Archive for September 2015

Five U.S. Artists Selected to Participate in the 2016 U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program

September 10, 2015 – 

For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C., September 10, 2015: The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today that a group of five outstanding artists from the United States have been selected to participate in the 2016 U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program. The artists will travel to Japan during the 2016 calendar year to pursue their residency. Since the program’s inception in 1978, 160 U.S. artists, representing a diverse range of disciplines, have been selected to travel to Japan for this residency.

The 2016 group of U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program fellows includes:

Latasha N. Nevada Diggs , New York, NY – Vocalist, Curator

Alex Dodge, Brooklyn, NY – Visual Artist

Graham Kolbeins, Los Angeles, CA – Filmmaker

Sue Mark and Bruce Douglas, Oakland, CA – Interdisciplinary Artists

Piper Shepard, Baltimore, MD – Textile Artist