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Artist Trust Announces Its 2014 Fellowship and Millay Residencies Recipients

For Immediate Release:

Artist Trust is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014 Fellowships and The Millay Colony of the Arts residencies! The following artists were selected for their artistic achievement, dedication to an artistic discipline, and potential for further professional development. 15 artists working in craft, literary, media, and music will each receive $7,500 of unrestricted funds. In addition, Artist Trust has partnered with The Millay Colony for the Arts, located in upstate New York, to award one artist each in the literary and music disciplines with a one-month residency and a $1,000 stipend. 

2014 Fellowship Recipients:

Melissa Cameron, Seattle
Cathy McClure, Seattle
Michael Peterson, Lopez Island
Jason Walker, Bellingham

Roberto Ascalon, Seattle
Polly Buckingham, Medical Lake
Christopher Howell, Spokane
Donna Miscolta, Seattle
Patrick Parr, Bellevue
Annette Spaulding-Convy, Kingston
Michael Spence, Tukwila

Mari Ichimasu, Seattle
Zach Weintraub, Olympia

Daniel Barry, Seattle
Aaron Grad, Seattle

2014 Millay Residency Recipients:
Susan V. Meyers, Seattle, Literary
Beth Fleenor, Seattle, Music

Artists will be fulfilling their award during the year by participating in a Meet the Artist event held outside their place of residency yet within Washington State. The purpose is to outreach to underserved populations that are not aware of the artist and/or have little access to art. 

For more information about the recipients, visit the Artist Trust website.

Artist Trust is grateful to the following panelists who had the difficult task of reviewing 337 applications and narrowing it to this year’s recipients:

Janice Arnold, Centralia
Jason Huff, Seattle
Michael Monroe, Bellevue

Ruth Dickey, Seattle
Sharon Hashimoto, Seattle
Shann Ray (Ferch), Spokane

Rajah Bose, Spokane
Dayna Hanson, Seattle
Adam Sekuler, Seattle

Samantha Boshnack, Seattle
Rulon Brown, Seattle
Levi Fuller, Seattle

This year’s Fellowships are made possible, in part, through generous gifts from: Eve and Chap Alvord, Nancy Alvord, Michael and Cathy Casteel, Anne Devereux and David Mills for the Gene and Liz Brandzel Fellowship, Stephanie Ellis-Smith and Douglas Smith, Robert E. Frey, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich, The Klorfine Foundation, Alida and Christopher Latham, Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, Catherine Eaton Skinner and David Skinner, and Merrill Wagner and Bob Ryman. Funding also provided by friends of Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom in honor of their marriage.

We greatly appreciate our Fellowship program funding partners, Inc. and ArtsWA. In-kind hotel accommodations for panelists are provided by Hotel Max. Support for the Fellowship Meet the Artist program comes from Target.

Major supporters of Artist Trust include: 4Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Raynier Institute and Foundation, The Seattle Foundation, and Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.

The Millay Colony for the Arts is an artists’ residency program on the former property of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay located in Austerliz, New York. Founded in 1973, the Colony’s mission is to nurture and promote the vitality of the arts by providing writers, visual artists, and composers with a rural retreat that encourages creative intensity and exploration in the context of a nurturing and artistic community.

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Since its founding in 1986, Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in individual artists through grant programs, and provides a comprehensive suite of professional development training and resources to help artists achieve their career goals. Learn more at