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Artist Trust Twining Humber Award Nominations Now Open

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On January 5, 2015 Artist Trust opens the annual Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award nominations! The award recognizes creative excellence, professional accomplishment, and dedication to the visual arts.  It is an unrestricted $10,000 award given annually to a Washington State female visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. Any United States resident may nominate a Washington State female artist who fulfills the criteria.

The late Yvonne Twining Humber provided a generous gift to the Artist Trust endowment for establishing an award to a practicing female artist, like Ms. Twining Humber, who often must interrupt or postpone their artwork to meet the demands of family life.  To learn more about the late Ms. Twining Humber, click here.

Nominators can find more information about the award, guidelines, and application form here. Nominators work together with the artists they nominate to provide application components such as work samples and an artist biography.

Applications are due by February 17, 2015 USPS postmarked or hand-delivered by 5 p.m.

Current 2014 Twining Humber recipient Claudia Fitch remarks:

[This Award] is deeply confirming: in its recognition of one’s life work as a whole, and also in its provision of unrestricted funds. This Award makes it possible for me to fulfill some long held dreams that may seem quite tangential to making art, but in the larger picture are very essential nutrients to the growth of life and art. Thank you, Artist Trust! A new chapter is now opening along my journey.

Past recipients include Norie Sato, Pat DeCaro, Barbara Noah, Anne Hirondelle, Mary Lee Hu, Elizabeth Sandvig, Mary Henry, Fay Jones, Doris Chase, Ramona Solberg, and Patty Warashina. Mary Randlett was the inaugural recipient in 2001.

About 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.

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 www.artisttrust.org.

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.