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HWF Alumni

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico's first charitable grant was awarded to Agnes Martin in 1954, the year Helene Wurlitzer founded the organization. Since then the HWF has provided charitable assistance to thousands of artists from all over the world.

2018
Lora-Faye
Åshuvud
contemporary
Devreaux
Baker
poet
John
Balaban
poet
Stacey
Balkun
poet
Ben
Benne
playwright
Mary
Bichner
classical
Rae
Binstock
playwright
Tom
Birkner
painter
Aaron
Brown
painter
Tom
Cho
writer
Anna
Cox
painter
Leigh
Gallagher
writer
Leah
Grams Johnson
songwriter
Tom
Holmes
other
Jane
Isakson
painter
Edmund
Jolliffe
classical
Lordscience
Jones
painter
June
Lee
sculptor
Carmen
Machado
writer
"Diz"
Magid
playwright
Nana
Nkweti
writer
Karl
Nussbaum
filmmaker
Debbie
Rubin
painter
Matan
Rubinstein
other
Helen
Rubinstein
writer
John Richard
Saylor
writer
Fiona
Sze-Lorrain
poet
Hope
Tucker
filmmaker
Meghan
Wilbar
painter
2017
Dena
Afrasiabi
writer
Allie ('Blue')
Armstrong
songwriter
Sheila
Barcik
other
Virginia
Barrett
poet
Mary
Bue
songwriter
Rose
Bunch
writer
Anelise
Chen
writer
Defne
Cizakca
writer
During my residency, I came into a different pace of life, of thought, of creativity. Arriving from the anxious jostling of New York City, I discovered Taos's unmistakeable ease. This place encouraged a spaciousness and clarity of thought in my composing process. Sitting on the porch of my cozy casita, enjoying the scent of petrichor and cottonwoods after one of Taos's summer afternoon rainstorms, I savored tranquil solitude. And then I wrote many, many pages of music!
Nell Shaw
Cohen
classical
Kristina
Darling
poet
Phoebe
Eaton
playwright
David
Fenster
filmmaker
Arnito
Fillion
other
Vernon
Fimple
painter
Erik
Jackson
playwright
Michelle
Lanzoni
writer
Cynthia
Madansky
painter
Terri
McNaughton
photographer
Karen
Miranda-Rivadeneira
other
Vineetha
Mokkil
writer
Chris
Mooney
painter
Haley
Nannig
painter
Diana
Nguyen
poet
Gianna
Paniagua
sculptor
Nina
Puro
poet
Shobha
Rao
writer
Maaman
Rezaee
filmmaker
Solange
Roberdeau
photographer
Chris
Shultis
classical
Jill
Udall
writer
Kyle
Ukes
songwriter
Chris
Wallace
writer
Meredith
Wilder
songwriter
Annie
Wyman
writer
2016
Lane
Abernathy
contemporary
Frank
Avella
playwright
Jeff
Brown
other
Rita
Bullwinkel
writer
Allison
Cekala
filmmaker
Andrea
Clearfield
classical
During my residency, I came into a different pace of life, of thought, of creativity. Arriving from the anxious jostling of New York City, I discovered Taos's unmistakeable ease. This place encouraged a spaciousness and clarity of thought in my composing process. Sitting on the porch of my cozy casita, enjoying the scent of petrichor and cottonwoods after one of Taos's summer afternoon rainstorms, I savored tranquil solitude. And then I wrote many, many pages of music!
Nell Shaw
Cohen
classical
Mashuq
Deen
playwright
Kathy
Edwards
other
Laura
Eve
poet
Ryan
Fogarty
playwright
Emily
Fraser
filmmaker
Shea
Hembrey
painter
Rick
Hilles
poet
Joseph
Kim
writer
Beth
Kleene
painter
Lisa
Ko
writer
Neerja
Kothari
painter
Stacey
Lane
playwright
Corwin
Levi
other
Afton
Love
painter
Jessica
Maffia
painter
Anna
Magruder
painter
Benjamin
Marshall
playwright
Airin
Miller
writer
Isobel
O'Hare
poet
Elizabeth
Poliner
writer
What a privilege to join an elite group of artists, immersed in expression, sharing in fellowship!
Jeffrey
Salloway
writer
Fred
Smith
painter
Miranda
Smith
writer
E.M.
Spairow
filmmaker
Therese
Stanton
writer
Dan
Welcher
classical
2015
Paula
Bandy
writer
Amy
Boaz
writer
My three months at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation were the happiest, most fulfilling, and most productive of my life. I’ve been home for seven months now, and every single day I think, with great longing, about Taos, my casita, my desk, the view from my window, the mountains, and the walk through town. I miss the sense of time expanding and I miss the light. You’ll see the most beautiful sunsets in Taos, and you’ll feel the greatest sense of possibility here. I came to Casita 10F with the beginning of my first novel, and wrote the majority of the draft during this incredible residency. The beauty of the place, the time, and the solitude were such gifts, coming at a crucial time for my artistic growth, and for my project. I am forever grateful for this truly magical experience.
Jessamine
Chan
writer
Rita
Ciresi
writer
Ariel
Gout
other
Maggie
Graber
poet
Joy
Jacobson
poet
Calvin
Kasulke
playwright
Soseh
Kevorkian
writer
Gavin
Larsen
writer
Tiziana
Lo Porto
writer
JoEllyn
Loehr
painter
Anna
Magruder
painter
My residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos was one of the most profound and life-changing experiences of my life to date. I would encourage every artist to apply for the Residency. The solitude, and the gift of time to reflect, work, and soul search combined with the special energy of Taos provides a truly unique experience!
William
Malpede
filmscoring
Laura
Murray
writer
Ariana
Nash
poet
Jia
Oak Baker
poet
Rae
Paris
writer
Phil
Putnam
painter
Marty
Regan
other
A wonderful experience in all categories. New friends, beautiful adventures and the start on a new path in my work.
Susan
Richards
painter
Solange
Roberdeau
photographer
Anne
Sanow
writer
Val
Sivilli
painter
Lydia
Stryk
writer
Millee
Tibbs
photographer
Pauline
West
writer
Alan
Wilkinson
writer
Andrea
Wolper
songwriter
Olga
Ziemska
sculptor
2014
Nicholas
Afegbua
poet
Ahimsa
Bodhran
poet
Jeff
Brown
other
Tom
Cho
writer
Theresa
Coulter
writer
Regina
DiPerna
poet
David
Groff
poet
Frankie
Hardin
playwright
Lola
Huitt
other
Karen
Kevorkian
writer
Manuel
Lau
other
Rafael
Leloup
other
Barbara
Lindsay
playwright
Leon
Littlebird
other
Mara
Lonner
other
"From the moment I first heard about the Helen Wurlitzer Residency in Taos and made my application I found myself engaged in an extraordinary and unexpected life changing experience. It has had deep and profound effect on me, my attitude to life and my art practice. I decided to use the three month period to explore 'who am I as a creative woman, when I don't have a project, genre, or any other structure to guide and contain me?'. Exploring my creativity under those conditions, whilst being surrounded by some amazing artists and wonderful people in the residency and beyond, was incredible for me both as an artist and as a person. Nothing will ever be the same now. Michael Knight was the residency director at the time and he was so special, and such a delight. The whole experience took me to places inside me and beyond, that are so unique and important that if I was a writer, I would probably write a book about it! The experience continues to inform my art work and my life 3 years on, and probably do so always. My gratitude for the experience is immense. I hope one day I will be able to return to the Wurlitzer Foundation for the next turn of that creative and transformational spiral." Veronique Maria (23rd May 2017)
Veronique
Maria
filmmaker
Ross
McLean
other
Jacqueline
Norheim
other
Carter
Pann
other
Joel
Phillips
other
Miranda
Putman
other
Sheryl
Reily
other
Karen
Schiff
other
Natacha
Sels
writer
Beth
Shipley
other
Robin
Smith
other
Caroline
Sposto
writer
Elizabeth
Tannen
writer
Violeta
Tauragiene
writer
(Laurie) Franciszka
Voeltz
poet
2013
Devreaux
Baker
poet
Sheila
Barcik
other
Kassie
Benham
writer
This residency made a profound impact on me and my work. The Wurlitzer Foundation's mission is a generous gift to artists....for which I remain grateful.
Lourdes
Bernard
other
Sangeeta Laura
Biagi
other
Andrea
Clearfield
classical
India
Court MacWeeney
writer
Kristina
Darling
poet
Isabelle
Deconinck
writer
Jean
Francis
other
Naoko
Ito
other
Kathleen
Kelly
poet
Soseh
Kevorkian
writer
Kim
Merrill
writer
Richard
Pierce
Milne
other
Dottie
Moore
other
Allan
Packer
other
Mary
Proenza
other
Nancy
Raeburn
writer
Strawberry
Saroyan
writer
Nicole
Schmolzer
other
Natacha
Sels
writer
Davida
Singer
poet
Shirley
Tipping
other
Dale
Trumbore
other
Laura
Wiseman
poet
Ophra
Yerushalmi
filmmaker
Sung Won
Yun
other
2012
David
Alexander
other
Michelle
Alonso
other
Amelia
Boldaji
writer
Daniel
Brewbaker
other
Elizabeth
Burger
other
Chriss
Cowan
writer
Susan
D'Amato
other
Pam
Daum
photographer
Cristine
DeGennaro
other
Philip
Euling
playwright
C. Robert
Jones
playwright
Nathan
Kelly
other
Karen
Kevorkian
writer
Colleen
Kinder
writer
Betsy
Kuhn
other
Lauren
Mantecon
other
Carolyn
Martone
writer
Karen
Miranda-Rivadeneira
other
Jenny
Moore
writer
Cristina
Moracho
writer
Liza
Myers
other
Elizabeth
Nonemaker
other
Linda
Rice
writer
Steven
Schneider
poet
Wonderful gift of space and time to focus on my work.
Howard
Sherman
other
Douglas
Silver
writer
Cathryn
Smith
filmmaker
Katherine
Sullivan
other
Gladys
Swan
writer
Bruce
Trinkley
other
Matt
Van Brink
other
Chris
Wallace
writer
2011
Maka
filmmaker
Michael
Agresta
writer
Juan
Alvarado
writer
Tiffany
Bell
writer
James
Benedict May
poet
Michael
Brodeur
other
Of the residencies I've had, the Wurlitzer was ideally designed. To have my own house, my own studio, and a group of equally independent colleagues made for a situation where I could work intensively in isolation, do things with others when the mood hit, and focus focus focus. Those choices were so important to me. The good length of time, 3 months, also enabled that period of settling in to happen and then a solid time remaining to do what needed to be done. I loved the two very different times I was there, separated by 25 years!
Peggy
Diggs
other
Ryan
Ferreira
other
Vernon
Fimple
painter
Brooks
Girsch
other
Sara
Graef
other
Marisa
Handler
writer
Pilar
Hanson
other
Catherine
Hardy
poet
Kathleen
Heideman
poet
Kirk
Johnson
writer
Barbara
Kahn
playwright
Dani
Katz
writer
Janke
Klompmaker
other
Allyx
Kronenberg
poet
Charles
Lewis
writer
Donna
Martin
other
Gabrielle
Mayer
other
Barbara
Mehlman
other
Gregory
Mertl
other
Brian
Quirk
playwright
Scott
Rosenberg
other
Carol
Samson
writer
Eliot
Sloan
writer
Sara
Softich
other
Cindy
Stillwell
filmmaker
Hannah
Stippl
other
Alex
Van Ark
poet
Kristie
Wang
writer
Michael
Wilson
poet
2010
Lani
Asher
other
Lera
Auerbach
other
Marie
Baille
other
Dan
Bernitt
playwright
Amy
Boaz
writer
Susan
Campbell
writer
Cristine
DeGennaro
other
Pamela
Dodds
other
Tom
Folsom
writer
This residency gave me time... three months of time. I was not only able to move forward with new work, but I also had the luxury to finish up those dozens of projects that had been "hanging fire" for years. Invaluable!
Carolyn
Gage
playwright
Christy
Georg
other
Christine
Hiebert
other
Lola
Huitt
other
Stacey
Isom
writer
Ethan
Jackson
other
Karen
Kevorkian
writer
Hee Sook
Kim
other
Heather
King
writer
Karleen
Koen
writer
Vanda
Krefft
writer
Dale
Kushner
writer
Melissa
McCutcheon
other
Elizabeth
Orndorff
playwright
Hillary
Read
writer
George
Ruenitz
writer
Carol
Sloan
other
Clifton
Snider
writer
Gabriella
Soraci
other
Teresa
Tamura
other
Gyorgyi
Voros
writer
Marie
Watkins
writer
Bill
Wolter
other
2009
Lavonne
Adams
writer
Roger
Aplon
writer
Anjana
Appachana
writer
Shelley
Armitage
writer
Kate
Atkin
other
Devreaux
Baker
poet
Jonathan
Blum
writer
Nancy
Cohen
other
Su
Geringer
other
Susan
Gladstone
other
Sara
Hanlon
other
Cynthia
Hogue
writer
Debra
Kaye
other
Ellen
Kelley
writer
Jeanette
Koumjian
other
Rebecca
Layton
other
John
Lorence
other
Gretchen Jane
Mentzer
other
Dottie
Moore
other
Samuel
Nigro
other
Jessica
Pallingston
writer
Glenn Aparicio
Parry
writer
Sara
Petras
other
Pit
Pinegar
writer
Liza
Porter
poet
Celia
Reisman
other
Paul
Rudy
other
Janet
Shannon
writer
Susan
Steinberg
writer
Loren
Stillman
other
Anita
Sullivan
writer
Joana
Varawa
writer
Patricia
Wakida
writer
Hazel
Walker
other
Joelle
Wallach
other
Stephen
Wilcox
other
2008
Matthew
Barber
writer
Robin
Becker
poet
Elizabeth
Blau
painter
Margaret
Chula
poet
Barbara
Claus
photographer
Daniel
Cooper
writer
Robert
Ellis
painter
What a magical and life-altering experience I had, from mid April-mid July 2008. My work is still influenced by those days. Fellowship with so many creative people has led to life-long friendships. I don't recall the number of my casita; it was at the end of Los Panditos. My website is www.dorothyenglander.com Sending the foundation my deepest appreciation, Dorothy Englander
Dorothy
Englander
painter
Ronald
Jaeger
writer
Debra
Kaye
other
Sheryl
Kayne
writer
Nathaniel
Koehne
poet
Melita
Kolin
classical
Charles
Kondek
playwright
Stacey
Lane
playwright
Dora
McQuaid
writer
Linda
Moyer
writer
Allan
Packer
other
Nicole
Pekarske
poet
Yulia
Pinkusevich
painter
Linda
Rice
writer
Diana
Rico
writer
Bernice
Rohret
playwright
Martha
Roth
writer
Julian
Rubenstein
writer
Gloria
Ruenitz
photographer
Nicole
Schmolzer
other
Willa
Schneberg
writer
John
Sewell
poet
Greg
Sinibaldi
contemporary
Susan
Smereka
other
Clark
Smith
writer
Clifton
Snider
writer
Paul
Stein
writer
Robert
Strizich
classical
Marq
Sutherland
photographer
Gladys
Swan
writer
Shirley
Tipping
other
Christos
Tsitaros
classical
Alex
Van Ark
poet
Reiko
Yamada
classical
2007
Colleen
Anderson
writer
Karen
Aqua
filmmaker
Judith
Arcana
poet
An amazing residency. Wonderful.
Lucy
Bledsoe
writer
Daniel
Brewbaker
other
Donna
Caulton
painter
Marie-Hélène
Cauvin
painter
Andrea
Clearfield
classical
David
Flynn
poet
Maxwell
Goodman
photographer
Sachiko
Hamada
filmmaker
Pilar
Hanson
other
Adam
Hill
contemporary
Michael
Jensen
poet
Dora
McQuaid
writer
Billy
Mintz
songwriter
Noam
Mor
writer
Dienka
Nauta
other
Michael
Pearson
writer
Andrew
Porter
writer
Alice
Price
painter
Diana
Rico
writer
Bernice
Rohret
playwright
Ferdinand
Rosa
painter
Paul
Rudy
other
Marjorie
Sa'adah
writer
Penelope
Scambly Schott
poet
Debora
Seidman
writer
Deborah
Sideman
writer
Bren
Simmers
poet
Marsha
Slomowitz
painter
Mark
So
contemporary
Terry
Song
poet
Kerry
Stevens
painter
Violeta
Tauragiene
writer
Kim
Thoman
painter
Leslie
Ullman
poet
Susan
Varon
poet
David
Wallace
writer
2006
Ilya
Artamonov
painter
Adisa
Beatty
contemporary
James
Benedict May
poet
Suzanne
Benton
other
Zina
Camblin
playwright
Andrea
Clark-Mason
writer
Hannah
Cole
painter
Mary
Crow
writer
Isabelle
Deconinck
writer
Jennifer
Donnelly
writer
Kathy
Edwards
other
Paul
Elwood
songwriter
Mary
Felstiner
writer
Vernon
Fimple
painter
Damien
Fosse
songwriter
Eleanor
Goldstein
painter
Sara
Halprin
poet
Catherine
Hardy
poet
Sonja
Hinrichsen
other
Michael
Jensen
poet
Whit
Johnston
filmmaker
Katie
Kingston
writer
Carol
Luc
photographer
Doris
Lynch
writer
Ceil
Malek
classical
Liza
Porter
poet
Mary
Proenza
other
Linda
Rice
writer
Lorna
Ritz
painter
Chris
Rush
painter
Davida
Singer
poet
Clark
Smith
writer
Rowan
Somerville
writer
Susan
Varon
poet
Greg
Wramage
classical
Catherine
Young Bates
painter
2005
Jojo
Ans
photographer
Elizabeth
Black
writer
Yong-Wook
Chung
writer
William
Clark
poet
Geoffrey
Detrani
painter
Adam
Diller
classical
Paul
Elwood
songwriter
Serena
Fox
writer
Serena
Fusek
poet
Jane
Futcher
writer
Jake
Gilson
painter
Veronica
Golos
poet
John
Graham
painter
Christine
Hodak
playwright
John
Hollenbeck
contemporary
Suzanne
Kanatsiz
photographer
Destiny
Kinal
writer
Heather
King
writer
Susan
Lloyd
writer
Dea Adria
Mallin
writer
Julia
Masaoka
painter
Patrice
Melnick
writer
Andres
Monteagudo
painter
Dottie
Moore
other
Chris
Nelson
playwright
Rich
Orloff
playwright
Penelope
Scambly Schott
poet
Debora
Seidman
writer
Davida
Singer
poet
Frances
Sjoberg
poet
Carol
Sloane
painter
Pauline
Smolin
playwright
Clifton
Snider
writer
Colette
Standish
painter
John
Thow
classical
Jean
Valentine
writer
Carla
Williams
writer
Catherine
Young Bates
painter
2004
Austin
Alexis
poet
Daniel
Brewbaker
other
Rachel
Carpenter
writer
Julia
Connor
poet
Sally
Cooper
writer
Teresa
Cullen
painter
Isabelle
Deconinck
writer
Candice
Eisenfeld
painter
Pamela
Frierson
writer
Matthew
Gleeson
writer
Linda
Hattendorf
writer
Ralph
Hepola
classical
Susan
Kendrot
painter
Brigitte
Kornetzky
filmmaker
Mark
Lavatelli
painter
Susan
Lloyd
writer
Francesca
Marciano
writer
Elizabeth
Motlow
photographer
Rob
Scheps
classical
Willa
Schneberg
writer
Chris
Shultis
classical
Davida
Singer
poet
Pauline
Smolin
playwright
Clifton
Snider
writer
Shirley
Stark
sculptor
Carolyn
Steinberg
classical
Bruce
Trinkley
other
Bob
Tyson
photographer
Liz
Waldner
poet
Tenney
Walsh
songwriter
Lisa
Weiss
painter
Mary Ann
Wentworth
painter
2003
Sharon
Allocotti
other
Jojo
Ans
photographer
Judith
Arcana
poet
Artilia
Court
sculptor
Artilia
Court
sculptor
Jeff
Davis
painter
Pleasant
DeSpain
writer
Betty
Dobson
writer
Vernon
Fimple
painter
David
Flynn
poet
Veronica
Golos
poet
Mark
Greenside
writer
Debra
Gwartney
writer
Danielle
Hauss
painter
Matthew
Iribarne
writer
George
Katznelson
writer
Hee Sook
Kim
other
Noah
Kupferberg
writer
Patrice
Melnick
writer
Xaverio Javier
Munoz Bullejos
painter
Becky
Peterson
poet
Holiday
Reinhorn
writer
Bernice
Rohret
playwright
Gordon
Sherwood
classical
Magdalene
Smith
writer
Bruce
Trinkley
other
Sara
Wendt
writer
2002
Margie
Arnold
writer
Robert
Avalon
classical
Kelley
Bush
painter
Jamie
Callan
writer
Mary
Crow
writer
David
Flynn
poet
Caryn
Friedlander
photographer
Janette
Griffiths
writer
Dylan
Guy
playwright
Martha
Hayden
painter
Cynthia
Hogue
writer
Michael
Jensen
poet
Eileen
Kalinowski
songwriter
Daphne
Kalotay
writer
Shiela
Nilva
writer
Liza
Porter
poet
Brett
Raphael
other
Marjory
Reid
painter
Linda
Rice
writer
Pablo
Romano
filmmaker
Pablo
Romano
filmmaker
Brian
Siberman
playwright
Michelle
Spring-Moore
poet
Rhoda
Stamell
writer
Marius
Starkey
painter
Susan
Varon
poet
Gail
Waldstein MD
writer
Angela
Willcocks
painter
2001
Sandy
Boucher
writer
Gaylord
Brewer
poet
Peter
Colquhoun
painter
Constance
Crawford
writer
Rosalyn
Driscoll
sculptor
Elizabeth
Evans
writer
Wendy
Fidao
writer
Mark
Greenside
writer
Lois
Hayna
writer
Cynthia
Hogue
writer
Donna
Kaz
playwright
Scott
MacLeod
painter
Carolyn
Martone
writer
Fetzer
Mills
writer
Greg
Montreuil
painter
James
Nicholson
playwright
Shiela
Nilva
writer
Lisa
Pearson
writer
Jack
Pressly III
classical
Roberta
Price
writer
Julie
Regan
writer
Matthew
Rigney
writer
Glen
Rogers Perrotto
painter
Magdalene
Smith
writer
Eileen
Tabios
writer
Christos
Tsitaros
classical
Leandro
Vesco
writer
Lex
Williford
writer
2000
Austin
Alexis
poet
Joseph
Almyda
painter
Susan
Balboni
photographer
Margot
Becker
writer
Sandy
Boucher
writer
T Anders
Carson
writer
Daniel
Cate
classical
Sally
Cooper
writer
Artilia
Court
sculptor
Sandra
Dal Poggetto
painter
Pleasant
DeSpain
writer
Carol
Dolan
painter
Emilia
Dubicki
writer
Beth
Easterly
other
Serena
Fusek
poet
Danielle
Hauss
painter
Christine
Hume
poet
Isabella
Jacob
painter
Daphne
Kalotay
writer
Larry
Karush
contemporary
Ivan
Knight
other
Joyce
Lindorff
classical
Jacek
Maczynski
photographer
Felicia
McKnight
writer
Marjory
Reid
painter
Andrew
Rindfleisch
classical
Makiko
Sakurai
classical
Ian
Stewart
writer
Judith
Strasser
poet
Sharon
Wahl
songwriter


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1955
John
Anton
writer
Rubén
Cobos
writer
William
Heaton
sculptor
Dora
Kaminsky
sculptor
Clarence
Loomis
classical
Agnes
Martin
painter
Sam
Martinez
painter
Edward
Montoya
painter
Mike
Reyna
other
Angie
Salazar
classical
(Kai-Sa)
Sandy
painter
John
Shortridge
classical
Clay
Spohn
George
Sterns
other
1954
Agnes
Martin
painter