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Artist Trust Invests $90,000 in 62 Washington State Artists

For Immediate Release:

Artist Trust is proud to announce its support of 62 Washington artists through the 2010 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Program. The GAP Program provides up to $1,500 to individual artists for projects in all artistic disciplines; a total of $90,000 will be awarded.

The GAP Program provides support for artist-generated projects, which can include (but are not limited to) 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. Projects ranged from time off to finish a novel, studio repairs, travel across the state, safety equipment, and website development — but the sum result is a repeated and consistent investment to support and encourage individual artists’ projects working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State.

Click here for profiles of the 2010 GAP recipients.

This year’s recipients were selected by review panels made up of artists, past Artist Trust grant recipients, and arts professionals from across Washington State (listed 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.

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795 Applicants – 62 Recipients

Elizabeth Austen ~ King County
Langdon Cook ~ King County
Waverly Fitzgerald ~ King County
David Hoon Kim ~ King County
Frances McCue ~ King County
Larissa Min ~ King County
Susan Rich ~ King County
David Scully ~ King County
Gregory Spatz ~ Spokane County
Nance Van Winckel ~ Spokane County
Maritess Zurbano ~ King County

Jennifer Campbell ~ King County
Jhene Erwin ~ King County
Eliaichi Kimaro ~ King County
Adam Sekular ~ King County
Nicole Teeny ~ Pierce County

Sheri Brown ~ King County
Natascha Greenwalt Murphy ~ King County
Keri Healey ~ King County
Robin Holcomb ~ King County
Terry Hunt ~ Okanogan County
Etta Lilienthal ~ King County
Kyle Loven ~ King County
John Marshall ~ Spokane County
Edward Mast ~ King County
Marissa Rae Niederhauser ~ King County
David Nixon ~ King County
Karen Hsiao Savage ~ Whitman County
Christian Swenson ~ King County
Curtis Taylor ~ King County

Michelle Acuff ~ Walla Walla County
Juan Alonso ~ King County
Janice Arnold ~ Thurston County
Susan Bennerstrom ~ Whatcom County
Eduardo Calderon ~ King County
Stephen Chalmers ~ Spokane County
Casey Curran ~ King County
Barbara De Pirro ~ Mason County
Chris Engman ~ King County
Scott Fife ~ King County
Michelle Forsythe ~ Whitman County
Eroyn Franklin ~ King County
John Grade ~ King County
Noah Grussgott ~ King County
Jan Hopkins ~ Snohomish County
Jenny Hyde ~ Spokane County
Zhi Lin ~ King County
Christopher Martin Hoff ~ King County
Nickolus Meisel ~ Whitman County
Yuki Nakamura ~ Pierce County
Nicki Sucec ~ King County
Nicholas Nyland ~ Pierce County
Matthew Offenbacher ~ King County
Chauney Peck ~ King County
Ellen Picken ~ Ferry County
Ann Chadwick Reid ~ Skagit County
Scott Schuldt ~ King County
Sutton/Beres/Culler ~ King County
Scott Trimble ~ King County
Chris Tyllia ~ Spokane County
Mark Zirpel ~ Whatcom County
Jennifer Zwick ~ King County


Kelli Agodon ~ Kitsap County
Felicia Gonzalez ~ King County
Oliver de la Paz ~ Whatcom County
Jenifer Lawrence ~ Kitsap County
Nisi Shawl ~ King County

Tess Martin ~ King County
Aric Mayer ~ Whatcom County
James Coupe ~ King County

Cristina Valdes ~ King County
Crispin Spaeth ~ King County
Kevin Maifeld ~ King County

Karen Kaiser ~ Spokane County
Kris Ekstrand-Molesworth ~ Skagit County
Leo Berk ~ King County
Maki Tamura ~ King County
Sally Sellers ~ Clark County.

Artist Trust’s investment in artists throughout Washington is possible because of the generosity of individual and institutional supporters who contribute generously throughout the year, our Benefit Art Auction sponsors and all who support art at its source through gifts to the annual fund.

For the 2010 Grants for Artist Projects, we are most grateful for contributions from the following individuals who donated at the $1,500 level and above by 9/30/10:

Eve and Chap Alvord, Nancy Alvord, Joan Alworth and Peter Ackroyd, Harry and Merrily Applewhite, Sally S. Behnke, Greg and Ronna Bell, Susan and Scott Bradley, Paul and Debbi Brainerd, Sharon and Craig Campbell, Michael and Cathy Casteel, Toni Clayton and Pam Lindgren, Betsy and Peter Currie, Margaret Czeisler and Trevor Schraufnagel, Stephanie and Christopher Daley-Watson, Friends of Jini Dellaccio, Carole d’Inverno and Bill Frisell, Emer Dooley and Rob Short, Susan and Lonnie Edelheit, Cora Edmonds and Phil Crean, Britt Ericson, Donald and Alison Farmer, Ellen Ferguson, Helen Gamble, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich, Mark Haley and Michaela Clancy, Joyce Halldorson, Kyle Johnson and Judith Kindler, Leonard and Norma Klorfine Foundation, David Kersey, Kevin and Motomi Kudo-King, Diane Lasko and Clint Diener, Alida and Christopher Latham, Karen Lorene and Don Bell, Jennifer McCausland, Jeffrey Miller, Claire Molesworth, Nance Myers, The Offield Family Foundation, Linda & Jerry Paros, Ana Pinto da Silva and Michael Cannon, Will Rava and Sara Morris, Mary Roberson and Thomas Aceto, Larry and Jean Rohrschneider, Rosita and Oscar Romero, Gladys Rubinstein, Charyl Kay and Earl Sedlik, Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, Catherine Eaton Skinner and David Skinner, Mel and Barbara Smith, Michael J. Smith and Jess Van Nostrand, Benita and Charles Staadecker, Larry Stapleton and Jerrol Golden, Lisa Strain and Clark Kokich, David and Dana Taft, Sarah Traver, Bill and Ruth True, Robert and Betty Tull, Lorraine W. Vagner, Merrill Wagner and Bob Ryman, Susan and Kenneth Wagner, and Maggie and Doug Walker.

Artist Trust salutes our funding partners that support the 2010 Grants for Artist Projects:

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, Centrum, King County 4Culture, Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Norman Archibald Charitable Trust, PONCHO, Seattle Art Dealers Association and the Washington Women’s Foundation.

Grants for Artist Projects for Literary Artists made possible through the generous support of

Artist Trust also administers grants for the Fellowship Program, the Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement and the new Arts Innovator Award. In addition to grantmaking, Artist Trust provides a comprehensive suite of career training, professional development resources and counseling to help artists achieve their career goals.

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