Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund

The 2016 Suitcase Fund Summer Cycle is now open and will remain open until funds for this cycle have been disbursed. To view the instructions and application, click here.

If you do not have computer access or are unable to use the electronic form, please contact Polly Morris at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org. You will receive a paper copy of the guidelines and application via email or snail mail.

See below for links to information on past awardees.

The Bradley Family Foundation, in collaboration with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (GMF), announces the Winter Cycle of the GMF’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Fund for Individual Artists. The Suitcase Export Fund operates as a reimbursement program. Receipts for the items outlined in your request must be received before payment can be issued.

Created to help visual artists with the cost of exhibiting their work outside the four-county area (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington), the Fund is designed to provide greater visibility for individual artists and their work as well as for greater Milwaukee. To date, the Fund has supported a diverse group of 260 individual artists and fourteen artist collectives exhibiting throughout North America, and in Europe, the former Soviet Union, Africa, and Asia. The awardees have received a total of more than $146,000 in grants and work in a variety of media, from film to ceramics. They include well-established artists as well as those at the start of their careers. A special effort has been made to support Nohl Fellows as they exhibit work made during their fellowship year.

The Suitcase Export Fund is open to practicing artists residing within the four-county area who want to export their work beyond that area for public display. Priority is given to artists with exhibitions outside of Wisconsin. In this cycle, beginning December 1, 2016, there is a total of $7,500 to disburse to visual artists. Requests will be considered in the order received. There is no application deadline, but artists must apply prior to the opening of their exhibition or screening. Demand for the Suitcase Fund is high, so be sure to apply as early as possible. If you received a Suitcase award in the 2013 summer cycle or more recently, you are not eligible to apply at this time (scroll down for list of awardees by cycle).

The Fund provides support in two areas:
• transportation of the work (packing/shipping/insurance)
• transportation of the artist (travel only; no food or lodging)
The maximum grant available to an individual is $1,000.

This cycle has been divided into two parts:
Winter Cycle: Beginning December 1, 2016, requests for exhibitions/screenings commencing between December 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017 will be considered periodically until a total of $7,500 has been expended.

Summer Cycle: Beginning June 1, 2017, requests for exhibitions/screenings commencing between June 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 will be considered periodically until a total of $7,500 has been expended.

The Fund contributes to the creative health of the region by supporting local artists at all career stages, from the emerging to the established; alleviating some of the financial burden faced by artists who want to exhibit their work at a distance; and by getting the work of Milwaukee artists out into the world. The support provided for artist transportation has enabled artists to be on site to install work--important to most artists and indispensable to those working in the areas of installation and site-specific art. The opportunity to attend openings, where artists can meet with collectors and distributors and make critical connections with gallery owners, is consistently cited as a significant benefit. The Fund also creates opportunities to expose work in new regions and to new audiences, to meet other artists and see their work, to sell work, and to plan new projects. Although the Fund does not directly support residencies or ancillary activities, awardees have taken full advantage of opportunities to make new work, deliver gallery talks, and participate in symposia at their exhibition sites. This cycle, many awardees reported on opportunities created by their presence at openings and exhibition venues: future collaborations, plans for artist exchanges with the host city, invitations to return as a visiting artist or for a residency. They commented frequently on the value of being able to show their work to new audiences, or to reconnect with communities they had left many years before.

For further information:
Polly Morris
pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org

PAST AWARDEES

2016 (Winter Cycle)
Ben Balcom
Mark Borchardt
Marna Brauner
Daniel Fleming
kathryn e. martin
Dan Peters
Kyle Seis
Andrew Swant
Rina Yoon

For information on the 2016 Winter Cycle Awardees, click here.

2015 (Summer Cycle)
After School Special
Sara Caron
Sheila Held
Alexander Herzog
Kyle Jablonski
Kayle Karbowski
Greg Klassen
Matthew Warren Lee
Lindsay Lochman & Barbara Ciurej
Madeline Power
John Riepenhoff

For information on the 2015 Summer Cycle Awardees, click here.

2015 (Winter Cycle)
Cynthia Hayes
Joshua Hunt
Maeve Jackson
Nicholas Kinsella
Matthew Konkel & Erin Maddox
Erik Ljung
Shane McAdams
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger
Kim Miller
Keith Nelson
Greg Schoeneck
Victoria Tasch

For more information on the 2015 Winter Cycle Awardees, click here.

2014 (Summer Cycle)
Bass Structures (Emmanuel Fritz & Collin Schipper)
Jim Brozek
Katy Cowan
Maura Kelly Doyle
Grant Gill
Michael J. Havice
Yevgeniya Kaganovich
Kelly Kirshtner
Angela Laughingheart
Kendall Polster
Nirmal Raja & Nina Ghanbarzadeh
Nathaniel Stern
Sonja Thomsen
Melissa Wagner-Lawler
Shane Walsh
Jason S.Yi

For more information on the 2014 Summer Cycle awardees, click here.

2014 (Winter Cycle)
Cynthia A. Brinich-Langlois
Jamal L. Currie
Richard Galling
Jon Horvath
Julie Briede Ibar
Robin Jebavy
Marsha McDonald
Alec Regan
Chris J. Robleski
Albulena Shabani
Cristina Siqueira
Roy Staab
Christopher Thompson
Michael Vollman
Steve Wetzel

For more information on the 2014 Winter Cycle awardees, click here.

2013 (Summer Cycle)
Lois Bielefeld
Christine Buth-Furness
Cecelia Condit
Christopher Davis-Benavides
Paul Druecke
Sally Duback
Karen Gunderman
Jenna Knapp
Xav Leplae
Patrick Lichty
Joseph Mougel
Mark Mulhern
Christopher McIntyre Perceptions
Colette Odya Smith
Marc Tasman
Lynn Tomaszewski
Christopher Willey

For more information on the 2013 Summer Cycle awardees, click here.

2013 (Winter Cycle)
Danielle Beverly
Tara Bogart
Larry D'Attilio
Raoul Deal
Melissa Dorn Richards
Gary John Gresl
Bruce Humphries
Leah Schreiber Johnson
Nicholas Lampert
Faythe Levine
Robin Luther
Kevin Miyazaki
Paul Rabe
Michael Senise

For more information on the 2013 Winter Cycle Awardees, click here.

2012 (Summer Cycle)
Kevin Giese
Sherman D. Pitts
William Zuback
Jon Horvath
Brad Lichtenstein
Kristin A. Gjerdset
Tim J. Stoelting
Fred Stonehouse
Ashley Morgan
Adam M. Krause
Beki Borman
Brian Carlson
Stephanie Voegele
Sean Williamson

For more information on the 2012 Summer Cycle Awardees, click here.

2012 (Winter Cycle)
Marna Brauner
Nicholas Grider
Yevgeniya Kaganovich
Tonia Klein
Shana McCaw & Brent Budsberg
Marsha McDonald
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger
Zina Mussman
Brad Pruitt
Nirmal Raja
John Riepenhoff
Nathaniel Stern
Victoria Tasch
Eddie Villanueva
Rina Yoon
Special Entertainment (Bobby Ciraldo & Andrew Swant)

For information on the 2012 Winter Cycle Awardees, click here.

2011
Blanche Brown
James Charles
Paula Christensen
Brent Coughenour
Paul Druecke
Waldek Dynerman
Anthony Ferraro
Nicholas Frank
Ashley Janke
Susan Kamholz
Jessica Kaminski
Gregory Klassen
Kay Knight
Colleen Ludwig
C. Matthew Luther
Nicole Ridgway
Greg J. Schoeneck
Richard Taylor
Bilhenry Walker
Shane Walsh
Jason Yi
James Zwadlo

For information on the 2011 awardees, click here, here, here, and here.

2010
Nicole Brown
Santiago Cucullu
Faythe Levine
Kim Miller
Will Pergl
John Ruebartsch
Valorie Schleicher
Sonja Thomsen
Christopher Willey
Katherine A. Balsley
Peter Barrickman & Xav Leplae
Jordan Brethauer
Hans Gindlesberger
Yevgeniya Kaganovich
Mark Mulhern
Kristopher Pollard
Melissa Wagner-Lawler
Rina Yoon
Sarah Zamecnik

2009
Kyoung Ae Cho
Matt Cipov
Bobby Ciraldo and Andrew Swant
Michael Davidson
Chris Davis-Benavides
Zeph Farmby
Nicholas Grider
Karen Gunderman
Nicholas Lampert
Frankie Latina
Angela Laughingheart
Colin Matthes
Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger
Julie Murray
Greg J. Schoeneck
Nathaniel Stern
Fred Stonehouse
Jim Zwadlo

2008
Marna Goldstein Brauner
James Charles
Cecelia Condit
Santiago Cucullu
Lawrence D’Attilio
Paul Druecke
Bridget Griffith Evans
Gary John Gresl
Ariana Huggett
Hai-Chi Jihn
Yevgeniya Kaganovich
Annie Killelea
Kay Knight
Faythe Levine
Dan Ollman
Gina Rymarcsuk
Roy Staab
Marcelino Stuhmer
Sonja Thomsen
Lynn Tomaszewski
Christina West

2007
Peter Barrickman
Beth Bojarski
Brent Budsberg and Shana McCaw
Paul Calhoun
Brent Coughenour
Karen Gunderman
Juliet Jaeger
Jeremy Lundquist
Chris Miller and Mark Winter
Kim Miller
Josie Osborne
Kendall Polster
Colette Odya Smith
Fred Stonehouse

2006
Beki Borman
Brian Carlson
Kyoung Ae Cho
Lawrence D’Attilio
Paul Druecke
Sonji Hunt
Laura Ibbotson
Yevgeniya Kaganovich
Shelby Keefe
Gregory Klassen
Katie Musolff
John Riepenhoff
Richard Taylor
Steven Wetzel
Christopher Willey

2005
William Andersen
Greg DuMonthier
Nicholas Frank
Jean Roberts Guequierre
Steve Hough
Darryl Jensen
Frankie Martin
Colin Matthes
Jim Muraco
Micaela O’Herlihy
Josie Osborne
Kristopher Pollard
Sonja Thomsen
Lynn Tomaszewski
Fahimeh Vahdat
White Box Painters
Jason Yi

2004
Paul Amitai
Marina Broere
Paul Calhoun
Rob Danielson
Raoul Deal
Joan Dobkin
Mark Escribano
Bridget Griffith Evans
Kristin Gjerdset
Gary John Gresl
Douglas Holst
Richard Knight
Faythe Levine
Laurence P. Rathsack
Liz Smith
Fred Stonehouse
Marc Tasman
Della Wells
Stephen Wetzel

2003
William J. Andersen
Stephanie Barber
Travis Graves
Karen Gunderman
Steve Hough
Ariana Huggett
Xav Leplae
Frankie Martin
Nate Page
Mat Rappaport
Roy Staab
Fred Stonehouse
William A. Suys, Jr.
Rina Yoon


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