write, and perform new work.

Judy Rae Cavagnero ( Lexington): $3,000 for a poetry project.

Kathleen Driskell ( Louisville): $5,000 to continue writing poetry.

Edna Kay Duggins ( Leitchfield): $1,000 to encourage her in writing about Kentucky farm women.

Naneki Elliott and Norma Cole ( Monticello): $3,000 to continue work on a play, Just Desserts.

Kelly Ellis ( Lexington): $5,000 to complete a collection of poetry, Seventh and Lime.

Normandi Ellis ( Berea): $5,000 to complete a collection of short stories.

Carol Francisco ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in writing.

Barbara Franklin ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in playwriting.

Phyllis Free ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her work on a play about adoption.

Nan Goheen ( Louisville): $5,000 to continue writing fiction.

The Shirley Hayden-Whitley ( Louisville): $3,000 to continue writing fiction.

Kristin Herbert ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in writing poetry.

Cass Irvin ( Louisville): $5,000 to complete a book, The Gimp Mystique.

Judi Jennings ( Louisville): $3,000 to write the story of 18th century feminist Mary Morris Knowles.

Leatha Kendrick ( East Point): $5,000 to work on a book of poetry.

Kathi Kern ( Lexington): $5,000 to write book on the life of Anna Cashot, slave from Bardstown , Kentucky .

Cynthia Flanagan Lamb ( Louisville): $5,000 to work on a book about funeral food.

Eddie Lueken ( Louisville): $3,000 for a poetry project.

Heather Lyons ( Winchester): $5,000 for a documentary on the work of photographer, Doris Ulmann.

Joyce MacDonald ( Louisville): $3,000 for work on a manuscript, African Women in Renaissance Texts.

Patricia Jean Manion( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in writing about six women missionaries in China .

Eren McGinnis, Café Sisters ( Lexington): $5,000 for work on the documentary Tobacco Road.

Kristina McGrath( Louisville): $5,000 to continue work on a novel.

Michele Moore ( Louisville): $3,000 for research needed for works of fiction.

Mary Pat Nimon ( Louisville): $1,000 to work on a novel.

Jo Ann Ross ( Augusta): $1,000 to encourage her in fiction writing.

Karen Samples ( Covington): $5,000 to work on book about photos in Eastern Kentucky coal camps.

(Barbara) Alice Templeton ( Bowling Green): $5,000 to work on a book of poetry.

R. Shashu Tucker ( Louisville): $1,000 to work on a book about stress reduction.

Julia Watts ( Williamsburg): $5,000 to continue writing fiction.

Juanita White ( Louisville): $5,000 to work on a play, An Interview with Dinnie Thompson.

Headlands Center for the Arts ( Sausalito , CA): $5,000 for a residency program for women writers from Kentucky .

Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc. ( Louisville): $1,300 to assist aspiring playwright, Tabatha Ross.

Mary Anderson Center ( Mount St. Francis , IN): $9,000 for ten residencies for women writers and filmmakers from Kentucky .

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference ( Lexington): $12,000 for its 1997 conference.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts ( Sweet Briar, VA): $7,000 for residencies for women writers from Kentucky .

KFW Grantees for 1996

Philis Alvic ( Lexington): $3,000 for a new body of weaving work.

Debra Clem ( Louisville): $5,000 to continue work as a painter.

Erin Delaney ( Louisville): $3,000 further study in dance

Laura Lee Duncan-O’Connell, Pat Peak , and Nana Yaa Asantewaa ( Elliottville): $3,000 to create a performance/exhibit, She Feeds the World.

Naneki Elliott and Norma Cole ( Monticello): $3,000 for theater workshop readings of the play Easy Money.

Martha Enzmann ( Morehead): $3,000 to continue work as a sculptor.

Gaela Erwin ( Louisville): $5,000 to create an exhibition catalogue.

Bev Futrell, Karen L. Jones, and Miriam Davidson ( Lexington): $5,000 to record the music of their band, Tall Dark & Handsome.

Gabrielle Gray ( Somerset): $5,000 to compose music inspired by farming women in Kentucky .

Pamela Gray ( Farmington): $5,000 for a series of dance/theater solo performances.

Barbara Hanger ( Louisville): $3,000 to make and exhibit series of drawings.

Meg Higgins and Diane Heilenman ( Louisville): $1,000 for a garden design project.

Marjory Irvin( Danville): $5,000 for performances of her musical, Time Remembered.

Robin Jones ( Lexington): $3,000 produce and exhibit new series of work on paper.

Tamala Junes ( Louisville): $3,000 to continue her work as a singer and songwriter.

Elizabeth Kirkwood ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her in her sculpture work.

Kate Larken ( Louisville): $15,000 for a series of performing arts events produced by women in Kentucky .

Rhea Lehman ( Lexington): $15,000 to produce a series of works by Kentucky women writers/performers.

Sharon Howerton Leightty and Susan Moffett ( Louisville): $3,000 for a retreat for women artists in Kentucky .

Nada Loutfi ( Louisville): $3,000 to continue work as classical concert pianist.

Laura Makowski ( Lexington): $3,000 to continue her work as a sculptor.

Collis Caroline Marshall ( Louisville): $1,000 encourage work with bead tapestries.

Beth McNeill ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her work in choreography.

Leigh Melander ( Covington): $3,000 to record her original harp and vocal music.

Alice Noel ( Bowling Green): $3,000 to continue her work as a visual artist.

Leeanne Schmidt ( Ft. Thomas): $3,000 to continue her work in photography.

Jennifer Shircliff ( Louisville): $3,000 to continue her work as a painter.

Celia Smith ( Louisville): $3,000 to continue her work as sculptor.

Shiela Steinman Wallace ( Louisville): $1,000 to encourage her work in composition.

Louanne Watley ( Danville): $3,000 for a series of photographs of women in Kentucky .

Dawn Yates ( Louisville): $5,000 to continue her work as a sculptor

Ars Femina ( Louisville): $5,000 for a tour and record production.

Contented Heart Quilt Guild ( Monticello): $2,000 for a quilt show.

David Appalachian Crafts ( David): $3,000 for marketing workshops for women.

Franklin-Simpson Middle School Girls Chorus ( Franklin): $3,000 for uniforms and state-wide tour.

Mary Anderson Center ( Mount St. Francis , IN): $5,000 for residencies for women visual artists from Kentucky .

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts ( Sweet Briar, VA): $5,000 for residencies for Kentucky women visual artists.

KFW Grantees for 1995

Kate Adamek ( Louisville): $4,800 to provide writing experiences to women in homeless shelters.

Bettye Albin ( Morehead): $1,428 for research on women writers in Kentucky at the turn of the century.

Philis Alvic ( Lexington): $4,000 to support research on early weavers of Appalachia .

Michelle Boisseau ( Morehead): $1,000 to support her poetry writing.

Judy Cato ( Louisville): $3,800 to complete a biography of Jemima Wilkinson.

Louise Davis ( Jenkins): $5,000 to continue writing poetry.

Terri Ford ( Covington): $1,700 to attend a writers’ colony.

Tamar Heller ( Louisville): $4,000 for work on a book, Sexual Fictions: Sensational Narrative and the Construction of Female Sexuality in Late Victorian Culture.

Mary Jefferson ( Louisville): $2,000 to encourage her in writing poetry and fiction.

Anna Johnson-Webb ( LaCenter): $3,200 to research and write a performance piece.

D. Cameron Lawrence ( Louisville): $5,000 series of audio art pieces profiling women environmentalists for public radio broadcast.

Elizabeth MacNabb( New Albany , IN): $5,000 to write three scholarly articles and to edit an anthology of essays in women’s studies.

Pamela McMichael ( Prospect): $2,000 to begin work on a performance piece about grief.

Karen Mendez-Smith ( Lexington): $2,000 to continue her work as a poet.

Kimberly Miller ( Lexington): $1,150 to write essays and poems on experiences of women as midwives and mothers.

Sena Naslund ( Louisville): $2,600 to work on a novel, Ahab’s Wife.

Ann Neelon ( Murray): $1,000 to continue writing poetry.

Ann Olson ( Olive Hill): $2,000 to encourage her in several writing projects.

Amelia Blossom Pegram ( Fort Knox): $6,000 to research and write a book of fiction set in the South African slave era.

Delia Pergande ( Lexington): $2,180 for research on book, Humanitarian Politics: American Nongovernmental Organizations in Vietnam , 1954-65 .

Deborah Perkins ( Newport): $2,398 to purchase a computer and printer for use in her writing.

Barbara Polk ( Louisville): $2,000 to support her writing of a screenplay.

Margaret Risk ( Cincinnati , OH): $5,000 to complete a collection of short stories.

Susan Rowland ( Louisville): $4,000 to write a performance piece entitled, Doctored.

Saundra Schatz ( Olive Hill): $5,000 to work on an oral history of grassroots women living in Appalachia .

Valerie Smith ( Louisville): $4,000 to continue work on a new play.

Barbara Stallard ( Louisville): $2,000 to continue writing poetry.

Sharon Thomson ( Loveland , OH): $4,000 to work on a script for a poetry ritual theater piece.

Kaylynn TwoTrees ( Covington): $2,000 to support her work on a video, Basket of Secrets.

Julia Watts ( Williamsburg): $2,000 to encourage her in writing fiction.

Cia White ( Louisville): $3,990 to continue work on a novel.

Isabelle White ( Richmond): $5,000 to continue a research project on fugitive slave, Margaret Garner.

Crystal Wilkinson ( Lexington): $2,000 to complete a collection of short stories.

Kathie Williams ( Lexington): $5,000 to process and catalog material from Lesbian Feminist Union for use by historians.

Justine Richardson ( Whitesburg): $6,000 for a documentary about girls’ basketball in Kentucky .

Mimi Pickering ( Whitesburg): $2,000 to support her video documentary work.

Mary Anderson Center ( Mount St. Francis , IN): $7,900 for ten residencies for Kentucky women writers.

Roadside Theater ( Whitesburg): $5,000 to fund the writing of a new play by Rema Keen.

The Advocado Press ( Louisville): $5,854 special issue “A Celebration of Disability Culture”

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference ( Lexington): $5,000 for their 1995 conference.