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2012 CityArtist Projects

Juan Alonso
To further develop a new body of photographic work of a recent trip to Cuba giving some insight into what life is like for the average person living on this Caribbean island where the average U.S. citizen cannot visit and the Cuban citizens are not allowed to leave.
$2,000
Amy Benson
To complete and screen a full-length documentary exploring poverty and suicide among young girls in Nepal. Two showcases with post-screening panel discussions will be offered to communities with large Nepalese populations and teens.
$4,000
Zack Bent
Create an addition to a pop-up camper van as an installation-venue featuring six composer/musicians at five local festivals, inviting pedestrians and general public to engage.
$4,000
Cody Blomberg
In partnership with Safe Schools Coalition, complete a 12-piece series of paintings illuminating aspects of bullying GLBTG youth and potential interventions. After a month-long gallery exhibit, work will be shown at Washington Middle School with a panel discussion.
$4,000
Jean Bradbury
Continue exploration of small sustainable farms of Snoqualmie Valley via plein air studies and large studio paintings to be shown in venues where organic food is sold or its production is referenced. Public exhibits will take place at three farmers markets and at a Seattle Tilth event.
$4,000
Cris Bruch
Develop a performative, portable sculpture on a bicycle trailer to encourage interaction about food rituals and family recipes at six P-Patch sites in diverse, socio-economic neighborhoods.
$4,000
Wendy Call
Write and publish a chapbook of lyrical essays exploring patriotism, imperialism and environmentalism characterizing our national parks closing with writing workshops and one joint reading at the Klondike Gold Rush National Park Museum.
$4,000
Suzanne Edison
Create and publish new poems plus broadsides based on interviews and conversations with families raising chronically ill kids of ethnically diverse backgrounds with public readings at Seattle Children's Hospital, Odessa Brown Clinic and UW Schools of Social Work and Nursing.
$4,000
Michael Falcone
Complete final editing of a short documentary featuring the Fremont Troll as a community public art venture to premiere at the Fremont Outdoor Movies and UW School of Architecture.
$2,000
Karen Finneyfrock
Research and write four chapters of a young adult novel about a girl raised on a commune in the Pacific Northwest for one public reading and one combination reading-lecture at a north end high school.
$4,000
Elizabeth Gahan
Create a wall-mounted art installation at the South Park Community Center made of 3-D hexagonal patterns activated by vibrantly colored vinyl and lights with an interactive component inspiring neighborhood dialogue.
$4,000
Tatiana Garmendia
Transform a 2-D series into an installation of large-scale, silk paper burqas (traditional outer garments worn by some Islamic women) with burned calligraphic markings and sound recording accounts of violence from war survivors for a public exhibit at Seattle Central Community College.
$4,000
Chad Goller-Sojourner
Complete final draft of a manuscript focused recounting an eating disorder suffered by a fat, black, gay, bulimic adopted by white parents struggling with the diagnosis of a girl's disease. Public readings will be offered in partnership with LGBT agencies, the National Eating Disorder Association and the CD Forum.
$4,000
Mandy Greer
Develop a multi-platform project of performative photos and giant wearable works exploring weight, physical burden and labor. Interactive workshops, a blog and a residency in Ireland will culminate in a public exhibit.
$4,000
Serge Gregory
Complete a short film as composite myth told through native story fragments, visual allusion and complex sound design to be screened in partnership with Conservation Northwest and UW Department of American Indian Studies.
$4,000
Gail Grinnell
Create a 3-D, site-specific installation of complex layered drawings through which the public can move with tours and talks aimed at Pike Market Senior Center and a Montessori school.
$4,000
Victoria Haven
Complete walking tours, a published trail guide and an exhibition of physical, autobiographical artwork mapping a personal trajectory of studio space over time and reflecting current displacement of local artist live/work space. Historylink and Storefronts Seattle will partner on show and tours.
$4,000
Jill Hodges
Complete a short documentary exploring connections and complexities between adoptive and birth families of children in Guatemala. Adoption service agencies will partner on screening outreach and lead a panel discussion.
$2,000
Howard Hsu
A photographic series documenting the changing character of Seattle's industrial Sodo neighborhood exhibited at four galleries with presentations at four high school photography classes.
$2,000
Luke Johnson
Complete a draft manuscript of revised/new lyrical poems exploring isolation via Northwest urban/rural landscapes for a public reading and north Seattle high school visits.
$2,000
Marya Sea Kaminski
Draft a collection of 20 short stories inspired by brother's struggle with autism and other family dysfunctions. Two public readings will be held with extended outreach to local organizations serving persons with autism plus talks at high schools.
$2,000
Sarah Kavage
Create a large-scale, site-specific braided grass sculpture/venue for seven musical performances at Discovery Park, including the Daybreak Star Cultural Center, to provoke new park experience and viewer responses.
$4,000
Rachel Kessler
Compose, print and produce public health service messages/poems as laminated placards and books for display in public restrooms at sites including art venues, college campuses, high schools and small neighborhood businesses.
$4,000
Bharti Kirchner
Complete final draft of novel chronicling the life of a village girl employed by the East Indian Company in medieval India. Two public reading will target South Asian cultural organizations and UW students.
$4,000
Robert Kunz
Present a temporary sonic porthole via a large-scale, sound installation at Union Station featuring 15 layered broadcasts from train stations from around the world. Performances will target youth and senior populations from the International District.
$4,000
Fulgencio Lazo
With an all-ages team from Casa Latina, create a large-scale sand painting and mechanized carved sculpture reflecting immigrant themes of separation, hard work, nostalgia and struggle to adapt for installation at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park in recognition of Day of the Dead.
$4,000
Margie Livingston
Create a new series of 3-D artworks made entirely of acrylic paint, bridging the space between painting and sculpture for a gallery exhibit of "paint objects" and a public talk at a local high school.
$4,000
Amanda Manitach
To print a series of four, limited edition, hand-bound issues of Folio, a local arts journal containing writing and artwork by regional artists for public distribution and readings, performances and presentations at Seattle Art Museum.
$4,000
Tess Martin
A stop-frame animated film series comprised of vignettes based on 12 taped interviews exploring human-animal connections with pets for a public park screening. Media programs serving young girls and Native American teens will be invited.
$4,000
Brian McGuigan
The completion of a lecture-slide show presentation chronicling struggles with weight loss and a workshop-performance targeting the health and fitness field with a focus on groups addressing childhood obesity.
$2,000
Donna Miscolta
Revise and create chapters of a current novel on race, identity and belonging. A flash fiction workshop with Latino students on the theme of growing up brown will close with a joint reading of work.
$4,000
Peter Mountford
Complete draft of a novel about a middle-aged widower who scandalously quits a well-established career with the World Bank. One reading and discussion will be offered in Spanish and one will be targeted to inmates in the correctional system.
$4,000
Serene Petersen
Final production of a short animated film exploring the struggles and transformative changes of transgender experience and encouraging dialogue on the subjects of visibility, safety and support. Screenings will be geared to the queer community and youth.
$4,000
Nancy Rawles
Produce an audio-book of a self-published novel about an urban school in disarray and the veteran public school teacher as champion. Free interactive readings will target populations struggling with literacy.
$4,000
Tivon Rice
Complete a sound and light installation incorporating urban sounds recorded in Seoul, Korea, and amplified through a kinetic sculpture for public presentation at Union Station.
$2,000
Adam Sekuler
Develop a series of videos for public screening that draw on stories, sounds and images and capture the essence of a neighborhood and serve as a record of the community.
$2,000
Nicki Sucec
Create a multi-media exhibit featuring a sculpture made of helicopter rotor blades symbolizing ascension along with audio-visual portraits of individuals recovering from adversity. A public exhibit will aim to combat stigma and inspire hope.
$4,000
Polly Sutton
Create a new body of sculptural cedar bark basketry incorporating invasive plant species in Seattle and using experimental gathering and preparation techniques for a public exhibition at a park's environmental center.
$4,000
Kevin Tomlinson
To produce a documentary featuring the professional and personal journey of reinvention of local and internationally recognized photographer Phil Borges for a public exhibit.
$4,000
Glenn Tramantano
Create a multi-media installation for public exhibit, including drawings, sculpture and video, that re-imagines the world of Oz based on research of gay history within the military.
$2,000
Hannah Viano
Design and produce a set of alphabet images using paper cut technique and silkscreen and relying on distinct Pacific Northwest flora and fauna for exhibit at libraries and community centers.
$2,000
Kary Wayson
Complete a book-length lyric poem divided into short sections that study the route of a daily Queen Anne neighborhood walk for a public reading that reaches local youth arts programs.
$2,000
Kevin Wildermuth
Identify two neighborhoods with a high volume of young adult pedestrian traffic to use QR codes and smart phones for viewing Oaxacan images paired with the specific location of QR code.
$4,000
Ben Zamora
Create a large-scale, site-specific light installation that transforms the Intiman Theatre courtyard and creates a space for performance and reflection for Seattle Center audiences.
$4,000