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2010 CityArtist Projects

Gala Bent, visual, Drawing a Parallel. To complete a new body of work consisting of large-scale drawings with graphite and gouache.
$3,000
Zack Bent, visual, Scout's Honor. To create a new series of photographs and sculptures representing the solitude and individualism of dying.
$6,000
Carrie Bodle, media, Sewing Sonifications. A sewing and sound art performance of data stemming from University of Washington oceanographic research in Puget Sound.
$5,000
Wendy Call, literature, Grief's Hidden Gifts. To write 10 essays plus offer writing workshops on grief and loss, based on cancer, end-of-life issues, hospice care and grieving.
$2,605
James Coupe, media, Surveillance Suite. To develop a cinema project consisting of seven gallery-scale video installations and sculptures from a network of cameras used in surveillance.
$4,000
Claire Cowie, visual, Tancredi et Clorinda. To create scenery and projected animated costumes for the staging of Monteverdi's short opera Combattimento di Tancredi et Clorinda.
$5,000
Chris Engman, visual, Time and Space. To create the final five of 15 pieces of photographic and video work for a solo exhibit in fall 2010.
$4,000
Garrett Fisher, visual, Psyche, a Web Opera. To curate and create a virtual evolution of the artist's live original opera Psyche, via a 10-part series of Internet films developed by several different artists.
$8,500
Claudia Fitch, visual, Floating Mechanism. To construct and install a 25-foot diameter sculptural tableau floating within Suyama Space.
$7,500
Felicia Gonzalez, literature, Swimming in Mercury. To complete a collection of short stories or flash fiction on three generations of a family's life.
$3,900
John Grade, visual, Circuit. To make a large-scale sculpture of thin stoneware in eight parts designed to change in direct response to an alpine location.
$10,000
Allison Green, literature, Trout Frying in America. To complete a memoir about growing up in the Northwest as a lesbian and writer-to-be influenced by the Tacoma-born writer Richard Brautigan, author of Trout Fishing in America.
$3,000
Mandy Greer, visual, Honey and Lightning. To develop a body of fabric installations and narrative photographs for a solo show revolving around the mercurial nature of human desire.
$10,000
Himanee Gupta-Carlson, media, Throwing Like a Girl and Proud of It: Feminism and Activism in Hip-Hop. To complete a book manuscript on Seattle's non-commercial hip-hop community with a focus on the women who participate and the artistic, cultural and civic engagement components.
$4,000
Annie Han, visual, Future Perfect. To explore multiple aspects of "uncertainty" as it relates to building construction through a 30-minute performance staged in a fragment of a building-like structure within a real excavated construction site.
$5,000
Victoria Haven, visual, 3D Translation of Linear Structures. To create a series of three-dimensional metal and resin linear structures that explore abstract ideas of built space.
$5,000
Jenny Heishman, visual, Ghosts in the Closet: Examining Contemporary Haute Couture as an Armature for a New Collection of Sculptures. To research and develop four sculptures that explore the deeper meanings of fashion in the relation of surface and the body beneath.
$3,000
Kevin Heutink, media, Out On A Limb. To produce a documentary film about Seattle's "Squirrelman," who became the face of homelessness when city officials evicted him from his elaborate tree house on Eastlake.
$10,000
Salise Hughes, media, New Work for Recycled Visions. To create, screen and tour a new hour-long work of experimental shorts using recycled film footage.
$10,000
Britta Johnson, media, Unearth. To make several large-scale outdoor video installations in different regional sites that illustrate natural processes in a landscape in an un-natural way.
$7,800
Tomiko Jones, visual, Passage. To create a multimedia installation mining the artist's own photos, family pictures and recorded oral history for a meditation on the migratory passage of humans across borders of geography, generations and identity.
$1,500
Margot Kahn, literature, Untitled. To research and complete a manuscript draft of three essays exploring shifting ideas of "territory" within landscape, family, politics and culture in eastern Washington, Montana and Wyoming.
$5,000
Jourdan Keith, literature, Coyote Autumn. To complete a creative non-fiction collection weaving tales of three women's lives as they journey through the landscapes of divorce, civil rights and Yellowstone.
$3,500
Sarah Jane Lapp, media, The Mistakes I Made. To produce a 90-minute edit of a partially animated/partially live-action 16mm documentary examining the artist's mistakes in life and filmmaking.
$5,000
Robert Lawson, media, Christiania: Our Heart is in Your Hands. To complete a 60-minute documentary about Christiana, a 38-year-old squatter community in Copenhagen, Denmark, for public television broadcast and a free outdoor preview screening.
$5,000
Isaac Layman, visual, Four Seasons. To develop a solo show of six large photo-constructions focused on the four defining spaces in the artist's home - kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom.
$5,000
Jack Mackie, visual, CEDAR@CEDAR. To create a marker of urban history, neighborhood and place by making and installing a bench made from a salvaged cedar tree formerly planted at 1st Avenue and Cedar Street.
$3,600
Cienna Madrid, visual, Mountain Home. To research and complete a novel based on farming and ranching communities set in the semi-fictional town of Mountain Home, Idaho.
$3,000
Narayan Mahon, visual, A Labor of Love. To create photographic portraits, documentary images and audio interviews of 10 Washington state craftsmen and women.
$3,000
Tess Martin, media, Plain Face. To complete a 20-minute stop-frame animated short inspired by a trip to Ghana and the issues of identity and alienation caused by being an outsider.
$3,300
Anne Mathern, visual, Atelier Method. To collaborate with a painter to produce a paired drawing and video using their distinct media to observe one another sharing a simple activity.
$1,500
Kelly McLain, visual, Perception. To create a series of seven small sculptural marionettes fancifully combining plant, human and animal forms for an exhibit at Harborview Medical Center.
$3,000
Gene Gentry McMahon, visual, Water Watching: Puget Sound and the Duwamish River. To create a series of paintings/visual dramas at specific sites on the Duwamish River and Puget Sound. The series will be for an exhibit and a workshop for teenagers to explore issues with these waters.
$3,000
Donna Miscolta, literature, Strong Girls and Other Family Stories. To revise a collection of 15 short stories looking at three generations of a family.
$2,605
Peter Mountford, literature, Kamikaze, a Novel. To complete a rough draft of a novel set in Bolivia in 2005 that investigates the fragility of identity with the narrative including sections in Spanish.
$4,000
Fiona Otway, media, Local Economies Documentary. To complete and screen a 90-minute documentary exploring how economic issues play out across varying cultures, age groups and class groups.
$5,000
Chauney Peck, visual, Bang, Universe, Everything. To create six large and 12 smaller pieces on paper in which numbers and data about nature may transform into patterns and surprising images.
$2,000
Holly Pendergast, visual, Facing War. To create and exhibit a group of stylized painted portraits of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, beginning with photo portraits and interviews. The goal of the final portraits is to look through the eyes of soldiers, rather than make a pro- or anti-war statement.
$3,000
Peter Pereira, literature, Poem Series: 15 Poems Exploring the History of Medicine. To write 15 poems about medical breakthroughs that also changed the way we see the body, illness, health, and recovery in ethical and social terms.
$4,000
Susan Rich, literature, Fire Poems. To complete a collection of poems inspired by a terrifying brush with wildfires in Spain that explore all aspects of fire—literal and metaphorical.
$2,500
Ward Serrill, media, TreeStory. To raise awareness of the meaning of trees to our communities through six radio documentaries in which Seattleites will share their connections to individual trees that have profoundly influenced their lives.
$5,000
Lynn Shelton, media, My Dinner With Shermdre. To create a feature-length film unfolding over the course of an hours-long fictionalized conversation between writer Sherman Alexie and musician Sean Nelson.
$8,000
Ghida Sinno, literature, Short Story Collection. A collection of eight narratives from various perspectives, thematically linked by the terrorist attacks of 2001.
$2,690
Francine Strickwerda, media, Oil & Water. To create an initial 10-minute segment of a full-length documentary that follows the lives of two young men connected by the far-reaching effects of rainforest contamination by oil exploitation.
$6,500
Whiting Tennis, visual, Matador. To create an outdoor sculpture of a reconstructed 1970 AMC Matador sedan made from salvaged wood which will then be allowed to decompose in place.
$7,000
Ann Teplick, literature, The Beauty of a Beet: Poems from the Bedside. To write 15 new autobiographical poems that explore struggle and beauty at the bedside of loved ones who are dying.
$4,000
Eugenia Toledo, literature, Photographic Letters. Three artists will write and publish a bilingual book with poetry, narratives and and photos that pays tribute to Latino women and men in Washington state.
$3,000
Emily White, literature, Whatever Happened to John West. To complete a novel about an alienated boy and his passage into young adulthood in 1980.
$3,000
Inye Wokoma, visual, The Geography of Community. To create a series of short documentary-style videos and town hall events focused on the Central District intersection of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street.
$8,500
Shawn Wong, literature, The Ancient and Occupied Heart of Greg Li. To complete the first draft of a novel about an Asian American in Europe thrust into new global worlds of language, business, fashion and communication.
$3,000
Laura Wright, media, Untitled. To create an installation that uses light, sound and sculpture to simulate the sensation of an Ohio summer night and that also functions as a small cinema for screening Super 8 films.
$5,000