Artist Trust is pleased to announce Deborah Faye Lawrence as the 2015 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award recipient. Lawrence will receive $10,000 for her creative excellence, professional accomplishment, and continuing dedication to the visual arts discipline.
For over 40 years Lawrence has developed a unique and powerful method to express her frustration with the status quo, political conservatism, the art establishment, and interpersonal relationships. Working in mixed media collage, she uses found imagery, text, paint, and drawings that create wit, humor, and satire. Lawrence says of her work: “I explore the paradox between a florid utopian archetype and a bleak, worst-case scenario.” She is also the recipient of the Artist Trust Fellowship in 2002 and 2014, and the Grants for Artist Projects award in 1995, 1999, and 2007. To learn more about Lawrence’s work, see: deedeeworks.com.
Three panelists from the arts community reviewed 27 Twining Humber award applications from across Washington State. The panelists were Lynn Armstrong from Port Angeles, MalPina Chan from Olympia, and Jill Mayberg from Vancouver, Washington. The award criteria is that the recipient must be a Washington State female artist age 60 or over who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating visual art.
The award was established by a generous gift to the Artist Trust Endowment by the late Yvonne Twining Humber. A practicing Washington State artist herself, Yvonne envisioned providing recognition to female artists who, oftentimes, have interrupted or postponed their art-making to answer the demands of family life.
About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in Washington State artists since its founding in 1986, through grant programs and direct support. Artist Trust also provides a comprehensive suite of career training and professional development resources to help artists achieve their career goals. Find out more at www.artisttrust.org.
Major supporters of Artist Trust include many individual donors along with: 4Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Amazon, ArtsFund, ArtsWA, The Boeing Company, The Dale & Leslie Chihuly Foundation, The Klorfine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Raynier Institute & Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation and Vulcan.
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 artisttrust.org.