Ucross Alumni News: Spring/Summer 2023



N otes from U cross F ellows Ucross alumni recordings, performances, publications, exhibitions, awards, and accomplishments



BOOKS Catherine Arnold (92): Receipt for Lost Words, Bauhan Publishing, 2023 Brendan Shay Basham (20,21): Swim Home to the Vanished, Harper, 2023

Tina Davidson (10): Let Your Heart Be Broken: Life and Music from a Classical Composer , Boyle & Dalton, 2023 David James Duncan (08): Sun House , Little, Brown and Company, 2023

Nina Elder (17,20): essay in Ventriloquism , Performance , and Contemporary Art , Routledge Press, 2023 Erin Flanagan (07): Come with Me , Thomas & Mercer, 2023

Erica Berry (21): Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear , Flatiron Books, 2023 Deidre Boyle (91,05): Ferryman of Memories: The Films of Rithy Panh, Rutgers University Press, 2023

Sherrie Flick (03): coeditor of Flash Fiction America : 73 Very Short Stories , W.W. Norton, 2023 Harris Fogel (03): Helmut Remiorz - Color 1969 -1974 , Independently Published, 2023 Ben Fountain (09): Devil Makes Three , Flatiron Books, 2023 Kelle Groom (12): How to Live: A Memoir-in-Essays , Tupelo Press, 2023 Joy Harjo (13): Remember , Penguin Random House, 2023

Jane Brox (91): afterword for Adele Crockett Robertson’s The Orchard , Godine, 2023 Anders Carlson-Wee (16): Disease of Kings , W.W. Norton, 2023 Cathy Linh Che (23): co- authored An Asian American A to Z: A Children’s Guide to Our History , Haymarket Books, 2023

Ava Chin (99): Mott Street: A Chinese American Family’s

Story of Exclusion and Homecoming , Penguin Random House, 2023



Brandon Hobson (21): The Storyteller , Scholastic, 2023

Julie Schumacher (15): The English Experience , Doubleday, 2023

translations published in Poland, Chile, and China, 2023; Spain, Russia, and Japan in 2022

Marjorie Hudson (12): Indigo Field: A Novel of the South , Regal House Publishing, 2023 Simen Johan (12): Simen Johan , Powerhouse Books, 2023 Mary Beth Keane (10): The Half Moon , Simon & Schuster, 2023

Jenn Shapland (18): Thin Skin , Pantheon, 2023

Ellen Mueller (12): Walking as Artistic Practice , SUNY Press, 2023 Ricardo Nuila (21): The People’s Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine , Simon & Schuster, 2023

Eleni Sikelianos (21): Your Kingdom , Coffee House Press, 2023 Elizabeth L. Silver (16): The Majority , Riverhead Books, 2023 Brando Skyhorse (12): My Name is Iris , Avid Reader Press, 2023

Sigrid Nunez (97,06,18): The Vulnerables , Riverhead Books, 2023 Leah Ollman (13): essays, Christine Corday: Works , Radius Books, 2023; interview in Klea McKenna: Witness Mark , Saint Lucy Books, 2023 Erika Osborne (13): Deep Horizons: A Multisensory Archive of Ecological Affects

Shellburne Thurber (07): Analysis:

Annabelle Larsen (16): short story in the anthology Locker Room Talk: Women in Private Spaces , Sprout Press, 2023 Edan Lepucki (09,14,23): Time’s Mouth , Counterpoint Press, 2023 Rosa Lowinger (96): Dwell Time: A Memoir of Art , Exile , and Repair , Row House Publishing, 2023

Psychoanalytic Interiors , Kehrer Verlag, 2023 Justin Torres (08): Blackouts , Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023 Emma Törzs (16): Ink Blood Sister Scribe , William Morrow and Company, 2023

Rebecca Makkai (14): I Have Some Questions for You , Penguin Random House, 2023 Sally Wen Mao (23): The Kingdom of Surfaces , Graywolf Press, 2023

and Prospects , Amherst College Press, 2023 Ann Patchett (93): Tom Lake , Doubleday, 2023

Tom Virgin (08): design, drawing, printing, and binding for This is My Body , Food , and Freedom by Edwidge Danticat, Extra Virgin Press, 2023 Terry Tempest Williams (86): introduction essay, A Wild Promise: An Illustrated Celebration of The Endangered Species Act , Tin House Books, 2023 Colson Whitehead (01): Crook Manifesto , Penguin Random House, 2023

Janet Pritchard (08): More than Scenery: Yellowstone , an American Love Story , George F Thompson Publishing, 2023

Suzanne McConnell (95) and Kurt Vonnegut, Pity the Reader: On Writing with Style ,

Claudia Savage (07): metal used for beauty alone , The Poetry Box, 2023



MAGAZINE PUBLICATIONS Charles Cantrell (99): selected poetry in Tipton Poetry Journal , One Art , The Cafe Review , Stand , and Streetlight Magazine Melody Cooper (22): story, “The Sky’s the Limit,” DC comics anthology Milestones in History , 2023 Ricky Ian Gordon (02,04,05,07,12,16): essay, “The Sand Hill Cranes,” Wonderlust , 2023 Alena Graedon (10,22): short stories, “No Changing,” The Paris Review ; “Threesome,” Southern Indiana Review , 2023


Jane Marchant (21): excerpt from her memoir, “An Extraordinarily Condensed Encyclopedia of Botany,” ZYZZYVA , 125 th issue Kailyn McCord (19): short story “The Tail,” The Master’s Review , 2023 Chris McCormick (17): short story “Giraffe,” The Southern Review , Winter 2023

Catherine Arnold’s (92) poetry collection, Receipt for Lost Words , won the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. Cathy Linh Che (23) received a Manhattan Arts Grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for nonfiction.

Jessica Mehta (21): short story “I Thought You Were Praying,” Whiskey Tit , October 2023; “How to Play a Woman,” Comstock Review , August

Kristina Marie Darling (14) was awarded the Fulbright Specialist Grant to teach in Togo.

Cathy Linh Che

2023; “Hands,” Comstock Review , August 2023; “Like Love in Fall,” The Poetry Box , September 2023; “God, Mother,” Broad River Review , September 2023 Nancy Ring (13): poem “These Almost Lost Pieces,” Grey Sparrow Journal [2023:41]; poem “A Moving Story,” About Place Journal , Summer 2023

Kerry Dolan’s (00) short story collection Safe Places was recently awarded an Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Award, the Juniper Prize for Fiction, and was a Finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award. Rebecca Donner (17,21) was named the 2023-2024 Radcliffe Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. Eve Fairbanks’s ( 13) first book, The Inheritors , which she began writing at Ucross, won PEN America’s 2023 John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction. Debra Gwartney’s (13) essay, “Siri Tells a Joke,” The Sun , included in Best American Essays edited by Vivian Gornick , 2023

Kelle Groom (12): essay “Emerald City,” Hunger Mountain , 2023; essay “Tideland,” New

England Review , Vol 44.1, 2023; essay, “My Shipwreck,” Provincetown Arts Review , 2023 Jennifer Haigh (05,09,18): short story “Shelter in Place,” Ploughshares , Spring 2023

Claudia Savage (07): essay “Given Earth, Given Water,”

River Teeth , 2023; poem “Slip of Light,” Nimrod, 2023 Kirsten Stolle (10,20): collage, The Grass Isn’t Always Greener, “Monday Gallery,” Harper’s Magazine , 2023

Elizabeth Kadetsky (98,03): cover essay, “The Goddess Complex,” The American Scholar , 2023

J.C. Todd (16): poems, “The Parents” and “The Disasters of War,” In Full Bleed: A Journal of Arts and Literature , Issue 6, 2023

Rebecca Makkai (14): short story “The Plaza,” The New Yorker , 2023



Gabriela Jauregui (22) was awarded the three-year Borchard Center for Literary Arts Fellowship.

and Culture reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting with the Montana Free

Country of Under was the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction runner-up and was shortlisted for Dzanc Books’ Prize for Fiction and Black Lawrence Press’s Big Moose Prize. The first chapter of Brooke’s memoir-in-progress was selected by Melissa Febos as the winner of the 2023 Lit/ South Nonfiction Award and appeared in Litmosphere . With her partner Niteesh Elias, Brooke recently founded Freedom Tunnel Press to publish books that straddle borders. Manil Suri’s (03,06,09) book The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math was a finalist for the 2023 PEN/E.O. Wilson

Elizabeth Kadetsky’s (98,03) memoir The Memory Eaters was the winner of the Juniper Prize in Creative Nonfiction. She

Press on a project by

violist Megan Karls and her commissioned work highlighting

Gabriela Jauregui

Montana Mission Churches and the complex history they carry. Bora Lee Reed (10) was selected as a 2023 LitUp fellow for her

is currently serving as the Fulbright Nehru flex Scholar for India.

Margaret Malone (17) was awarded an Oregon Literary Fellowship in Fiction from Literary Arts for her current novel The Unknown Woman. Ryan D. Matthews (18) is the winner of the de Groot Foundation’s 2023 Courage to Write Award.

novel The Letter Writers.

David Romtvedt’s (84,07) No Way: An American Tao Te Ching was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award. Brooke Shaffner’s (10) novel Country of Under won

Literary Science Writing Award.

the 1729 Book Prize and is forthcoming in April 2024 from Mason Jar Press.

Anna Paige ( 20) was awarded first place for Arts






EXHIBITIONS Patricia Aaron (14): painting, Inheritance , Denver University Art Collection, Denver, CO, Permanent Collection; group exhibitions: Summer Salon , Space Gallery, Denver, CO, 2023; Brand 51 , Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA, 2023; Oh Honey , PACE Center, Parker, CO, 2023 Teresa Baker (21): group exhibition, Sun Drinks White , Nerman Museum of

Monica Brown (18): solo exhibition, Monica J. Brown: Into the Field of Awareness Dances Time , Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2023 Andrea Broyles (17): sculpture piece, Harwood Museum, Taos, NM 2023; solo exhibition, Dream State , Anarte Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2023 Trine Bumiller (19): group exhibitions: Made in Colorado , Emmanuel

Gallery, University of Colorado, 2023; Big Draw Colorado , Arvada Center, Colorado, 2023; Art that Matters to the Planet: Interconnectivity ,

Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, 2023

Avantika Bawa (17): group exhibition, SITE Seeing , Charlotte Street Foundation Gallery, Kansas City, MO, 2023; solo exhibition, University Galleries, Normal, IL, 2023 Lorna Bieber (97,01): solo exhibition, Natural World , Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, 2023 Rhona Bitner (93,02,19): solo exhibition, Rhona Bitner: Resound , Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, 2023 Teresa Baker

Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown, NY, 2023; duo exhibitions: Eternal Return: Trine Bumiller and Erika Osborne , The McNichols Building, Denver,

CO, 2023; Out of Ashes: Trine Bumiller and Erika

Osborne , Studio West Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO, 2023; Wingbeat , acquired by the Whitney Western Art Museum in Cody, WY, 2023 Andr é e B. Carter (19): group exhibition, TNBT, Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA, 2023



Sas Colby (92): group exhibition, Craft & Conceptual Art: Reshaping the Legacy of Artist’s Books, Center for the Book Arts, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, 2023 Elisabeth Condon (18): duo exhibition, Un(Common) Light, Art & History Museums of Maitland, Maitland, FL, 2023; group exhibitions: Rainbow Rococo, Katherine Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY, 2023; Made in Paint, The Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, NY, 2023; This Earth, Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord, MA, 2023; Dear March, Come In, Birdhouse Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, 2023 Catherine Courtenaye (91): solo exhibition, What the Nighthawk Knows, Echo Arts, Bozeman, MT, 2023; painting, The Measure of a Wingbeat , acquired by the Whitney Western Art Museum in Cody, WY, 2023

Al Denyer (21): portrait of Dame Paula Rego for the “Work in Progress” commissioned mural, The National Portrait Gallery, London, England, permanent collection, 2023; invitational exhibition, Between Life and Land:

“The Photographs of Jeffrey A. Wolin,” for the accompanying

book, Measuring Time: The Photographs of Jeffrey A. Wolin , Eskenazi Museum of Art/Kehrer, 2023; curator, The Geography of a Life: Dan Powell’s Photographs in the American West, The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY, 2023; wrote an essay, “The Geography of a Life,” for Dan Powell’s monograph Scene Shifting: Photographs from Left of Iowa , Lucie Lu Books/Oregon State University Press, 2023 Matty Davis (22): group exhibition, Die No Die, The Momentary, Bentonville, AR, 2023; group exhibition, Die No Die, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA, 2023; performances arranged for print, My Summit is Out of Reach , third

Identity , The Kimball Arts Center, Park City, UT, 2023 Jane Deschner (03,06,08,

Al Denyer

09,13,16): online exhibitions: Revisiting the Family Album: Stories That Bind Us , Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2023; The Curated Fridge Spring 2023, The Curated Fridge; and Love , Lenscratch, 2023; group exhibition, Rocky Mountain Triennial , Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO, 2023; traveling group exhibition, Politics of the Kitchen , Mid-America Arts Alliance, 2023 Rebecca Doughty (06): group exhibitions: Misfits , Pulp, Holyoke, MA, 2023; Stick People , Storefront Art Projects, Watertown, MA, 2023 Jan Dove (86): group exhibition, The Book as Art , V. 11: Myth and Magic , the Decatur Center for the Book, Georgia, 2023 Tallmadge Doyle (19): group exhibition, Authentic Marks , Dubai Design District, United Arab Emirates, 2023; solo exhibition, Celestial Oceans , Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, OR, 2023

work in a series in collaboration with Matt Wolff, 2023 Jenny Day (15): group exhibitions: Between Worlds, William Havu Gallery, Denver,

Janet Culbertson (89,99): group exhibition, East End Collected 7, Southampton Arts Center, New York, NY, 2023

Sue Danielson (17): solo exhibition, Lost and Found , J Rinehart Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2023; group exhibition, Breathing Room, Vestibule, Seattle, WA, 2023 Keith F. Davis (22): co- curator, Measuring Time: The Photographs of Jeffrey A. Wolin, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 2023; wrote the lead essay,

CO, 2023; Blick Nach Vorn, Park Theatre, Iserlohn, Germany, 2023 Sandra de la Loza (21): group exhibition, Xican–a.o.x. Body , The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside California, 2023



Jessica Dunne (94,03,04,07): group exhibitions: California Printmakers… Tradition and Innovation , Benicia Art Center, Benicia, CA, 2023; Spotlight , Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2023; 48 Pillars , Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2023; Sense of Place , Space Ten Gallery, Hawthorne, CA, 2023 Stephen Duren (88): retrospective, S. Duren: A Lifetime Retrospective , Grand Valley State University and the Dennos Museum, Allendale and Traverse City, MI, 2023 Nina Elder (17,20): group exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale Time Space Existence , European Cultural Center-Italy, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy, 2023;

Marsha Goldberg (91,16,22): solo exhibition, Marsha Goldberg: Authentic Reminiscence of Light , Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD, 2023; group exhibition, Abstract Configurations , West Strand Gallery, Kingston, NY, 2023

Malia Jensen (16): solo exhibition, Endless Pigeons , Converge 45, Portland, OR, 2023 Christine Joy (94) and Sara Mast (01,12): duo exhibition, Christine Joy and Sara Mast: Passage ,

Monica Goldsmith (22): group

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT, 2023

exhibition, Sense of Time , Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO, 2023; solo exhibition, She’s in Sardinia , The Art Base in Basalt, CO, 2023 Daniel Gottsegen (86) : public art, Hyde Park Views , Hyde Park, VT, 2023

Tatana Kellner (16):

Marsha Goldberg, Keep 52

solo exhibition, Prepare for the Future , KIPNZ Gallery, Walton, NY, 2023; group exhibition, Bodies , Bodies , Bodies: raffish vulnerability and profane ambivalence , Pen + Brush, New York, NY, 2023 Jennie Kiessling (19): group exhibition, Abstraction/ Ancestors/Paintings , Clay

group exhibition, Passage and Time Pieces , Turchin Center for the Arts, Boone, NC, 2023 Jerome Ellis (21): group exhibition, Tongues of Fire , Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX, 2023

Marcie Miller Gross (22): group exhibitions: Decade , Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO, 2023; SITE Seeing , Charlotte Street

Paper Scissors Gallery, Cheyenne, WY, 2023

Margeaux Klein (21): solo exhibition, The Weight of Things , Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2023 Sarah Klein (18): prototype art book, Make a Garland , SF Art Book Fair and LA Art Book Fair, 2023 Neerja Kothari (18): group exhibition, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022-23 , Kochi, Kerala, India Margaret Lanzetta (10): group exhibition, Off The Cloth 2 , Whitebox, New York, NY, 2023

Jerome Ellis

Foundation Gallery, Kansas City, MO, 2023; commissioned sculptural installation, Center for Drug Free Sport, Kansas City, MO, 2023 Leslie Hirst (03): artist book/ multiples, These Things , limited edition of 15, 2020 – 2023 Munson Hunt (18): duo exhibition, untitled , Gerbert Contemporary Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, 2023

Julie Evans (09): solo exhibition, Multinatural , Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2023 Mateo Galvano (19): solo exhibition, Acequia , Artspace, Richmond, VA, 2023 Sandra Gibson (99,12) and Luis Recoder (12): duo exhibition, Obscurus Projectum , Gibson + Recoder, New York, NY, 2023



Tony Moore (94): solo exhibition, Tony Moore:

RoseMarie London (00,04): group exhibition, Night Lights Denver , Denver Metro region, Denver, CO, 2023 Nancy Lovendahl (15): group exhibitions: Remains , The Artnauts Collective, The Sarajevo Winter Arts Festival, Historical Museum, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2023; Common Nature/Naturaleza Comun 2 , The Artnauts Collective, Artficio Gallery, Villavicencio, Columbia, 2023; INTERPLAY Art + Opera , The Artbase Art Center and The Arts Campus at Willits, Basalt, CO 2023; LandMarks , Saddlebrook Park, Arvada, CO, 2021–2024 Sandra de la Loza (21): group exhibition, Xican–a.o.x. Body, The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside California, 2023 Brenda Mallory (18,23): solo exhibitions: The North Changes , The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 2023; Making Time , Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR, 2023; group

Brooklyn, NY, 2023; Blurring Boundaries , Women of American Abstract Artists 1936-Present , California Center for the Arts,

Eternal Becoming , Gillette Gallery, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY, 2023; group exhibitions: These Days , Kleinert James Art Center, Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY, 2023; Claybash 2023: A Triennial Ceramics Exhibition , Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, 2023; Far & Wide: Waiting for the Light , Woodstock Artists

CA and Mattituck Museum, CT, 2023

Sarah McKenzie (12,16,21): Cellular , Dinghy Rig, Fort Collins, CO, 2023

Jessica Mehta (21): Native

Voice , Museum of Indigenous People, Prescott, AZ, 2023

Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY, 2023

Rosemary Meza-DesPlas (23): solo exhibition, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas: Miss Nalgas USA! , Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2023; group exhibitions: Bodies , Bodies , Bodies: raffish vulnerability and

Ellen Mueller (12): group exhibitions: Value Studies , Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI;

Open Air Media Festival , Public Space, Iowa City, IA, 2023; Morning Fresh , The Gardener of Bath, Akron, OH, 2023

profane ambivalence , Pen + Brush, New York, NY, 2023; Embodied Knowledge , Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT, 2023

Armin Mühsam

Susan Moldenhauer (09,17): group

Jessica Mehta

(15): group exhibition, SITE

exhibition, Seattle Art Fair , exhibiting with Russo Lee Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2023

exhibition, Members Show , Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, 2023; solo exhibitions: Since Then , Mystery Print Gallery, Pinedale, WY, 2023; Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Exhibition , University of Wyoming Art Museum,

Seeing , Charlotte Street Foundation Gallery, Kansas City, MO, 2023 Marisa Myrah (00): solo exhibition, On the Edge of Where I Live , Visual Space Gallery, Vancouver, BC in 2023; 1 st Biennial Exhibition , The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Ireland, 2023- 2024; online group exhibition, Suboart Magazine, Illuminating the Beauty of Science , May 2023

Nancy Manter (13): group exhibitions: Sight/ Unseen; Five Artists , My Space NYC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2023; On

Laramie, WY, 2023

Balance , Art Cake, Brooklyn, NY, 2023; 11 Women of Spirit Part 7 , Zurcher Gallery, New York, NY, 2023; Field Notes , Metaphor Gallery,

Carolyn Monastra (19): solo exhibition, Witness Trees , Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn, NY, 2023



Jenene Nagy (22): exhibitions: a river with no banks , PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR, 2023; While navigating the distance around the sun ,

Nancy Ring (13): Vivid Visions , Art 150, Jersey City, NJ, 2023; Chaos and Clarity , Light and Shadow , Art 150, Jersey City, NJ, 2023

Kirsten Stolle (10,20): group exhibition, Altruistic Genius: Buckminster Fuller’s Plans to the Save the Planet , Ashville Art Museum, Ashville, NC, 2023 Signe Stuart (90): solo exhibitions: FLUX : Signe Stuart , The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, 2023; EVOLUTION , Pie Projects Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, 2023; Signe Stuart: Retrospective Exhibition , South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD, 2023-2024 Tracy Stuckey (23): solo exhibition, Western Classics , Visions West Contemporary, Denver, CO, 2023

Georgia Rowswell (21): four pieces, Cheyenne Frontier Days Western

University of Wyoming Art

Museum, Laramie, WY, 2023; A Most Engaging Clutch ,

The Floating Gallery, Los

Art Show and Sale ,

Angeles, CA, 2023

Cheyenne, WY, 2023; Georgia Rowswell: Layer , Fold , Unfold , Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA, 2023 Annie Saunders (22,23): Anna Maria Nabirye & Annie Saunders: Up in Arms , De La Warr Pavilion, East Sussex, England, 2023 Fran Siegel (91,96): solo exhibition, Chronicle , Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2023

Jenene Nagy

Margaret Pettee Olsen (19): group exhibition, Imploding Meaning , Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2023 Erika Osborne (13): duo exhibitions: Eternal Return: Trine Bumiller and Erika Osborne , The McNichols Building, Denver, Colorado, 2023; Out of Ashes: Trine Bumiller and Erika Osborne , Studio West Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO, 2023;

Toru Sugita (16): group exhibitions: California Printmakers… Tradition

and Innovation , Benicia Art Center, Benicia, CA, 2023; City Streets , Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2023; On the Road , Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2023; Spotlight , Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2023 Caleb Taylor (13): group exhibition, SITE Seeing , Charlotte Street Foundation Gallery, Kansas City, MO, 2023 Robin Tewes (17): group exhibition, 50/50 , Leake Street Galleries, Virtual Gallery, London, England, 2023

Sue Sommers (22): solo project, Manna , Clay Paper Scissors Gallery, Cheyenne, WY, 2023 Patricia Sonnino (20): duo exhibition, brush & shutter: Patricia Sonnino + Gina

solo exhibition, La Fogata – Fuego en La Sierra , Centro Cultural Prof. Néstor Agúndez, Todos Santos, Mexico, 2023

Eiko Otake (21): solo exhibition, I

Invited Myself , vol. II , Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, CO, 2023

Gaiser , Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2023

Nell Painter (16): recent acquisition, lithograph, William Still Triptych , The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Hood Museum of Dartmouth College, 2023

Joni Sternbach (12,13): solo exhibition, The Surfing Landscape , Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2023



Susan York (12): duo exhibition, Counterpoint , Sculpture Space, Long Island City, NY, 2023 Tamara Zibners (23): solo exhibition, As It Was: Works by Tamara Zibners , N4th Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2023

Melanie Manos (14): award, University of Michigan Arts Initiative Public Art and Engagement Fellowships in partnership with Monument Lab and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, 2023 Jessica Mehta (21): award, Fulbright Nehru Senior Scholar, Bengaluru, India, 2022–2023 Jenene Nagy (22): award, Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 2023 Lee Running (19): award, The Union for Contemporary Art’s Populus Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Omaha, NE, 2023 Seth Tummins (22): award, Coors Art Award, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, 2023 Tom Virgin (08): award, Miami Individual Artists Grant, Miami-Dade County, FL, 2023 Brenda Zlamany (87,99): award, Portrait of William and Martha Brown , Mechanics Hall Portraits Project, Worcester County Mechanics Association,

Seth Tummins (22): group exhibitions: Black Friday Exhibition , Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2023; 4 th Annual Invitational , Vining Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, 2023; Shades of Gray II , American Tonalist Society, Coors Western Art Show , Coors Western Art, Denver, CO, 2023 Gregor Turk (97): long-term installation, Welcome , Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, 2023-2024

Josette Urso (95,14): duo exhibition, New

Paintings - Gabe Brown and Josette Urso , Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Kent, CT, 2023; group exhibitions: Walk the Mile , Blue Print Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2023; One View Two Visions , Ireland - Peter Schroth and Josette Urso , DFN Projects, New York, NY, 2023; Associate Artist Alumni Exhibition , InfoBahn, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 2023

Brenda Zlamany

Brenda Zlamany (87,99): permanent portrait installation, Dr. Elga Wasserman , Bass Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2023; group exhibitions: A Painting is a Painting is a Painting , Artport, Kingston, NY 2023; Undue Burden: Privacy , Protection , and Politics , City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT, 2023; Five Points: A Convergence of Dreams , Equity Gallery, New York, NY, 2023


Tallmadge Doyle (19): jurors award, Night Bloom , etching, Brand Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Brand Library, Glendale, California, 2023

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman (18,23): solo exhibition, Hecho a Mano Gallery , Santa Fe, NM, 2023 Daniel Wiener (13): group exhibition, Hyper-Materiality , Culture Object, New York, NY, 2023

Seth Tummins



ALUMNI news MUSIC+PERFORMANCE John Atkinson (19): album, Energy Fields , Best Ambient and Best New Field

with librettist Victoria Moy, 2023; cross-over piece for pipa (Chinese lute) and string quartet,

Recordings, Bandcamp, 2023

Catch Me at the Canidrome , Duke University’s Ciompi Quartet and Min Xiao- Fen, 2023 Melody Cooper (22) sold an untitled TV show

Eve Beglarian (96,10,16): group project, The Vicksburg Project , Harlem Stage Gatehouse, New York, NY, 2023

John Atkinson

to Netflix and wrote a feature adaptation of The New York Times bestseller fantasy novel, Beasts of Prey, for Bryan Unkeless.

Lydia Blaisdell (18): gerstl took the easy way out , New

Ohio Theatre, New York, NY, 2023

Hide Your Crazy , a short film directed by Austin Kase that she executive produced, is an official selection of the Oscar- qualifying 2023 Rhode Island International Film Festival. She

Beth Blatt (08): one-

woman-show, Marie-Thérèse, La Chapelle Expiatoire , Paris, France, 2023; staged reading with Lizzie Hagstedt, Oneida , 2023

won a Rondo Hatton Award for producing

a micro shorts program, 13 Minutes of Horror , via her filmmaker group Nyx Horror Collective.

Alan Chan (12,16): award, OPERA America’s IDEA Grant, Immortal Labia



Majkin Holmquist (22): Page 73 Playwriting Fellow, 2023; member, Interstate 73 Writers Group, 2023

Mashuq Deen’s (19): play, Flood , Kansas City Repertory Theatre, 2023 Susan Delson (11): curator, Soundies: The Ultimate Collection , Kino Lorber, 2023

Arthur Jolly (19): play, There is No Play , YouthPLAYS, Los Angeles, CA, 2023 Badie Khaleghian (23): multimedia ballet piece, Half-Told Stories , MATCH, Houston, TX, 2023 Krista Knight (07): VR puppet play, Crush , won the Broadway on Demand Film Festival, The Samuel French Off Broadway Short Play Festival, and premiered on the Emmy app, 2023

Mike Holober

(07,19) with The Gotham Jazz Orchestra, Rock

Andrew Raffo Dewar (22): album, Reflejos IV-VII, Waveform Alphabet , 2023

We’re On: Imaginary Letters , Greenwich House Music School Theatre, New York, NY, 2023 Darrel Alejandro Holnes (21): short film, Marimacha , premiered in the following film festivals: Out on Film: Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival; Newark LGBTQ Film Festival; Silicon Valley Queer Film Festival; Orchard Lesbian International Film Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Latino Feedback Film Festival in Los Angeles; Out! Mostra de Cinema LGBTIQ+ de les Illes Balears, Spain. Marimacha won the LA Independent Women Film Award in the category of Best LGBTQ and was selected as “Best of the Fest” at the Pride Film Fest.

Andrew Raffo Dewar

Karim Douaidy (20,23): video game original scores, Xenotheria and Star Atlas , 2023 Guillermo Galindo (22): performances: Garden of Memory, Chapel of Chimes, Oakland, CA, 2023; Remote Control with Kronos Quartet, Miner Auditorium SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA, 2023; Birth of the Octophant, Procession: Sound Festival, Lungomare

Eun Young Lee (17): Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition, 2023; first prize, Tsang-Houei Hsu International Music Composition Competition, Taiwan, 2023

Sound Festival, Bolzano, Italy, 2023

Julie Hébert’s (17): play, Drunk

David Licata (13): documentary, A Life’s

at the Base of the Bodhi

Work , Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature, San Francisco Independent Film Festival, 2023 Melanie Manos (14): performance, HerView: Sears Memphis , Crosstown Concourse, Central Atrium, Memphis, TN, 2023

Tree , Mile High Theater, 2023; play, Entangled ,

Badie Khaleghian

workshop production, San Francisco Playhouse, 2023; directed four episodes, The Resident and Accused , Fox Television, 2023



Brooklyn, NY, presented by Mark Peskanov, 2023

Winter Miller (10): play, When Monica Met Hilary , performed by Miami New Drama and published, Dramatists Play Service, New York, NY, 2023 Sam Mueller (23): play, PIN , finalist for National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 2023

Heart, Great Plains Theatre Conference, May 2023

Liz Sargent (21): short film, Take Me Home , screened at Sundance, SXSW, Santa Barbara

Jessica Pavone (20): chamber concerto, Clamor, string sextet and improvising bassoon soloist, New York Foundation for the Arts, NYC Women’s Fund, 2023

Wendy Rein and Ryan Smith

International Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, on tour, Sundance Shorts, 2023; award, Best Short at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2023; Oscar qualifying, Special Grand Jury at the deadCenter Film Festival, 2023 Rob Scheps (03): album, Rob Scheps: 30 Original Compositions , Rob Scheps Music, 2023 Kate Schutt’s (13,16,23): album, Bright Nowhere , streaming platforms, 2023 Dred Scott (14): album, The Pacific Jazz Group , Ropeadope Label, 2023

Molly Beach Murphy (19): musical, Cowboy Bob ,

Wendy Rein (12) and Ryan T. Smith (12):

with Jeanna Phillips and Annie Tippe, Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, 2023

production, San Francisco salon of contemporary dance, the CONCEPT series: Hudson Valley Edition , Kingston,

Lynn Neumann (14,16): artistic director, Artichoke Dance Company, Immersive Performance Tours of Gowanus, Brooklyn , 2023; Global Water Dances , New York, NY 2023

NY, 2023

Ashley Robinson (19): play adaptation, Annie Proulx’s novel Brokeback Mountain , West End, London, England, 2023 Neil Rolnik (10): album, Lockdown Fantasies , Other Minds Records, 2023 David Romtvedt (84,07): Wyoming tour, songs of the nineteenth century Basque troubadour Joxe Mari Iparragirre with band Ospa, supported by the Wyoming Cultural Trust, 2023 Andrew Rudin (11,15,17): premiere, String Quartet No. 1 , Bargemusic,

Merián Soto (18): documentary, co-

produced Viveca Vázquez, Fenomenal: Rompeforma 1989-1996 , BAAD Bronx, New York, 2023; Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF), 2023; TicTac Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium, 2023

Artichoke Dance

Dave Osmundsen (21): play, More of a Heart , semi-finalist, 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2023; reading, More of a



Melissa Tien (21): libretto, Song of the Nightingale with music by Lisa Despain,

Benjamin Velez (17,18) musical adaptation, The Tempest , Shakespeare in

On Site Opera, New York, NY, 2023

the Park, Public Works Program, Public Theatre, New York, NY, 2023 Stephen Vitiello (11): collaborative album, Low Flying

Bruce Trinkley (94,09): compositions, Tennessee Williams Songs , voice and string quartet,

Owls , Between CD and Book,

Penn State School of Music; premiere, Earth Songs: Four Choruses for Men’s Voices and Piano, poems by John Haag, Penn State Glee Club; film, The Prairie Dog That Met the President , a one-act opera for young people, 2023; Bright Toys of Summer , Centre County Grange Fair, 2023

2023; compilation Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto, Micro

Melisa Tien

Ambient Music , limited digital release, 2023; album, Soundtracks for Andrew Deutsch , Room 40, 2023

IN memoriam

STEVEN LUTVAK, 1959-2023 At Ucross, we were fortunate to meet Steve in 2004, as part of the Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat. Over the next two decades, Steve would return to Ucross several times, where he worked on A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder . A Gentleman’s Guide went on to win the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Tony Awards for Best Musical of 2014. He is survived by his husband, choreographer Michael McGowan, and their daughter, Eliot Rose Lutvak-McGowan. CAROL ANN SCHWENNESEN, 1945-2023 Carol’s visionary paintings are in collections in Italy, England, Japan, and the United States. While she continued to receive acclaim for her artistic endeavours and exhibitions, Carol was equally dedicated to teaching art. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Gehrke, children, grandchildren, and numerous cherished friends. During her time at Ucross in 2006, she said, “There has been no other art experience that has been as wide and deep and solid as the experience of being at Ucross.”




Field Guide: Teresa Baker + Anthony Hudson + Jessica Mehta + Eliza Naranjo Morse

The Shape of Time: 16 Photographers and Their Creative Paths

May 5 to July 30, 2023

August 20, 2023 to January 26, 2024

Field Guide featured the work of recipients of the 2020 and 2021 Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists, including: Teresa Baker (21) (Mandan/Hidatsa) Anthony Hudson (20) (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) Jessica Doe (Mehta) (21) (Cherokee Nation) Eliza Naranjo Morse (21) (Santa Clara Pueblo)

As part of the Ucross’s 40th anniversary celebration, 16 past residents were invited to choose two works for display and to craft a short statement on the relationship, or artistic journey, between them. The guest curator is Ucross alumnus Keith Davis (22), a photographic historian, author, curator, and image maker based in Sheridan, Wyoming.

The exhibition was curated by Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo).

Featured Ucross artists include:

Barbara Bosworth (19) Stow, MA Laura Cobb (17) Lincoln, NE Christina Fernandez (21) Norwalk, CA Anthony Hernandez (89) Fairfield, ID Nicole Jean Hill (11) Eureka, CA Michael Kolster (23) Brunswick, ME Jin Lee (00,06) Chicago, IL Serge J-F. Levy (09) Tucson, AZ Susan Moldenhauer (09,17) Laramie, WY Janet L. Pritchard (08) Mansfield Center, CT Victoria Sambunaris (10) New York, NY Carla Shapiro (98) Kingston, NY Joni Sterbach (12) Brooklyn, NY Elizabeth Stone (11,14,17) Bonner, MT Youngsuk Suh (11) Berkeley, CA, and Incheon, South Korea William S. Sutton (13,15) Boulder, CO


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