AMERICAN INDIAN ARTISTS, INC., New York City, acted as fiscal agent for two projects conceived by visual artist GREGORY LEE PICKARD, and titled EXPO 2000. Founded in 1987, American Indian Artists advocates, enhances and promotes the growth of emerging and established Native artists of the Americas in the visual, performing, literary and media arts through a variety of programs and services. Packards works are intended to provoke thought, invite questioning and induce contemplation. Jerome funding of $15,000 was authorized for Powwow, which involves Native American teepees floating/congregating on the waters of New York Harbor. The second, Boat Show, features three boats, filled with water and video monitors carrying the faces of children and the voices of Native American ancestors, to be exhibited in a gallery. Pickard describes himself as a conceptual artist, and a composer of ideas, using cultural imagery and iconography.