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I am tickled to announce that our project has received a GAP grant from Artist's Trust

Oct 29, 2014

I am so honored to be among the talented pool of reciptients who are receiving an Artist Trust Grant this cycle. Wow! I applied to cover additional expenses of our Art & Social Change project The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human. It's been a centering activity to review this cycle's recipients' work. It reminds me that I am indeed part of a wonderful community of passionate, diverse, and driven artists. Winning this grant inspires me to work smarter and drives me forward. I'm so grateful. Thank you Artist Trust and Visual Arts committee. Visit the Artist|Trust website for more details at http://artisttrust.org/index.php/award-winners/current#grants_for_artist_projects

The press release below includes the full list of recipients:

For Immediate Release

October 27, 2014

Contact: Barbara Mizoguchi, Grants Program Manager

barbara@artisttrust.org; 206/467-8734x11; toll-free 1/866-218-7878  


Artist Trust is pleased to announce the 2014 Grants for Artist Projects recipients! A total of $90,000 is granted to 60 awardees across Washington State in all artistic disciplines. The recipients will receive up to $1,500 each to further their work. The program also awards a one-month residency, made possible by a partnership with Centrum, located at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. Congratulations go to: 

Literary Arts

Joanne Clarkson, Olympia

Patrick Dixon, Olympia

Lee Gulyas, Bellingham

Heather Jacobs, Seattle

Stacey Levine, Seattle

Rebecca Lund, Seattle

Michelle Penaloza, Seattle

Thomas Pruiksma, Vashon Island

Martha Silano, Seattle

Molly Tenenbaum, Seattle

Steve Wing, Spokane

Media Arts

Lisa Cohen, Seattle

Tania Kupczak, Seattle

Ha Na Lee, Seattle

Lucy Ostrander, Bainbridge Island

Siang Hui Tay, Seattle

Performing Arts

Esther deMonteflores, Bellingham

Alice Gosti, Seattle

Jody Kuehner, Seattle

Ahamefule Oluo, Seattle

Rob Pastorok, Woodinville

Antonia Price, Seattle

Abdoulaye Sylla, Seattle

Sumi Tonooka*, Seattle

Jenna Veatch, Bellingham

Visual Arts

Humaira Abid, Renton

Iole Alessandrini, Seattle

Leo Berk, Seattle

Mariah Boyle, Pullman

Alison Bremner, Kingston

Adele Little Caemmerer, Leavenworth

Karin Chickadel, Shoreline

Mary Coss, Seattle

Sena Clara Creston, Richland

Casey Curran, Seattle

Priscilla Dobler, Tacoma

Yvette Endrijautzki, Seattle

Pete Fleming, Seattle

Julia Freeman, Seattle

Tod Gangler, Seattle

Dakota Gearhart, Seattle

Emily Gherard, Seattle

Carol Gouthro, Seattle

Andrea Harris, Seattle

Jessica Hoffman, Seattle

Eva Isaksen, Seattle

Clare Johnson, Seattle

Scott Kolbo, Seattle

Carolyn Law, Seattle

Deborah Lawrence, Seattle

Cheryll Leo-Gwin, Redmond

Fiona McGuigan, Seattle

Tyna Ontko, Seattle

Carolina Silva, Seattle

Austin Stiegemeier, Spokane

Alicia Tormey, Seattle

Kimberly Trowbridge, Seattle

Kate Vrijmoet, Seattle

Allyce Wood, Seattle

Centrum Residency

Brian McGuigan, Seattle (literary arts)

*2014 Carl & Jini Dellaccio Grants for Artist Projects recipient. The late Jini Dellaccio captured the Northwest rock ‘n’ roll scene with her distinctive photography. Tribute gifts and the Jini Dellaccio Collection generously support one GAP annually.

The recipients are featured on the Artist Trust website at www.artisttrust.org. Since 1988, Artist Trust’s Grants for Artist Projects program has provided artist support for development, completion or presentation of new work, art supplies, studio rental, research travel, etc. It is Artist Trust’s continued investment in supporting and encouraging individual artist projects in all disciplines that enrich community life throughout Washington State.

Artist Trust is grateful to the following panelists from the arts community who carefully reviewed 367 applications:

Literary Arts

Anita Boyle, Bellingham

Sheila Farr, Seattle

Alma Garcia, Seattle

Danbert Nobacon, Twisp

Stan Sanvel Rubin, Port Townsend

Media Arts

Vanessa Au, Seattle

Lisa Watts, Portland

Jannessa West, Seattle

Performing Arts

Don Caron, Spokane

Bret Fetzer, Seattle

Paris Hurley, Seattle

Visual Arts

Karen Lorene, Seattle

Kelly Lyles, Seattle

John Pai, Seattle

Kim Van Someren, Seattle

Jeff Winslow, Twisp

Artist Trust is grateful to the following contributors who supported the program at the $1,500 level and above:   

Chris & Itamar Abrass, Edie Adams, Nancy Alvord, Anonymous, Harry & Merrily Applewhite, Shari & John Behnke, Susan & Scot Bradley, Paul & Debbi Brainerd, Michael & Cathy Casteel, Sarah & Tim Cavanaugh*, Cora Edmonds & Phil Crean, David & Jane Davis, Anne Devereux & David Mills, Stephanie Ellis-Smith & Doug Smith, Susan Ephron & Randy Daniels, Alison & Donald Farmer, Ellen Ferguson, Bruce Funkhouser & Michelle Friars, Helen Gamble, Ann Gardner & Mitchell Karton, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich, Shirley Gordon, Tim Griffith & Kirsten Murray, Mark Haley & Michaela Clancy, Phyllis Hatfield, Kyle Johnson & Judith Kindler, David Kersey, Kevin & Motomi Kudo-King, Diane Lasko & Clint Diener, Christopher & Alida Latham, Leonard Lewicki, Karen Lorene & Don Bell, Roger & Nancy MacPherson, Claire Molesworth, Nancy Nordhoff & Lynn Hays, Margaret Pape Fund, Judy Pigott, Colin Plank & Ronit Feinglass Plank, Rosita & Oscar Romero, Cathy Sarkowsky, Faye & Herman Sarkowsky, Pablo Schugurensky & Renata Tatman, Charyl Kay & Earl Sedlik, Catherine Eaton Skinner & David Skinner, Mary E. Snapp & Spencer Frazer, Paula Stokes & John Sullivan, David & Dana Taft, Sarah Traver & Charlie Rush, William Traver, Robert & Betty Tull, Lorraine W. Vagner, Susan Wagner, Rick Workman and Richard & Barbara Wortley.

*Carl & Jini Dellaccio Grants for Artist Projects fund.

Artist Trust also salutes our funding partners:

4Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Amazon, ArtsFund, ArtsWA, bidCHUCK, The Boeing Company, The Dale & Leslie Chihuly Foundation, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Creag Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Holyoke Fine Homes, Klorfine Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Paper Hammer, Raynier Institute & Foundation, SAFECO Insurance, Seattle Art Dealers Association, Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Traver Gallery, Tulalip Tribes of Washington and Vulcan.

Artist Trust

Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in Washington State artists since its founding in 1986, through grant programs and direct support. Artist Trust also provides a comprehensive suite of career training, professional development resources and counseling to help artists achieve their career goals.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Find out more at www.artisttrust.org.


Centrum’s mission is to promote creative experiences that change lives. Through inter-generational immersive workshops, we bring together aspiring and master artists to foster creativity, find and provide mentorship, and build community. Our public performances are the culmination and celebration of our workshops and programs, where we welcome audiences to share in those creative experiences.


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