The Idea Fund Round 11 Jurors:
For each round, a panel of arts professionals and a past Idea Fund grant recipient serve as jurors.
Kimberly Drew, Social Media Manager, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Kimberly Drew is a writer, curator, and activist with a passion for innovation in art, fashion, and cultural studies. Drew received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History and African-American Studies, with a concentration in Museum Studies. An avid proponent of black spaces, Drew first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her time at the Studio Museum inspired her to start the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art, sparking her interest in social media. Since starting her blog, Drew has worked for Hyperallergic, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Lehmann Maupin. She has delivered lectures and participated in panel discussions at the New Museum, Art Basel, Moogfest, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Brooklyn Museum with her writing appearing in Glamour, W, Teen Vogue, and Lenny Letter. Drew currently lives and works in New York where she serves as the Social Media Manager at The Met.
Jake Margolin, Artist, Round 10 Idea Fund Awardee
Jake Margolin is a Houston-based interdisciplinary artist who works collaboratively with his husband Nick Vaughan. Nick & Jake are creating an ongoing series of fifty installations that connect little-known instances of queer life from each state’s pre-Stonewall history to contemporary regional queer experiences. They are currently developing 50 States: Arkansas and are touring 50 States: Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Wyoming. Together they have been members of the Brooklyn-based experimental theater company, The TEAM, for 12 years and have frequently collaborated as visual designers with choreographers including Faye Driscoll and Yoshiko Chuma. Nick and Jake are members of Houston’s BOX 13 Artspace and currently show with Devin Borden Gallery in Houston. They have previously been awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and grants from the MAPFund, the IdeaFund, and the Houston Arts Alliance.
Cameron Shaw, Executive Director and Founding Editor, Pelican Bomb, New Orleans
Cameron Shaw is a writer, editor, and Executive Director of Pelican Bomb, a nonprofit contemporary arts organization in New Orleans. Shaw received her B.A. in Art History from Yale University and has over thirteen years of professional experience in the contemporary visual arts. As a writer, her articles, interviews, and essays have appeared in publications including The New York Times, Art in America, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and BOMB Magazine, as well as in books on Chris Ofili, Marcel Dzama, Keith Duncan, and other artists. She was awarded a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing in 2009 and is a 2016 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Arts Writing Fellow. Before moving to New Orleans, Shaw was Research Manager at David Zwirner Gallery in New York, and she has worked in curatorial departments at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.