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OUR MISSION VCCA advances the arts by providing a creative space in which our best national and international artists produce their finest literature, visual art, and music.




Mt. San Angelo


Fellows in Residence at Mt. San Angelo


Endowed and Sponsored Fellowships

and Their Recipients Mt. San Angelo Events



Moulin à Nef


Fellows in Residence at Moulin à Nef


Moulin à Nef Events


Gifts to the Annual Fund from Wavertree Donors 18 Gifts to the Annual Fund


Legacy Society 


Foundation and Government Support


Additional Support


Inkind Gifts


The Anne Spencer Fellowship


VCCA Gala at Casa Maria


Governance and Staff


Financial Snapshot


Cover photo by Fellow Medford Taylor, visual artist. 3




Dear friends of VCCA, The period covered in this annual report – July 2017 to June 2018 – was one of steady fulfillment of mission for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Providing creative space for the world’s best artists to produce their finest works of literature, visual art, and music is our clear focus. The creative work generated at VCCA redounds in the world of art. There is inspiration every day in this extraordinary artistic environment. This was a year of deep focus on the organization that supports the Fellow experience and communicates VCCA’s impact in the broader world. Modernizing systems and technology to increase our effectiveness was made possible with support of the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation and our annual donors. Generous gifts from the Narayan family of Amherst, Virginia and the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation replaced aging vehicles, while gifts to annual giving allowed us to expand the wireless bandwidth so necessary to working artists today. A revised and redesigned handbook sets the tone for new and returning Fellows, while digitizing processes formerly on paper added the benefit of capturing and sharing data for good decision making. All of this has the goal of managing our resources for maximum effect and keeping VCCA strong. Our long relationship with Sweet Briar College deepened this year through work with their new Center for Creativity, Design and the Arts. A regular monthly Salon gives Fellows an opportunity (always voluntary) to present to the Sweet Briar and broader community. We worked


together to develop an SBC/VCCA Teaching Fellowship as an opportunity for a cross-disciplinary team of Fellows to teach in the spring 2019 shortsession as part of the College’s new core curriculum. Special thanks are due to the Friends of Art, who supported an intensive summer internship at VCCA for a recent graduate, Alexa Dahlin, who assisted us in laying the groundwork for our 50th anniversary celebrations in 2021. There are many pleasures in this position and one of the most consistent is working with energized and effective Board members who bring their time and talents to advancing VCCA. Equally inspiring are the extraordinary staff members who put our mission into operation in Amherst and in Auvillar. My thanks to you all for the chance to work together. This report celebrates the generosity and spirit of patronage that keeps this organization moving forward. VCCA is a partnership between the artists who benefit most from their experience and donors who believe in the importance of the creative process. In the past fiscal year, we inaugurated the Boxwood Collective for those making recurring gifts at every level. We celebrated the endowment of the Anne Spencer Fellowship, connecting VCCA to one of Lynchburg’s cherished daughters whose legacy of poetry, learning, and activism lives on. At gatherings of Fellows and Friends in New York and Richmond and at our annual gala at the enchanting Casa Maria in Greenwood, Virginia, we celebrated connections and toasted friendships. Thank you to each of you who contributed time, talent, and financial support for art in its creation stage. Your support of VCCA has a tremendous impact in the world of art. Yours,

Joy Peterson Heyrman Executive Director




In Fiscal Year 2018, Mt. San Angelo continued to work its magic for the 400 artists, writers, and composers who focused on their work in the private studios at VCCA. During these residencies, each studio space was transformed into a crucible of creativity where Fellows were able to leave the world behind and dive deep into the work that brought them here. Novels were begun, screenplays were completed, installations were imagined and realized, chamber music was composed, and new ways of thinking were explored. This year's Fellows represented 40 states and 11 countries. One hundred and ninety of them were here for the first time. As their work goes out to bookstores, galleries, and concert halls, the mission of VCCA and its effect out in the world are made clear. The work conceived and produced in this place reverberates far beyond, and the world is better for it.

The calm, collaborative spirit of VCCA gave me the confidence and space to take on a project that would have been very difficult to do in small spurts at home. Brandel France de Bravo, writer, Washington, DC

The Fellows who come here find more than the focused space of the studio. They find a supportive community of peers who are pursuing their own creative goals. The friendships formed and the professional contacts made positively affects the lives of Fellows long after they leave Mt. San Angelo. Fellows have the support of a caring and devoted staff. VCCA staff prepares three meals a day, maintains the lovely grounds, and provides the institutional support that make this hilltop hum.

Our community has benefited from the generosity of our Fellows who share their work with our local partners, present to Sweet Briar students, and open their studios to visitors for our Open Studio days three times a year. VCCA continued to help its Fellows make connections in the international community as well. Thirty-three Fellows were in residence at our program in Southwest France (p. 14), and eight Fellows were sent to partner institutions in Austria, Germany, Ireland, and Malta, where they were given private studio space and ways to connect to these communities. Fellows tell us that the creation of work in a different culture adds new perspective and insight that can fuel important work. VCCA provides a haven for the best writers, composers, and visual artists to create their best work. Our Fellows and the work they produce inspire us every day to do all we can to make this place thrive.

Sheila Gulley Pleasants Deputy Director 6

David Garratt Resident Director


Composers Joshua Baerwald, Tallahassee, Florida Julia Barry, Brooklyn, New York Alexander Blank, Rochester, New York Oliver Caplan, Medford, Massachusetts Weijun Chen, Buffalo, New York Faye Chiao, New York, New York Andrea Clearfield, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tevi Eber, New York, New York Drew Hemenger, New York, New York Elizabeth A. Kelly, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom Howie Kenty, Brooklyn, New York Laura Konjetzky, Munich, Bavaria, Germany Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz, Westerville, Ohio Gregory Mertl, New Milford, Connecticut Richard Nelson, Brunswick, Maine Ailis Ni Riain, Lancashire, United Kingdom Kala Pierson, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Christopher Preissing, Chicago, Illinois David Rakowski, Maynard, Massachusetts Jeremy Rapaport-Stein, Somerville, Massachusetts Paul Reisler, Washington, Virginia Andrew Rudin, Allentown, New Jersey Judith Shatin, Charlottesville, Virginia Tony Solitro, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ann Warde, Ithaca, New York Bruce Wolosoff, Shelter Island Heights, New York Aaron Wyanski, West Hartford, Connecticut

Visual Artists Martirene Alcantara, New York, New York Theresa Antonellis, Newton, Massachusetts Lani Asher, San Francisco, California Elizabeth Awalt, Concord, Massachusetts Carol Barton, Glen Echo, Maryland Kim Beck, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Richard H. Beerhorst, Grand Rapids, Michigan Karen Bell, New York, New York Nelleke Beltjens, Roermond, The Netherlands

Zeke Berman, New York, New York Amy Bernhardt, Deer Isle, Maine Jerry Blackman, Brooklyn, New York Deliece Blanchard, Lynchburg, Virginia Amy Boone-McCreesh, Baltimore, Maryland Catherine Borg, Baltimore, Maryland Sally Bowring, Richmond, Virginia Leslie Brack, Ithaca, New York Caroline Burton, Jersey City, New Jersey Craig Cahoon, Washington, DC Rachel Campbell, Durham, North Carolina Patti Capaldi, Ithaca, New York Maria Providencia Casanovas, New York, New York Carolyn Case, Cockeyesville, Maryland Fiona Cashell, Dublin, Ireland Andrea Castillo, Monterey Park, California In Kyoung Chun, Atlanta, Georgia Avy Claire, Blue Hill, Maine Jennifer Paige Cohen, Brooklyn, New York Robert Costello, Brooklyn, New York Don Crow, Richmond, Virginia Rebecca Darlington, New York, New York Delna Dastur, McLean, Virginia Meredith L. Davenport, Rochester, New York Stacey Davidson, Rock Hill, South Carolina Luba Drozd, Brooklyn, New York Corinne Duchesne, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Sean Dudley, Arlington, Virginia Mikel Durlam, Brooklyn, New York Paul Edwards, Cardiff, United Kingdom Mary Page Evans, Wilmington, Delaware Barbara Frank, Washington, DC Stephanie L. Franks, New York, New York Janet M. Fredericks, Lincoln, Vermont Kiki Gaffney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Margaret Garrett, Shelter Island Heights, New York Mira Gerard, Johnson City, Tennessee Kikki Ghezzi, Brooklyn, New York J. Grabowski, New York, New York Lynette Haggard, Framingham, Massachusetts Carl E. Hazlewood, Brooklyn, New York Shea Hembrey, Newport, Arkansas Stephen Hendee, Baltimore, Maryland Kristin Herzog, Estero, Florida Christine Hiebert, Brooklyn, New York Tucker Hollingsworth, Minneapolis, Minnesota Bryant Holsenbeck, Durham, North Carolina Grace Humphries, Lutherville, Maryland

John Humphries, Cincinnati, Ohio Patricia Ingersoll, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Susan Jamison, Roanoke, Virginia Simen Johan, New York, New York Kathryn Jill Johnson, Huntsville, Alabama Vesna Jovanovic, Chicago, Illinois Holen Sabrina Kahn, Inverness, California Paul Kayhart, Atlanta, Georgia Justin Kim, Long Island City, New York Martina Kreitmeier, Vilsheim, Germany Heidi Kumao, Ann Arbor, Michigan Margaret Lanzetta, New York, New York Linda Levinson, La Crosse, Wisconsin Elizabeth Lide, Atlanta, Georgia Elizabeth Livensperger, Ridgewood, New York Maess, Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Rose Marasco, Portland, Maine Lizzy Martinez, St. Louis, Missouri Jenny Lynn McNutt, Brooklyn, New York Kathleen McShane, Fayetteville, Texas Leslie V.S. Millar, Arlee, Montana Lisa Missenda, Accokeek, Maryland Katy Mixon, Brooklyn, New York Miriam Mörsel Nathan, Silver Spring, Maryland Landon Newton, Brooklyn, New York Karl Nussbaum, Brooklyn, New York Gina Occhiogrosso, Troy, New York Amie Oliver, Richmond, Virginia Douglas Paisley, Williamstown, Massachusetts Melanie Pankau, Minneapolis, Minnesota Chanelle Aponte Pearson, Brooklyn, New York Esther Podemski, Brooklyn, New York Anne Polashenski, Providence, Rhode Island Rose Marie Prins, St. Petersburg, Florida Mary Proenza, Arlington, Virginia Konrad Rainer, Salzburg, Austria Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Berkeley, California Billy Renkl, Clarksville, Tennessee Tom Rice, Kalamazoo, Michigan Claire Rosenfeld, New York, New York Ann Marie Rousseau, Newport Beach, California Jane Sangerman, New York, New York Elise Schweitzer, Roanoke, Virginia Jody Servon, Boone, North Carolina Julie Shapiro, Monterey, Massachusetts Jane Shoenfeld, Santa Fe, New Mexico Robynn Smith, Aptos, California Astri Snodgrass, Chattanooga, Tennessee Alix Stadtbäumer, München, Germany 7


Anne Stagg, Tallahassee, Florida Todd Stong, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jody Symula, Richmond, Virginia Gregory Thielker, New York, New York Tim Timmerman, Newberg, Oregon Lynne Tobin, Providence, Rhode Island Anthony Ulinski, Raleigh, North Carolina Paul Vasterling, Nashville, Tennessee Iris Vitzthum, Neuenkirchen - Wampen, Germany Lisa Warren, Sharon, Connecticut Jason D. Watson, Charlotte, North Carolina Mindy Weisel, Washington, DC Thilo Westermann, Berlin, Germany

Lisa Carey, Portland, Maine Laura Maria Censabella, Brooklyn, New York Sharon L. Charde, Lakeville, Connecticut Joanna Chen, Ella Valley, Israel Karissa Chen, Guttenberg, New Jersey Christina Chiu, New York, New York Angie Chuang, Denver, Colorado Denise Emanuel Clemen, Oxnard, California Carin Clevidence, Northampton, Massachusetts Alice Eve Cohen, New York, New York Laura Fitzgerald Cooper, Nashville, Tennessee Barbara Crooker, Fogelsville, Pennsylvania

Rosemary Graham, Berkeley, California Elizabeth Greenwood, Brooklyn, New York Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Carrboro, North Carolina Lillian Hamrick, Berkeley, California Virginia Hartman, Rockville, Maryland Elizabeth Heaney, Weaverville, North Carolina Thomas Heise, Brooklyn, New York Alec Hershman, Ann Arbor, Michigan Judith Hertog, Norwich, Vermont Katherine Hill, Brooklyn, New York Vincent Hiscock, Ithaca, New York Lori Horvitz, Asheville, North Carolina

Franziska Wirtensohn, MĂźnchen, Bavaria, Germany Michael Wittmann, Munich, Bavaria, Germany Victoria Wulff, New York, New York

Brian Culhane, Seattle, Washington Sonja Curry-Johnson, Springfield, Virginia Richard E. Cytowic, Washington, DC Alice Elliott Dark, Montclair, New Jersey Jaquira Diaz, Gambier, Ohio Michelle Dicinoski, Lawrence, Massachusetts Margaret Diehl, New York, New York Nicholas DiGiovanni, Highland Park, New Jersey J. D. Dolan, Kalamazoo, Michigan Jeanne Dorsey, New York, New York Sarah B. Dorsey, Greensboro, North Carolina Ellen Dreyer, Maplewood, New Jersey Carla Du Pree, Columbia, Maryland Martha Dudman, Northeast Harbor, Maine Mary D. Edwards, New York, New York Julie Eill, Arlington, Virginia Rasha Elass, Washington, DC Kimberly Elkins, New York, New York Christine Evans, Washington, DC Rodney Evans, Brooklyn, New York Robin Farmer, Mechanicsville, Virginia Liberty Ferda, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Clare Fieseler, Washington, DC Jane Fishman, Savannah, Georgia Kate Clark Flora, Concord, Massachusetts Tessa Fontaine, Spartanburg, South Carolina Laurie Foos, Centerport, New York Jon Ford, New York, New York Clifford Garstang, Staunton, Virginia Amina Gautier, Chicago, Illinois Aldo Giacometti, Ciudad AutĂłnoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina Ame Gilbert, Brooklyn, New York Perry Glasser, Haverhill, Massachusetts Tasha Gordon-Solomon, New York, New York Charles Graeber, Brooklyn, New York

Jennifer Howard, Washington, DC Steven Howell, Valrico, Florida Janis Hubschman, Demarest, New Jersey Chris Hutchinson, Houston, Texas Kathleen Toomey Jabs, Williamsburg, Virginia Jeff Jackson, Charlotte, North Carolina Catherine Jagoe, Madison, Wisconsin Evan James, New York, New York E. Dolores Johnson, Cambridge, Massachusetts Anne Kaier, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pauline Kaldas, Roanoke, Virginia Colleen Kinder, Buffalo, New York Roger King, Leverett, Massachusetts Nancy Kline, Woodstock, New York Deborah Derrickson Kossmann, Havertown, Pennsylvania Emily Lackey, Madison, New Jersey Marie Myung-Ok Lee, New York, New York Joan Leegant, Newton, Massachusetts Bronson Lemer, Saint Paul, Minnesota Serena W. Lin, Cupertino, California Odie Lindsey, Nashville, Tennessee Liana Liu, New York, New York Olga Livshin, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Joseph Travis Logan, Stanford, California Nancy J. Lord, Homer, Alaska Claire Luchette, Eugene, Oregon Alexander Lumans, Denver, Colorado Ron MacLean, Roslindale, Massachusetts Kristen-Paige Madonia, Charlottesville, Virginia Kim Winter Mako, Asheville, North Carolina Rachel May, Marquette, Michigan Richard McCann, Washington, DC Caitlin McGill, Somerville, Massachusetts L. S. McKee, Atlanta, Georgia

Writers Yelena Akhtiorskaya, New York, New York Megan Alpert, Washington, DC Idris Anderson, San Carlos, California Karen Leona Anderson, Saint Inigoes, Maryland Courtney Balestier, Detroit, Michigan Jennifer C. Barber, Brookline, Massachusetts Aliki Barnstone, Columbia, Missouri Stefan Bechtel, Earlysville, Virginia Susan Nisenbaum Becker, Dedham, Massachusetts Helen Benedict, New York, New York John Bensko, Memphis, Tennessee Mandy Berman, Brooklyn, New York Bill Beverly, Hyattsville, Maryland Piyali Bhattacharya, Nashville, Tennessee Lisa Birnbaum, Tampa, Florida Star Black, New York, New York Adrian Blevins, East Winthrop, Maine Julie E. Bloemeke, Alpharetta, Georgia Mary Bonina, Cambridge, Massachusetts Laura Brodie, Lexington, Virginia Ami Sands Brodoff, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Kimberly Brooks, Chicago, Illinois Marina Budhos, Maplewood, New Jersey Carole Burns, Cardiff, United Kingdom Colleen Morton Busch, Berkeley, California Susan Buttenwieser, New York, New York Charles Cantrell, Madison, Wisconsin 8

THE PATRON'S VOICE Megan McNamer, Missoula, Montana Erika Meitner, Blacksburg, Virginia Julie Metz, Hudson, New York Susan Meyers, Seattle, Washington Leslie Middleton, Charlottesville, Virginia Valerie Miner, San Francisco, California Thomas Mira y Lopez, Carrboro, North Carolina Aarti Monteiro, Brooklyn, New York Michael Montlack, New York, New York Sandell Morse, York, Maine Mihaela Moscaliuc, Ocean, New Jersey Lauren Moseley, Durham, North Carolina N. West Moss, West Milford, New Jersey

Benton Sen, Honolulu, Hawai’i Courtney Sender, Somerville, Massachusetts Emily Jean Serna, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rone Shavers, Albany, New York Susan Sheu, Santa Monica, California Carter Sickels, Lexington, Kentucky Sarah Mollie Silberman, Washington, DC Joanne Sills, St. Albans, New York Rose Skelton, Tobermory, United Kingdom Margo Solod, Lexington, Virginia Alyssa Songsiridej, Cambridge, Massachusetts Shenandoah Sowash, Washington, DC Lindsay Sproul, New Orleans, Louisiana

Donna Jackson Nakazawa, Stevenson, Maryland BettyJoyce Nash, Charlottesville, Virginia Clare Needham, Brooklyn, New York Randon Billings Noble, Washington, DC Stephen O’Connor, New York, New York Alan Michael Parker, Davidson, North Carolina James Pate, Shepherdstown, West Virginia Lara E. Payne, Brentwood, Maryland Peter Pazmino, Chester Gap, Virginia Jaclyn Perlmutter, Brooklyn, New York Princess Joy L. Perry, Norfolk, Virginia Jayne Anne Phillips, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Tom Piazza, New Orleans, Louisiana Heidi Johannesen Poon, Charlottesville, Virginia Sarah Provost, Schenectady, New York Casey Quinn, Clinton, New York Iraj Isaac Rahmim, Claremont, California Trace Ramsey, Durham, North Carolina Phoebe Reeves, Cincinnati, Ohio Lisa Eunice Reisman, Branford, Connecticut Kathryn Rhett, Lemoyne, Pennsylvania Karen Rile, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Juanita Rockwell, Baltimore, Maryland Brian Roley, Montgomery, Ohio Jennifer Romine, New York, New York Jane Roper, Melrose, Massachusetts Sherry Rosenthal, Las Vegas, Nevada John Rowell, Baltimore, Maryland Helen Betya Rubinstein, Raleigh, North Carolina Brook J. Sadler, Temple Terrace, Florida Leah Schnelbach, New York, New York Pete Segall, Chicago, Illinois

Susan Steinberg, San Francisco, California Jessica Stern, Cambridge, Massachusetts Marcela Sulak, Tel Aviv, Israel Stephen Tapscott, Cambridge, Massachusetts David A. Taylor, Washington, DC Justin Taylor, Portland, Oregon Sam Taylor, Wichita, Kansas J. C. Todd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Martha Anne Toll, Chevy Chase, Maryland Lesley Trites, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Patricia Valdata, Crisfield, Maryland M. A. Vizsolyi, Morrisville, Pennsylvania Gale R. Walden, Urbana, Illinois Kris Waldherr, Brooklyn, New York Michael Waters, Ocean, New Jersey Eric Weiner, Silver Spring, Maryland Alison Wellford, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania Marjory Wentworth, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Bradley Wester, Bristol, Rhode Island Luke Whisnant, Greenville, North Carolina Diana Whitney, Brattleboro, Vermont Sarah Ann Winn, Manassas, Virginia Laura Esther Wolfson, New York, New York Cecily Wong, New York, New York Sara D. Young, St. Petersburg , Florida Zack Zadek, Brooklyn, New York Mary Kay Zuravleff, Washington, DC

We are so happy to know that our gift to VCCA directly impacts artists. Without untethered time and space, so many artists would not, in turn, contribute to our culture. We feel so fortunate to support VCCA and the arts. Konrad Kruger and Lisa Warren



ENDOWED FELLOWSHIPS and their recipients

Jane Geuting Camp Fellowship Dawn-Michelle Baude, Las Vegas, Nevada Marnie Goodfriend, Los Angeles, California Brian Kornell, Chicago, Illinois Hannah Louise Poston, Ann Arbor, Michigan Brian MacBeth Quirk, New York, New York Dan Vera, Washington, DC Lex Williford, El Paso, Texas

Columbus School for Girls Endowment Bibi Deitz, Brooklyn, New York Vincent Granata, Washington, DC Jessica Hudgins, Baltimore, Maryland Burcu G. Koray, Istanbul, Turkey Joshua Marquez, Wilmington, North Carolina Boomer Pinches, Northampton, Massachusetts Ryan Standfest, Detroit, Michigan Jung Yun, Baltimore, Maryland

Columbus School for Girls Endowment for Moulin Ă Nef Kate Axelrod, Brooklyn, New York Bruce Bauman, Los Angeles, California Raphael Dagold, Bishkek, Chuy, Kyrgyzstan Bill Dunlap, Cumberland, Maryland Melora Griffis, New York, New York Bernard Handzel, Phoenicia, New York Lynda Reeves McIntyre, Shelburne, Vermont E. Shawn Qaissaunee, Wilmington, Delaware Michelle Spark, Phoenicia, New York

Zoe Edgecomb, Bama Works recipient

Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards Endowment for Fellowships Carol Barsha, Chevy Chase, Maryland

The Goldfarb Family Fund Iraj Isaac Rahmim, Claremont, California

Eric M. and S. Phillip Heiner Endowed Residency Mathias Coppens, Antwerp, Belgium

Patricia & Jerre Mangione Fellowship Fund Jean Valentine, New York, New York

Pooled Endowment for Fellowships Honoring Quita Broadhead Rachel Kauff, Iowa City, Iowa

Bethea Scott Owen Fellowship Nelleke Beltjens, Roermond, The Netherland

Alonzo Davis Endowment for Fellowships

William Graves Sackett Endowed Fellowship

Helina Metaferia, Silver Spring, Maryland Natasha Oladokun, Roanoke, Virginia

James Magruder, Baltimore, Maryland Benjamin Schaefer, Rochester, New York

George Edwards and Rachel Hadas Endowment for Fellowships

The Karen Shea and Gabe Silverman Endowed Fellowship

Shea Hembrey, Newport, Arkansas

Martirene Alcantara, New York, New York Lisa Ko, Brooklyn, New York

Wachtmeister Award Emily Rapp Black, Redlands, California 10


and their recipients

Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Zoe Edgecomb, Charlottesville, Virginia Lynn Rainville, Charlottesville, Virginia

The J & E Berkley Foundation Clifford Garstang, Staunton, Virginia Juan Manuel Granados, Charlottesville, Virginia Lindsay Stuart Hill, Charlottesville, Virginia Nat Schmookler, Broadway, Virginia Sue Waterman, Roseland, Virginia

Carole and Marcus Weinstein Fellowship Hannah Barnaby, Charlottesville, Virginia Laura Long, Charlottesville, Virginia

Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Maria Providencia Casanovas, New York, New York Carl E. Hazlewood, Brooklyn, New York

THE PATRON'S VOICE Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Mahasveta Barua, Newark, Delaware Jennifer Cognard-Black, California, Maryland Tery Aine Griffin, Wilmington, Delaware Barrie Lyn Kaufman, Charleston, West Virginia Katharine Noel, Baltimore, Maryland Barbara F. Warden, Lewes, Delaware Kit Warren, Brooklyn, New York

L.E.A.W. Family Foundation, Inc. Montana Fellowship Melissa Stephenson, Missoula, Montana

Collateral Reparations: Military Veterans and the Healing Power of Artists Residencies (National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship) Jerri Bell, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland Ramiro Hinojosa, Louisville, Kentucky Amber Hoy, Oakland, California Aaron Hughes, Chicago, Illinois Francisco Martinezcuello, San Diego, California

Judith Cooper, Iván Ferrer-Orozco, and Olive Ayhens at Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus


Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship

Tyrone Guthrie Centre County Monaghan, Ireland

Cris Beam, New York, New York

Keisha Bush, New York, New York


Fondazzjoni Kreattività Gozo, Malta Lisa Iglesias, Gainesville, Florida

Schloss Plüschow Mecklenburg, Germany Amie Oliver, Richmond, Virginia

City of Salzburg Austria Martirene Alcantara, New York, New York

My history with VCCA has been as a Fellow and board member and my financial support, with the help of others, has been to the Robert Johnson Endowment and the Alonzo Davis Endowment funds. Through VCCA, the gift of time to create, reflect and contemplate is a truly meaningful way your financial support can benefit those in the arts. Whether your gift is anonymous or in your name, for an endowed fund or

Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus Schwandorf, Germany

for general use, it helps sustain

Olive Ayhens, Brooklyn, New York Judith Cooper, Chicago, Illinois Iván Ferrer-Orozco, Madrid, Spain Tucker Hollingsworth, Minneapolis, Minnesota

way to support our culture and

this organization. Your gift is a creative expression locally and internationally. Alonzo Davis

Aaron Hughes, NEA Collateral Reparations recipient




Readings and Presentations by Fellows in the Community 2017 July 21 Burcu Koray and Anne Polashenski Second Stage, Amherst December 14 Artist Talk with Deliece Blanchard Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg 2018 January 18 Reading by Ramiro Hinojosa Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg Part of VCCA’s Collateral Reparations: Military Veterans and the Healing Power of Artists Residencies Fellowship in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts

May 5 Until the Kingdom Comes Presentation by Simen Johan Second Stage, Amherst May 23 Louise Talma: American Composer Presentation by Sarah B. Dorsey Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg June 7 Invisible Founders: How Two Centuries of African American Families Helped Transform a Plantation Into a College Presentation by Lynn Rainville Second Stage, Amherst

Fellow Rick Beerhorst in his VCCA studio with Sweet Briar College students. Photo courtesy of Sweet Briar College.

Readings and Presentations by Fellows at Sweet Briar College 2017 July 18 Readings by Alexander Lumans, Laura Maria Censabella, Marcela Sulak, Sonja CurryJohnson UVA Young Writers Workshop September 13 Wachtmeister Award Reading by Emily Rapp Black October 13 Music Composition Seminar with Tevi Eber November 10 Reading and presentations by Robin Farmer, Franziska Wirtensohn, and Michael Wittmann "Explore Creative Writing" weekend 2018 January 25 Nancy Lord presented to the Sweet Briar College Honors Biology class March 20 Tasha Gordon-Solomon and Faye Chiao presented to Sweet Briar College Musical Theatre class


March 28 Lecture to arts management class Sheila Gulley Pleasants, Deputy Director

VCCA/SBC Salons VCCA and Sweet Briar College launched a monthly Salon series featuring VCCA Fellows the first Thursday of every month during the academic year. March 1 Andrea Clearfield, Luba Drozd, and Rose Skelton April 5 Katy Mixon, Idris Anderson, and Ailis Ni Riain

Sweet Briar College Class Visits to VCCA Studios 2017 September 28 Konrad Rainer September 20 Carl Hazlewood and Ann Marie Rousseau November 8 Ellen Dreyer and Barbara Frank November 15 Robynn Smith and Diana Whitney

THE PATRON'S VOICE 2018 February 21 Joanna Chen and Zoe Edgecomb

September 16 Fellows and Friends Gathering New York City

March 14 Tasha Gordon-Solomon and Jane Sangerman

July 16 Open Studios at VCCA

March 28 Lily Hamrick and Lynne Tobin

October 15 Open Studios at VCCA

April 11 Linda Levinson and Rick Beerhorst

2018 March 17 Volunteer Day at VCCA

April 12 Linda Levinson April 26 Joshua Marquez

VCCA Events 2017 August 28 Ghost Dance for America Community presentation and installation by Karl Nussbaum VCCA Studio Barn

March 23 Fellows and Friends Gathering Page Bond Gallery, Richmond April 8 Open Studios at VCCA April 28 VCCA Gala at Casa Maria, Greenwood

June 2 Amie Oliver, Mary Proenza and Astri Snodgrass open studios and tour for Sweet Briar College Alumae Weekend

I support VCCA because VCCA was there for me, early in my literarywriting career, when I was seeking community and leaned more heavily on the generosity of fellowships and sliding scales to make my first residencies happen. Nearly a decade and quite a few residencies later, I couldn’t name a monetary equivalent to the pages written, inspiring dinner conversations, creative connections made, and lasting friendships VCCA has given me. There is something about the humanity and human scale of VCCA as an organization and an artist’s community that makes returning to Mt. San Angelo feel like going home every time. Angie Chuang

Fellow Andrea Clearfield performing at the inaugural SBC/VCCA Salon. Photo by Fellow Medford Taylor. 13



In FY18 the Moulin à Nef opened its doors to over 100 artists, writers and composers: 32 Fellows in residence, Fellow Agnes Carbrey and her art students and guests from James Madison University, and Fellow Colleen Kinder and her creative writing students from the Yale Summer Abroad program. Fellow Marilyn Kallet led her 10th poetry workshop O Taste and See and Fellow John Aylward, in partnership with VCCA, held the 10th annual Etchings Contemporary Music Festival. VCCA’s Moulin à Nef Studio Center is situated in the quartier du port in Auvillar, a village with an ancient and rich history. Vikings travelled the Garonne River, landing in the port and raiding the countryside. The canal system that the Romans built under the village still exists as well as part of a Roman bridge. Many religious wars took place here causing destruction and rebuilding. Auvillar housed kings, popes, counts, and many thousands of pilgrims have passed through on their route to St. Jacques de Compostella. Until the early 19th century the port was a center of trade with barges moving wine, grain, and faïence along the river. At its busiest time 4000 people lived in our neighborhood at the base of the hilltop village, many of them merchants and mariners. It is believed that the chapel St. Catherine just down the street from the Moulin à Nef dates to the 9th century. In the upper village, part of the church, Eglise St. Pierre, can be dated to the 12th century. Sunflowers in Auvillar.

Clay was found in quarries located in the Auvillar area and tin-glazed earthenware (faïence) was produced in eight factories. The exquisite hand painted earthenware dishes and objects date to the middle of the 18th century, and the village museum now displays an impressive collection of the local faïence. There is a palpable energy in Auvillar that inspires our Fellows, perhaps it is a sense of this rich history. It is present during the Etchings Contemporary Music Festival concerts in the chapel in the port, in the ceramic studio where clay is being worked, while writing in a café or walking in the footsteps of pilgrims en route through the village. While many years ago the Auvillarais used to protect themselves from strangers, they now welcome us with open arms. We are grateful to be located in this idyllic and welcoming village.

Cheryl Fortier Resident Director



Composers Eric Moe, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Visual Artists Annie Farrar, Greenbelt, Maryland Ariel Gout, Paris, France Jill Jensen, Lynchburg, Virginia Holen Sabrina Kahn, Inverness, California Barbara Marks, Stony Creek, Connecticut Lilianne Milgrom, Fairfax, Virginia Sarah Savidge, Seattle, Washington

Writers Nicholas Boggs, Brooklyn, New York Wendy Brandmark, London, United Kingdom Christina Chiu, New York, New York Barbara Crooker, Fogelsville, Pennsylvania Aja Gabel, Portland, Oregon Kathryn Levy, Sag Harbor, New York David R. Lincoln, Brooklyn, New York Joan Michelson, London, United Kingdom Donald Platt, West Lafayette, Indiana Sarah Pleydell, Washington, DC Dana Roeser, West Lafayette, Indiana Meredeth Turshen, Hoboken, New Jersey Sara Wallace, Brooklyn, New York Barbara Weissberger, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Suzan Bauman Woodruff, Los Angeles, California Bonnie ZoBell, San Diego, California

Marilyn Kallet poetry performance in the Chapelle Ste Catherine.

O Taste and See: Writing the Senses in Deep France Misty G. Anderson, Knoxville, Tennessee Deborah Bono, Westport, Connecticut Laura Buenning, Knoxville, Tennessee Sharon Fox, Knoxville, Tennessee Rachel Alessandra Incorvati, Knoxville, Tennessee Emme Marshall, Knoxville, Tennessee Christine Parkhurst, Knoxville, Tennessee Linda Parsons, Knoxville, Tennessee John Tirro, Knoxville, Tennessee Pamela Walker, New York, New York

The Etchings Festival June 30 – July 7, 2018

Tyler V. Adamthwaite, Waltham, Massachusetts Amanda Berlind, New York, New York Sam Buttler, Cardiff, United Kingdom Ryan Carraher, Boston, Massachusetts Luiz Casteloes, Juiz de Fora, Brazil Marcel de Carvalho Enderle, Säo Paulo, Brazil Gu Wei, Baltimore, Maryland Han Xue, Montreal, Canada Teresa Dancewicz Helmers, Hill, New Hampshire Max Johnson, Brooklyn, New York Marc Migó, Barcelona, Spain Haley Olson, Baltimore, Maryland Chris Parrello, New York, New York Sydney Pepper, Voluntown, Connecticut Jay Rauch, Watertown, Massachusetts Matthew Sandahl, Brooklyn, New York Alexander Toku Whiting, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Nicholas Yamamoto, Walnut Creek, California 15



Readings and Presentations by Fellows at Moulin à Nef 2017 July 19 Readings and video presention by Bruce Bauman, Suzan Bauman Woodruff, and Sarah Pleydell August 2 Readings by Colleen Kinder and David Lincoln with students of Yale’s Writing About Place Program Participants celebrating the Etchings Festival of Contemporary Music. September 13 Open studio and poetry reading by Melora Griffis and Dana Roeser October 30 Reading by Kathryn Levy and Lilianne Milgrom November 15 Lynda Reeves McIntyre Open Studio November 28 Presentation and open studio by Eric Moe and Barbara Weissberger December 13 Ariel Gout and Michelle Spark Open Studios 2018 June 20 Readings by Colleen Kinder, Raphael Dagold, and Meredeth Turshen with students of Yale’s Writing About Place Program

Community Events

VCCA Events

2017 July 1-2 Two concerts as part of the Etchings Festival of Contemporary Music Chapelle Ste Catherine

2017 October 13 Association of VCCA France Annual Meeting and Dinner Video presentation by Holen Sabrina Kahn, Salle des Fetes

August 23 E. Shawn Qaissaunee “Shawn et Sharon, Concert under the Halle” September 9 Poetry workshop led by Donald Platt ARKAD Contemporary Art Center

James Madison University Office of International Programs May 2018 Landscape Painting Landscape Drawing led by Agnes Carbrey

2018 April 25 Poetry reading by Joan Michelson ARKAD Contemporary Art Center

Yale Summer Session July–August 2017, Travel Writing May–June 2018, Writing About Place Led by Colleen Kinder

May 13 Agnes L. Carbrey Exhibit opening: “Making the inconscient conscious,” with guests Philippe Casemode (pianist) and Daniel Azuelos (poet) June 3 Poetry Reading by Marilyn Kallet with workshop participants Chapelle Ste Catherine


University Partnerships



I give to VCCA because it gives me what I crave--an ideal place to make new paintings without life’s 2


usual distractions. It’s just that simple. A great studio, good food, stimulating company, VCCA has it all. What more do you need as an artist? Pinkney Herbert



1: James Madison University students. 2: Joan Michelson and Robert Bourges. 3: Bill Dunlap. 4. Etchings rehearsal in chapel with conductor Jean-Philippe Wurtz. 5: John Alexander, Elizabeth Logan Harris, and Leslie Kerby in her studio.



The Annual Fund is the single most important component of VCCA’s fundraising efforts, directly supporting residencies for over 400 writers, visual artists, and composers annually at Mt. San Angelo in Amherst, Virginia and the Moulin à Nef in southwest France.




Laura and George Bilicic Melanie Christian Quinn F. and Scott A. Graeff Joy and Jack Heyrman Drs. Barbara and John Hill Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hunt, Jr. L.E.A.W. Family Foundation McKinnon and Harris Mr. and Mrs. William M. Massie, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McIver Winstead Steven Petrow Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Alex Nyerges and Kathryn Gray Tina A. Walls

$25,000 to $49,000

WAVERTREE BENEFACTOR $10,000 to $24,000

Anonymous (3) The William and Mary Greve Foundation, Inc. John Kiser Elizabeth Logan Harris Herndon Foundation Thomas Y. Hiner Nisbet Family Foundation Ian Nisbet The Cynthia R. Tremblay Foundation, Inc. Carole and Marcus Weinstein

WAVERTREE PATRON $5,000 to $9,000

Marie G. Dennett Foundation, Inc. Ann and Rick Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Fowlkes II The Harrison Foundation Mary and Julian Keevil Margaret B. Ingraham Martee and Charles Johnson Pat and Jim Kermes Sandell Morse ✝ Marc Schewel Alice Templeton Sheila and R. Ted Weschler Wonder Fund of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia

$2,500 to $4,999

WAVERTREE SUPPORTER $1,000 to $2,499

Anonymous (2) BB&T Scott & Stringfellow Boston Foundation – Martin Fund John and Mary Camp Foundation Sharon Camp Carter Eva and Calvert de Coligny Fund of Foundation for Roanoke Valley Mary Page Evans Florence Bryan Fowlkes Fund of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia Clifford Garstang L. B. Green Hayward Family Foundation Colleen Hayward Thomas B. Hayward Lucy L. Hazlegrove Heiner Family Fund in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Kenneth H. Jones Alieda and Adrian Keevil John C. Langhorne Mr. Wallace B. Millner David Rakowski Sue and Bob Satterfield Barbara Schaff Don and Mary Shockey Enid Shomer Lisa Solod Stillfield Fund I in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Linda J. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. David van Roijen

Janice and Pinkney Herbert Landon and Kiwi Hilliard Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Horsley ✝ donated to VCCA Annual Fund

Copper Beech, woodcut by VCCA Fellow Jacques Hnizdovsky 18

and VCCA in France *donated to VCCA in France

VCCA Advocates $500 to $999

Ann Elder Bestor Memorial Fund of the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Katharine B. Birdsall Fund of The Bessemer National Gift Fund Katharine Birdsall and Karl Pfefferkorn Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Bradley Christine and Andrew Brennan Drs. Teresa and Robert Brennan Buford Family Fund of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia Blissie and Bahlmann Abbot Page and John Corey Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Craddock Betsy C. Dalgliesh Larry and Alice Dark Martha Dudman Wendy Flanagan Annie and Alex Gould Kathleen and Bart Hall Elizabeth Ray Hessler Mr. and Mrs. David Hilliard Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hofheimer Marilyn Kallet Cathy and Chris Kramer Dylan Landis Mr. and Mrs. W. Tucker Lemon Dr. Matthew McLendon Sally and Bill Meadows Josie Merck Suny and Joe Monk � Nisbet Family Foundation Shirley Mossman and Ian Nisbet The Murray and Grace Nissman Foundation Judith Taylor Old Dominion Box Company Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Buhler Mary Bryan Perkins Jayne Anne Phillips Susan Piepho Sheila and Craig Pleasants � Mary Jane and Charlie Pryor

Gregory Allgire Smith and Susan E. Watts Elsie and Mac Thompson Virginia Boxwood Company Bonnie Walker Barbara F. Warden Mindy Weisel West Charitable Trust George and Charlotte West

VCCA Friends $250 to $499

Anonymous (2) Samuel H. Adler David Victor and Naomi Isaacson Becker Charitable Fund of the United Jewish Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Martha Anne Toll Claire Christopher Ann Goette and Rick Claus Virginia Derryberry Janis Donnaud Glen Finland Rachel Hadas Mary Buford Hitz Jane and Joe Knox Margo Kren Anna and Tom Lawson Barbara and Robin Lee Pam Loeb Catherine Lynn Anne Marie Macari Gardner McFall Patrick O'Connor Stephen Partridge Virginia Pye and John Ravenal Bobby C. Rogers Dan and Stevie Savage Whitney Scharer Massie Scott Fund of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia Evie and Strother Scott Anne and Ned Slaughter Frankie and Steve Slaughter Molly P. Squire Jessica Stern Shannon and Mike Valentine R. Kennon Williams Susan Settlemyre Williams

Anonymous (2) Cheryl Agulnick Idris Anderson Phoebe F. Antrim Tanya Anisimova and Alexander Anufriev Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Augustine, Jr. Chris Barnard Joanne Bauer Abigail Beckel and Jay Schwarz Alex and Carolyn Bell Deborah Ager and Bill Beverly Joan Dix Blair Julia Bloom Karen Bondarchuk

Chris and Brooks Graebner Juan Granados and Will Trinkle Dr. and Mrs. Richard J. Grayson, Jr. Rob Greene Joan Grubin Dr. and Mrs. Marcus M. Gulley Michelle Spark and Bernard Handzel Cathryn Hankla Suzanne Hanson Sharon Harper Sharon Harrigan Virginia Hartman Judith Lane and Daniel Hauben Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg Lori Horvitz

Mary Morris Booth Leslie Brack David Bristol H.B. and Sandra Brooks Carrie and John Gregory Brown Donnaldson Brown Preston M. Browning, Jr. Robert A. O. Calvert Dana Cann Bivas Chaudhuri Angie Chuang Suzanne T. Chitwood Christina Chiu Thomas Colbert Dr. William and Margaret de Coligny Cat Crotchett Kathy Davis Sally Dawidoff Mr. and Mrs. Guy A. Dirom II Patt Douglas Jessica Dunne George Ellenbogen Christine Evans Constance Evans Robin Farmer Ruth Peedin Fields Diane Fine Fleimich Fund, Robert Fleisher Beth Polish and Philip Friedman Judith and Forrest Gager

Mary Alice Hostetter David Huddle Blinn Jacobs Sue Johnson Dana and Chris Jones Cori Jones Linda Davis Jones Dr. Neal F. Kassell Elizabeth Lide and Paul Kayhart Edmund Keeley Samuel L. Kelley Leslie C. Kerby Roger King Rebecca and Douglas Lane Ira and Carlotta LaNier Jeanne Larsen Andrea Lilienthal Mary Mackey Frances Maclean Nancy Manter Barbara Marks Tom Martinelli Dr. William McKinnon Massie Sarah Masters Kirsten McKinney Jenny Lynn McNutt Bridget and Hugh Meagher Meriwether-Godsey, Inc. Edward S. Miller and Joyce I. Miller Fund Kris Waldherr Carol A. Minarick

David Galef Steven Gilbert Frances Giles Perry Glasser Joe Goldberg

Valerie Miner Jerry Monteith Ailsa and William Nelms Eric and Dottie Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Alex M. Newmark

$100 to $249


GIVING Laura Macaluso and Jeffrey L. Nichols Elaine Neil Orr Rumit Pancholi Gary Eldon Peter Leslie Pietrzyk Scott Ponemone Wanda S. Praisner Russell Reece Paul Reisler Lucy Rosenthal Marcy Rosewater Susan Saandholland Bill Schmidt Edward Schwarzschild Suzanne and Joe Seipel Julie Shapiro

Susan McGee Bailey Courtney Balestier Marilyn Banner Jennifer C. Barber Hannah Barnaby Julia Barry Mahasveta Barua Dawn-Michelle Baude Cris Beam Stefan Bechtel Susan Nisenbaum Becker Richard H. Beerhorst Jerri Bell Nelleke Beltjens Helen Benedict Mary Clay Berry Bill Beverly

Sharon L. Charde Faye Chiao Angie Chuang Yong-Wook Chung Avy Claire Andrea Clearfield Denise Emanuel Clemen Ted Coffey Jennifer Cognard-Black Martine Pottier and Gilles Compagnat* Josette Lecrivain and Francis Comte* Carol Cooley Laura Fitzgerald Cooper Laurent Costarramoune* Barbara Crooker*

Jules Gibbs William Goldstein Sharon Goodman Ellen Grabiner Rosemary Graham Vincent Granata Tery Aine Griffin Ned and Wendy Gulley Erik Karl Gustafson Lillian Hamrick Shelley Haven Elizabeth Heaney Janice and Pinkney Herbert* Will Hermes Joy and Jack Heyrman* Christine Hiebert Ramiro Hinojosa

Louise Farmer Smith Margo Solod and Deborah Miranda Sandy Solomon E. H. Sorrells-Adewale Larry Specht Emily Joseph and Angelos Stamatiou Marjorie Stelmach Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stevens Mary R. Stewart Thomas A. Sully Dr. Grace Suttle Linda and John Thornton Tara Troutner Martin Tucker Catherine MacDonald and John Ulmschneider Felicia van Bork Peter and Jessica Ward Randall and John Watts Londa Weisman Laura E. Young Patricia Zalisko

Cheryl Fortier and John Alexander* The AmazonSmile Foundation Karen Leona Anderson Lucy Anderton* Robert R. Angell

Piyali Bhattacharya Hayes Biggs Star Black Deliece Blanchard Julie E. Bloemeke Mary Bonina Lisa Borders Jacqueline Bouché* Fatiha and Azziz Boukhris* Issam Boukhris* Annick and Robert Bourges* Sally Bowring George C. and Prilla Smith Brackett Wendy Brandmark* Laura Brodie Janet Brof Sabine van den Bergh and François Brogly* Laura Catherine Brown Timothy J. Brown Anne-Marie and Francis Brune* Gerd Burger Carole Burns Caroline Burton Colleen Morton Busch Susan Buttenwieser Jessica Cadkin Craig Cahoon Mr. and Mrs. Renée Cantel* Lisa Carey Robert Carioscia

Don Crow Richard E. Cytowic Alice Elliott Dark Rebecca Darlington Claude and Raymonde Dassonville* Delna Dastur Stacey Davidson Ree Davis Katy Didden Margaret Diehl Laura Donnelly Jeanne Dorsey Sarah B. Dorsey Ellen Dreyer Corinne Duchesne Mikel Durlam Tevi Eber Zoe Edgecomb Sarah Edwards-Schmitt Julie Eill Kimberly Elkins Cai Emmons Laura Fayer Olwyn and John Fleming* Kate Clark Flora Laurie Foos Dr. and Mrs. Parham Fox Barbara Frank Stephanie L. Franks Anne H. Freeman Leslie Fry

Jennifer Howard Molly Howes Béatrice and Joost Hubesch* Janis Hubschman Aaron Hughes Grace Humphries Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Hunt, Jr. Chris Hutchinson Hedieh Ilchi Kathleen Toomey Jabs Jeff Jackson Jill Jensen* Simen Johan E. Dolores Johnson Julia Campbell Johnson Kathryn Jill Johnson Isabel Geldhof and Laurent Jupon* Holen Sabrina Kahn Anne Kaier Barrie Lyn Kaufman Ammi Keller Howard Kenty John Kessel Justin Kim Nancy Kline✝ Deborah Derrickson Kossmann Martina Kreitmeier Linda Larsen Annaig Le Bihan* Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Theresa Antonellis Lani Asher Olive Ayhens Nanie An Sainson and Daniel Azuelos*

Claude Carmie* Carolyn Case Cecilia Cassidy Laura Maria Censabella Gisèle and André Chambaron*

Laura Gabel-Hartman Xia Gao Colleen Garibaldi Margaret Garrett Aldo Giacometti

Joan Leegant Bronson Lemer Linda Levinson Kathryn Levy* Georgina Lewis

Up to $99


David R. Lincoln* Karl Lindstrom Rodney Lister Paulette Livers Laura Long Nancy J. Lord Jeannette MacDougall* Ron MacLean Claude and Vincent Madaule* Maess Rose Marasco Joshua Marquez Francisco Martinezcuello Rachel May Richard McCann Margaret McCarthy Doug McConnell

Rose Marie Prins Mary Proenza Sarah Provost E. Shawn Qaissaunee* Brian MacBeth Quirk Konrad Rainer Lynn Rainville Trace Ramsey Mrs. Helen S. T. Reed Phoebe Reeves Lisa Eunice Reisman Billy Renkl Joan Reutershan Ailis Ni Riain Tom Rice Karen Rile Dani L. Roach

Kim and Dan Stiffler Todd Stong Laura-Gray Street Eileen Tabios Champneys Taylor and Sandra Beasley David A. Taylor Justin Taylor Gregory Thielker Jim and Toni Thompson Tim Timmerman Lynne Tobin David Y. Todd J. C. Todd Martha Anne Toll Lesley Trites Memye Curtis Tucker

Lynda Reeves McIntyre✝ Megan McNamer Erika Meitner Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz Gregory Mertl Julie Metz Janice and Michael Metzger Joan Michelson✝ Lilianne Milgrom* Amey Miller Barbara Weissberger and Eric Moe* Allen D. Moore Mihaela Moscaliuc BettyJoyce Nash✝ Miriam Mörsel Nathan Clare Needham Richard Nelson Karl Nussbaum Carol Dyche O'Brien Stephen O'Connor Morgan O'Hara Kathleen R. O'Toole Gina Occhiogrosso Douglas Paisley Alan Michael Parker James Pate Lara E. Payne Peter Pazmino Françoise and Jean François Picard* Boomer Pinches

Juanita Rockwell Dana Roeser* Randel Rogers Brian Roley Jennifer Romine Jane Roper Ann Marie Rousseau Brook J. Sadler Tom and Daphne Sale David Sanders and Nancy Brokaw Jane Sangerman Jacques and Annick Sarraut* Annita Sawyer Benjamin Schaefer Ann Schaumburger Leah Schnelbach Benton Sen Courtney Sender Emily Jean Serna Judith Shatin Rone Shavers Susan Sheu Jane Shoenfeld Carter Sickels Joanne Sills Rose Skelton Claudia Smigrod Peter Smith Tony Solitro Shenandoah Sowash Lindsay Sproul

Patricia Valdata Jean Valentine Paul Vasterling Dan Vera Lyliane Viguie-Roman and Jean-Michel Viguie* Gale R. Walden Kris Waldherr G. C. Waldrep Ann Warde Kit Warren Sue Waterman Michael Waters Eric Weiner Thilo Westermann Luke Whisnant Lex Williford Sarah Ann Winn Laura Esther Wolfson Bruce Wolosoff Dick and Betsy Worthington Victoria Wulff Sara D. Young Marilyn Martin Zion Bonnie ZoBel*

Donald Platt* Anne Polashenski Bella Pollen Heidi Johannesen Poon Judith Pratt

Anne Stagg Ryan Standfest Sue Standing Susan Steinberg Melissa Stephenson

✝ donated to VCCA Annual Fund

and VCCA in France *donated to VCCA in France


I am delighted to support VCCA with a monthly recurring gift. As a Fellow, I understand what a special place VCCA is, and I like to think that my donations will help make it possible for many more artists to have the benefit of the experience I've had there, the time and space to create. The monthly gifts are convenient for me and fit my budget, and I know the reliable income stream of such gifts is a boon to the organization. Clifford Garstang




As we look ahead to VCCA’s 50th anniversary in 2021, it is heartening to know that so many people have testamentary intentions. Those listed here are committed to building the strong foundation that will support our next fifty years. We are deeply grateful for their visionary philanthropy.

FY 2018 Anonymous (19) Robert R. Angell Kathleen Ariatti Banton Kelly Cherry* Allen Davis III Mr. and Mrs. Calvert de Coligny, Jr. Katherine Y. DeLorraine Ed Dolinger Jessica Dunne Mary D. Edwards* George Ellenbogen Mary Page Evans C. Wayne Ferguson and Robert W. Reeves

Ruth Fields Janet M. Fredericks Jan Freeman Steven Gilbert Rachel Hadas*

Richard McCann Sandell Morse Steven Petrow* Judith Podell Paul Reisler

Janice and Pinkney Herbert Kristin Herzog Joy Peterson Heyrman Margaret B. Ingraham Marilyn Kallet Timothy T. Kloth, D.M.A. Toni Mergentime Levi Sally Mann

David Hallock Sanders and Nancy Brokaw* Robert O. Satterfield Barbara Schaff Enid Shomer Anita Wetzel Laura E. Young Sara D. Young* *Endowed Fund


$10,000 to $24,999 The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Virginia Commission for the Arts Virginia Sargent Reynolds Foundation

$5,000 to $9,999 Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Charles Jacob Foundation Elro Foundation Fund and Faye Marcum Mifka Fund of the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Helen and Sam Williams Fund and SunTrust Bank Fund of the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Leslie and Mary Tyler Cheek Fund for Virginia of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

$1,000 to $4,999 J&E Berkley Foundation



In Memory of VCCA Fellows Hanno Ahrens, Ann Birstein, Shirley Nisbet, and Mel Rosenthal Sheila and Craig Pleasants FY 2018

Gifts In Honor In Honor of Cal de Coligny Mr. and Mrs. George West In Honor of Mary Page Evans Page and John Corey In Honor of Helen Hilliard Landon and Kiwi Hilliard In Honor of Kirsten McKinney Kathleen and Bart Hall

Gifts in Memory In Memory of Ann Elder Bestor Ann Elder Bestor Memorial Fund of the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation In Memory of Frank Clayton Britt H.B. and Sandra Brooks Dr. and Mrs. Parham Fox Frances Giles Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Hunt, Jr. Ailsa and William Nelms Mary Jane and Charlie Pryor Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stevens Shannon and Mike Valentine In Memory of Corinne, Jeffrey, Jackson, and Meriwether Buckalew Laura and George Bilicic Wendy Flanagan In Memory of Fay Chandler The Boston Foundation – Martin Fund In Memory of Elizabeth Coles Langhorne John C. Langhorne In Memory of Shirley Mossman Nisbet Nisbet Family Foundation Ian Nisbet

Gifts to Endowments Alonzo Davis Endowment for Fellowships

$100 to $499


Linda Griego The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Dr. and Mrs. John F. Simmons, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Townshend

The Estate of Silvia Tennenbaum

Up to $99

Boxwood Collective

Gloria Sulton Jocelyn Wurzburg

$10,000 to $24,000

Boxwoods are evergreen and a foundational planting on the grounds of VCCA. The Boxwood Collective is comprised of Fellows and donors whose monthly, recurring gifts to VCCA ensure our future. We are especially grateful to Pat and Jim Kermes, whose generous matching challenge launched this initiative. Karen Bondarchuk Carrie and John Gregory Brown Angie Chuang Cat Crotchett Kathy Davis Sally Dawidoff Clifford Garstang Rob Greene Virginia Hartman Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg Cori Jones Frances Maclean Kirsten McKinney Rumit Pancholi Sheila and Craig Pleasants Judith Shatin Stephanie Snider Tanja Softić Emily Joseph and Angelos Stamatiou Kim and Dan Stiffler Luke Whisnant Laura Esther Wolfson

Jane Geuting Camp Fellowship

$2,500 to $4,999 J. L. Camp Foundation, Inc. Pooled Endowment for Fellowships, The Robert Johnson Fund

$1,000 to $5,000 Joy and Jack Heyrman Sandell Morse Tina A. Walls

$500 to $999 Alonzo Davis

$100 to $499 Barbara Crooker Loren Graham Benjamin Marshall Margo Solod and Deborah Miranda

Up to $99 Hope Brennan Harvey Breverman Laura Maria Censabella Sophie C. Cook Stephen S. Dankner Kerry Dolan Anne W. Holland Mark Greenside Michael B. Kaye Akiko Kotani Anne LeBaron Mr. and Mrs. George H. Lewis III Lisa Phillips and Bill Mead Lucy Rosenthal Marjorie Sa'adah Joelle Wallach Mame Willey



Karen Shea and Gabe Silverman Fellowship

$500 to $999 Kia Silverman Brown Anne Spencer Fellowship

$25,000 to $49,999 Elizabeth Logan Harris Lyall Forsyth Harris Frankie and Steve Slaughter

VCCA Endowment $25,000 to $49,999

L.E.A.W. Family Foundation

$1,000 to $5,000 Joy and Jack Heyrman

Up to $99 Carol Dyche O’Brien

Gifts to Capital Improvements $10,000 to $24,000 Anonymous

Gifts to VCCA Abroad $1.000 to $2,499 Sandell Morse

$500 to $999 Marilyn Kallet

$100 to $499 Judy and Geoff Alexander Suny and Joe Monk Marjan and Frans Wackers

Up to $99 Nancy Kline Deirdra McAfee BettyJoyce Nash Bonnie ZoBel In Honor of Mary Mazziotti Deirdra McAfee BettyJoyce Nash


Inkind Donors and Volunteers Martirene Alcantara Cheryl Fortier and John Alexander La Galérie Les Arts'Kad Commune of Auvillar Nanie An Sainson and Daniel Azuelos Karen Bell John Bensko Best Bet Mini Mart Best Bet Motor Sales Binford Middle School Deliece Blanchard Page and Sanford Bond Page Bond Gallery Fatiha and Azziz Boukhris Issam Boukhkris Annick and Robert Bourges Sabine van den Bergh and François Brogly Marie-Thérèse Cagnati Charles Cantrell Claude Carmie Philippe Casemode Jennifer Chang Josette Lecrivain and Francis Comte Anthony Curtis Didier Dalbos Andre Denis Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Desbourdieux Mikel Durlam Zoe Edgecomb Mary D. Edwards Olwyn and John Fleming Robert François Barbara Frank Barbara Bernstein and David Garratt Marnie Goodfriend Gilda Lyons and Daron Hagen Joy Heyrman Renée Lucier and Thomas Hiner Amy Hoffman Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Phyllis and Larry Janow Hilary Jenkins Kathryn Jill Johnson Dana Jones Isabel Geldhof and Laurent Jupon Marine Lelann Holen Sabrina Kahn Kathryn Markel, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Christine and Nigel MacAllister Jeannette MacDougall Lynda Reeves McIntyre Michael Montlack

Sandell Morse Sajal Narayan Satya Narayan BettyJoyce Nash Dr. Margaret Osborne Susan Piepho Sheila and Craig Pleasants Iraj Isaac Rahmim Ann and Rick Ramsey Bruno Riboulot Annick Rigaud Marie-Thérèse Rivière Jane Sangerman Sarah Sargent Jacques and Annick Sarraut Virginie Sirgant Lynell Smith Margo Solod Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit Kim and Dan Stiffler Lynne Tobin Cynthia Tremblay Anthony Ulinski Chloé Vettier Peter O. Ward, Jr Gabi Swiatskawa and Greg Weiss

Art/Books/Scores Idris Anderson Karen Leona Anderson Matthew Baker Stefan Bechtel Nelleke Beltjens Lisa Birnbaum Vanessa M. Blakeslee Kristina Borg Laura Brodie Ami Sands Brodoff Marina Budhos Oliver Caplan Lisa Carey Sharon L. Charde Joanna Chen Kelly Cherry Mathias Coppens Brian Culhane Richard E. Cytowic Nicholas DiGiovanni Christine Evans Rodney Evans Ingrid Floss Stephanie L. Franks Annette Gendler

THE PATRON'S VOICE Kikki Ghezzi Aldo Giacometti Perry Glasser Erik Karl Gustafson Lynette Haggard Susan Hankla Elizabeth Heaney Kristin Herzog Tony Hoagland Kathleen Toomey Jabs Catherine Jagoe Jeffrey N. Johnson Holen Sabrina Kahn Yukari Kaihori Pauline Kaldas John Kessel Christina Baker Kline Margaret Lanzetta Mario Laplante Joan Leegant Bronson Lemer Katherine Reynolds Lewis David R. Lincoln* Odie Lindsey Elizabeth Livensperger Nancy J. Lord Beth Macy Rose Marasco Melanie McCabe Megan McNamer Gregory Mertl Luciano Micallef Joan Michelson� Lilianne Milgrom* Lauren Moseley Diane Moser Donna Jackson Nakazawa BettyJoyce Nash Ailis Ni Riain Sarah Rose Nordgren Caroline E. Patterson Jayne Anne Phillips Kala Pierson Sarah Pleydell* Lynne Potts Konrad Rainer David Rakowski Mary Curtis Ratcliff Kathryn Rhett Juanita Rockwell Jane Shoenfeld Jean Sousa Michelle Spark*

Marjorie Stelmach Jessica Stern Eileen Tabios Yermiyahu Ahron Taub Nicole Tong Lesley Trites Patricia Valdata Dan Vera Iris Vitzthum Kris Waldherr G. C. Waldrep Annie Waldrop Michael Waters Mindy Weisel Alison Wellford Thilo Westermann Diana Whitney Franziska Wirtensohn Sara D. Young Bonnie ZoBell* *donated to VCCA in France

I support the VCCA because its mission to encourage artists of all disciplines is so vital to those of us who yearn for inspiration and insight in a world fraught with conflict and anxiety. Working together in a community of writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, performers, photographers, filmmakers or textile artists, each grant recipient is nurtured by the VCCA’s pastoral setting and staff, and by each other. Carole Weinstein



THE ANNE SPENCER FELLOWSHIP A family partnership and VCCA On an icy, cold, February day, the living room of the Langhorne residence was aglow with the warm presence of a joyful crowd. VCCA Fellows and friends gathered together with students from Randolph College for the announcement of a new Fellowship honoring Anne Spencer, noted poet, teacher, civil rights activist, librarian, gardener, and longtime Lynchburg resident. Made possible by generous gifts from Lyall Forsyth Harris of

mission. We are also delighted that Anne Spencer Fellows will help strengthen VCCA's ties to Lynchburg, our hometown community."

Charlottesville, VA, Frankie Slaughter of Richmond, VA, and Elizabeth Logan Harris of New York, NY, the Anne Spencer Fellowship provides an annual residency at VCCA to an African American visual artist, writer, or composer.

community she assembled around her from near and far. “Much like Anne Spencer, VCCA is committed to providing space and opportunity to unleash the power of creativity,” stated Heyrman. “The Anne Spencer Fellowship honors a lasting artistic legacy.”

Speaking at the announcement event, Shaun Spencer-Hester, granddaughter of Anne Spencer, recognized how the Harris and Spencer families have worked to preserve Anne Spencer’s legacy since the founding days of the Anne Spencer Memorial Foundation in 1977. “By continuing the Harris/Spencer family relationship with Elizabeth, Lyall, and Frankie, we honor both families’ dedication to nurturing and supporting the arts,” said Spencer-Hester. “I am equally pleased to work with VCCA to develop programs that engage artists, writers, and composers to blossom, furthering Anne Spencer’s vision of nurturing all people through the arts and education.” Elizabeth Logan Harris, a Fellow and member of the VCCA Board of Directors, also made remarks on behalf of her family. “It is with great pleasure and gratitude that my sisters and I established the Anne Spencer Fellowship,” Harris said. “By supporting the work of African American Fellows, we wish to honor Spencer's significant legacy and enhance VCCA's


VCCA Executive Director, Joy Peterson Heyrman, believes that Anne Spencer’s lasting artistic impact derives both from her inspiring body of work as a poet and from the creative

As part of the announcement event, Randolph College students sang the poetry of Anne Spencer, set to music by faculty member and music director Hiawatha Johnson, Jr. Shaun Spencer-Hester joined the choir and read several selections of her grandmother's work. The Anne Spencer Fellow will engage with the Anne Spencer Memorial Foundation Inc., in Lynchburg. The month-long fellowship will rotate annually between the genres served at VCCA: writing, visual arts, and musical composition. The inaugural Anne Spencer Fellowship will go to an African American writer and will be announced in January 2019. VCCA is deeply grateful to Lyall, Frankie, and Elizabeth for their philanthropy and for their commitment to the writers, visual artists, and composers who are our future Anne Spencer Fellows.







Anne Bethel Barrister is born in Henry County, Virginia

Graduates from Virginia Theological Seminary as valedictorian

Marries Charles Edward Spencer

Moves to Lynchburg, Virginia and builds a home at 1313 Pierce St.

Hosts James Weldon Johnson in her home while planning a chapter of the NAACP in Lynchburg

At the urging of Johnson, publishes first poem, “Before the Feast at Shushan” in The Crisis. Anne Spencer publishes 30 poems through 1935.

Anne Bethel Spencer in her wedding dress, 1901.





Hired as the librarian for Dunbar High School, where she remains for 20 years, growing the only library available in Lynchburg to African Americans.

Becomes the second African American to appear in the Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry

Anne Spencer dies at the age of 93.

The Anne Spencer House and Garden are designated a Virginia Historic Landmark.

2018 William P. Harris serves as a founding board member of The Friends of Anne Spencer and The Anne Spencer Memorial Foundation.

The Anne Spencer Fellowship is created at VCCA thanks to an endowed gift from the Harris family.



VCCA GALA AT CASA MARIA FY 2018 On April 28, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts held its annual spring fundraiser at Casa Maria, the historic home of beloved board member Cynthia Tremblay. The event’s 90 guests raised $48,000 for the organization’s artist residency programs in Amherst, Virginia, and Auvillar, France. 1


$500 to $999

Anonymous L.E.A.W. Family Foundation

Mary Page Evans Sandy and Rossie Fisher Mr. and Mrs. David Hilliard

$5,000 to $9,999 Anonymous Elizabeth Logan Harris Margaret B. Ingraham Elizabeth Seydel Morgan Thomas Y. Hiner

$1,000 to $4,999 Janet P. Bruce Campbell Insurance Parke Fontaine Eager and Coran Capshaw Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Fowlkes II Quinn F. and Scott A. Graeff Will Trinkle and Juan Granados Lisa Beth Hogan Martee and Charles Johnson Alieda and Adrian Keevil Sandell Morse Alex Nyerges and Kathryn Gray Ann and Rick Ramsey Jim and Toni Thompson Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

$100 to $499 Mr. and Mrs. Lee S. Ainslie, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Parham Fox Barbara Cole Joynes and Stanley K. Joynes III Sue Knapp-Steen and Robert G. Steen Peter and Jessica Ward

Inkind Caspari Inc. Festive Fare Pharsalia Events Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morgan Cynthia Tremblay Sandy Motley Catering


3 1: Executive Director Joy Peterson Heyrman addresses Gala attendees at Casa Maria. 2: Joy Peterson Heyrman with Charles and Martee Johnson, Board of Directors. 3: Helen and Jody Kielbasa. 28







4: Rebecca Saidenberg, Rita McClenny, and Heidi Abbott. 5: Buffy Morgan and Robert Reeves. 6: Guests enjoy al fresco dining at Casa Maria.

7: Cynthia Tremblay and Elizabeth Logan Harris. 8: Board of Directors President Margaret B. Ingraham addresses attendees. 9: Cynthia Tremblay and Sandell Morse, Board of Directors, and Mary Page Evans. 29


VCCA Abroad Board Sandell Morse, President York, Maine FY 2018

VCCA Board of Directors Margaret B. Ingraham, President Alexandria, Virginia William E. Hunt, Jr., Immediate Past President Lynchburg, Virginia Thomas Y. Hiner, Secretary New York, New York Mary Fowlkes, Richmond, Virginia Quinn Feldmann Graeff, Roanoke, Virginia Elizabeth Logan Harris, New York, New York Elizabeth Mason Horsley, Richmond, Virginia Martee Stephens Johnson, Charlottesville, Virginia Kenneth H. Jones, Richmond, Virginia Stanley K. Joynes III, Glen Allen, Virginia Alieda Keevil, Charlottesville, Virginia Sandell Morse, York, Maine Alexander Lee Nyerges, Richmond, Virginia David Rakowski, Maynard, Massachusetts Ann W. Ramsey, Richmond, Virginia Cynthia Tremblay, Greenwood, Virginia Linda E. A. Wachtmeister (Emerita), Scottsville, Virginia Tina Walls, Denver, Colorado

Joy Peterson Heyrman, Executive Director

Sarah Perkins Smither, Secretary Maidenhead, England Cal de Coligny, Treasurer Roanoke, Virginia Ted Craddock, Lynchburg, Virginia Sayre Graves, Bremo Bluff, Virginia Richard J. Grayson, Jr., Pensacola, Florida Suny Monk, Amherst, Virginia Cynthia Tremblay, Greenwood, Virginia

VCCA France Board Pinkney Herbert, President Memphis, Tennessee Eva de Coligny, Secretary Roanoke, Virginia Frans Wackers, Treasurer Lachapelle, France and Woodbridge, Connecticut

Honorary Board James L. Camp, IV, Virginia Beach, Virginia Calvert de Coligny, Jr., Roanoke, Virginia Elizabeth Forsyth Harris, Lynchburg, Virginia Lucy Levis Hazlegrove, Roanoke, Virginia Carter McNeely, Charlottesville, Virginia Tracy G. Savage, Saratoga Springs, New York Elliot S. Schewel, Lynchburg, Virginia

Advisory Council Samuel H. Adler, Composer, Perrysburg, Ohio David Del Tredici, Composer, New York, New York Rita Dove, Poet, Charlottesville, Virginia Teresita Fernรกndez, Visual Artist, Brooklyn, New York Gregory Maguire, Writer, Concord, Massachusetts Sally Mann, Photographer, Lexington, Virginia Alice McDermott, Writer, Bethesda, Maryland Claes Oldenburg, Sculptor, New York, New York Naomi Wolf, Writer, New York, New York


THE PATRON'S VOICE VCCA Fellows Council Executive Committee

Holen Sabrina Kahn, Lead Liason, Visual Artist/ Filmmaker, Inverness, California Amie Oliver, Visual Artist, Richmond, Virginia Christopher Preissing, Composer/Sound Artist, Chicago, Illinois Ami Sands Brodoff, Writer, Montreal, Canada Christina Chiu, Writer, New York, New York Edgar Endress, Visual Artist, St. Augustine, Florida Rone Shavers, Writer, Albany, New York Judith Shatin, Composer, Charlottesville, Virginia Tanja Softic, Visual Artist, Richmond, Virginia Suzy Sureck, Visual Artist, Gardner, New York Evan Williams, Composer, Bennington, Vermont Lex Williford, Writer, El Paso, Texas

VCCA Staff

Mt. San Angelo Beatrice Booker, Office Manager/Artists' Services Associate Bijoana Booker, Kitchen Assistant Eugenia Botea, Head of Food Services Lindale Dawson, Kitchen Assistant Crystal Dixon, Kitchen Assistant David Garratt, Resident Director Terri Goff, Kitchen Assistant Gregory Ingber, Kitchen Assistant Dana Jones, Assistant Director of Artists' Services Emily Joseph, Director of Individual Giving Kirsten McKinney, Director of Communications Carol O'Brien, Assistant to the Director and Board Secretary Selevyn Andre Pannell, Kitchen Assistant Sheila Gulley Pleasants, Deputy Director/Director of Artists' Services Barbara Queen, Kitchen Assistant Kimberley Stiffler, Development and Program Associate Whitney Wilkerson, Housekeeper

I am not an artist. However, everyone’s work and life present calls for creative thinking and action. I look to art for inspiration to remain open to creative sparks. For me, art lights the way to considering how to build something that lasts and is bigger than yourself. Creativity in your life and work is always an option, and I support the arts because they remind me of this. Also, because it is fun! Tom Hiner

Moulin Ă Nef John Alexander, Support Staff Fatiha Boukhris, Housekeeping and Cook Cheryl Fortier, Resident Director Sabine van den Bergh, Facilities Staff

Joy Peterson Heyrman, Executive Director



FINANCIAL STATEMENT VCCA (July 1, 2017-June 20, 2018)

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT VCCA (July 1, 2017-June 20, 2018)

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT VCCA ABROAD (July 1, 2017-June 20, 2018)

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STATEMENT OF POLICY VCCA complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination in admissions and employment. ANNUAL AUDIT REPORT VCCA’s 2018 audit was prepared by Johnson CPA and Associates, PC NONPROFIT STATUS VCCA is classified as a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. To obtain a copy of the most recent financial statement, please write to: VCCA 154 San Angelo Drive Amherst, VA 24521 FOR MORE INFORMATION 434.946.7236 DONATIONS Š2018 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Every attempt has been made to provide accurate donor and Fellow information. We highly value our Fellows and supporters and greatly regret any mistakes. Please contact the office with questions or concerns at (434) 946-7236.

VCCA is about more than artists and their work. It is also about the invaluable relationship between working artists and their patrons. I believe that patronage today is as important as it was in the Renaissance and giving to VCCA supports a unique community that nurtures, encourages, enhances, and advances the work of artists. The result is of tremendous benefit to humanity at large. Margaret B. Ingraham



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