Artworks by artists Romson Bustillo, Fox Spears, Sara Siestreem, and Natalie Ball located at North Hill Elementary School in Des Moines, WA.
Part of a curated collection for the school, selected by curator Asia Tail in 2021. Click to learn more about this curated collection on My Public Art Portal. Detail of photo by Everything Time Studio. Part of Washington's State Art Collection.

Curator Roster

AIPP staff and local art selection committees may opt to purchase existing artworks for their buildings or campuses. The Curator 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
  • research artists and works of art
  • prepare an artwork recommendation presentation and support materials
  • collaborate with AIPP staff to facilitate the purchase, delivery, and installation of accepted artworks.

Typical compensation for a curator selected to recommend artworks is around 10% of the overall project budget. Budgets typically range between $15,000 and $75,000.

For in-depth information, download the Curator Handbook. This resource details what we expect from a curator selected to recommend artworks for a curated project.

2022 Curator Roster Call

The 2022 Curator Roster Call is now closed. Read the application guidelines to learn more.

    • September 27, 2022 | Application Deadline
    • October 2022 | Panel Review
    • November 10, 2022 | Board Approval
    • November 14, 2022 | Applicant notification
2019 Curator Roster

The ArtsWA Board approved additions to our Curator Roster at its November 2019 meeting. Unless noted below, all curators serve a three-year term, which expires November 2022.

Renee Adams | Thorp

Tina Aufiero | Sedro-Woolley

Scott Bailey | East Wenatchee

Nathan Barnes | Olympia

Lele Barnett | Seattle

Lucile Chich | Seattle

Susan Christian | Olympia

Todd Clark | Vancouver

Erin Dengerink | Vancouver

RYAN! Feddersen | Tacoma

David Francis | Shoreline

Kathleen Garrett | Port Townsend

Žanetka Gawronski | Seattle

Ryan Hardesty | Pullman

Dawna Holloway | Seattle

Allison Hyde | Tacoma

Sarah Kavage | Seattle

Philippe Hyojung Kim | Seattle

Amanda Knowles | Shoreline

L. Kelly Lyles | Seattle

Tisa Matheson | Spokane

Karen Mobley | Spokane

Cozette Philips | Pasco

Gregg Schlanger | Ellensburg

S Surface | Seattle

Asia Tail | Tacoma

Jody Thompson | Ferndale

Applications for the 2019 Curator Roster are now closed. A panel made up of arts professionals reviews applications and makes recommendations to the ArtsWA board.

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