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In this Issue — December 2012

 Arts-related jobs funded through Arts Means Business program
 New artworks at City Light facilities
 Youth Arts funding program opens December 13
 Welcome to new staff
 Blue House final performance at the Green Lake Pathway of Lights
 A few ways to celebrate the holidays
 Local music, film and design on Art Zone

Funding: Youth Arts
Opening Dec. 13
Calls for Artists

There's No Place Like Home

Seattle Arts Commission Meeting

City Hall Lobby and Anne Focke galleries:
Un Calice per Alviero
(A Chalice for Alviero)

Through December 31
Seattle Municipal Tower:
Through January 4
Image: Kate Sweeney's Current/Potential. One of two new artworks recently installed at City Light facilities. Photo by Spike Mafford.
Arts-related jobs funded through Arts Means Business program
Students at the Gage Teen Art Studios learn the basics of wheat pasting linoleum prints on a portable wall at Gage. Photo by Fedora el Morro.
We just announced recipients of the Arts Mean Business program created this year to fund jobs crucial to the implementation of sustainable revenue strategies for Seattle arts, cultural and heritage organizations. The program will provide one-time funds for 20 jobs that can generate extra revenue to carry out the missions of the organizations. The program will provide amounts that vary based on the organizations' annual budgets. Funded positions range in focus and strategic level.

Arts Corp will receive $10,000 to create a position to institute a development series focused on the arts and social justice, while Gage Academy of Art will receive $24,950 to develop art curricula for students of all ages and a summer educator workshop program. Sanctuary Art Center (a first-time funded partner) will receive $10,000 to manage their print shop and retail space through a new print manager position, and ROCKiT Community Arts will transition from a fully volunteer organization to funding their director with their $10,000 grant. Check out all the funded partners here.
New artworks at City Light facilities
Lanny Bergner; Electrifing the Grid; 2012; MDF backing board, stainless steel mesh, paper, silicone caulk, wire, glass frit and polystyrene balls; 46" W x 46" H x 6" D. Located at Seattle City Light's South Service Center. Photo by Spike Mafford.
Two new artworks were recently installed at Seattle City Light (SCL) facilities. Artist Lanny Bergner installed Electrifying the Grid at SCL's South Service Center. The artwork is located in a conference room and consists of seven wall-mounted, painted MDF (a type of fiberboard) panels, each serving as backing boards for 16 patterned and burned stainless steel, mesh 3-D forms. The mesh forms are mounted and create a four-by-four-foot grid.

Bergner's artwork is inspired by electrical grids, energy transmission, pulsing energy sources, electrical sparks and lightning. The piece represents light, energy and the structural power needed to harness it and is dedicated to the men and women who construct and maintain the SCL electrical grid.

Kate Sweeney created the multi-layered wall installation Current/Potential at SCL's North Service Center auditorium. The artwork depicts electricity generation, transmission and distribution and honors the potential and energy of the SCL staff.

Read more about Electrifying the Grid here and Current/Potential here.

Both artworks are funded by SCL 1% for Arts funds and are administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Youth Arts funding program opens December 13
2012 Youth Arts funding helped Northwest Film Forum hold media workshops for 24 teens. Photo courtesy of Northwest Film Forum.
The 2013-2014 Youth Arts funding program's on-line application will open Thursday, Dec. 13. The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.

Youth Arts is an annual funding program that makes a difference in the lives of Seattle middle- and high-school youth by providing arts education in all art forms during out-of-school time. Awards range up to $10,000. The upcoming funding cycle will support arts training between September 2013 and September 2014. The program is open to individual artists, teams of artists, arts/cultural organizations and youth service agencies.

For more information, contact Irene Gómez, project manager, (206) 684-7310.

Read more about the Youth Arts funding program.
Welcome to new staff
Laura Becker and
Tameka Lampkin
We welcome two new members to our staff this month.
Laura Becker joins the Public Art team as the Seattle Department of Transportation Art and Enhancements project manager. She has worked as a public art project manager for ArtsWA since 2009, facilitating state-wide projects in K-12 schools, state agencies, community colleges and universities. Previously, Laura worked as operations director at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. She has managed arts programs and events in the Seattle area since 2001 and has focused her work on community engagement with the arts and developing arts programs for young audiences. She holds a BA in art history from the University of Washington, an MA in art education from The Rhode Island School of Design. Originally from Spokane, Wash., Laura is a practicing artist and exhibits work.

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Tameka Lampkin joins the Community Development & Outreach team as communications assistant, with a wide variety of experiences in communications and the performing arts. After graduating from the University of Washington in communications and dance, she gained experience in public relations through internships and began performing with Splinter Dance Company through ajusticenetwork. Previously in the military, Tameka is an advocate of veterans' benefits and rights. Before coming to our office, she was a member of the development department at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Tameka currently volunteers for ArtsFund and Arts Crush. In her free time she enjoys lingering hugs, comedies and chocolate almond milk.
Blue House final performance at the Green Lake Pathway of Lights
Oh my stairs! I saw a lovely sight today
It was a little boat setting sail on a lake. I may,
before my travels end, get to sail the same way!

A Seattle tradition continues at Green Lake with the 36th annual Pathway of Lights, and this year Blue House Seattle is part of the fun. This year's event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, rain or shine. Admission is free.

Join thousands of families, friends and neighbors and travel the 2.8-mile path around the lake, taking in the warm glow of the luminaria. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance. Local musicians will perform at four sites around the lake, and warm drinks and treats will be available at those locations. Donation bins for nonperishable food items will also be available. Keep your eye out for the Blue House—it may show up at an unexpected place!
A few ways to celebrate the holidays

Searching for the perfect holiday gift? Give your friends and family adventures for the new year. Almost any arts organization offers memberships or gift certificates. Tickets or passes let you pre-plan dates with those friends you're always meaning to see. Shop a museum or theater gift store or holiday gift sales and events at galleries and visual arts venues. Buy CDs at your favorite holiday concerts. Or make a year-end donation in someone's name. Give the arts and you also give back to the arts.

Or, want to have some holiday fun without spending the cash? Through December, enjoy the sights, sounds and spirit of the season at Seattle Center Winterfest, presenting six weeks of festive, free, fun-filled entertainment. Take in thousands of twinkling festive lights; visit the Winter Train & Village, an exhibit showcasing a turn-of-the-century village and train; skate at the Winterfest Ice Rink (prices vary); and watch artists create ice sculptures. All events (except the ice rink) are free. For details, see the Winterfest performance schedule.
Local music, film and design on Art Zone

On a cold, wintry night, what beats discovering the art world without leaving your house? Catch up on local arts with Seattle Channel's Art Zone with Nancy Guppy at 8 p.m., Fridays, and on KCTS Channel 9 at 11 p.m., Fridays and Sundays. You can also watch Art Zone on the web. Here are this month's highlights.

On Nov. 30, writer
Nick O'Connell and Nancy Guppy climb a wall of fake rocks. Artist Trust celebrates 25 years. Geek Wire's top geek highlights cool art apps. And The Local Strangers play a few tunes.

On Dec. 7 watch a profile of filmmaker/photographer Rodrigo Valenzuela. The design team of Lilienthal/Zamora transform the Frye Art Museum. And hear music from Campfire Ok.

And on Dec. 14, watch the Art Zone annual holiday show.

Art Zone
will not air on Dec. 21 or 28; the show returns with a new season on Jan. 11, 2013.
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
City of Seattle
(206) 684-7171
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