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Good ART News: The 2016 Fulcrum Fund

Good ART News: The 2016 Fulcrum Fund

516 Arts announces 11 local artists to receive grants from the new Fulcrum Fund.


These days in Burque, it seems that the letters A.R.T. are synonymous with B.A.D. Here, however, we’re talking about actual art of the creative kind, not Albuquerque Rapid Transit.

The Fulcrum Fund, developed and administered by 516 ARTS, is the latest partner in the Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which supports under-the-radar artistic activity in communities across the country. The other re-granting programs in Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, New Orleans, Portland (OR), Portland (ME) and San Francisco have funded more than 240 projects over the past six years.

The Fund’s guest jurors (pictured above) were Romi Crawford Ph.D., Associate Professor in Visual & Critical Studies & Liberal Arts at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Joey Reye, Curator of Engagement & Dialogue at Movimento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana in San Jose, California.

The jury’s selections of 11 local artists were announced Wednesday, July 27 in a press release from 516 ARTS, an independent, nonprofit arts organization in downtown Albuquerque. The selections are as follows:

Russell Bauer, Albuquerque – The Edible Carnival (traveling farm)
Sheri Crider, Albuquerque – LAUNCH Sculpture Residency at The Sanitary Tortilla Factory
Ginger Dunnill, Glorieta – Broken Boxes Podcast
Bradford Erickson, Albuquerque – The Small Engine Gallery
Roberto Espinosa, Albuquerque – SHE/RIDER Documentary
Jane Gordon, Albuquerque – What Becomes (sculpture)
Aryon Hopkins, Albuquerque – DRY MTN (print publication)
Candice Hopkins, Albuquerque – Off Lomas (public installation space)
Marya Jones, Albuquerque – ABQ Zine Fest 2016
Billy Joe Miller and collaborator Allie Hankins, Albuquerque – Dance performance
Daisy Quezada, Santa Fe – Present Cartographers (publication)

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  • Betty Hahn
    August 26, 2016, 11:01 am

    ART is a disaster coming to affect ALL of Albuquerque. To destroy historic old
    Route 66 and all the businesses along it is the stupidest idea ever thought up by politicians. Destroying handicap access to all business, destroying trees and creating an immense traffic jam on Central accomplishes nothing! Their
    Fantasy about lots of jobs will never happen. If they want a bus line to move people to these jobs, give everyone a free bus pass. It’s cheaper.

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