“Glacial Melt” (2015), “Crimson Fields” (2014), “Sequoia” (2016), and “Shimmering Wetlands” (2014) by Becky Knold, located at the Evergreen State College. Curator Nathan Barnes selected these paintings for the recent renovation of Evergreen's Purce Lecture Hall in Olympia. These artworks are part of the State Art Collection.Photo by ArtsWA.
“Glacial Melt” (2015), “Crimson Fields” (2014), “Sequoia” (2016), and “Shimmering Wetlands” (2014) by Becky Knold, located at the Evergreen State College.
Curator Nathan Barnes selected these paintings for the recent renovation of Evergreen's Purce Lecture Hall in Olympia. These artworks are part of the State Art Collection. Photo by ArtsWA.

Curator Roster

Applications for the 2019 Curator Roster are now closed. The next application cycle will occur in Fall 2021.
Read the Application Guidelines

AIPP project managers and local art selection committees may decide to purchase existing artworks using our Curator Roster. This roster provides a pre-qualified list of people available to research and recommend artworks for purchase for the State Art Collection.

The curator helps ensure that the artwork is relevant to both the community context and the physical environment, and reflects Washington’s diverse population. The curator will:

  • coordinate with AIPP staff
  • meet with the local art selection committee
  • consider suitable locations
  • research artists and works of art
  • provide an on-budget, cohesive recommendation
  • present recommendation(s) to the committee
  • communicate with AIPP staff to facilitate artwork purchase and installation

Typical compensation for a curator selected to recommend artworks is around 10% of the overall project budget. Budgets typically range between $15,000 and $50,000.

The 2019 Curator Roster will be active for a three-year period starting in November 2019.

Current Curator Roster

The ArtsWA Board approved our current Curator Roster at its November 2016 meeting:

Renee Adams | Thorp, WA
Nathan Barnes | Olympia, WA
Lele Barnett | Seattle, WA
Susanna Bluhm | Seattle, WA
Todd Clark | Vancouver, WA
David Francis | Seattle, WA
Amanda Knowles | Shoreline, WA
Kathleen Moles | Conway, WA
Gregg Schlanger | Ellensburg, WA

The term for curators currently on the roster will expire in November 2020, unless they reapplied for the 2019 Curator Roster call.

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