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Artist Trust Announces Recipients of 2014 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP)

For Immediate Release:

Artist Trust is pleased to announce the 2014 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) recipients! A total of $90,000 is granted to 60 awardees across Washington State in all artistic disciplines. The recipients will receive up to $1,500 each to further their work. The program also awards a one-month residency, made possible by a partnership with Centrum, located at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. Congratulations go to: 

Literary Arts
Joanne Clarkson, Olympia
Patrick Dixon, Olympia
Lee Gulyas, Bellingham
Heather Jacobs, Seattle
Stacey Levine, Seattle
Rebecca Lund, Seattle
Michelle Penaloza, Seattle
Thomas Pruiksma, Vashon Island
Martha Silano, Seattle
Molly Tenenbaum, Seattle
Steve Wing, Spokane

Media Arts
Lisa Cohen, Seattle
Tania Kupczak, Seattle
Ha Na Lee, Seattle
Lucy Ostrander, Bainbridge Island
Siang Hui Tay, Seattle

Performing Arts
Esther deMonteflores, Bellingham
Alice Gosti, Seattle
Jody Kuehner, Seattle
Ahamefule Oluo, Seattle
Rob Pastorok, Woodinville
Antonia Price, Seattle
Abdoulaye Sylla, Seattle
Sumi Tonooka*, Seattle
Jenna Veatch, Bellingham

Visual Arts
Humaira Abid, Renton
Iole Alessandrini, Seattle
Leo Berk, Seattle
Mariah Boyle, Pullman
Alison Bremner, Kingston
Adele Little Caemmerer, Leavenworth
Karin Chickadel, Shoreline
Mary Coss, Seattle
Sena Clara Creston, Richland
Casey Curran, Seattle
Priscilla Dobler, Tacoma
Yvette Endrijautzki, Seattle
Pete Fleming, Seattle
Julia Freeman, Seattle
Tod Gangler, Seattle
Dakota Gearhart, Seattle
Emily Gherard, Seattle
Carol Gouthro, Seattle
Andrea Harris, Seattle
Jessica Hoffman, Seattle
Eva Isaksen, Seattle
Clare Johnson, Seattle
KolboSinnema, Seattle
Carolyn Law, Seattle
Deborah Lawrence, Seattle
Cheryll Leo-Gwin, Redmond
Fiona McGuigan, Seattle
Tyna Ontko, Seattle
Carolina Silva, Seattle
Austin Stiegemeier, Spokane
Alicia Tormey, Seattle
Kimberly Trowbridge, Seattle
Kate Vrijmoet, Seattle
Allyce Wood, Seattle

Centrum Residency
Brian McGuigan, Seattle (literary arts)

*2014 Carl & Jini Dellaccio Grants for Artist Projects recipient. The late Jini Dellaccio captured the Northwest rock ‘n’ roll scene with her distinctive photography. Tribute gifts and the Jini Dellaccio Collection generously support one GAP annually.

The recipients are featured on the Artist Trust website. Since 1988, Artist Trust’s Grants for Artist Projects program has provided artist support for development, completion or presentation of new work, art supplies, studio rental, research travel, etc. It is Artist Trust’s continued investment in supporting and encouraging individual artist projects in all disciplines that enrich community life throughout Washington State.

Artist Trust is grateful to the following panelists from the arts community who carefully reviewed 367 applications:

Literary Arts
Anita Boyle, Bellingham
Sheila Farr, Seattle
Alma Garcia, Seattle
Danbert Nobacon, Twisp
Stan Sanvel Rubin, Port Townsend

Media Arts
Vanessa Au, Seattle
Lisa Watts, Portland
Jannessa West, Seattle

Performing Arts
Don Caron, Spokane
Bret Fetzer, Seattle
Paris Hurley, Seattle

Visual Arts
Karen Lorene, Seattle
Kelly Lyles, Seattle
John Pai, Seattle
Kim Van Someren, Seattle
Jeff Winslow, Twisp

Artist Trust is grateful to the following contributors who supported the program at the $1,500 level and above: 

Chris & Itamar Abrass, Edie Adams, Nancy Alvord, Anonymous, Harry & Merrily Applewhite, Shari & John Behnke, Susan & Scot Bradley, Paul & Debbi Brainerd, Michael & Cathy Casteel, Sarah & Tim Cavanaugh*, Cora Edmonds & Phil Crean, David & Jane Davis, Anne Devereux & David Mills, Stephanie Ellis-Smith & Doug Smith, Susan Ephron & Randy Daniels, Alison & Donald Farmer, Ellen Ferguson, Bruce Funkhouser & Michelle Friars, Helen Gamble, Ann Gardner & Mitchell Karton, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich, Shirley Gordon, Tim Griffith & Kirsten Murray, Mark Haley & Michaela Clancy, Phyllis Hatfield, Kyle Johnson & Judith Kindler, David Kersey, Kevin & Motomi Kudo-King, Diane Lasko & Clint Diener, Christopher & Alida Latham, Leonard Lewicki, Karen Lorene & Don Bell, Roger & Nancy MacPherson, Claire Molesworth, Nancy Nordhoff & Lynn Hays, Margaret Pape Fund, Judy Pigott, Colin Plank & Ronit Feinglass Plank, Rosita & Oscar Romero, Cathy Sarkowsky, Faye & Herman Sarkowsky, Pablo Schugurensky & Renata Tatman, Charyl Kay & Earl Sedlik, Catherine Eaton Skinner & David Skinner, Mary E. Snapp & Spencer Frazer, Paula Stokes & John Sullivan, David & Dana Taft, Sarah Traver & Charlie Rush, William Traver, Robert & Betty Tull, Lorraine W. Vagner, Susan Wagner, Rick Workman and Richard & Barbara Wortley.

*Carl & Jini Dellaccio Grants for Artist Projects fund

Artist Trust also salutes our funding partners:

4Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Amazon, ArtsFund, ArtsWA, bidCHUCK, The Boeing Company, The Dale & Leslie Chihuly Foundation, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Creag Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Holyoke Fine Homes, Klorfine Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Paper Hammer, Raynier Institute & Foundation, SAFECO Insurance, Seattle Art Dealers Association, Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Traver Gallery, Tulalip Tribes of Washington and Vulcan.

Centrum’s mission is to promote creative experiences that change lives. Through inter-generational immersive workshops, we bring together aspiring and master artists to foster creativity, find and provide mentorship, and build community. Our public performances are the culmination and celebration of our workshops and programs, where we welcome audiences to share in those creative experiences.

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