Kary Wayson

County: King County



Award Recipient 2008
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Kary Wayson received 2008 GAP Award funding to cover travel expenses when flying to Rome as a resident of the American Academy in Rome. Kary wishes to see The Crucifixion of Saint Peter and The Conversion of Saint Paul on the Road to Damascus inside the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo. Both paintings embody moments of extreme personal human crisis and both paintings, which have faced one another head-on across the intimate width of the chapel for over 400 years, and can only be viewed from the side by visitors of the church. Her second manuscript of poetry, titled Maybe So, will deal with the relationship between these two paintings.

Kary also received a 2001 Fellowship from Artist Trust as well as a 2012 CityArtist Project grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.