Last night at the breathtaking Chihuly Boathouse in Seattle Artist Trust announced and celebrated the two recipients of the 2010 Arts Innovator Award, Leo Berk and Margie Livingston. Congratulations to these two worthy recipients for receiving this award and for their steadfast perseverance in forging new paths in their art practice!
This is the inaugural year of the $25,000 award, now the largest grant available to individual artists in Washington State. Supported by The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation, the Arts Innovator Award is given annually to two Washington State artists, working in any discipline, who demonstrate innovation in their art practice by originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields.
The celebration at the Chihuly Boathouse was as much a celebration of the recipients as it was an evening to show appreciation for the generosity of The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. Artist Trust is proud of its partnership with The Chihuly Foundation in the establishment of the Arts Innovator Award, as the award speaks volumes to both of the organizations’ missions.
Click here for more information about the Arts Innovator Award, including the nomination and application process plus a list of panelists and finalists.