Four colorful, abstracted artworks hang on a cream wall in an elementary school hallway.
North Hill Elementary School in Des Moines, Western WA, features artworks by artists Romson Bustillo, Fox Spears, Sara Siestreem, and Natalie Ball.
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

Art in Public Places (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 Washington’s 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.

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

2022 Curator Roster

The ArtsWA Board of Commissioners approved additions to our Curator Roster at its November 2022 meeting. Unless noted below, all curators serve a four-year term, which expires November 2026.

Renee Adams | Thorp

Meagan Atiyeh | Portland

Scott J. Bailey | East Wenatchee

Nika Blasser | Pendleton

Dionne Bonner | Tacoma

Jasmine Iona Brown | Tacoma

Elizabeth A. Brown | Seattle

Romson Regarde Bustillo | Seattle

Minh Carrico | Edmonds

Stefano Catalani | Seattle

Amy Chaloupka | Bellingham

Lucile Chich | Seattle

Peter Christenson | Seattle

Carina A. del Rosario* | Seattle

Erin Claire Dengerink | Vancouver

Davin Diaz | West Richland

RYAN! Feddersen | Tacoma

Kathleen Garrett | Port Townsend

Clarissa Grace Gines | Tacoma

Gage Hamilton | Seattle

Preston Hampton | Renton

Kelly Hart | Bellingham

Dawna Holloway | Seattle

Allison Hyde | University Place

Heather Horn Johnson | Ellensburg

Vincent Keele | Lake Stevens

Philippe Hyojung Kim | Seattle

Linley B. Logan | Bremerton

Whitney Lynn | Seattle

Amanda Manitach | Seattle

Anne-Claire Mitchell | Spokane

Anna Mlasowsky | Seattle

Karen Mobley | Spokane

Stacey Moo | Spokane

Jackson O’Rourke | Bellingham

Cozette Phillips | Spokane

Dena Rigby | Seattle

Ashleigh Rogers | Richland

Harriet Salmon | Seattle

June T. Sanders| Palouse

Miha Sarani | Seattle

Ben Schreck | Poulsbo

June Sekiguchi | University Place

Kascha Semonovitch | Seattle

Rachel Smith | Walla Walla

David Strand | Seattle

Timea Tihanyi | Seattle

Meghan Elizabeth Trainor | Seattle

Joe Williams | Steilacoom

* currently ineligible to receive projects while serving as ArtsWA staff or commissioner


Applications for the 2022 Curator Roster are now closed. A panel made up of arts professionals reviews applications and makes recommendations to the ArtsWA Board of Commissioners.

Explore Curated Collections in the State Art Collection: