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Artist Trust Awards $137,500 to 18 Washington State Artists

For Immediate Release:

Artist Trust is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2013 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement and 2013 Fellowships. Selected by independent panelists, these 18 awards total $137,500 in support to individual artists.

Artist Trust has been providing support to artists of Washington State through cash grants since the first Fellowships were awarded in 1988. Grants provide artists with a means to continue exploring their creative paths, and in so doing, enrich all of our lives.

The Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement awards $10,000 to a Washington State female visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 or more years of her life to creating art. Created in 2001 through a generous gift to the Artist Trust Endowment by Irving and Yvonne Humber, the award recognizes creative excellence, professional accomplishment and dedication to the visual arts. This year 40 applications were received. It is an honor to recognize Norie Sato as the 2013 Twining Humber Award recipient.

Artist Trust Fellowships award Washington State artists of exceptional talent, demonstrated ability, professional achievement and continuing dedication to an artistic discipline. Fellowships are $7,500 cash awards given in two-year cycles: Music, Media, Literary and Craft Arts are awarded in even-numbered years; Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Performing, Visual and Traditional & Folk Arts Fellowships are awarded in odd-numbered years. This year we are pleased to partner with ArtsWA to award two additional Traditional & Folk Arts Fellowships. 449 Fellowship applications from artists around the state were received. The 2013 Recipients are: Emerging Fields & Cross-disciplinary Arts: Robb Kunz; SuttonBeresCuller. Traditional & Folk Arts: David Boxley; Sharon Glenn; Delbert Miller; Oleksandra Pryveda. Visual Arts: Leo Berk; Chris Crites; Michelle Forsyth; Ronald Hall; Jeremy Mangan; Richard Martinez; Amie McNeel; Saya Moriyasu; Preston Singletary. Performing Arts: Etienne Cakpo; Amy O’Neal.

Fellowship recipients present a Meet the Artist event to a community in Washington State that has little or no access to the artist and their work. Support for the Fellowship’s Meet the Artist program comes from Target.

Artist Trust is grateful to the panelists that devote considerable time and energy and make difficult decisions in the selection of grant recipients. This year’s panelists were: Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Achievement: Kathleen Faulkner; Cheryl Hahn; Reuben Tomás Roqueñi. Fellowship/Visual Arts: Gloria Garcia; Margie Livingston; Scott Fife. Fellowship/Traditional & Folk Arts: Jill Linzee; Laurel Sercombe; Lisa Telford. Fellowship/Emerging Fields & Cross-disciplinary Arts: Douglas Gast; Perri Lynch Howard; Amber Cortes. Fellowship/Performing Arts: Lucia Neare; Valerie Curtis-Newton; Bill Marlowe.

For more information on this year’s recipients, visit our website.

This year’s Fellowships are made possible, in part, through generous gifts from: Eve & Chap Alvord, Nancy Alvord, Paul and Debbi Brainerd, Michael & Cathy Casteel, Anne Devereux & David Mills for the Gene and Liz Brandzel Fellowship, Robert E. Frey, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich, Alison & Glen Milliman, Linda & Jerry Paros, Linden Rhoads, Gladys Rubinstein, The Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, Catherine Eaton Skinner & David Skinner, Merrill Wagner and Bob Ryman.

With great appreciation to our Fellowship program funding partners, ArtsWA.

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 and professional development resources 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

Major supporters of Artist Trust include many individual donors along with: 4Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Amazon, ArtsFund, ArtsWA, The Boeing Company, The Dale & Leslie Chihuly Foundation, The Klorfine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Raynier Institute & Foundation, Seattle Art Fair, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and Vulcan Inc.