“Sierra Arts Foundation announced four 2020 Artist Grant recipients in February. They are novelist/poet June Sylvester Saraceno, folk/Americana musician Nick Aliberti, and conceptual photographer Megan Berner and collage artist Mary Kenny. Each artist will receive $1,000.
Funds are awarded based on merit and are not restricted to any particular type of expenditure. But at least one artist, Megan Berner, plans to use the award money to fund a specific project. “I’m going to be publishing a book of my Nevada sunrises that I took from my window at the Artists Lofts,” Berner said. Beginning in 2012, she shot approximately 600 photos of sunrises from her fifth-floor loft in downtown Reno and posted them on Instagram, where they were a hit.
Applications for Sierra Arts Foundation’s 2021 Artist Grants—for visual, literary, and performing artists in Northern Nevada and Northeastern California—open in August.