Larry Sommers Fellowship Application

 

APPLY April 8 - May 31, 2019

This fellowship exists to honor Larry Sommers (1953-2009), a founding member of Seattle Print Arts, known for his irreverent political prints, was also owner and operator of Inky Dink Press. Larry was a wonderful mentor, charismatic teacher and Instructional Technician at the University of Washington, and huge part of the Seattle arts community. The purpose of this fellowship is to support artistic excellence in the areas of print arts, book arts and works on, or of, paper. The award will provide a stipend of $2,000 to produce new work or to support a project in progress. This fellowship is open to artists residing in the Pacific Northwest.

The selected artist will be determined by the artistic excellence of the work presented in the application, juried by a panel of arts professionals. The first $1,000 will be awarded when the artist is selected. The remaining $1,000 will be awarded after the artist's presentation. In addition to the monetary award, the chosen artist will receive a one-year Seattle Print Arts membership. The selected artist, or artist team, is required to present a talk about their work, at our Annual Meeting, to the Seattle Print Arts membership. If travel to the annual meeting in Seattle is not possible, the artist must provide a recorded video presentation prior to event.


Required Documents: Saved as two PDFs

PDF #1: All TEXT Documents (save as: First Initial Last Name_1.pdf ex: JSmith_1.pdf)

  • In this order:

  • Resume (no more than two pages)

  • Artist Statement, describing your work (no more than 200 words)

  • Letter of Intent, describing the project for which the grant money will be used (no more than 200 words)

PDF #2: IMAGES (save as: First Initial Last Name_2.pdf ex: JSmith_2.pdf)

  • 5-10 Images of your Work that are clearly labelled with Title, Medium, Dimensions,

    and Year Completed (this information should show up on the same page as the image).

Send applications to: submissions@seattleprintarts.org

Email spaboard@seattleprintarts.org to request financial assistance in becoming a member of SPA.


  • All required documents due by May 31st, 2019

  • Announcement of Award: mid-June 2019

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