Artist Trust Announces the 2016 Fellowship and Millay Residency Recipients

Posted on June 07, 2016, 10:24 am
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Program director Brian McGuigan announced on May 23 the 2016 the new crop of  Fellowship, Twining Thurber Award and Millay Residency recipients. These merit-based awards are given annually to a select handful of practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and ability living in Washington State. With disciplines rotating yearly, the 2016 concentrations are literature, craft, music and media.

Since 1987, Artist Trust has supported over 400 artists across Washington State. 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. Supporting Washington State artists of all creative disciplines provides necessary support to launch and sustain successful careers, through financial grants, career training and professional resources.

Shannon Roach Halberstadt, Executive Director for Artist Trust sums it up: “Artists are essential in reflecting and building the cultural fabric of Washington State, and we’re so appreciative that the Artist Trust community is gathering around these artists to recognize and bolster their good work.”

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

2016 Fellowships 

Byron Au Yong (Seattle) / Music

Jana Brevick (Seattle) / Craft

Bill Carty (Seattle) / Literary

Miles Caudesch (Pullman) / Literary

Marilyn Freeman (Olympia) / Media

Leah Gerrard (Vashon) / Craft

Andrew Hoeppner (Seattle) / Craft

Ramon Isao (Seattle) / Literary

King Khazm (Seattle) / Music

Robert Lashley (Bellingham) / Literary

Michelle Peñaloza (Seattle) / Literary

Jekeva Phillips (Seattle) / Literary

Che Sehyun (Bellevue) / Music

Nance Van Winckel (Liberty Lake) / Literary


Millay Residencies

Barbara De Pirro (Shelton) / Craft

Elliat Graney-Saucke (Seattle) / Media


Twining Humber Award

Barbara Earl Thomas (Seattle) / Visual


Cayetana’s life journey through the Visual Arts, Theater, and Fashion, being raised in Europe and South America and her education in Design give her a rich perspective in ways to get people excited about the arts. She uses this experience as writer focusing on shorts stories regarding the art, film, music and fashion specializing on the current happening in the pacific northwest and the rest of the world.