The Nomination Granting Process:
Matthew Deleget in conversation with Allison Hawkins and Shervone Neckles
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Professional Practice Lecture Series
New York Academy of Art
111 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013
Wednesday, February 10, 6-7:30pm
Allison Hawkins, Grants Program Director, Joan Mitchell Foundation
Serving as the Grants Program Director at the Joan Mitchell Foundation since 2005, Allison Hawkins administers the Foundation’s grant funding to individual visual artists and arts organizations nationally. She is also active in the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response. Prior to her time at the Foundation, Allison worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Grants Office of their Education Department. Also an artist, Allison received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and BA in Studio Art and Art History from Kenyon College. She has exhibited both in the US and abroad and is represented by the Proposition Gallery in New York, NY. Allison grew up in Missouri and Ohio, and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
Shervone Neckles-Ortiz, Artist Support Manager, Joan Mitchell Foundation
Serves as the Manager for New York City and national programs for both the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Program and Professional Development Program of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Neckles-Ortiz worked as an Art Education consultant and Adjunct Professor for Pratt Institute and other leading NYC art institutions and organizations. For several years, Neckles-Ortiz served her Brooklyn community as a high school teacher in the NYC Department of Education before moving into roles as a Department Chair and contributor to the Arts Achieve: Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Program.
As an interdisciplinary artist Neckles-Ortiz has held residencies at the Youlou Arts Foundation, the Elizabeth Foundation SHIFT Program, the Center for Book Arts, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Previous awards include grants from Queens Arts Fund, The Puffin Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, as well as fellowships from Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Manhattan Graphic Center. Her work has been shown worldwide in both solo and group exhibitions. Her practice also has included curatorial projects with Pratt Center for Community Development and Bedford-ï ˜Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, and at the Ice Box Gallery in Philadelphia. She’s earned an M.A. from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, MFA from Queens College and BFA from the College of New Rochelle. Her work can be seen at www.shervoneneckles.com