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Artist Trust Invests $73,348 in 50 Washington State Artists

For Immediate Release:

Artist Trust, a Washington state nonprofit arts organization, will award $73,348 in artist grants to 50 recipients of the 2013 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP). The GAPs provide up to $1,500 to individual artists for projects in all artistic disciplines.

Since 1988 the GAP program has provided support for artist-generated projects, which can include the development, completion or presentation of new work. GAPs are open to artists of all disciplines and offer a maximum of $1,500 for projects. Among this year’s projects are: travel funds for novel research; feature documentary funding; production fees for an album; equipment purchase for an interactive installation; and artist workshop fees. The sum result is a repeated and consistent investment to support and encourage individual artists’ projects of all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State.

The GAP program also includes residency awards made possible by Artist Trust’s partnership with Centrum, a gathering place for artists and creative thinkers from around the world, located at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA.

This year’s GAP recipients were selected by review panels made up of artists, past Artist Trust grant recipients, and arts professionals from across Washington State (a complete list of 2013 recipients and panelists is below). The foremost criterion for selection is the artistic excellence of an applicant’s artwork. Panelists are also asked to respond to an applicant’s project proposal and the feasibility of their project. Selection panels rotate annually. GAP recipients and their projects are featured on Artist Trust’s website.

In 2013, Artist Trust will award nearly $285,000 to 112 artists through our five grant programs and direct support. An Awards Party honoring all the 2013 recipients of the Grants for Artist Projects, Arts Innovator Awards, Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Fellowships, and the Conductive Garboil Grant (in partnership with 4Culture), will take place at the EMP Museum in Seattle on November 8, 2013.

558 Applicants – 50 Recipients

Carmiel Banasky – King County
Alma Garcia – King County
Kevin Miller – Pierce County
Larissa Min – King County
Patrick Parr – King County
Laura Read – Spokane County
Claudia Rowe – King County
Johanna Stoberock – Walla Walla County

Evan Briggs – King County
Anna Czoski – King County
Stefan Gruber – King County
Clyde Petersen – King County

Samantha Boshnack – King County
Toby Campbell – King County
Geisa Dutra – King County
Kristin Hapke – King County
Sachie Mikawa – King County
Carol Roscoe – King County
Ellie Sandstrom – King County
Katherine Wallich – King County

Andy Arkley – King County
Janice Arnold – Thurston County
Andy Behrle – Yakima County
SuttonBeresCuller – King County
Dante Brebner – King County
Eduardo Calderón – King County
James Cicatko – King County
Elizabeth Gahan – King County
Ann Gale – King County
Julia Haack – King County
Aaron Haba – Island County
Sarah Hood – King County
Akiko Jackson – King County
Virginia Jenkins – King County
Sheila Klein – Skagit County
Rumi Koshino – King County
Jessi Li – King County
Jeremy Mangan – Pierce County
Amanda Manitach – King County
Michael Paul Miller – Clallam County
Ellen Picken – Ferry County
Samantha Scherer – King County
Deborah Schwartzkopf – King County
Tamara Stephas – King County
Timea Tihanyi – King County
Liz Tran– King County
Scott Trimble – King County
Patti Warashina – King County
Shelly Williams – Spokane County
Susan Woolf – King County

Centrum Residency Recipients
Katy Ellis – King County
Corinne Manning – King County


Judith Kitchen – Jefferson County
Emily Perez – King County
Harold Taw – King County
Sam Mills – Spokane County

Mike Attie – King County
Nicole Teeny – Pierce County
Jessica Plumb – Jefferson County

Carla Maria Negrete Martinez – King County
Yvonne A.K. Johnson – Spokane County
Elspeth Savani – King County

Catherine Cook – Kittitas County
Patricia O’Connor – King County
George Rodriguez – King County
Nancy Hathaway – Spokane County
Lance Sinnema – Spokane County


For the 2013 Grants for Artist Projects, we are most grateful for contributions from the following individuals who donated at the $1,500 level and above:

Edie Adams, Eve and Chap Alvord, Nancy D. Alvord, Joan Alworth and Peter Ackroyd, Harry and Merrily Applewhite, Shari and John Behnke, Greg and Ronna Bell, Susan and Scot Bradley, Paul and Debbi Brainerd, Dr. Peter Byers and Dr. Virginia P. Sybert, Michael and Cathy Casteel, Alice Cunningham and Blair Osborn, Stephanie and Christopher Daley-Watson, Dr. & Mrs. David & Jane Davis, Anne Devereux and David Mills, Cora Edmonds and Phil P. Crean, Stephanie Ellis-Smith and Doug Smith, Susan Ephron and Randy Daniels, Alison and Donald Farmer, Ellen Ferguson, Robert E. Frey, Bruce Funkhouser and Michelle Friars, Helen Gamble, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich, Julia Haack, Mark Haley and Michaela Clancy, Joyce Halldorson and Greg Herron, Phyllis Hatfield, Lynn Hays, Allison Hyde, Mattie Iverson and Mark Vadon, Kyle Johnson and Judith Kindler, Leonard and Norma Klorfine, Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom, Kevin and Motomi Kudo-King, Diane Lasko and Clint Diener, Christopher and Alida Latham, Karen Lorene and Don Bell, Roger and Nancy MacPherson, Bill Mitchell, Claire Molesworth, Steven Moore and Gigi Callaizakis, Nance Myers, Nancy Nordhoff and Lynn Hays, Linda and Jerry Paros, Judy Pigott, Margit and Ben Rankin, Linden Rhoads, Rosita and Oscar Romero, Gladys Rubinstein, Cathy Sarkowsky, Pablo Schugurensky and Renata Tatman, Charyl Kay and Earl Sedlik, Catherine Eaton Skinner and David Skinner, Mel and Barbara Smith, Mary E. Snapp and Spencer Frazer, Paula Stokes and John Sullivan, Sarah Traver and Charlie Rush, William Traver, Bill and Ruth True, Lorraine W. Vagner, Merrill Wagner and Bob Ryman, Susan and Kenneth Wagner, Randy White and Melinda Luke-White, Rick Workman, Virginia B. Wright.

Artist Trust salutes our funding partners that support the 2013 Grants for Artist Projects program: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, SAFECO Insurance, The Boeing Company, Vulcan Inc., Sonoran Institute, Seattle Art Dealers Association, 4Culture, ArtsFund, ArtsWA, Florence B. Kilworth Foundation, Hotel Max, National Endowment for the Arts, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Grants for Artist Projects for literary artists made possible in part through the generous support of Centrum and

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