Artist Trust, which supports Washington artists through grants, professional development and other resources, announces the recipients of the 2013 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award, as well as fellowships in a variety of disciplines.
Norie Sato is the winner of the $10,000 Humber Award. Sato, active in the Seattle art scene since
moving here in 1972, is the creator of significant public artworks, locally and across the country. She was the lead artist for Sound Transit’s Seattle Central Link light rail, and has worked on projects for transit systems in Portland, Salt Lake City and Tempe. Recent projects include a 300-foot-long glass facade for the San Francisco International Airport and work for the new Port of Portland headquarters. Her work has been recognized five times by the Public Art Network’s Year in in Review. In a statement for Artist Trust, Sato writes,
…this has come at an especially important time for me. In 2011, my studio building where I had been for over 30 years was condemned. Since then, my “studio” has been in storage and I have worked in-between spaces that belong to other artists, fabricators or printmakers, my computer, and my dining room or basement, but without a real studio base. I am now building a new studio where I can finally bring my things out of storage and begin working again.
Recipients of $7,500 fellowships are: emerging fields & cross-disciplinary arts: Robb Kunz; SuttonBeresCuller; traditional & folk arts: David Boxley; Sharon Glenn; Delbert Miller; Oleksandra Pryveda; visual arts: Leo Berk; Chris Crites; Michelle Forsyth; Ronald Hall; Jeremy Mangan; Richard Martinez; Amie McNeel; Saya Moriyasu; Preston Singletary; performing arts: Etienne Cakpo; Amy O’Neal.