Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellowship
Neebinnaukzhik Southall, a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, is a graphic designer and illustrator. Through their work they seek to create positive representations of Native people and promote the value and knowledge of Anishinaabe culture. While in residence at SAR, Southall will develop a set of free Anishinaabe digital illustrations for use by Anishinaabe communities and organizations. They hope that this project will “familiarize viewers with Anishinaabe culture and promote visual sovereignty.” Southall will be in residence from March 1, 2021, to May 31, 2021.
Ronald and Susan Dubin fellowship
Lehuauakea is a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) artist, originally from Papa’ikou on Moku O Keawe, Hawai’i. Lehuauakea makes traditional kapa (wauke bark cloth) that is hand-stamped with patterns made from natural earth pigments and plant dyes. While at SAR, they will develop a series of kapa with hand-stamped patterns that range in size and speak to both traditional and contemporary stories. Lehuauakea will be in residence from June 15, 2021, to August 15, 2021.
Brandon Adriano Ortiz-Concha
Rollin and Mary Ella King fellowship
Taos Pueblo member, Brandon Adriano Ortiz-Concha, is a micaceous potter as well as a formally trained architect. In describing his work, Ortiz-Concha explained, “To remain true to the humble nature of micaceous clay, my vessels have remained relatively simple in form allowing the material to speak for itself…The simple appearance of the clay cannot be simply interpreted as clay made hard by fire, its mere existence is based upon thousands of years of thriving innovation and deep relation to this place.” While at SAR, he will experiment with micaceous clay in a variety of ways and create a series of vessels to better understand the “uncontrollable forces which imprint carbon concentrated clouds on the walls of a pot during its firing.” Brandon Adriano Ortiz-Concha will be in residence from September 1, 2021, to November 30, 2021.