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Artist Jill Anholt's circular skylight "CLEARING" (detail photo, 2015) evokes the memory of the towering old-growth Douglas fir trees that once existed on the Grays Harbor College campus near the Pacific Coast. This artwork is part of Washington's State Art Collection.

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Agency News|Arts In Education
ArtsWA Announces New Call for Artists and Teaching Artists for Creative Start Studio

The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is accepting applications for short-term work with ArtsWA’s Creative Start program. Selected artists and/or teaching artists will produce materials to support math and arts learning for early learners (ages 3-8). The project will result in series of arts and math-focused videos and lessons for the online Creative Start Studio. Resources developed for this project will be shared widely.

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ArtsWA’s FY 2020 Annual Report

Join Washington State Arts Commission’s (ArtsWA) Executive Director, Karen Hanan, for a quick retrospective of ArtsWA’s 2020 fiscal year. You can peruse ArtsWA’s FY 2020 Annual Report here.

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