“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

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 $60,000.

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.

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, expiring November 2022.

Renee Adams | Thorp

Tina Aufiero | Sedro-Woolley

Scott Bailey | East Wenatchee

Nathan Barnes | Olympia

Lele Barnett | Seattle

Susanna Bluhm* | Seattle

Lucile Chich | Bellevue

Susan Christian | Olympia

Todd Clark | Vancouver

Erin Dengerink | Vancouver

RYAN! Feddersen | Tacoma

David Francis | Shoreline

Žanetka Gawronski | Seattle

Ryan Hardesty | Pullman

Dawna Holloway | Seattle

Allison Hyde | Tacoma

Mark Johnstone | Couer d’Alene, ID

Sarah Kavage | Seattle

Philippe Hyojung Kim | Seattle

Amanda Knowles | Shoreline

L. Kelly Lyles | Seattle

Tisa Matheson | Spokane

Karen Mobley | Spokane

Kathleen Moles | Conway

Cozette Philips | Pasco

Gregg Schlanger | Ellensburg

S Surface | Seattle

Thea Quiray Tagle | Seattle

Asia Tail | Tacoma

Jody Thompson | Ferndale

 

*Term ends November 2020

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. The next application cycle is scheduled for fall 2022.

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