The artists receive fellowships of up to $4,000 each to "enable them to continue to pursue their creative work," according to a press release. They also include South Bay actor Aldo Billingslea, who was seen locally earlier this year in TheatreWorks' "Radio Golf."
Gass creates art quilts, land art, mixed-media works and paintings. Recently, her pieces have explored land-use issues at San Francisco Bay. The stitched painting on silk "Treatment?" depicts the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant and raises questions about sewage generation and processing.