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About the Artist

Barbara Evans (Seattle) received a 2005 GAP to help defray the costs of digitally photographing selected paintings to be included in her biography and memoir of Val Laigo, while also assisting in the cost of formatting the manuscript in preparation for publication. Val Laigo’s Passion shares the story of Laigo, an important Filipino-American teacher and arts activist here in Seattle. This book will help fill a void in published literature about important Filipino Americans in our community and will “validate several years of research and interviews involved in bringing this project to fruition,” says Evans. “ It will also affirm the recognition of the many contributions made by this artist who suffered life-threatening illnesses and racial bias.”

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.